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 – 1974 – Great Teams Great Games – AFC Divisional Playoffs – Dolphins Vs Raiders

DOG COMMENTARY: In a play that became known as the “Sea of Hands”….the Raiders’ Clarence Davis somehow caught the winning touchdown pass with 24 seconds left in the game among “the sea of hands” of three Dolphins defenders. The game began when rookie receiver Nat Moore returned the opening kickoff 89 yards for a Miami touchdown…..then Miami defensive back Dick…

NFL – 1985 – Pregame Show – AFC Divisional Championship – NE Patriots Vs LA Raiders

DOG ASIDE:  This NBC Pregame Show for the 1985 NFL AFC Divisional Championship between the New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles was hosted by the NFL ’85 crew of Bob Costas, Ahmad Rashad and Pete Axthelm….along with their legendary broadcast team of Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen.  As a side note, the sports world lost…

NFL – 1985 – AFC Divisional Championship – New England Patriots Vs Los Angeles Raiders

DOG ASIDE:    The 1985 New England Patriots season was the 16th season for the team in the National Football League and 26th season overall. The Patriots had a record of 11 – 5….while finishing tied for 2nd in the AFC East Division…..as they then became the first team in NFL history ever to advance to the Super Bowl by winning 3 playoff games…

NFL – 1986 – Game Of Week – Dallas Cowboys Vs Los Angeles Raiders – 1st Qtr

DOG ASIDE:  On November 9, 1986 the Dallas Cowboys played the Los Angeles Rams at Texas Stadium in Arlington, TX before 61,706 fans….as the game was covered by NBC Sports lead broadcasting team of Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen.   On December 17, 2017, the Dallas Cowboys will play the Oakland Raiders on NBC for the…

NFL – 1985 – AFC Divisional Playoffs – Los Angeles Raiders Vs New England Patriots – 2nd Qtr

DOG ASIDE:    The 1985 NFL Season was a year in which the Chicago Bears steamrolled through the season with a 15 – 1 record….and then steamrolled the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XX by a score of 46 – 10….after the Pats had beaten the Los Angeles Raiders in the AFC Divisional Playoffs…

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,…