Originally Posted by ABQCOWBOY
Early 70s is when I would say it came to a close. At least for me, that's how I remember it. Perhaps I was just too young to see it then but I do believe that players played more for the Game then.
Maybe. I am perhaps a bit too cynical to believe it. Some of those same guys are now suing the NFL for money for their injuries, so it makes it difficult to believe they played more for the game. They just didn't have the power available to them to make the types of choices modern players can and do. Put those guys from the past in current situations and I think they would make many of the same decisions and approach the sport in a similar fashion.