Cliff Branch was one of my favorite football players.
I got his autograph in the parking lot of the Coliseum in 1974, when I was 10, and he was 26.
The photo is by Baron Wolman
The Oakland Raiders team is fine
Their halfbacks and fullbacks burst through the line
Their receivers have zing
They’ll catch anything
Touchdowns they’ll make
On passes from Snake
I wrote that.