Author Topic: RIP,Cliff Branch,Aug.1,1948-Aug. 3,2019,age 71,should be an NFL Hall Of Famer.  (Read 274 times)

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Last Saturday,former Raiders wideout Cliff Branch was found dead in a Bullhead City,Ariz. hotel room two days after his 71st birthday.( Bullhead City is one of Earth's hottest places,with frequent 120 degrees Fahrenheit temperature readings[Forty-nine degrees Celsius for us Canadian lads and lasses] .) A 5'11" ,170-pound speedster ,Branch nevertheless ventured across the middle where pass catchers were sure to get bombed by DBs who took full (sometimes illegal) advantage of that era's lenient rules re. hitting receivers. I'd like to know why this legendary Raider hasn't received his rightful plaque in the NFL Hall Of Fame .
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Right on point Bardy. Cliff Branch had much better career numbers across the board than Hall of Famer Lynn Swann. It's a travesty that Branch has not been enshrined.

Cliff Branch: Not in the HOF

501 receptions
8,685 yards
17.3 yards per catch   
67 TDs

Lynn Swann:  In the HOF

336 receptions
5462 yards
16.3 yards per catch
51 TDs

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And you can't say those Raiders sucked,because they were Al Davis' great "Pride And Poise" boys. Perhaps Swann's balletic grace compared to Branch's grittier style swayed the NFL Hall Of Fame voters .
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He, Fred Belitnikoff, and Dave Casper sure made a formidable corps. RIP CB 😥
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D**M SKIPPY,Jeff !!!!!!!
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Last Saturday,former Raiders wideout Cliff Branch was found dead in a Bullhead City,Ariz. hotel room two days after his 71st birthday.( Bullhead City is one of Earth's hottest places,with frequent 120 degrees Fahrenheit temperature readings[Forty-nine degrees Celsius for us Canadian lads and lasses] .) A 5'11" ,170-pound speedster ,Branch nevertheless ventured across the middle where pass catchers were sure to get bombed by DBs who took full (sometimes illegal) advantage of that era's lenient rules re. hitting receivers. I'd like to know why this legendary Raider hasn't received his rightful plaque in the NFL Hall Of Fame .

bullhead city rocks. it's the other side of laughlin. lots of casinos. spent a couple of days there once.

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Its summer temperatures are H**LISH!!!!!
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Its summer temperatures are H**LISH!!!!!

It's a desert you idiot. Canada seems to have missed the memo  SaladTosser
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For some reason its always blown my mind how/why Cliff Branch isn't in the HOF.  RIP to one of the best to wear the Silver & Black. #21
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You said it,wireman !!!I know Bullhead City's in the Mojave Desert,boyo,which is why I'd NEVER venture there in summer. (Well,if a buxom blonde REALLY wanted me.....)
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You know a pacle is fvcking hot when Tucsonans and Phoenicians think its hot  :lol
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You know a pacle is fvcking hot when Tucsonans and Phoenicians think its hot  :lol

Not as hot as methsheds hotspoon. :lol
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