NFL – 1982 – NFL Films – Best Ever Running Backs – With Gale Sayers + O J Simpson + Jim Brown

Gale Sayers is an American former professional football player….who earned acclaim both as a halfback and return specialist in the National Football League (NFL). In a brief but highly productive NFL career, Sayers spent seven seasons with the Chicago Bears from 1965 to 1971….as multiple injuries effectively limited him to five seasons of play.  He was known for his elusiveness and agility, and was regarded by…

NFL – 1986 – Allie Sherman Chalkboard Showcase Of The Bears Dominating Defense Prior To Lions On MNF

During the mid-1980’s, ESPN was just beginning to get its foot in the door with the NFL for being able to provide live game broadcasts in the future….as their first foray was with their Monday Night Match Up Show……which was hosted by legendary ESPN sportscaster Chris Berman and former NFL player /  coach, Allie Sherman….who…

Animation – 1986 – NBC Sports Super Bowl XX Bears Vs Patriots Special Pause For Intermission

In all my years of being a Sportsphile, I do not believe I have ever seen an intermission in a major broadcast of a sporting event….that is until NBC Sports…..while covering Super Bowl XX between the Chicago Bears vs. New England Pats…..and then, there it was….an intermission…..and not just any ole intermission….but rather an animated…

NFL – 1986 – Allie Sherman Chalkboard Showcase Of The Bears Dominating Defense Prior To Lions Game

Allie Sherman was an American football player and coach….who played 51 games in six seasons in the NFL as a quarterback and defensive back….and afterward served as head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL….and of the New York Giants of the NFL from 1961 to the 1969…..where he won three consecutive Eastern Conference titles with the Giants from 1961 to 1963….and coached in three NFL Pro Bowls….as he…

NCAAF – 1987 – Cotton Bowl Texas A&M Vs Ohio State Halftime Show With Jim Nantz On Coaching Changes

This CBS At the Half of the 1987 Cotton Bowl Classic between the Texas A&M Aggies verses the Ohio State Buckeyes with host Jim Nantz….who immediately gets into the subject of coaching changes around the country….with the big story being Alabama Coach Ray Perkins jump to the Tampa Bay Bucs of the NFL….and that is when Nantz…