If you have an extra six minutes and you're into football, then I'd encourage you to watch it. If not, I'll summarize it for you. In the divisional round of the 1979 NFL Playoffs, Youngblood fractured his left fibula against the Dallas Cowboys. Obviously... team doctors told him he wouldn't be able to finish the game. His response? Tape it up!
Youngblood ended up finishing the game, then playing the following week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and two weeks after that in Super Bowl XIV. All on a broken leg. If that weren't crazy enough, he also played the following week in the 1980 Pro Bowl. Bottom line was this guy is either one of the most courageous NFL athletes to play the game, the craziest, or both.
As soon as I finished the video, I headed over to COMC to find either an autograph or rookie card of The John Wayne of Football. You can pick up his rookie card for as low as a dollar, while there are several on-card autograph options to be had for under ten bucks.
Ultimately, I decided on killing two birds with one stone and purchasing this signed rookie card authenticated by Beckett:
It set me back $35 (free shipping), which is kinda pricey... but I was happy to add this to my autographed rookie card collection.
Well the big game is set to begin in a few minutes. I'll be quietly rooting for the Rams. However I wouldn't be too disappointed if Brady won his 6th Super Bowl title.
Happy Super Bowl Sunday and sayonara!