L E’s Stories – “Legendary QB Trifecta For The Longhorns, Lions and Steelers” – Salute To Bobby Layne: A Texas Immortal

There have been many legendary sports personalities from Texas to include Ben Hogan (PGA), Doak Walker (NCAA + NFL Football), Rogers Hornsby (MLB), Jack Johnson (Heavyweight Boxing Champ), Michael Johnson (Track), A J Foyt (Auto Racing),  Babe Didrikson Zaharias (Track & Golf), Y A Title (NFL), Nolan Ryan (MLB), Shaquille O’Neal (NBA), George Foreman (Heavyweight…

NFL – 1979 – NFL Films – Battle Of Champions – Super Bowl XIII – Dallas Cowboys Vs Pittsburgh Steelers – With John Facenda

It was 1pm in the afternoon on Sunday, January 21, 1979….which was a time of the day on Sunday that folks normally gathered around the the tv with Sunday lunch being served on tv trays in the family room where the television was….but this particular Sunday was very special….cuz it was Super Bowl Sunday….. which…

NFL – 1979 – NFL Films – The Best Ever Teams In The NFL – Narrated By John Facenda

In our opinion here at ImaSportsphile….we believe that Ed Sabol and son, Steve, of NFL Films fame set  the “gold standard” for all sports films that have ever been produced….only rivaled to some degree by such pieces as Bud Greenspan’s Olympiad production……Mel Allen’s This Week In Baseball…..ESPN’s 30 for 30 series….HBO’s Boxing Best series….NFL Network’s A Football Life…..but any way you…

NFL – 1980 – NFL Films – Super Bowl XIV – Pittsburgh Steelers Vs Los Angeles Rams – With John Facenda

Super Bowl XIV was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Los Angeles Rams and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Pittsburgh Steelers to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1979 season….as the Steelers defeated the Rams by the score of 31 – 19….while becoming the first team to win four Super Bowls. The game was played on January 20, 1980, at the Rose…

NFL – 1979 – NFL Films – Game Of Week – St Louis Cardinals Vs Pittsburgh Steelers – With Harry Kalas

In Week 3 of the 1979 NFL season, the game that NFL FIlms chose as their Game of the Week from which to produce this video herewith….was between the Pittsburgh Steelers verses the St Louis Cardinals….in a hard fought last minute victory by the Steelers…..as being narrated by legendary sportscaster Harry Kalas….whom we just love here at…

NFL – 1970 To 1981 – O J Simpson Showcases 8 Most Remarkable Plays Of The Decade Both Good & Bad

As we post this video with O J Simpson of him showcasing the eight most remarkable plays from 1970 to 1981….to include the 1978 Atlanta Falcons vs New Orleans Saints at the Superdome …. when Falcons QB Steve Bartkowski’s threw a monsterous Hail Mary to wide receiver Alfred Jackson with 17 seconds left….or how about the 1974…

NFL – 1982 – NFL Films – Best Ever Teams – Featuring Packers + Dolphins + Steelers With John Facenda

John Facenda (August 8, 1913 – September 26, 1984) was an American broadcaster and sports announcer…..who was a fixture on Philadelphia radio and television for decades….and achieved national fame as a narrator for NFL Films and Football Follies. Through his work with NFL Films, Facenda was known by many National Football League fans as “The Voice of God.” One night in 1965, Facenda went to a local tavern, the RDA Club, which happened to…

NFL – 1970s – NFL Films – Best Team Ever – The Pittsburg Steelers Of The Seventies With Chuck Noll

Chuck Noll was named the 14th head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers on January 27, 1969….after Penn State coach Joe Paterno turned down an offer for the position…..as Noll was the youngest coach in NFL history at the time…..when Steelers owner Art Rooney would later credit Don Shula as the person who recommended Noll as a head coach.  Noll implemented a defensive system in Pittsburgh that…

NFL – 1982 – NFL Films – Best Teams Ever – Pittsburgh Steelers Of Coach Chuck Noll From 1974 To 1979

Chuck Noll was named the 14th head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers on January 27, 1969….becoming the youngest coach in NFL history at the time…..as Steelers owner Art Rooney would later credit Don Shula as the person who recommended Noll as a head coach…..for Noll implemented a defensive system in Pittsburgh that became the legendary “Steel Curtain” defense…..while his coaching style earned…