NFL – Great Coaches – Minnesota Vikings Bud Grant

DOG ASIDE: Harry Peter “Bud” Grant, Jr. (born May 20, 1927) is a former coach and player of American football and Canadian football. Grant served as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL) for eighteen seasons….as he was the team’s second (1967–83) and fourth (1985) head coach.  Before coaching the…

NFL – 1985 Opening – Monday Night Football – Frank Gifford & O J SImpson & Joe Namath

DOG ASIDE: I wanted to show this video as an example of how the opening to Monday Night Football has progressed…..I mean, what the effect of technology and computer generated material has done to the opening of any major televised event…..especially one as popular as MNF….and this video provides evidence of just how far sports…

NFL – 1987 All Madden Team – Linebackers – Lawrence Taylor & Mike Singletary

DOG ASIDE: Lawrence Julius Taylor (born February 4, 1959)….nicknamed “L.T.”….is a Hall of Fame former American football player. Taylor played his entire professional career as a linebacker for the New York Giants (1981–1993) in the National Football League (NFL). He is considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of football….and has been…

NFL – 1985 NFL Films All Pro Team – Quaterback & Offensive Line

DOG ASIDE: NFL Films is a Mount Laurel, New Jersey-based company devoted to producing commercials, television programs, feature films and documentaries on the National Football League….as well as other unrelated major events and awards shows. Founded as Blair Motion Pictures by Ed Sabol in 1962….and run by his son Steve Sabol until his death….it is currently…

NFL – ESPN – 1985 Monday Night Match-Up – Seattle Seahawks vs San Francisco 49’ers

DOG ASIDE: NFL Monday Night Match-up was a National Football League preview show that airs still today under the name NFL Countdown every week during the regular season and playoffs. As of 2006, the official name is State Farm NFL Match-up….and it is produced by NFL Films.  The show started in 1984 as Monday Night Matchup…

NFL Greats – Walter Payton – Sweetness – Host Robert Conrad

DOG ASIDE:’ Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1953 – November 1, 1999) was an American football running back who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons….only missing one game in all of the thirteen seasons.  Walter Payton was known around the NFL as “Sweetness”….as he is remembered as one of…

Special – Profile Of Pete Rose & Scrapbook Of NFL Pictures & Beano Cook Piece

DOG ASIDE: This video leads off with a great piece on Charlie Hustle….Pete Rose….who to some people’s thinking is the greatest hitter of all time in Major League Baseball…..as this piece focuses on the remarkable career of Pete Rose…..followed by commentary from sports columnists Dick Young of the New York Times regarding how money has…

Special – Interview With Monday Night Football Commentator – O J Simpson

DOG ASIDE: There may not be another story of a heralded athlete that is more diverse and convoluted than the story of The Juice, O J Simpson.  Orenthal James “O. J.” Simpson (born July 9, 1947)….nicknamed “the Juice”….is a retired American football player, broadcaster, actor, and convicted felon currently incarcerated at the Lovelock Correctional Center in…

Special – NFL Film – The Fashion Conscious NFL Of The 1960’s & The Career of Joe Montana

DOG ASIDE: As an accredited Sportsphile….I just have a huge spot in my heart for father Ed Sabol and son Steve Sabol….the awesome minds behind NFL Films…..for these men proved over and over that a picture is worth a thousand words….and in their case….a good film is worth a thousand memories….and they have been the…