NFL – 1987 – NFC Championship – Vikings VS Redskins – 1st Qtr – Summerall + Madden

DOG ASIDE:  The 1987 Minnesota Vikings season was the team’s 27th year in the National Football League….as the Vikings finished with a record of eight wins and seven losses. The 1987 strike caused the cancellation of the September 27 game at the Kansas City Chiefs….while the games played October 4, 11 and 18 were played with replacement players.   Despite finishing the season only…

NFL – 1986 – AFC Championship Game – Denver Broncos Vs Cleveland Browns

DOG COMMENTARY: In 1986 Denver Broncos season was the franchise’s 27th year in professional football and its 17th with the National Football League (NFL)….when they finished the regular season with a record of 11–5….and returned to the playoffs after a one-year absence….where they won the AFC Championship over the Cleveland Browns….only to lose in Super Bowl XXI to the New York Giants The Broncos won their first…

NFL – 1934 To 1982 – Special – NFL FIlms Presents – Greatest Games Ever Played

DOG ASIDE:    NFL Films has produced so many wonderful films regarding the history of the NFL….from the Men Who Played the Game series….to the Great Teams Great Years series….to the Greatest Games Ever Played series et al….and ImaSportsphile has more than its fair share of these awesome film productions within the pages of our football section.  This NFL FIlms…

NFL – 1986 – NBC Halftime Highlights – AFC + NFC Titles – Broncos Vs Browns + Redskins Vs Giants

DOG ASIDE:    This NBC halftime show for the 1986 AFC Championship between the Denver Broncos vs. Cleveland Browns features Bob Costas and Coach Don Shula at the mike covering the highlights of the 1at half of this AFC title game….followed by the highlights of the NFC title game between the Washington Redskins vs. Minnesota…

NFL – 1988 – CBS Pregame Show – NFC Championship – Minnesota Vikings Vs Washington Redskins

DOG ASIDE:    The CBS Sports NFL Today crew of Brent Musburger, Irv Cross and Will McDonnough were top shelf in the industry at covering the NFL….so, anytime they put on a Pregame or Halftime Show….you could pretty much bet on a program well worth watching…..but when you and the game broadcast crew of Pat…

NFL – 1988 – CBS Special Halftime Show – NFC Championship – Vikings Vs Redskins

DOG ASIDE:    This CBS halftime show features Brent Musburger interviewing ex-Vikings QB Fran Tarkenton and 1987 Defensive Lineman of the Year Buffulo Bills Bruce Smith….who is sporting a beautiful sable fur coat…..then Will McDonough in the Minnesota locker room and Irv Cross in the Washington locker room with injury updates and status reports….which is followed…

NFL – 1988 – NFC Championship – Minnesota Vikings VS Washington Redskins – 4th Qtr

DOG ASIDE:    In the final quarter….QB Wade Wilson got the Vikings moving on a 10-play, 52-yard drive…..finding receiver Anthony Carter for 23 yards….running back Allen Rice for 15…..and Jordan for nine….as the Vikings eventually got a first down on the Redskins 3-yard line….but Washington’s defense made a goal line stand….stopping Minnesota on three consecutive running plays….and forcing them…

NFL – 1988 – NFC Championship – Minnesota Vikings Vs Washington Redskins – 3rd Qtr

DOG ASIDE:     In the third quarter, Redskins linebacker Mel Kaufman picked off a pass that had been deflected by Butz….which turned out to be the only turnover of the game….and returned it 10 yards to the Minnesota 17-yard line to set up Haji-Sheikh’s 28-yard field goal to send the score to 10 – 7 in favor…