NFL – Men Who Played The Game – Green Bay Pakers DE Willie Davis

DOG ASIDE: Willie D. Davis (born July 24, 1934) is a former American football defensive end for the Cleveland Browns and the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League.  Davis grew up in rural Louisiana and graduated from Grambling State University…..where he played college ball for legendary Coach Eddie Robinson.  Davis wore number 87…

NFL – Men Who Played The Game – New York Giants RB Frank Gifford

DOG ASIDE: Francis Newton Gifford (August 16, 1930 – August 9, 2015) was an American football player and television sports commentator. After a 12-year playing career as a running back and flanker for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL)….he was a play-by-play announcer and commentator for 27 years on ABC’s Monday Night…

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

DOG ASIDE: Raymond Paul Flaherty (September 1, 1903 – July 19, 1994) was an American football player and coach in the National Football League….and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  He was part of three NFL Championship teams….one as a player and two as a head coach.  Flaherty began his professional football career…

NFL – Preview – Super Bowl XIII – Cowboys VS Steelers – Defensive Lines

DOG ASIDE: While getting down to the “nitty gritty” of predicting who would win Super Bowl XIII between the two powerhouse franchises of the 1970’s….the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys….the game would hinge on the play of the defensive lines…..as both teams were really good in the trenches on the D-line.  The Steeler had…

NFL – NBC Preview SB XIII – Cowboys VS Steelers – Defensive Backs & Wide Receivers

DOG ASIDE: Super Bowl XIII would eventually be decided by the wide receivers and the defensive backs who would be covering them…..as the Steelers WR tandem of John Stallworth and Lynn Swann present one of the biggest challenges of the game…..cuz the game was about to begin.  This video also provided highlights of Super Bowl…

NFL – Preview – Super Bowl XIII – Cowboys VS Steelers – Highlights SB V & VI

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This video clip provides a look at past Super Bowls V and VI…..followed by a look at Super Bowl record holders and their records….which is then followed by footage of projected key players for both teams on both sides of the ball.

 

NFL – Preview – Super Bowl XIII – Cowboys VS Steelers – Ground Game & Linebackers

DOG ASIDE: This video clip preview of Super Bowl XIII with the Cowboys vs the Steelers takes a discerning look at both teams offensive backs…..along with the linebackers responsible for plugging the holes and stopping the run.  Both teams were very good in both of these areas…..as the Steelers had QB Terry Bradshaw, RB Rocky…

DOG ASIDE: This video clip includes a piece on Super Bowl records and highlights of past games that is priceless…..which is followed by a live interview with Donna DeVarona and Coach Don Shula of the Miami Dolphins regarding his team’s undefeated season in 1972.  What was interesting to me was an advertisement at the 7:19…

NFL – NBC Preview – Super Bowl XIII – Cowboys VS Steelers – Offense Comparisons

DOG ASIDE: Part 1 of this 5-part video series provides NBC’s assessment of both the Cowboys and the Steelers offensive schemes and skill levels….as both teams were loaded with talent….both on the offensive line and at the skill positions.  It was certainly difficult to say which team had the most talent…..as both teams sent their…