L E’s Stories – The Fusion Of Ranch Barons & Wildcatters As Seen By A Sportsphile      

From the eye of this discerning dog’s perspective….it seems to me that the infusion of the unique mentalities that it took to create huge ranching empires out in the “hard country” known as West Texas….  ….which connected in perfect harmony with the mentalities that wildcatters brought to the Permian Basin….for this was a match made in…

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NFL – 1965 To 1977 – Special – Bob Costas Showcases Career QB Joe Namath – A Celebration Of Sports

Joe Namath was born and raised in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (30 miles (50 km) northwest of Pittsburgh)….and grew up in its Lower End neighborhood as the son of Catholic parents, Rose and John Andrew Namath, a steelworker….as his parents were of Hungarian descent….when his Hungarian-born grandfather, Andrew Németh, known as “A.J.” to his family and friends, came to Ellis Island on the…

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NFL – 1982 – NFL Films – Super Bowl XVI – Highlights – Cincinnati Bengals Vs San Francisco 49ers

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 in a really good football game….. as the game was played on January 24,…

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NFL – 1978 – NFL Films – Super Bowl XII – Dallas Cowboys Vs Denver Broncos – With John Facenda

Super Bowl XII was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Dallas Cowboys and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1977 season. The Cowboys defeated the Broncos 27–10 to win their second Super Bowl…..as te game was played on January 15, 1978, at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisana…..which was the first Super Bowl played…

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NFL – 1979 – NFL Films – Highlights Of Houston Oilers Playoff Run To The AFC Championship Game

The 1979 Houston Oilers season was the franchise’s 20th overall….and the 10th in the National Football League…..in a year that the offense scored an average of 23 points per game for 362 total points…..while the defense gave up an average of 20 points per game for 331 points…..as the ended the season with a record of 11 wins and 5…

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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…

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