Five Best NFL Teams of the Energy Crisis Era: 1976-1981

June 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In my first two or three years of college (beer and poker...I think I lost a semester), I studied psychology, hoping someday to become a counselor. 
Yeah, right.
After seriously evaluating my life, I determined I should be on the weird side of that desk.
Seeing a counselor was the route to go after I decided drop out of psych (easy) and become an engineer (masochistic).  Engineering jobs were not difficult to find then, but to get that job I would have to subject my brain and body to the most difficult four-year course of study at any university.
Considering that I had trouble with simpler courses of study, this engineering thing was crazy.
Crazy, but maybe good crazy.  In the Energy Crisis Era of 1976-1981 the prospects for engineering careers grew exponentially as the price of gasoline jumped up.  I couldn't pay to fill up my ride in 1979, but by May 1981, I would ...

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