6.28.2013

Jack Reynolds, 1974 Topps (Football Friday No. 164)


Name: Jack Reynolds
Team: Los Angeles Rams
Position: Middle linebacker
Value of card: A shot of Jack (meaning a photo of this guy, not 1 ounce of whiskey)
Key 1973 stat: 15 real rams killed in headbutting contests in the wild
It's time for another installment of The Caption, which probably didn't but could have run in the Los Angeles Times in 1974: "Los Angeles Rams middle linebacker Jack Reynolds, center, takes his first shower in three months, which happens to be the last time he got a haircut and shaved his sideburns, during a game against the Houston Oilers on a blistering day that was so hot players were squeezing water under their pads and onto their chests between make-believe goalposts and football card company photographers were so dehydrated they began to hallucinate and believe that snapping a photo of a grown man, a beastly man, squirting water down his shirt would make for an appropriate football card that would be collected by America's children, Sunday in Los Angeles."
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