NFL – 1945 To 1951 – NFL Films Steve Sabol On Tales Of A One Eyed Wonder – Eagles QB Tommy Thompson

DOG ASIDE: Thomas Pryor Thompson (August 15, 1918 – April 22, 1989) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League and Canadian Football League….who was blind in one eye, from a childhood incident, but nevertheless served in the U.S. Army for two years during World War II….which put his professional career on hold.  Born in Hutchinson, Kansas, Thompson graduated from R. L. Paschal High School in Fort Worth, Texas….where our…

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 – 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,…

NFL – 1980 – NBC Special – Super Bowl XV – Raiders VS Eagles – The Road To New Orleans – Part 2

DOG COMMENTARY:  Super Bowl XV is another one of those memory packed sporting events that Bone Daddy saw live at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, LA….as this trip to the Crescent City was truly one of those “magic carpet rides” through the fields of cajun food, Lucky Pierre’s and Raider Nation that will never lose…

Special – 1981 – Sports Year In Review – Host George Plimpton

DOG ASIDE: In this George Plimpton special, he looks at the year 1981 in sports….while providing the viewer with some awesome highlights of the accomplishments of many athletes and several teams to include Alpine Skiing World Cup overall champ USA Phil Mahre….with women’s overall champ Marie-Theres Nadig of Switzerland….along with cycling’s Bernard Hinault of France win in the Tour…

NFL – 1981 – Super Bowl XV – Oakland Raiders VS Philadelphia Eagles – NBC Pre-Game & 4th Quarter

DOG COMMENTARY: Super Bowl XV was played at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans on January 25, 1981 in a contest that featured the Tom Flores coached Oakland Raiders vs Philadelphia Eagles, coached by Dick Vermeil….as this event occupies a very special place in this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s heart….cuz Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile,…