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NFL – Films – Willie The Wisp Galimore & Broadway Joe Namath & 1958 Baltimore Colts Front Four


After posting over 1600 vintage sports, comedy and music videos here at Imasportsphile….I can honestly say that when it comes to the NFL….I just love the products that came from Ed and Steve Sabol at NFL Films during the golden age of sports from 1964 to 1995….for these “cats” assembled the best producer/editor Bob Ryan ….the best photographer Ernie Ernst…..the best cameramen Howard Neef, Dan Sheridan, Jack Newman, Donald Marx, Hank McElwee and Arthur Spieller….the best narrator John Facenda….and the best host Harry Kalas…..all the while putting together some of the very best films ever produced regarding the NFL….and we never miss a chance to thank them for all the wonderful footage we have in our NFL library of videos.

This video covers the careers of Chicago Bears running back….Willie “The Wisp” Galimore….who had a brilliant career cut short by an unfortunate accident which to his life during his career…..with the next feature being on “Broadway Joe” Namath….who still is relevant in NFL circles after posting a Hall of Fame career…..as this video finishes with an awesome look at the 1958 Baltimore Colts “fantastic front four”…DT Eugene “Bid Daddy” Lipscomb at 6′ 6″ and 290 lbs…..who was the 1st d-lineman to define and master lateral pursuit in the NFL….then there was DT Art Donovan at 6′ 2″ and 263 lbs….who was the 1st Colt to enter the NFL Hall of Fame….plus there was DE Don Joyce at 6′ 3″ and 280 lbs…..who was a professional wrestler during the football off-season….whose debut was in 1956….he worked mainly in and around the Baltimore, Maryland area for Vince McMahon, Sr….when he wrestled exclusively as a face (“good guy”) character…..which the Colts specified in his contract….which stated he could not work as a heel (“bad guy”)…..and he sometimes teamed-up with Big Daddy Lipscomb…..to form an awesome “face” tag team. The final member of this “Fantastic Front Four” was Hall of Fame DE Gino Marchetti….who played 13 seasons with the Colts and helping them win NFL titles in 1958 and 1959….and was known throughout his career as being effective against the run and a relentless pass-rusher….as Marchetti was voted “the greatest defensive end in pro football history” by the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1972.

Any way you cut the pie….this video is a true “nugget of gold” in the treasure chest of Imasportsphile NFL footage….and is MUST SEE TV….ENJOY !!

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