The Day Floyd Little was Fired


I thought this was an interesting clip.  It is a neat piece of history that I had not known previously, but it also illustrates the the intensity of some individuals during a game.  Ironically, this was not the first time that Lou Saban “fired” his star running back.  He made a similar decision, though over a much longer period of time, with Cookie Gilchrist, when Saban was coaching the Buffalo Bills.

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Todd Tobias's interest in the American Football League began in 1998, when he wrote my master's thesis about Sid Gillman. He created this site to educate and entertain football fans with the stories of the American Football League, 1960-1969. You can follow Todd and get more AFL history on Twitter @TalesfromtheAFL.


2 Responses to The Day Floyd Little was Fired

  1. Hey, that’s a really cool clip ! ! I’m surprised nobody’s commented on it. I remember reading about that situation in Jeff Miller’s AFL book, Going Long. When I saw the title of this article, I thought, “It must be about that last-second bomb to Floyd Little.” Great job scrambling by Marlin Briscoe. Excellent catch by Floyd.

  2. Seriously, Todd–why didn’t anybody comment on this? What, was everybody asleep that day? 🙂 🙂

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