Cliff Branch, Raider, dies at age 71

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

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3A10D59D-360A-46A5-9362-1273FF286E4C.jpegThe 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.

RIP.

 

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Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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