NFL – Great Players – Howie Long – Warlord Of The Raiders

DOG COMMENTARY: Howard Matthew Moses “Howie” Long is an American former National Football League (NFL) defensive end, actor and sports analyst. He played in the NFL for 13 seasons and spent the entirety of his career with the Oakland / Los Angeles Raiders franchise….during which was named to eight Pro Bowls….while helping his Raiders win a…

NCAAF – 1984 SWC Game of Week – Texas Longhorns vs Texas Tech Red Raiders – 2nd Half

DOG COMMENTARY: Coming out for the 2nd half with a lead of 10 – 0 for the Texas Tech Red Raiders…..was definitely a potential huge upset in the making…..as the Longhorns were ranked # 2 in the country coming into their game with Tech….as the Red Raiders are notoriously “tough on their onw turf” at Jones…

NCAAF – 1984 SWC Game of Week – Texas Longhorns vs Texas Tech Red Raiders

DOG COMMENTARY: 1984 marked the 34 meeting of an American college football rivalry between the Texas Longhorns and the Texas Tech Red Raiders…..a rivalry that began in 1928….which accellerated in its intensity in 1960 when the Red Raiders joined the Southwest Football Conference…as these two storied universities have played each year since then for The…

NFL – Great Players – Minnesota Vikings DE Jim Marshall

DOG COMMENTARY: James Lawrence Marshall is a retired American football player who played defensive end for the Cleveland Browns (1960) and the Minnesota Vikings (1961–1979)….who was a member of the Vikings’ famous “Purple People Eaters”….a defensice line that consisted of Marshall (DE), Alan Page (DT), Gary Larsen(DT), and Carl Eller (DE),…a force down in the trenches…

NFL – 1986 NFC Wild Card – Washington Redskins vs Los Angeles Rams – 1st Half

DOG ASIDE: This 1986 NFL NFC Wild Card Playoff game features Brent Musberger, Jimmy ‘The Greek” Snyder and Irv Cross in studio for CBS…..with the legendary game commentator crew of Pat Summerall and John Madden bringing the “play by play” coverage of the game….and any time you get to hear these two bring an NFL…

NFL – Great QBs – Graham & Tittle & Dawson & Layne & Van Brocklin

DOG COMMENTARY: Otto Everett Graham Jr. was an American football quarterback who played for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and National Football League (NFL)….who is regarded by critics as one of the most dominant players of his era….after having taken the Browns to league championship games every year between 1946 and 1955….while…

NFL – Great Coaches – Minnesota Vikings Bud Grant

THE GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT IN SPORTS THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN As I often do….I was moved by a sports program that I saw on television today….which was about Chris Spielman and his wife Stephanie…..and her 11 year fight with breast cancer….when in the last days of her life, she, Chris and her children were participating…

NFL – Great Teams Great Years – 1976 Oakland Raiders – Part 2

DOG COMMENTARY: This second part of the NFL Films production of Great Teams Great Years – The 1976 Oakland Raiders starts with the division playoffs against the New England Patriots….then carries the viewer through the AFC Championship game with the Pittsburgh Steelers…..and culminates with the winning of Super Bowl XI against the NFC Champion Minnesota…

NFL – Great Teams Great Years – 1976 Oakland Raiders – Part 1

DOG COMMENTARY: After having appeared in the three previous AFC Championship Games – and having lost all three—the 1976 Raiders finally won the conference championship….and went on to win their first Super Bowl….ater posting a 13–1 regular season record and winning their sixth AFC West championship in seven seasons,…as the Raiders rolled to victories against…