NFL – 1984 – NFL Films Special – The Big Little Man Buddy Young – With Steve Sabol + John Facenda

DOG ASIDE: Claude Henry K. “Buddy” Young (January 5, 1926 – September 5, 1983) was an American football player and track and field athlete….who was a native of Chicago that became the Illinois state champ in the 100-yard dash…..as the diminutive 5’4″ Young was also known as the “Bronze Bullet”….who had exceptional quickness and acceleration. He is one of the shortest men…

NFL – 1960 To 1990 – NFL Films Intro To NFL Crunch Course – With Narrator Jeff – Name Of Game is Hit

DOG ASIDE: i have written often about my belief that Ed + Steve Sabol at NFL Films set the gold standard for filming sports…..and then taking their footage …. and producing a film that is as enjoyable on the eye…..as it is pleasing to the senses….for they captured the art of professional football like no…

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 – 1956 To 1971 – NFL Films – The Men Who Played The Game – Green Bay Packers QB Bart Starr

DOG ASIDE: Bryan Bartlett “Bart” Starr (born January 9, 1934) is a former professional American football player and coach….who played quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1956 through 1971.  Bart Starr is the only quarterback in NFL history to lead a team to three consecutive league championships from 1965 thru 1967….whereas Starr and New England Patriots QB Tom Brady are tied for total NFL championships…

NFL – 1987 – NFL Films Special Feature – Standing On The Corner – Story Of The NFL Cornerback

DOG ASIDE:  A cornerback (CB) is a member of the defensive backfield or secondary in American and Canadian football.  Cornerbacks cover receivers, to defend against pass offenses and make tackles…..with other members of the defensive backfield including the safeties and occasionally linebackers. The cornerback position requires speed and agility…..with a typical skillset requiring proficiency in anticipating the quarterback….backpedaling….executing single and zone coverage….disrupting pass routes….and block shedding….with the chief responsibility…

NFL – 1985 – ESPN Monday Nite Matchup Bears Vs Dolphins – Chris Berman + Steve Sabol + Allie Sherman

DOG ASIDE: Christopher James Berman (born May 10, 1955) was nicknamed Boomer….is an American sportscaster who has been an anchor for SportsCenter on ESPN since 1979….joining a month after its initial launch…. plus he hosted the network’s Sunday NFL Countdown program from 1985 to 2016. He has also anchored Monday Night Countdown….U.S. Open golf….the Stanley Cup Finals….and other programming on ESPN and ABC Sports….as Berman calls play-by-play of…

NFL – 1980s – Special – When San Francisco Struck Gold – Story Of Joe Montana

DOG COMMENTARY:  Joe Montana was known as “Joe Cool“ and “The Comeback Kid” is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 16 seasons….primarily with the San Francisco 49ers and then with the Kansas City Chiefs for the final two seasons of his NFL career.  After winning a college national championship at Notre Dame….Montana started his NFL career in 1979 with San Francisco…. where he played for…

NFL – 1940s To 1980s – Special – NFL Follies Go Hollywood – The Golden Age Of Gridiron Comedy

DOG COMMENTARY: The legendary voice of John Facenda….who narrated so many of the great NFL Films productions….to which ImaSportsphile has more than its ample share of classic NFL Films videos in our football section…..featuring Facenda providing verbal poetry with visual mastery….which makes these videos such “nuggets of gold” in our library treasure chest of video memories….as Facenda…

NFL – 1981 – Special – Bengals Who Came In Front In The Cold – The 1981 Cincinnati Bengals

DOG COMMENTARY:  The 1981 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team’s 14th year in professional football and its 12th with the National Football League (NFL)…as the team won their first AFC Championship….but lost Super Bowl XVI to San Francisco.  Cincinnati had at least a share of the AFC Central lead the entire season…..when on December 13, QB Ken Anderson threw two touchdown passes….as the Bengals clinched the division…