NFL – Special – Men Who Played The Game – Washington Redskins RB Ray Flaherty

DOG COMMENTARY: This NFL Films production of the “Men Who Played the Game” featuring Washington Redskins RB Ray Flaherty is about an NFL Hall of Fame players who played for the New York Yankees and New York Giants during the 1920’s and 1930’s….is someone who this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile had never heard of before I posted…

NFL – Special – Men Who Played The Game – Dallas Cowboys FB Walt Garrison

DOG COMMENTARY: It gives me a great deal of enjoyment to write about Walt Garrison….for he was The Cowboy’s Cowboy….as he had basically been a Cowboy all of his life…..having grown up in Denton, Texas…..which was right next to the City of Ft. Worth….known as Cowtown…..meaning there were a lot of cows….and cows of course…

NFL – Special – Men Who Played The Game – San Francisco 49’ers TE Dave Parks

DOG COMMENTARY: David Wayne Parks (born December 25, 1941 in Muenster, Texas) is a former American football wide receiver/end in the NFL….who was the first overall selection in the 1964 NFL Draft out of Texas Technological College (now Texas Tech University)….and was selected to three Pro Bowls and was an All-Pro selection two times. In 2008…

NFL – Special – Men Who Played The Game – Green Bay Packers QB Bart Starr

DOG COMMENTARY: Bryan Bartlett “Bart” Starr (born January 9, 1934) is a former professional American football player and coach….who played quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1956 through 1971. Starr was the only quarterback in history to lead a team to five league championships (1961–62, 1965–67)…. before Tom…

NFL – Special – Men Who Played The Game – Colts Art Donovan & Lions Bobby Lane imasportsphile.com

DOG COMMENTARY: There are many reasons why I enjoy watching NFL Films productions….cuz they simply had the best eye through the lense of the camera…and when you coupled that with their understanding of the NFL game and its players….you have a video that is worth watching over and over again. The “Men Who Played the Game”…

NFL – Special – Men Who Played The Game – Browns TE Ossie Newsome

DOG COMMENTARY: Ozzie Newsome Jr. (born March 16, 1956) is a former American football tight end for the Alabama Crimson Tide while in college….and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame…..then for the NFL’s Cleveland Browns….an inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame….and the current general manager of the NFL Baltimore Ravens. During Newsome’s…

NFL – Special – Men Who Played The Game – NY Giants RB Frank Gifford

DOG COMMENTARY: This NFL FIlms special “The Men Who Played The Game” hosted by their very own, Steve Sabol….son of Ed Sabol….as this father and son combination built an incredible library as the best producer of NFL game footage ….for these guys were and are the gold standard for filming the plays that take place…

NFL – Special – 1978 – Inside The NFL – Eagles Vs Giants – Part 3

DOG ASIDE: Part 3 of the 1978 Inside the NFL special focuses entirely on the match-up between the New York Giants vs Philadelphia Eagles…featuring the recent successes of Head Coach Dick Vermeil….as on this  day, the Eagles defense shut down the Giants offense in the first half….while QB Jaws Jaworski led the Eagles to a…

Music – Ray Charles – Gonna Be A Bright Sun Shiny Day & She’s Long Gone Now

DOG COMMENTARY: In June 1952, Atlantic Records bought Charles’s contract for $2,500 from Swing Time Records….and in his first recording session for Atlantic….he recorded “The Midnight Hour” and “Roll With My Baby” in September 1952, albeit,  his last Swingtime release “Misery in My Heart” and “The Snow Is Falling” would not appear until February 1953.  He began…