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rocckbottomxmen
08-27-2011, 01:52 PM
I sit back and read post all the time on these boards, where people complain about this draft pick or that pick for what ever reason. I was talking to my dad and we were talking about football and the early days of the steelers.

And we started talking about draft picks when he hit me with this did you know tidbit. I was stunned to know that William Valentine Shakespeare was the steelers first draft pick in 1936. (of course he never played in the NFL) Which was the first NFL draft. He was the third pick in the first round.

For most who don't know he was a standout at Notre Dame. He once kicked a 86yd punt against Pitt and a 70ydr against Navy In the 1935 collegiate season. In the game against Pitt he scored ND only TD.

Just found this to be interesting.....Some of you may not..But just thought I would post it

tony hipchest
08-27-2011, 02:34 PM
its a great thing he never played or we wouldnt be blessed with such great american pieces of literature such as othello, hamlet, or romeo and juliet.

i also heard mark twain was drafted by the dodgers.

:chuckle:

rocckbottomxmen
08-27-2011, 02:50 PM
I did not know that either...So you knew that he played football. And Do you not think its possible for him to play in the NFL and still write such great literature

fer522
08-27-2011, 03:13 PM
that's awesome
did not know that
go shakespeare:tt03:

Buddha Bus
08-27-2011, 03:19 PM
Ah... punting is such sweet sorrow. :dramaqueen:

rocckbottomxmen
08-27-2011, 03:39 PM
But he did not just punt....That 80yd punt was in week 4. The same game he scored their only td as they beat pit 9-6. But in week one he threw a 50 yd td pass and the following week he ran for a 20 yd td He was a consensus all American that yr

Buddha Bus
08-27-2011, 03:52 PM
What football through yonder plane breaks? :dramaqueen:

ricardisimo
08-27-2011, 05:40 PM
Classic. Literally. Literarily.

tony hipchest
08-27-2011, 06:45 PM
speaking of american cultural icons being drafted, the steelers also drafted al bundy and the NY yankees drafted a saturday morning cartoon character named yogi bear.

55BaileyFan
08-27-2011, 06:50 PM
Yeah, knew that. The 1037 pick Mike Basrak was the first to play and he only played two seasons.

Wallace108
08-27-2011, 06:54 PM
Ah... punting is such sweet sorrow. :dramaqueen:

What football through yonder plane breaks? :dramaqueen:

:rofl::rofl:

Will Browns fans be asking, "Wherefore art thou Romeo Crennel?"

speaking of american cultural icons being drafted, the steelers also drafted al bundy and the NY yankees drafted a saturday morning cartoon character named yogi bear.
Didn't he once score 4 touchdowns in one game?

55BaileyFan
08-27-2011, 07:11 PM
:rofl::rofl:

Will Browns fans be asking, "Wherefore art thou Romeo Crennel?"


Didn't he once score 4 touchdowns in one game?

We didn't draft Al Bundy.

He signed as an undrafted in 1969 and was cut. He never dressed for a game so is not recorded on the all-time roster.

He is just a trivia question.

Wallace108
08-27-2011, 11:57 PM
We didn't draft Al Bundy.

He signed as an undrafted in 1969 and was cut. He never dressed for a game so is not recorded on the all-time roster.

He is just a trivia question.

We're not going to allow facts to get in the way of this thread. :wink02:

solardave
08-28-2011, 07:15 AM
its a great thing he never played or we wouldnt be blessed with such great american pieces of literature such as othello, hamlet, or romeo and juliet.

i also heard mark twain was drafted by the dodgers.

:chuckle:

I thought the same thing. Where fore art he now when we could use a good kicker?:flap:

solardave
08-28-2011, 07:18 AM
I also remember us fans saying "Who in the hell is this Greene kid and why did we waste a pick on him?"