The real ruler of Westeros.
I started in 1976, but for real, never missing a game in 1978 at 13 years old. Steve Grogan was my guy then.
Hog's a nice man but you did not want to strike up a conversation with him the day of a game.I've been around since the very beginning, and I like most of the guys who played here for any length of time. Personal favorites include Babe Parilli, Gino Cappelletti, Houston Antwine. Grogan and John Hannah top my list, though. Hard nosed, very tough players.
Tip played for Bill in his final year, 1993, so he's not completely 'pre-Parcells'.Andre Tippett
'post-Parcells' too, technically.Doug Flutie.
Raymond had a permanent hard on for Tony Eason.I quit following the team for a summer because I felt like he had been run out of town by a coach in Berry who cared more about how the game was played than about winning.
In no particular order:
Russ Francis (All World as Howard Cosell would say)
So many of the ones already named but Don Blackmon who was McHale to Bird in Patriots terms with Tippett. Bird and Tippett deserve all the accolades they got but I always thought people under appreciated McHale and Blackmon. I was devastated when he hurt his neck and had to retire. Of course it came against the flipping Raiders to make it that much more bitter given the history.