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  1. mudhole crossing

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    could NBA players hang with the glory days of the NBA? 80's and 90s? These days u sneeze on someone a foul. Back then u started $hit it was on.
     
  2. Marsh CallUser

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    No. They don't have the mental toughness.
     
  3. xbokilla

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    I rarely watch NBA but I’d say no. Game was way more physical then. I think overall more athletic now but it was a “mans game” then. I’ve thought that about NFL too. Of course, with the way they knocked your head off back in the 70s and 80s there’d be so many penalties thrown nowadays you couldn’t watch a game.
     
  4. Dark Cloud

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    Difference in then and now is age and college experience ,don’t stay in collage long enough to get ,what it takes to be tough.
     
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  5. EdLongshanks

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    . Nfl: today’s players would destroy old school guys. Players are much bigger and faster than ever before. If they presently played by the same rules as back in the day....the nfl would have multiple funerals a week during the season.

    NBA: not sure. Jordan is the goat so I’m guessing he would still dominate. The only thing is, guys shoot the ball so much better now. It’s probably a toss up but I’m leaning to modern players having a slight edge.
     
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  6. xbokilla

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    Bigger, faster or whatever, I’d take my chances on those Steelers, Cowboys, Raiders teams from 70s/early 80s. Especially with old rules where QBs and Receivers could get the crap knocked out of them. Plus no replay where they analyze for 10 mins then overturn the call. Plus it was a running game. It’s apples to oranges though. NBA forget the Bulls dominance in the 90s. Some of those 80s teams that couldn’t get by LA or Boston were flat awesome too. Portland and Atlanta are two I think would have no problem competing nowadays. Remember those pipes on Kevin Willis from the Hawks? It’s tough call in any sport with the way rules have impacted play. Remember Rambis and McHale bringing blood and they weren’t even ejected! LOL!
     
  7. Lmao, the ‘75 or ‘76 Steelers would get smoked by any team in the League today and I’m an old Steel Curtain fan. Even Cleveland. Heck man a lot of those guys smoked cigarettes in the locker room.
     
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  8. EdLongshanks

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    :p:D
     
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  9. Len Dawson having a Fresca and a cig postgame lol.

    Edit : check that, halftime break lmao!

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  10. RLWEBB

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    And used cocaine for while on the field.
     
  11. xbokilla

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    I’d say there’s a good chance this still happens some :eek:
     
  12. RLWEBB

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    You’re likely right although I’d wager prescription opioids are more common.
     
  13. EdLongshanks

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    Adderall
     
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  15. bondhu

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    Ed ,I see what your sayin how the players are better skill and in better shape. But its still hard to factor in old school toughness. I mean Bird just throwin shots to someones nose. watery eyes make that goal pretty blurry. hockey players had no teeth in the front:D, Bradshaw no front teeth:D, uniforms with blood and mud on them.
    Nolan, just begging some one to charge the mound so he could go all Jerry Lawler on them. Yarborough/Allison feud. Just not going to see that again ,I dont think.
     

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