NFL – 1950 to 1990 – NFL Films Special – Greatest Finishes + Unbelievable Comebacks

DOG ASIDE:  This NFL Films production of Greatest Finishes and Comebacks Ever….is a priceless production by the best film company ever to have live footage of NFL contests…..as Ed and Steve Sabol set the “gold standard” for capturing live footage and turning it into awesome stories about the NFL….as evidenced by this 20 minute piece on the greatest…

NFL – 1980 – Special – Super Bowl XV – Raiders VS Eagles – Road To New Orleans & Game 4th Qtr

DOG ASIDE: In this the 2nd half of NBC Sports pre-Super Bowl XV special….they bring in their 1st team of broadcasters, Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen, to take over the analysis and pregame interviews….with Eagles Coach Dick Vermeil and Raiders Coach Tom Flores.  The program then shifts to the playing field where ex-QBs’ Len Dawson…

NFL – 1980 – NBC Special – Super Bowl XV – Road To New Orleans – Eagles Vs Raiders – Part 1

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1980 NBC Sports Special was their two hour program showcasing the 1980-81 NFL season leading up to Super Bowl XV at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana….which was to be played on January 25, 1981 between the Oakland Raiders verses the Philadelphia Eagles.  NBC Sports featured Brian Gunble, Mike Adamle, Pete…

NFL – 1985 – NFC Divisional Playoffs – Dallas Cowboys Vs Los Angeles Rams – 1st Qtr

DOG COMMENTARY:    Long before there were Green Bay Packers fans calling for Fox to not allow their NFL broadcast crew of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman to call Packers games….there was father, Jack Buck and Hank Stram (and sometimes Dick Vermeil, like in this video herewith) calling NFL games for CBS Sports.   John Francis…

NFL – 1985 – NBC Pregame Show – Divisional Playoffs – Cowboys Vs Rams & Browns Vs Dolphins

DOG ASIDE:    Within both the NFC and AFC conferences of the 1985 NFL Season….the three division winners and the two wild card teams….which were the top two non-division winners with the best overall regular season records….all qualified for the 1985 Playoffs….as the three division winners were seeded 1 through 3 based on their overall won-lost-tied record (NFC –…

NFL – 1985 – NFC Divisional Playoffs – Dallas Cowboys Vs Los Angeles Rams – 3rd Qtr

DOG ASIDE:  The Cowboys finished the 1985 season with a record of 10 wins and 6 losses…..as it was good for first place in the NFC East….thus earning a trip to the playoffs… which turned out to be the final postseason appearance for the Cowboys under Tom Landry….where they lost in a divisional playoff game to the Los Angeles Rams.  Tom Landry’s team…

NFL – 1986 – NFC Divisional Playoffs – Dallas Cowboys Vs Los Angeles Rams – 2nd Qtr

DOG ASIDE:      This 1985 NFC Divisional Playoff Game between the Dallas Cowboys verses the Los Angeles Rams was played on January 4, 1986 at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, CA….with kickoff at 4:00 p.m. EST/1:00 p.m. PST…..on a day that was 67 degrees with fog and drizzle….in front of 66,561 fans.  CBS Sports televised this…

NFL – 1980 – NBC Special – Super Bowl XV – Road To New Orleans – Eagles VS Raiders – Part 1

DOG COMMENTARY:  Anything and everything that has to do with Super Bowl XV is very special to those of us at Ima Sportsphile….for this was one of the truly greatest trips that Bone Daddy and his live sports sojourning companion, the Prince of Pleasure, would ever take.  The stories that came back from New Orleans,…