Nick Fierro is coming up! Here we are in the dregs of the stupid season in the NFL--- the 6 weeks leading up to training camp--- and Nick fires out his greatest column ever for the Allentown Morning Call.
Not all of our readers here are big Nick Fierro fans. Afra and Mothra aren't too fond of his schematic critiques. But I saw something in Nick that was bigger than the technical analysis approach--- he is an ex-player of the game at the collegiate level, he has a press pass that gets him inside the locker room, and he seems to have a real feel for the professional psyche of the game.
Silly me, I had a retro piece already in the can about the finances of the 1960-era Philadelphia Eagles, and how relatively small the money was back then, until you do as Brizer said and measure the actual spending power of the dollar in 1960.
Let's put it this way: a dollar got you 4 gallons of gas in 1960... and an oil check...and a radiator fluid check... and a windshield cleaned... ...