Media Conference With Gil Brandt

Let me tell you my introduction to the draft.  We used to draft in a ballroom, first of all, in Philadelphia because of the Commissioner’s office was there, and at the time we had 12 teams, and all 12 teams would have a table set up there, and the interesting thing was, of course, that some teams came in with Street & Smith football magazines, other teams came in with newspapers, the Billings Gazette and so forth, and that’s how they did their draft.

And then one intriguing thing was they all had rolls of quarters, and the rolls of quarters were because in those days all we had was pay phones, and they would come in and they would call Pappy Lewis as an example at West Virginia and say, you know, I need an offensive tackle; who’s the best guy you played against this year.

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