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…

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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…

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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…

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NFL – 1979 – NFL Films – Game Of Week – Dallas Cowboys Vs Chicago Bears – With Harry Kalas

The 1979 Dallas Cowboys season was their 20th in the league….as the team was unable to improve on their previous season output of 12–4 by winning only eleven games…..as they qualified for the playoffs, but lost in the Divisional round….when they still possessed a great offense….but suffered defensive losses as defensive tackle Jethro Pugh retired, safety Charlie Waters missed the season with injury, Ed “Too Tall” Jones left the…

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NFL – 1981 – NFL Films – A Season Of Peaks And Valleys – Harry Kalas Highlights The 1981 NFL Season

The 1981 NFL season was the 62nd regular season of the National Football League….which ended with Super Bowl XVI when the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 26–21 at the Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan. The 1981 NFL Draft was held from April 28 to 29, 1981 at New York City’s Sheraton Hotel….with the first pick selected being running back George Rogers from the University of South Carolina….as selected by the New Orleans Saints.  1981 was…

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NFL – 1982 – NFL Films – Super Bowl XVI – San Francisco 49ers Vs Cincinnati Bengals With Harry Kalas

Super Bowl XVI was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion San Francisco 49ers and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Cincinnati Bengals to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1981 season….as the 49’ers defeated the Bengals by the score of 26–21 to win their first Super Bowl. The game was played on January 24, 1982, at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan….which is a suburb of…

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Music – 1985 – Marine Corp Band – Star Spangled Banner – Boxing Promoter Don King Tribute To D-Day

As I always do…..I watched this video before I wrote this post….and during the telecast, I found tears running down my face….as the images of the US soldiers going into battle on D-Day, June 6, 1944…..while thinking about Pops, my Dad….and I found myself having tears free falling down my face by the memories of…

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Music – 1985 – The Showband Of The Southwest – Thanksgiving Day Texas Vs Texas A&M Game Halftime

Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, has often said regarding the vast subject of sports rivalries…..that there was none quite like the annual “Thanksgiving Day Battle” in the 96 Year War (1915 – 2011)….which  took place on banks of the Brazos River and the Guadalupe River every Thanksgiving day in Central Texas….when the football squads of…

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Music – 1986 – Iowa Hawkeyes Marching Band – At Halftime Of The Rose Bowl – Iowa Vs UCLA

The Hawkeye Marching Band is the marching band for the University of Iowa…..which performs at all home Hawkeye football games at Kinnick Stadium….as it is the largest and most visible musical ensemble at the university….which was awarded the Louis Sudler Intercollegiate Marching Band Trophy in 1990. The band was founded in 1881 as a military band….while giving membership to both music students and members of…

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