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April 29, 2017

New Vintage Racing Videos on DVD from Holy Toledo!

If racing is your thing, this is your place for vintage racing videos.
By now you know I am a relialble trader I’ve been at this for years.
My life started at the Christmas tree, and I’m sure it will end with a checkered flag.

Tons of new videos, check out the list on your right, or email me for the Updated Racing List.
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Bill
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*** What’s New *****

*** NASCAR *********

1967 Firecracker 400
from Daytona
Wide World of Sports telecast

1969 Daytona 500
Wide World of Sports telecast

1969 Firecracker 400
from Daytona
Wide World of Sports telecast

1977 Rebel 500
April 3, 1977 at Darlington Raceway
Rare old school Nascar
Darrell Waltrip’s 1st super-speedway win
Controversial finish as David Pearson, Bobby Allison sub-ing for brother Donnie,
Darrell Waltrip and Richard Petty battle to the flag.
Keith Jackson, Chris Economaki & Jackie Stewart announcers
From ABC Wide World of Sports
As usual in early races joined in progress, 48 min.s, 1 disk

1978 World 600
Held May 28, 1978 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Dale Earnhardt’s first top 20 finish (17th)
Donnie & Bobby Allison, Petty, Yarborough, David Pearson & Derrell Waltrip battle
No announcers, live satellite feed
Over 4 hours of coverage

1979 Bush Clash
Fisrt race of the year
All the best drivers & teams

1979 World 600
Held May27, 1979 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
“The “King” Richard Petty & a young Dale Earnhardt in a great battle
Earnhardt’s highest Nascar finish to date (3rd)
Over 4 hours of coverage

1979 Napa National 500
Held on October 7, 1979 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Yarborough, Petty, Bobby & Donnie Allison, Waltrip & Parsons
Four hours of race coverage, 2 disks

1980 Atlanta 500
Starting back in 31st, Dale Earnhardt comes on the earn his ’s 2nd career Nascar victory
Rusty Wallace finishes 2nd in his first ever Nascar start
ABC Wide World of Sports partial race coverage
Al Michaels, Jackie Stewart & Chris Economaki announcers, 16:31

1983 World 600
Held May 29, 1983 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Buddy Baker sits on the pole, Bobby Allison leads the most laps
In the end its Neil Bonnett, Petty, Allison, Waltrip & Earnhardt that battle for the win

1983 Winston Western 500
Held on November 20 at Riverside
Bobby Allison wins his only Winston Cup Championship
Bill Elliot wins his 1st race
Final race for Petty driving for Petty Enterprises
Final race for Earnhardt in the #15
Crazy finish, Ken Squire & Cale Yarborough announcer, 2:38 of coverage

1984 Daytona 500
Cale Yarborough becomes the 1st to break 200 mph. at Daytone
A great performance, he wins the race for the second year in a row
Dale Earnhardt debuts his new #3 car
Earnhardt & Darrell Waltrip fight it out for 2nd & 3rd
Nice quality, 2 disks

1984 Budweiser 500 -formerly known as the Mason Dixon 500
May 20, 1984 at Dover Downs International Speedway
In his 2nd-to-last victory Richard Petty collects career win #199. Harry Gant led the most laps, as Petty battled Bill Elliot and Tim Richmond for the win.
Phil Parsons & Mike Joy announcers
Rebroadcast, 1 disk

1984 Winston Western 500
Held November 18 at Riverside
Terry Labonte wins the Winston Cup Championship
Bobby Rahal makes his Nascar debut
Over 3 hours of coverage, Ken Squire & Dave Despain announcers

1985 Budweiser 400 at Riverside
Held on June 2 at Riverside
Steve Evans & Brock Yates on TNN
52 minutes, missing final 16 min.s

1985 Winston Western 500
Held on November 17 at Riverside
Darrell Waltrip clinches his 3rd Winston Cup title
Terry Labonte wins the pole, Ricky Rudd wins the race
Ken Squire, Chris Economaki & Dave Despain, 2:36 TBS

1986 Daytona 500
Bill Elliot wins the pole at over 205 mph!
Bodine, Earnhardt, & Labonte race for the checkered flag
Some commercials, 2 disks
*includes highlights of Qualifying & the Busch Clash

1986 Coca Cola 600
Held on May 25 at Charlotte
Dale Earnhardt battles Tim Richmond & Cale Yarborough
Good race, TV coverage joins race in progress lap 123 of 400

1986 Budweiser 400 at Riverside
Held on June 1 at Riverside
Darrell Waltrip passes Tim Richmond on the last lap
Steve Evans & Brock Yates on TNN, low sound

1986 Oakwood Homes 500
Held on October 5th at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Pole: Tim Richmond
Dale Earnhardt on his way to his 2nd championship
Live broadcast, over 3 hours of great racing

1986 Winston Western 500
Held November 16 at Riverside
Tim Richmond wins the pole
Earnhardt, Richmond & Bodine race for the checkered flag
Last race for Waltrip & Bonnet with Junior Johnson
Earnhardt officially becomes 2-time Winston Cup Champion

1987 First Union 400
Held April 5 at North Wilksboro Speedway
Earnhardt wins 2nd race in a row (of his famous streak of 4 straight)
Bob Jenkins & the late Larry Nuber, Speedworld 2:23

1987 Valleydale Meats 500
Held April 12 at Bristol
Earnhardt wins 3rd in a row (of his famous streak of 4 straight)
“King” Richard Petty makes Dale work for it
Bob Jenkins & the late Larry Nuber, Speedworld 2:30

1990 Banquet Frozen Foods 300
Held June 10 at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma
Rusty Wallace continues his road course dominance
Mark Martin gives Rusty a run for his money
Bob Jenkins & Benny Parsons, Speedworld 2:17

1990 Atlanta Journal 500
Held November 18 at Atlanta
Dale Earnhardt wins his 4th Winston Cup Title
Morgan Sheperd & Geoff Bodine battle for the race win
Tragedy as Ricky Rudd hits Bill Elliot’s crewman on pit road
Bob Jenkins, Benny Parsons & Ned Jarrett, Speedworld 3:13

1991 Daytona 500
Davey Allison starts on the pole
Richard Petty starts his 31st Daytona
Ernie Irvan wins it over Sterling Marlin
Raw feed, almost 4 hours of coverage, 2 disk

1991 Banquet Frozen Foods 300
Held June 9 at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma
Wild controversial finish between Davey Allison, Ricky Rudd, Mark Martin & Tommy Kendall
Bob Jenkins, Ned Jarrett, Benny Parsons, Sportsworld 2:15

1992 Busch Clash
Geoff Bodine, Mark Martin, & Ernie Ervan trade some paint
1 disk

1992 Hooters 500
Widely considered one of the greatest races in Nascar history
Held November 15 at Atlanta
Alan Kulwicki wins the championship
Richard Petty’s final race
Jeff Gordon’s first Nascar race
Almost 5 hours of coverage, 3 disks

1994 Save Mart Supermarkets 300
Held May 15 at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma
Ernie Irvan wins the pole
Irvan, Bodine & Earnhardt battle for the victory
Bob Jenkins, Ned Jarrett, Nemmy Parsons, Speedworld 2:10

1996 Daytona 500
Dale Earnhardt wins the pole
Dale Jarrett & Earnhardt battle for the win
Some commercials, 2 disks

1999 Daytona 500
A rare find, an original broadcast that until now was unavailable
Pole: Jeff Gordon
Rookie Tony Stewart’s 1st Daytona 500
Rusty Wallace leads the most laps
Jeff Gordon’s daring three-wide pass gives him the lead. In the final laps he and Dale Earnhardt duel for the lead in a dramatic finish to “The Great American Race”.
Mike Joy, Buddy Baker, & Ned Jarrett announcers
2 disks

*** INDY CARS *****

1966 Indianapolis 500
Extremely rare, 50th Indy, very cool!
It looks like it could be the closed-circuit broadcast
No announcer, just the actual track sounds & the track announcer
Graham Hill & Jim Clark finish 1st & 2md
Jackie Stewart wins rookie of the year
3 disks, no audio for the first 17 minutes

1970 Phoenix 150
1st race of the USAC season
Featuring Mario Amdretti, A.J. Foyt, Al & Bobby Unser among others
Jim McKay, Chris Economaki, & Roger Ward announcers
ABC Wide Worl of Sports, missing last 10 laps (no lead changes). 1 disk

1977 Indianapolis 500
NEW UPGRADE
A vast improvement over the old version
Historic Race
A.J. Foyt wins his 4th & final Indy 500
1st woman to ever race at Indy Janet Guthrie
All the greats, Mario Andretti, Al & Bobby Under, Sneva, Johncock, Vuckovich
Wide World of Sports same day coverage
Jim McKay, Jackie Stewart, Cris Economaki announcers

*** AUTO RACING SHOWS & DOCUMENTARIES ***************

40 Years of ABC at Indy
EXTREMELY RARE
Several hours long of great Indy footage, 2 disks,
This is a rare find, and the original vhs copy is waaaaay too expensive.

“Racing The Sunoco Special” (1966)
Featuring Mark Donohue & Roger Penske
A rare film all about the ’66 season of the Sunoco Special
36 minutes, 1 disk

Absolute Evel: The Evel Knievel Story (documentary) 1:30 min.
Evel Knievel: Wide World of Sports

*** DRAG RACING ******

1972 Winternationals
Appears to be from Wide World pf Sports featuring Big Dady Don Garlits and Don “the Snake” Prudhomme. Very cool

1980 U.S. Nationals
This version has never been available until now
Dave McClelland & Steve Evans announcers

1983 Gatornationals
Sportsman Edition
Steve Evans, Brock Yates, & Ed Bruce announcers
on American Sports Cavalcade

1988 Winston All-Stars race fmom Atlanta, GA
1989 TRW Sportsman All-Stars at Columbus, OH
1989 Summernationals at Englishtown, NJ
1989 Mile High Nationals at Denver, CO
1990 Spring Nationals at Columbus, OH
1990 Molson LeGrandnational at Montreal Canada
1990 North Star Nationals at Brainerd, MN
1990 Keystone, Nationals at Reading, PA

1993 Fram Sports Nationals at Atlanta, GA
Feauring Blaine Johnson

2003 Pontiac Excitement Nationals at Columbus, OH
2004 Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd, MN (Eric Medlin’s 1st race)
2005 CarQuest Nationals Qualifying
+Pro Stock Challenge

72016 NHRA Entire Season
includes Qualifying
and Lucas Oil Sportsman Series

*** DRAG RACING SHOWS ******

Drag Racing ‘90
A 1 hour show with the season’s highlights
It was the only year I didn’t have in my collection

NHRA Today Shows with Steve Evans
A rae collection of this iconic drag racing show with host Steve Evans.
-NHRA Today 1st Show (April 1, 990)
-NHRA Today Joe Amato Championship Edition (11-11-1990)
-NHRA Today John Force 1st Championship Edition (11-18-1990)
-NHRA Today (with Steve Evans) (various shows from the 1993)
-NHRA Today Scott Kalitta Championship Edition (11-1994)
-NHRA Today John Force Championship Edition (11-1994)
-NHRA Today Last Show (Dec. 1998)

*** BOAT DRAG RACING ******

1987 IHBA Spring Nationals -Puddingstone Lake, CA
1989 Drag Boat World Championships -High Point, NC
1993 IHBA California Nationals -Bakersfield, CA
1994 IHBA Summer Nationals -Chowchilla, CA
2007 IHBA Nitro Nationals -Red Bluff, CA
2007 IHBA Super Nationals -Chowchilla, CA
2007 IHBA Marble Falls Lakefest -Marble Falls, TX
2007 IHBA Thunder Boat Regatta -San Diego, CA
2007 IHBA World Finals -Phoenix, AZ
2008 IHBA Lakefest -Phoenix, AZ
2008 IHBA Lakefest -Marble Falls
2008 IHBA Bay Fair -San Diego, CA
2008 UHBA Super Nationals -Chowchilla, CA
2008 IHBA World Finals -Phoenix, AZ
2009 IHBA Season Opener _Phoenix, AZ
2009 IHBA Lucas Oil Nationals -Marble Falls, TX
2009 IHBA Bay Fair -San Diego, CA
2009 IHBA World Finals
2009 IHBA Year In Review

2010 Spring Nationals
2010 World Finals -Phoenix, AZ
2011 Mayfest -Phoenix, AZ
2011 Showdown In San Angelo -San Angelo, TX
2011 Lucas Oil Nationals -Wheatland,, MO
2011 Marble Falls Lakefest -Marble Falls, TX
2011 Fall Classic -San Diego, CA
2011 World Finals -Phoenix, AZ
2011 Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series Season In Review

2012 Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series:
-Wheatland, MO
-Marble Falls, TX
-San Angelo, TX
-San Diego, CA
-World Finals at Firebird Lake, AZ
2012 Year In Review

2013 Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series
-Wheatland
-San Angelo
-Marble Falls
-Diamond Nationals (Wheatland, MO)
-Fall Classic (Chandler, AZ)
-World Finals (Chandler, AZ)

2014 Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series
-Arizona Drag Boat Nationals -Chandler, AZ
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAF, Pro Mod, & Quick Eliminator
-John Hass Memorial -Wheatland, MO
Top Fuel, TAF, Pro Mod, & Quick Eliminator
-Loanmart Lakefest Marble Falls, Tx
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAF, & Pro Mod
-Diamond Nationals -Wheatland, MO
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAH, TAF, Pro Mod, & Quick Eliminator
-Showdown At San Angelo San Angelo, TX
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAF,
-Thunder On The River Lake Havasu, AZ
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAF, & Pro Mod
-World Finals -Chandler, AZ
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAF, TAH, & Pro Mod

2015 Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series
-Colorado River Challenge -Parker, AZ
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAF, Pro Outlaw
-Spring Nationals -Phoenix, AZ
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAH, Pro Outlaw, Pro Mod
-John Haas Memorial -Wheatland, MO
Qualifying, Top Fuel, Pro Mod
-Showdown at San Angelo -San Angelo, TX
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAH, TAF
-Thunder On The River -Marble Falls, TX
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAF, Pro Outlaw, Pro Mod
-Diamond Nationals -Wheatland, MO
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAH, Pro Outlaw, Pro Mod
-World Finals -Phoenix, AZ
Qualifying, Top Fuel, TAH, TAF, Pro Outlaw, Pro Mod

*** BOAT RACING SHOWS *******

“Hot Boat”
a very cool show about drag boats by Main Event, 30 min.

“Need For Speed”
a documentary about boat racing, 44 min.

“Bill Muncey”
Classic Wide World of Sports

Tim Morgan Interview 7 min.

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March 21, 2017

Greatest Quarterback Duels In NFL History, plus a few others

Recently debated was the topic of “The Greatest Quarterback Duels’”, which included yet another Top 10 List. I grabbed my pen and wrote them down, wanting to see how many of these games I had in my vintage video collection. Turns out that I have 9 of the 10, and the Game Of The Week Show of the 10th game.

The list was full of great duels, however there were a few I thought were omitted. I’ve added my two cents, and I thought you may wish to add your thoughts as well. As it turns out I have 9 of the 10, but I also have many more that should have been included in this list.

Any 2 games for $22
Any 5 for $45
Any 10 for $75

du·el
A formal combat with weapons between two opponents, usually fought in the presence of witnesses.

The word actually dates back to Medieval Times, which is fitting. I could see Stabler brandishing his shield and sword, Marino seems more like a flail and spear guy, and Montana would need something more complex like a crossbow. Whereas Joe Kapp is definitely a battle ax.

With that said here is the Top 10 Quarterback Duels.

#10
1992 Wk2 Buffalo at San Francisco, on 2 DVDs
The “No Punt Game” featuring two Hall of Fame quarterbacks. Steve Young rolls up almost 600 yards of offense, Jim Kelly almost 500, and they both toss 3 TD’s. A 34-31 thriller with three 2nd Half lead changes.

#9
2009 Wk11 Cleveland at Detroit, on 2 DVDs
Not all great duels are fought by legendary quarterbacks. In his rookie season Matthew Stafford leads a furious comeback, only to have Brady Quinn recapture the lead. In a wild finish Stafford throws a TD pass with no time remaining to win it 38-37. Both QB’s combine for 9 TD passes in an extremely entertaining contest.

#8
1994 Wk1 New England at Miami, on 3 DVDs
Two gunslingers taking shots at each other all afternoon. Drew Bledsoe stakes his team to an early lead, Dan Marino fires back, and Drew returns fire. What follows is a back and forth gun fight at the Orange Bowl, including three more lead changes in the 4th Quarter! Hall of Fame field generals Bill Parcells and Don Shula wage war in a game stuffed full with 997 total yards, and 9 TD passes. A legendary 39-35 shootout that I may have had a bit higher on this list.

#7
2009 Wk10 New England at Indianapolis, on 2 DVDs
You had to expect that whoever finalized this list would include Brady versus Manning. Of the many games to chose from this is a pretty good one.

When Randy Moss catches a TD pass from Tom Brady to give the Patriots a 31-14 lead in the 4th quarter, crusty old Bill Belichick thinks his lead is safe. The undefeated Colts have other plans, which includes 14 points in the final 2:23. With only 13 seconds left Peyton Manning throws his 4th TD pass of the day to give the Colts an amazing 35-34 comeback win.

Note: To Raider Fans
You will not find a single Raiders game on this list. I remind you that I did not choose these games, I am merely reporting them. Later this week I will release my own Top 10 Raiders QB Duels list. I would have included it in this article but I didn’t want to overwhelm you with too much chewy goodness.

#6
1983 Wk7 Washington at Green Bay MNF, on 2 DVDs
This game is often discussed so I recently broke out the dvds and watch it again. A phenomenal football game from start to finish.

It is fitting that the highest scoring game in the history of Monday Night Football would be played at Lambeau Field. Bart Starr’s Packers, led by a very underrated QB Lynn Dickey, outscore the champion Redskins 48-47 in a game for the ages. Heroic efforts by Joe Theisman, Gerry Ellis, and great kickers Jan Stenerud & Mark Moseley. Both teams combine for 31 points, and an incredible five lead changes in the 4th quarter.

#5
1987 AFC Championship Cleveland at Denver, on 2 DVDs
Really, this is #5? I would have selected the ’86 game over this one.

Everyone remembers “The Fumble’, but what most fans tend to forget is that Bernie Kosar led the Browns to 30 points in the 2nd Half. With the season on the line both quarterbacks delivered when it mattered most, Elway & Kosar each throwing 3 TD passes in this historic battle for AFC supremacy.

Honorable Mention:
Before we get to the top 4, let’s consider a couple games that in my opinion deserved serious consideration. See what you think…

-2011 NFC Divisional New Orleans at San Francisco, on 2 DVDs
After three quarters this game was a tight struggle, the 49ers leading 20-14. What followed was arguably one of the most exciting 4th Quarters ever. In the final 4 minutes Drew Brees and Alex Smith gave us four lead changing touchdowns. When Jimmy Graham caught a 66 yard bomb with just over a minute left it appeared to be over. Somehow Alex Smith had the 49ers in position for a long tying field goal. With the clock ticking down and everyone thinking overtime, Alex hits Vernon Davis for the game winning TD. Truly a fantastic finish.

-2004 Wk12 Cleveland at Cincinnati, on 3 DVDs
The names Kelly Holcomb and Carson Palmer don’t exactly conjure up images of great quarterback duels. However the 65,677 who attended this game at Paul Brown Stadium on the Sunday after Thanksgiving 2004 may suggest to you otherwise. For they witnessed one of the truly incredible offensive explosions in NFL history. This wild 58-48 game was loaded full of huge plays and excitement. The 106 total points scored places this game as the 2nd highest ever. Only a 1966 game between the Giants and Redskins ranks higher. When we last saw the scoreboard operator he was battered, bruised, and bloody. A game you have to see to believe.

OK let us proceed with the list…

#4
1972 Wk2 New York Jets at Baltimore Colts (G.O.Week only)
Unfortunately there is no known copy of the television broadcast of this legendary game. All we have is the NFL Game Of The Week show. It’s “The Rematch”, Joe Namath versus Johnny Unitas, Weeb Ewbank vs. Don Shula. Johnny U has a great day, but Joe Willie has one of his best days ever, 496 yards and 6 TD passes! The end result is another Jets win over the Colts in a wild 44-34 old school dogfight.

#3
Super Bowl XIII Pittsburgh vs. Dallas, on 3 DVDs
The quality of this recording is excellent, and it includes halftime, postgame & commercials.

On the game’s biggest stage both Roger Staubach & Terry Bradshaw came up big. They combined for 7 TD passes in this 35-31 barn burner. When TE Jackie Smith dropped that famous pass, that touchdown would have made the score 28-21 in the 3rd quarter. Instead the Cowboys had to settle for a field goal.
Might those extra 4 points have made a difference? We will never know. Staubach rallied his troops on a furious comeback that came up just 4 point short. A great game between two legends.

#2
2009 NFC Wild Card Green Bay at Arizona, on 2 DVDs
This is one of my favorite playoff games of all-time just because it was so damn exciting. You have the old veteran Kurt Warner vs. the kid Aaron Rodgers. You would have to be a complete curmudgeon, or a defensive coordinator, to not like a game that is at one point tied 45-45 headed to overtime. Then just to demonstrate that anything is possible, the game ends on a defensive turnover.

Warner hits Larry Fitzgerald on a 33 yard TD pass and their 3rd quarter lead looks good. However we are all about to learn a valuable lesson about the kid Aaron Rodgers, never count him out. Four quick touchdown drives later and, just like that, this game is tied 38-38. There is still almost 11 minutes left, how the hell did he do that?

As if to say “hey Kid this is my town”, the Old Veteran tosses another TD pass. As he walks off the field he glances over at The Kid and says “That’s how it’s done”. The Kid however is brash, “You may be wise old man but I have something that you don’t, youth!”, and he fires a TD pass of his own. The Old Vet smiles and knows The Kid may have come of age today, but he still has one more lesson to learn. And so it was that just a short time later that valuable lesson was revealed to The Kid, revealed rather rudely by a southern gentleman named Dansby.

Final Score: Cardinals 51, Packers 45

And now, without further ado…

#1
1986 Wk3 Miami at New York Jets, on 3 DVDs
I have a newly upgraded beautiful quality copy of this great game, it includes halftime, postgame & commercials.

A conflict of epic proportion waged between two grand warriors, the Jets and the Dolphins. These bitter rivals square off in a game that will be remembered forever. Dan Marino and Ken O’Brien scored more often than the guy who took Linda Lovelace to the prom. After 7 TD’s were scored in the 1st Half, this game would go on to be tied at 31-31, 38-38-, and 45-45 before it went into overtime. The Football Gods would never allow this herculean struggle to be decided by the foot of a kicker, and so it was to be on this seventh day of the second week of the 1986 season.

An avalanche of scoring, both combatants combining for 1066 total yards, 10 TD passes, 5 players had more than 100 yards including Wesley Walker, who caught only 6 passes but had 194 yards & 4 TD’s. After watching this game even the spectators need a Gatorade bath.

Well what do you think? A tremendous list of spectacular games, no doubt, but how does a list like this not include these games:

-1981 AFC Divisional San Diego at Miami, on 2 DVDs
I have acquired a beautiful new 2 disc version of this game that is the best quality version I’ve ever seen.

Dan Fouts & Kellen Winslow blow up the Dolphins early, only to have the “Super Sub” Don Strock lead the Fish back in one of the most incredible playoff games in NFL history.

-1992 AFC Wild Card Houston at Buffalo, on 2 DVDs
How do you not include the great comeback game? For almost three quarters Warren Moon was as hot as a fox in a forest fire. Like a light switch this game turned, and Frank Reich orchestrated the greatest comeback in playoff history.

Ready To Go Packages of QB Duels:

Russell Wilson vs. Tom Brady Battles
Over the past few years we have seen some great games featuring Russell Wilson versus Tom Brady. We all know the story, neither QB was highly regarded out of college. Since Wilson was selected with the 75th pick of the 2012 Draft, they have faced each other three times. All have been epic games.

Their first meeting back in 2012 gave us a glimpse of things to come. The rookie Wilson led his Seahawks to a dramatic come from behind win in what was considered at the time to be a huge upset. We will all remember Super Bowl XLIX, “just hand the ball to Beast Mode”. Their last battle came on a Sunday night last season in Foxboro, a fantastic game that featured 7 lead changes.

2012 Wk6 New England at Seattle on 2 DVDs
Super Bowl XLIX New England vs. Seattle on 4 DVDs
2016 Wk10 Seattle at New England SNF on 2 DVDs
Any 2 games for $16, or all 3 for $21

New England Super Bowl Collection
All five games went down to the wire, including the first overtime game in Super Bowl history. Close your eyes and hold your nose if you aren’t a Patriots fan, rejoice in the glory if you are…

Super Bowl XXXVI New England vs. St. Louis on 3 DVDs
Super Bowl XXXVIII New England vs. Carolina on 3 DVDs includes “Nip Slip”
Super Bowl XXXIX New England vs. Philadelphia on 2 DVDs
Super Bowl XLIX New England vs. Seattle on 4 DVDs
Super Bowl XLI New England vs. Atlanta on 5 DVDs
Any 2 for $23, or all 5 for $50

*** College Football 2 Packs *****

Michigan vs. Iowa Two Pack
When Iowa narrowly upset Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan team last fall it reminded many old Hawkeyes of the big upset of 1985. That game, referred to as “The Poll Bowl”; also took place in Iowa City, but the coaches back then were Haden Fry and Bo Schembechler. The Wolverines QB that day was none other than Jim Harbaugh, while Iowa was led by Chuck Long and Ronnie Harmon. Both of these games were thrillers that came down to the last seconds.

1985 #2 Michigan at #1 Iowa on 2 DVDs
2016 #2 Michigan at Iowa on 2 DVDs
Both games for only $14

USC vs. UCLA Two Pack
When I think of these two cross-town rivals I think of warm sunny afternoons, green grass, beautiful cheerleaders, and exciting football. I think of O.J., Marcus Allen, Lynn Swann, Freeman McNeil, Ronnie Lott, and Kenny Easley. Great coaches like John McKay, Tommy Prothro, Terry Donohue, and John Robinson. Here are 7 games to choose from from 5 different decades.

1967 #1 UCLA at #4 USC
1968 #1 USC at UCLA
1973 UCLA at USC on 4 DVDs A+ quality
1980 USC at UCLA on 2 DVDs
1981 UCLA at USC on 2 DVDs
1990 USC at UCLA *rebroadcast
2015 UCLA at USC on 2 DVDs
Amy 2 games for $15, or any 3 for $20

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March 9, 2017

The U.S.F.L. Is Not Dead Here! A Look Back After 34 Years

Do you remember where you were, or what you were doing 34 years ago this week? I can offer an assist if you aren’t good at math. That would be the week of March 6th thru the 12th, 1983.

What was going on back then?
In the NFL it was all about The Fun Bunch, The Hogs, John Riggins and Joe Theisman. They were the toast of Washing and the NFL world because they had just won Super Bowl XVII. But that is not why I asked the question.

The band Men At Work were singing “Down Under” and Michael Jackson had a new #1 hit titled “Billie Jean”. At the box office we were all watching Return Of The Jedi, and the price of gas was $0.95 per gallon. But again, that is not why I asked where you were 34 years ago this week.

Officially the date was Sunday, March 6th, 1983.
The birth of the United States Football League.

Twelve brand new teams would play five games that day, and one game on Monday, marking the beginning of a whole new concept for fans, Spring football. The premier game would be televised on ABC as the Washington Federals hosted the Chicago Blitz at RFK Stadium. It was billed as “Coach George Allen returns to RFK”. If you’ll recall Allen had a very successful seven year run as head coach of the Redskins before being let go after the 1977 season. The Federals had signed a star running back from SMU named Craig James.

What followed was three amazing years of entertaining football that introduced us to guys named Bobby Hebert, Jim Mora, Sam Mills, Gary Anderson, and many others. It also gave guys like Anthony Carter, Doug Flutie, and Albert Bentley the opportunity to prove NFL scouts wrong. The USFL also had it’s share of stars. Herschel Walker, Steve Young, Reggie White, Jim Kelly, and Mike Rozier, just to name a few.

The original twelve teams were:
Arizona Wranglers
Birmingham Stallions
Boston Breakers
Chicago Blitz
Denver Gold
Los Angeles Express
Michigan Panthers (I loved their uniforms!)
New Jersey Generals
Oakland Invaders
Philadelphia Stars
Tampa Bay Bandits
Washington Federals

The USFL league champions and MVP’s:
1983
Michigan Panthers
Kelvin Bryant RB Philadelphia Stars
1984
Philadelphia Stars
Jim Kelly QB Houston Gamblers
1985
Baltimore Stars
Herschel Walker RB New Jersey Generals

For those of us in Oakland the Invaders came at a great time. The Raiders had left for Los Angeles the year before, and there was a void that the USFL filled nicely. Also Spring football for some cities was outstanding. Other cities were less fortunate, poor weather being the cause of poor attendance. Oakland was terrific in April, May and June. I can easily recall a warm Saturday evening at the Coliseum watching Herschel Walker and Anthony Carter do battle. I proudly admit that I was an Oakland Invaders season ticket holder, and I attended their first game in Oakland on March 13, 1983. Somewhere I even have a copy of the gameday program from that game called “Kickoff”.

There are many of us who loved the USFL, it gave us a local team to identify with, and many hours of football to watch during the time we used to call the “off-season”. The league is still missed, and I am convinced that Spring football would have succeeded over time.

Unfortunately the league failed for several reasons. Team owner spent far more than their television deals compensated them, and a failed lawsuit vs. the NFL proved to be a fatal blow. In the end it is but a footnote in football history, but for those three years it gave many of us a great deal of entertainment.

Being an avid collector of vintage sports video you had to know that I have a decent collection of USFL games on DVD. I would like to expand my collection, so I am open to trading if someone out there has any USFL games. I can even convert those old vhs tapes to dvd for you, if that is what you need.

At this moment here is my list of USFL games on DVD:

*** USFL Game List *********************************

1983

1983 Wk1 Chicago Blitz at Washington Federals
The 1st ever official USFL game premiers on ABC
Coach George Allen returns to RFK
Greg Landry completed 11 passes to WR Trumaine Johnson 156 yards 1 TD
Craig James runs for the Federals
Jim Lampley & Lee Corso announcers
Pregame, 2 disks

1983 Wk6 Oakland Invaders at Boston Breakers
Network switches to a different game with 6:16 in the 4th, game well in hand
Nice Quality, 2 disks

1983 Wk14 New Jersey Generals at Oakland Invaders
Herschel Walker goes for 2000 yards
Pregame, Halftime, 3 disks

1983 Wk17 Boston Breakers at Oakland Invaders
Invaders clinch the Pacific Division title as QB Fred Besana leads the way
Ex-Raiders Raymond Chester & Cedric Hardman have good games
Coaches: John Ralston vs. Dick Coury
Don Heinrich & Tom Kelly announcers
Some audio issues early, fine after 5 minutes
Brief pregame, halftime, postgame, 1 disk

1983 USFL Semi-Final Playoff
Oakland Invaders at Michigan Panthers
1 disk

1983 USFL Semi-Final Playoff
Chicago Blitz at Philadelphia Stars
Good Overtime game, 1 disk

1983 USFL Championship
Michigan Panthers vs. Philadelphia Stars
at Mile High Stadium
Good Quality, 2 disks

1984

1984 Wk6 Tampa Bay Bandits at Philadelphia Stars
Kelvin Bryant powers for 3 TD’s and 114 yards on a pulled hamstring
Sam Mills, Chuck Fusina, William Fuller, Irv Eatman, Bart Oates,
Coaches: Jim Mora vs. Steve Spurrior at Veterans Stadium
Tim Brandt & Lee Grosscupx announcers
Nice Quality, 2 disks

1984 Wk9 Arizona Wranglers at Houston Gamblers
I have 3 versions of this exciting game.
Original broadcast has edited huddles and parts are poor
Classic version is good quality
I made a combination of both, it’s the best of both
All are 1 disk each

1984 Wk10 Los Angeles Express at Houston Gamblers
Hall of Fame QB duel: Steve Young vs. Jim Kelly
Exciting overtime game
Pregame, Halftime, 2 disks

1984 Wk11 Houston Gamblers at Michigan Panthers
Great OT game, 2 disks

1984 Wk15 Houston Gamblers at Denver Gold
Todd Fowler sets USFL rushing record with 208 yards, & 2 TD’s
Jim Kelly ties George Blanda & Y.A. Tittle’s pro record 36 TD’s in a season
The Gambles prolific “run & shoot” is on full display in this game
Coaches Jack Pardee vs. Craig Morton at Mile High Stadium
Tim Brandt & Lee Grosscup announcers
Nice Quality, Pregame, Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

1984 Wk16 Michigan Panthers at Oakland Invaders
Battle between the two teams that would merge next year
Missing both team’s first drive, no scoring

1984 Wk17 San Antonio Gunslingers at Houston Gamblers
Jim Kelly and the run & shoot
Good game, Halftime, some edited huddles, 1 disk

1984 Wk18 Pittsburgh Maulers at Jacksonville Bulls
The last game ever played by the Pittsburgh Maulers
I had to get this game just so I could remember these uniforms!
In a heavy downpour part of the Gator Bowl field was actually under water
The Bulls played more like alligators, swamping the Maulers
Heisman Trophy winner Mike Rozier & QB Glenn Carano wore flippers instead of cleats
A great day for Robbie Mahfouyz, Tom Dinkle, Mike Whiting, & Larry Mason
Coaches: Lindy Infante vs. Ellis Rainsberg
John Sanders & Steve Talbot announcers
Halftime, commercials, 3 disks

1984 USFL Quarter Final Playoff
Michigan Panthers at Los Angeles Express
Legendary Triple Overtime game
Steve Young vs. Bobby Hebert
Pregame, 2 disks

1984 USFL Quarter Final Playoff
Arizona Wranglers at Houston Gamblers
Jim Kelly vs. the old veteran Greg Landry
Exciting game, 2 disks

1985

1985 Wk8 Oakland Invaders at Birmingham Stallions
1 disk

1985 Wk12 Los Angeles Express at Oakland Invaders
Steve Young vs. Bobby Hebert & Anthony Carter
2 disks

1985 Wk14 Oakland Invaders at Denver Gold
Important battle for the lead in the Western Division
Bobby Hebert 4 TD passes, 337 yards
Anthony Carter, Gordan Banks, Albert Bentley, Derek Holloway
Dave Browning, Gary Plummer, Ray Bentley, David Greenwood
Bob Gagliano, Leonard Harris, Bill Johnson,
Coches: Charlie Sumner vs. Darrel “Mouse” Davis at Mile High Stadium
Fred Manfra & Marv Levy announcers
Nice Quality, , commercials, 3 disks

1985 Wk14 New Jersey Generals at Tampa Bay Bandits
Exciting OT game, wacky ending 30-24
Doug Flutie & Herschel Walker vs. Gary Anderson
Coaches Walt Michaels vs. Steve Spurrier
Keith Jackson, Lynn Swann, & Tim Brandt
Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

1985 Wk17 New Jersey Generals at Oakland Invaders
Herschel Walker rushes for over 200 yards
Fun game to watch
Good game, 2 disks

1985 Wk18 Arizona Outlaws at Memphis Showboats
Reggie White, Doug Williams, Tim Spencer & John Corker
In a 38-28 win QB Mike Kelley throws & runs for a TD
Coaches: Pepper Rodgers vs. Frank Kush at the Liberty Bowl
Jim Simpson & Paul Maguire announcers
Some commercials, 1 disk

1985 Wk18 Oakland Invaders at Houston Gamblers
The final regular season USFL game ever
MNF, Halftime, commercials, 2 dosks

1985 USFL Quarter Final Playoff
Tampa Bay at Oakland
Nice Quality Upgrade of entire broadcast
Gary Anderson has a huge 1st Half, 197 total yards
Bobby Hebert & Anthony Carter lead a 2nd Half comeback
An exciting 30-27 game, Coaches: Charlie Sumner vs. Steve Spurrior
In 2nd Q:Network Breaking News return of TWA Flight 847 hostages
Pregame, Halftime, postgame, commercials, 4 disks

1985 USFL Semi-Final Playoff
Oakland Invaders at Memphis Showboats
Upgraded version no longer joined in progress
Anthony Carter has a big game 157 yards 2 TD’s
Reggie White, Mossy Cade, Mike Kelley, Tim Spencer, Walter Lewis
Albert Bentley, Gordan Banks, Gary Plummer, Dave Browning
Halftime feature on Reggie White
At the Liberty Bowl: Coaches: Charlie Sumner vs. Pepper Rodgers
Keith Jackson, Lynn Swann, & Tim Brandt announcers
Pregame, Halftime, 3 disks

1985 USFL Championship
Baltimore Stars vs. Oakland Invaders
The last USFL game ever is a good one
2 disks

*** USFL Shows & Highlight Films **********

“What A Feeling” 1983 USFL Year In Review
1984 Houston Gamblers Yearbook
Small Potatoes, The Story of the USFL

Hopefully I will have more to come soon!
Sincerely,
Bill
from Holy Toledo!
holeytoledo@sonic.net

February 1, 2017

A Super List of What’s New in Vintage Sports Videos

Striving for improvement, never resting on past success, these are important qualities of a champion. It is my mission at Holy Toledo to make small improvements every day, to get better each week. When you add them all up the sum equals something significant, a measurable step forward in the journey to being a champion.

When you see “What’s New” this time you will truly see the sum off many small steps that have added up to a significant journey. It is fitting that I am posting this during Super Bowl week, a time when the two best teams will add up all of their efforts to see who will be crowned as champion.

If you are new to vintage sports videos, here is the answer as to why we do what we do:

If you grew up watching games or races on the weekends, with fond memories of guys like Dandy Don, Gowdy, Enberg, Chris Economaki, or Steve Evans, this might be a hobby for you. If you want to show your kids the greatest players like Montana, Payton, Earl Campbell, or “Snake” Kenny Stabler, this is the place for you. Maybe you wish to never forget watching “The Catch” or “The Ghost To The Post” game with your father, who has since passed away. These are just some of the many reasons to watch and collect vintage sports videos.

For those of you who I’ve traded with lately, you will be happy to know that I purchased a new DVD Copier. The old machine was dying, but unfortunately I wasn’t aware of it. This led to many frustrations, I do apologize for any inconvenience. Suffice it to say the old machine is “going, going, GONE!”

Next time I write I will explore the DVD-R vs. DVD+R issue. It DOES matter.

You are going to love some of these gems I have picked up, mostly football, some baseball, and yes some very cool racing videos. If you are a racing fan you will find the new racing videos by scrolling to the bottom of this post, just below the baseball items.

New games, new equipment, new blanks disks, Holy Toledo is ready for the big game. I bought 10 pounds of chicken wings, and 18 lbs. of pork shoulder for carnitas, chile verde, and pulled pork sliders. You know what they say “Play to win, or don’t play at all!”

Wishing all of you a Super Sunday, and remember if you ever need any vintage sports videos you can count on Holy Toledo!

So, without further ado, here is
*** What’s New at Holy Toledo! ***

Here are some of the highlights:
-The great Tom Landry’s final two games (his last home game and his final win)
-Bernie Kosar’s career passing day (and its against Dan Marino)
-A beautiful new Thanksgiving Day game (1979), well certainly new to me that includes a rare Sid Luckman interview
-Raider fans will appreciate the nice upgrade of the 1983 Thursday Night game at San Diego
-The greatest comeback in the history of Monday Night Football, an outstanding high quality 4 disk copy of the incredible ’03 Indy at Tampa Bay epic
-Steve Largent’s career day, in an important battle vs. Denver
-Hall of Fame lineman Anthony Munoz’s 1st game
-One of the most incredible endings to a game you will ever see, ‘03 Saint at Jaguars
-If you are a Walter Payton fan you will see that I’ve picked up many new games
-Bill Belichick versus Joe Montana (Cleveland at KC)
-Many new selections from the 1970’s

-The good news is that I actually found a copy of the infamous “Announcer-less game” from 1980. The bad news is that the video quality is below average for a game from that era.

*** What’s New *****

*** NFL *********

1976 Wk6 New York Jets at New England MNF
Definite Upgrade
Joe Willie Namath vs. Steve Grogan
Lou Holtz vs. Chuck Fairbanks
Howard, “The Giff” and Alex Karros announcers
Howard’s Halftime highlights, commercials, 2 disks

1977 Wk1 Detroit at Chicago
Walter Payton 160 yards 2 TD’s
Gary Bender and Tom Matte announcers
Joined in progress 1st Q approx. 4 min. 7-7
Very Nice Quality, commercials, 2 disks

1977 Wk7 Detroit at Dallas
Roger Staubach 3 TD passes, Doomsday Defense pitches a shutout
Chuck Howley inducted into the Ring Of Honor
Honored by Tom Landry at the Half
Lindsey Nelson & Paul Hornung announcers
Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

1978 Wk10 New Orleans at Pittsburgh
Can Archie Manning’s Saints pull off the huge upset?
Franco Harris goes over 7000 yards rushing
Can Terry Bradshaw lead the comeback?
Jayne Kennedy interviews Landry & Staubach at the Half
Don Criqui and Hank Stram announcers
Nice Quality, Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

1978 Wk12 Atlanta at Chicago
The Falcons defense vs. Walter Payton
Payton breaks Gale Sayers alltime Bears rushing record
The old man Alan Page saves the day
Tim Ryan and Johnnie Morris announcers
Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

1979 Wk3 Chicago at Dallas
Hall of Fame matchup: Payton vs. Dorsett, both +100 yards
Exciting game, Four 2nd Half lead changes
Staubach throw 3 TD passes
Summerall and Brookshire announcers
Nice Quality, 2 disks

1979 Wk4 Chigo at Miami
Larry Csonka 3 TD’s vs. Walter Payton
Super-sub Don Strock leads 2nd Half scoring barrage
Curt Gowdy and Hank Stram announcers
Dolphins never punt in the entire game
Joined in progress w/ 8 min.s left in 1st Q, 0-0
Nice Quality, Halftime, 1 disk

1979 Wk5 Tampa Bay at Chicago
Bucs improve to 5-0 behind their dominating defense
Tight game between the best two teams in the NFC Central
Doug Williams matches up against Payton’s Bears
Tim Ryan and Johnnie Morris announcers
2 disks

1979 Wk6 Chicago at Buffako
Walter Payton 155 yards 1 TD
Great defensive battle
Bears hold Bills to only 7 1st down & 42 yards passing
Tim Ryan and Johnnie Morris announcers
Postgame with bonus coverage, 2 disks

1979 Wk11 Los Angeles Rams at Chigo
Down 16-0 back come the Bears
A game of big plays and Walter Payton
Vin Scully and George Allen announcers
2 disks

1979 Wk12 New York Jets at Chicago
Interesting game
Don Criqui and John Brodie announcers
2 disks

1979 Wk13 Chicago at Detroit Thanksgiving
Very Nice Quality of a game I didn’t know existed
Great Pregame, interview with Sid Luckman!
Jack Whitaker offers his pearls of wisdom
Lions shut out their rivals on national TV
Summerall and Brookshire announcers
NFL Today pregame, 2 disks

1979 Wk14 Chicago at Tampa Bay
Top 2 teams in the NFC Central battle for supremacy
Bears D shuts out the Bucs
The old man Alan Page and the rookie Dan Hampton are outstanding
Tim Ryan and Johnnie Morris announcers
2 disks

1979 Wk15 Dallas at Philadelphia
Saturday national TV broadcast
Late season battle for 1st place in the NFC East
Staubach vs. Jaworski, Landry vs. Vermeil
Pat Summerall and Tom Brookshire announcers
NFL Today Halftime, 2 disks
+ bonus Sunday morning NFL Today show

1979 Wk16 St. Louis at Chicago
Huge day for Bears and Walter Payton
Win clinches playoff berth for Bears
Bears D smothers Cards, holds them to 23 yars passing
Walter Payton 156 yards 3 TD’s
Tim Ryan and Johnnie Morris announcers
Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

1980 Wk1 Tampa Bay at Cincinnati
Forrest Gregg’s 1st game as Bengals head coach
Future Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz’s 1st game
Doug Williams, Leroy Selman, Garo Yeprmian
Final year of Bengals old helmets
Curt Gowdy & Hank Stram announcers
Interesting raw feed, slight audio static, 2 disks

1980 Wk2 Pittsburgh at Baltimore Colts
Exciting game Bert Jones vs. Terry Bradshaw
A Mike Siani sighting at old Memorial Stadium
Charlie Jones & Len Dawson announcers
2 disks

1980 Wk3 Minnesota at Chicago
“Big Play Day” at Soldier Field
4 scoring plays of over 40+ yards
Includes “Reagan for President” commercial
Curk Gowdy & Hank Stram announcers
Joined after two plays, some commercials, 2 disks

1980 Wk3 Buffalo at New Orleans
Rookie Joe Cribbs outgains Muncie & Galbraith
Archie Manning vs. Joe Ferguson, Chuck Knox vs. Dick Nolan
Jay Randolph & Gene Washington announcers
With commercials, 2 disks

1980 Wk8 Detroit at Kansas City
Rookie Billy Sims 184 yards 2 TD’s in a tight game
“Early” John Madden & Gary Bender announcers
Very Nice Quality, commercials, 2 disks

1980 Wk9 Green Bay at Pittsburgh
Battle of Lynn’s: Lynn Dickey vs. Lynn Swann
Does Bart Starr have the Pack back?
Halftime includes highlights of the famous 93-7 Portland St-Cal Poly game
Brookshire & Summerall announcers
Audio issues after 39 min.s of D#2, 2 disks

1980 Wk11 St. Louis Cardinals at Dallas
“Big Play Day” in Big D
4 scoring plays of over 50+ yarts
Fun game to watch
Roger Staubach & Frank Gleiber announcers
Nice Quality but slight audio static, Halftime, 2 disks

1980 Wk12 Washington at Dallas
Cowboys get 5 sacks, but commit 6 turnovers
Summerall & Brookshire announcers
Some commercials, 2 disks

1980 Wk14 San Diego at Washington
Fouts versus Theisman
#1 Passing offense vs. #1 Passing defense
Charlie Jones and Len Dawson announcers
1 disk

1980 Wk16 New York Jets at Miami
Announcer-less game
C- quality, 1 disk

1981 Wk12 Detroit at Chicago
Billy Sims leads the way for Lions
Detroit D holds Bears to paltry 24 yards total offense
Dick Stockton and Johnnie Morris announcers
Halftime, Postgame, 2 disks

1981 AFC Divisional San Diego at Miami
**9.0 Quality Upgrade of one of the greatest games of Alltime
Halftime, commercials, and Postgame
Beautuful Quality, 2 disks

1982 Wk1 Washington at Philadelphia
37-34 Overtime thriller in this season opener
Many big time players in this big time game
Joe Gibbs vs. Dick Vermeil
Tom Brookshire and Wayne Walker announcers
Network has some video trouble in 3rd Q, 2 disks

1982 Wk2 Cincinnati at Pittsburgh
An Overtime thriller between division rivals!
Ken Anderson vs. Terry Bradshaw, Forrest Gregg vs. Chuck Noll
Big day fro Chris Collinsworth and John Stallworth
Don Criqui and John Brodie announcers
Nice Quality, commercials, 2 disks

1983 Wk14 LA Raiders at San Diego TNF
Nice Upgrade
Arguably the best Raider team ever vs. their rivals
Nice night for Todd Christensen and Frank Hawkins
Marcus Allen throws a TD pass, Ted Hendricks, Letser Hayes
Chuck Muncie once again cannot finish a Raiders game
Howard, Gifford and O.J Simpson announcers
“Managerie of Misfits” Raiders Halftime feature, 2 disks

1984 Wk2 New England at Miami
Dan Marino vs. Steve Grogan
includes the original “Where’s the beef?” commercial
The “Mark’s Brothers” shred the Pats
Jay Randolph & Bob Greise announcers
Nice Quality, Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

1984 Wk8 Miami at New England
Dan Marino vs. Tony Eason in a high scoring game
Dolphins explode for over 550 yards
Patriots over 400 yards
Marino 4 TD passes
Charlie Jones & Bob Greise, 1 disk

1984 Wk13 Seattle at Denver
A career day for Steve Largent
Fantastic game between two tough teams
In ’84 these teams would battle twice to decide the AFC West
Marv Albert & John Brodie announcers
2 disks

1984 Wk16 Denver at Seattle
The rematch three weeks later…
This time the winner wins the AFC West
Dick Enberg & Merlin Olsen, 2 disks

1986 Wk7 Denver at New York Jets MNF
NY Sack Exchange versus John Elway
Good quality, except for about 8 minutes in the 2nd Quarter
Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

1986 Wk9 LA Rams at Chicago MNF
Walter Payton vs. Eric Dickerson
Extremely close game between two great defensive teams
C Quality, Halftime, 2 disks

1986 Wk10 Miami at Cleveland MNF
Bernie Kosar career night vs. Dan Marino
Kosar 3rd highest passing yards (in a gm.) in Browns history!
Browns roll up 558 yards of offense
Above average quality, 2 disks

1988 Wk15 Dallas at Washington
The end of a legendary career… part 1
Tom Landry’s final win as a head coach
Career win #250 (3rd alltime)
Rookie Michael Irvin scored 3 TD’s
2 disks

1988 Wk16 Philadelphia at Dallas
The end of a legendary career… part 2
Tom Landry’s final game as head coach
Game #418 (3rd alltime)
Herschel Walker vs. Randall Cunningham
2 disks

1988 Wk16 Houston Oilers at Cleveland
Historic comeback by 38 yr. old Don Strock, hiss last hurrah!
Great game, bitter cold day ends in snow at Municipal Stadium
Brother vs. Brother: Clay vs. Bruce Matthews
Marty Shotenheimer vs. Jerry Glanville
Don Criqui and Bob Trumpy announcers
Very nice Quality, Halftime, 3 disks

1988 AFC Wild Card
Houston Oilers at Cleveland
All new Beautiful Quality Upgrade, Exciting game
Trumpy goes ballistic over bad call in 3rd quarter
Mike Pagel performs heroically as a emergency fiin-in QB
Don Criqui and Bob Trumpy announcers
Pregame, Halftime, 3 disks

1988 AFC Championship
Buffalo at Cincinnati
Icky Woods & Boomer Esiason lead the Nengals vs. Jim Kelly
Beautiful Quality, Halftime with Don Shula, Postgame, 3 disks

1992 Wk17 Denver at Kansas City
In essence a playoff game,
Winner qualifies for the postseason,
Loser goes home.
Enberg & Trumpy announcers
Local KC Pregame & Postgame, Halftime, 2 disks

1993 Wk7 Kansas City at San Diego
Joe Montana leads his 1st majot comeback as a Chief
Marcus Allen, Junior Seau, Derek Thomas
Dick Enberg & Bob Trumpy announcers
Very Nice Quality, Halftime, some commercials, 3 disks

1993 Wk16 San Diego at Kansas City
Down 17-0, Joe Montana leads another huge comeback
Many great players Marcus Allen, Derrick Thomas, Neil Smith, Mean, Butts, Anders, Albert Lewis
“Chiefs Update” pregame show with Kevin Ross
Charlie Jones and Todd Christensen announcers
Beautiful Quality, full broadcast, Halftime, local KC postgame
4 Disks

1994 Wk2 San Francisco at Kansas City
Joe Montana vs. Steve Young
Nice Upgrade of this Hall of Fame matchup
Complete broadcast with almost 5 hours of coverage
Extended Local KC Pregame, Postgame, & Primetime
Very Nice Quality, 4 ir 5 disks

1994 Wk6 Kansas City at San Diego
Cool Throwback uniforms
Battle for 1st place in the West
Montana, Marcus Allen, Derrick Thomas, & Junior Seau
Charlie Jones & Randy Cross announcers
Beautiful Quality, Halftime, Postgame, 3 disks

1994 Wk12 Cleveland at Kansas City
Bill Belichick vs. Joe Mantana
Many great players in this hard fought battle
Marv Albert & Paul Maguire announcers
Nice Quality, Pregame, Halftime, commercials, 3 disks

1995 Wk2 Green Bay at Chicago MNF
Guy jumps out of the stands to catch a field goal!
Incredible!
Bret Favre leads the Pack to a “Black & Blue” victory
2 disks

1996 Wk17 New England at New York Giants
“The Return of Parcells”
Down 22-0, Patriots make a big comeback
Enberg, Simms & Paul Maguire announcers
Pregame, Halftime, 2 disks

1997 Wk3 Oakland at Atlanta
Big Upgrade
My old version of this game was awful
Jeff George circles the stadium after the game
2 disks

2003 Wk5 Indianapolis at Tampa Bay MNF
“The Greatest MNF Comeback!”
Under Peyton Manning the Colts score 21 points in the final 3:37
Amazing Overtime game
Jon Gruden vs. Tony Dungy, Dungy’s return to Tampa
Big name players and big plays all night long
Madden, Michaels & Lisa Guerrerron announcers
“A” Quality, Entire broadcast, 4 disks

2003 Wk16 New Orleans at Jacksonville
**One of the crazirst endings you may ever see!
Fred Taylor 194 yards rushing + 31 recieving
Byron Leftwich vs. Aaron Brooks
Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

2008 Wk3 Miami at New England
“Birth of the Wildcat”
Ronnie Brown scores 4 TD’s & throws a TD pass!
Dolphins shock the Pats with a new formation
1 disks

2012 Wk6 New England at Seattle
1st ever matchup between Brady & Wilson
Great game with a thrilling finish
#1 Offense vs. #1 Defense
2 disks

*** NFL Shows ************

1970 San Diego Chargers yearbook
Narrated by John Facenda

1972 San Diego Chargers yearbook
Narrated by John Facenda

*** Baseball ***************

9-24-1984 Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh
Cubs win the East!
Rick Sutcliffe is the starting pitcher
Lineup includes Dernier, Sandberg, Matthews, Moreland, Cey, Jody Davis, Durham, & Bowa
Of course the announcer is Harry Karay
Other announcers include Steve Stone, Jack Brickhouse & Milo Hamilton
Nice Quality, lots of postgame, 2 disks

1999 All-Star Game at Fenway Park
Unforgettable moments with Ted Williams
Legends of the All-Century Team appear
A great night for baeball

2012 NLDS Game 3
San Francisco at Cincinnati
Giants avoid the sweep, stay alive
Extra innings, 2 disks

2012 NLDS Game 4
San Francisco at Cincinnati
Behind Barry Zito the Giants even the series
2 disks

*** Auto Racing ***************
*** Shows **

40 Years of ABC at Indy
Several hours long of great Indy footage, 2 disks,
This is a rare find, and the original vhs copy is waaaaay too expensive.

NHRA Today Shows
A rae collection of this iconic drag racing show with host Steve Evans.

-NHRA Today 1st Show (April 1, 990)
-NHRA Today Joe Amato Championship Edition (11-11-1990)
-NHRA Today John Force 1st Championship Edition (11-18-1990)
-NHRA Today (with Steve Evans) (various shows from the 1993)
-NHRA Today Scott Kalitta Championship Edition (11-1994)
-NHRA Today John Force Championship Edition (11-1994)
-NHRA Today Last Show (Dec. 1998)

** Races **
1972 Winternationals
Appears to be from Wide World pf Sports featuring Big Dady Don Garlits and Don “the Snake” Prudhomme. Very cool

1988 Winston All-Stars race fmom Atlanta, GA

1989 TRW Sportsman All-Stars at Columbus, OH
1989 Summernationals at Englishtown, NJ
1989 Mile High Nationals at Denver, CO
1990 Summit Nationals at Columbus, OH
1990 Molson LeGrandnational at Montreal Canada
1990 North Star Nationals at Brainerd, MN
1990 Keystone, Nationals at Reading, PA

1993 Fram Sports Nationals at Atlanta, GA
Feauring Blaine Johnson

2003 Pontiac Excitement Nationals at Columbus, OH
2004 Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd, MN (Eric Medlin’s 1st race)

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You can view a partial game list on this site, links to your right.
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Email: holytoledo@sonic.net
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January 29, 2017

It’s National Vintage Sports Video Day!

If ever there was a day meant for watching vintage football games on dvd, today is that day. The week between the Conference championships and the Super Bowl is for most of us a dead week. Nobody I know over the age of 10 gets excited about the Pro Bowl. There is no racing, no baseball, just tall college boys in shorts, and frankly that just doesn’t do it for me. So where do we turn? Do what I do, pick out a favorite game from your vintage sports library and watch the legends play in legendary games.

On behalf of all of us collectors, seize this day, and do hereby declare today National Vintage Sports Video Day!

So if you are in Miami get your ass off the beach and watch Czonka or Marino, those in KC pull our your copy of Super Bowl IV, Raider fans put on Super Bowl XVIII or the Holy Roller. if you are a Cubs fan watch game 7. Steelers fans pick out anything from the 1970’s, Cowboys fans might wish to watch the 1992 NFC Championship, or since it is somewhat of a religious holiday, the Hail Mary game may be appropriate.

Personally I’m watching the great Monday Night Football game from 1978 at the Astrodome. You remember it, Earl Campbell & Howard Cosell vs. the mighty Dolphins of Miami. Luv ya Blue!

My father, who could care less about old football games is watching the 1984 NHRA U.S. Nationals on dvd. He, while sitting by a warm fire is watching Big Daddy Don Garlits face off with a young brash kid from Florida named Darrell Gwynn. He’s going to see some funny cars driven by Dunn, McCuloch, and Bernstein. That is the beauty of this holiday, the menu is wide open for you to choose.

Today we claim as our own.
From this day forth, and every year after, I declare that the Sunday before the Super Bowl will always be our official holiday. This day will forever be known as…
“National Vintage Sports Video Day”.

Go forth and watch Ray Scott or Curt Gowdy, soak up Howard and Danderoo, relive the greet Bill King. Just take a few minutes of this special day and claim it as your own.

Holy Toledo!

December 8, 2016

Legendary Announcer Bill King Voted Into Hall Of Fame

Filed under: A.F.L., NFL, Oakland A's, Oakland Raiders, Uncategorized — Bill @ 10:17 am

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One of my heroes was honored yesterday.

Raiders-A’s-Warriors legendary announcer Bill King was voted into the Hall of Fame yesterday.

I have such mixed emotions about this.

Thrilled that Bill finally made it.

Sad that he wasn’t able to witness how much he was loved & appreciated.

And all of this on the eve of a Raiders-Chiefs game.

Holy Toledo indeed.

Remind me to tell you the unforgettable story about the day I met Bill King.

Meanwhile here  are two good articles that I will share with you.

“Arrhythmic poetry to Bill King making Hall of Fame posthumously”

By Ray Ratto

December 7, 2016

Bill King would have found his entrance into the Baseball Hall of Fame for winning the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting a satisfying but indisputably odd thing for him to receive 11 years after his death. He would have said, and I can guarantee this, “Well, my work must have dramatically improved in the last few years.”

And Hank Greenwald, Lon Simmons, Greg Papa and all his other broadcast partners would have laughed and nodded. King knew he was good and didn’t mind being recognized for it, but he wouldn’t miss the weird touch of being hailed for it after his passing.

Nor would he have missed the amusing notion that he won the award in his ninth time as a finalist. The A’s teams whose exploits he described for a quarter-century reached the postseason nine times but won the big only once, in 1989.

But there is an arrhythmic poetry in the notion that King’s final recognition went this way rather than while he was alive. The nation caught on to him late, if at all, and while he was the voice of all things Bay Area sports for 43 years between the Warriors, Raiders and A’s, he was happily non-telegenic, and thoroughly content with living outside the troika of national broadcasting circles (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago) of the time.

He did want to be thought of as he is today by a larger audience, because he was a man with a healthy respect for his own talent and work ethic, but he knew the deal when he took it, and he took it happily. He was allowed to be himself by three separate owners (which is three over the current national average, given that broadcasters are now given a daily party line that must be adhered to), and he took full advantage. Talent gets you that kind of freedom, and obstinacy in the face of control allows you to use it fearlessly.

And now it’s been noticed, ironically enough in the sport most people thought was his third best. The NBA’s Curt Gowdy Award, given since 1990, includes many of his contemporaries (Chick Hearn, Johnny Most, Al McCoy, Joe Tait, Bill Schonely, et. al.) but not him, and the NFL’s Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award, given since 1989, is almost exclusively reserved for network TV announcers, though some of King’s radio compatriots (Buffalo’s Van Miller and Pittsburgh’s Myron Cope) have also won.

But baseball embraced the Internet vote first, and King got consistent support from Bay Area fans who kept his name alive through a number of failed attempts when the voting was done by the public; he won under a new system in which winners are selected by a 17-person panel, which many people thought was not his best constituency.

If King were alive and still active, he would have been properly appreciative, though one should not have been surprised had he pulled a Bob Dylan with the Nobel Prize people and skipped the induction ceremony next July: “Thanks for the award, but I’ll have been in New York the week before and I’m taking that weekend off to sit on the boat. Give (Hall of Fame director) Jeff Idelson a ‘Holy Toledo!’ for me, and pass that bottle over here.”

It’s how we would want him to want it, anyway.

BILL KING: 1927-2005 / Erudite voice of Bay Area sports

David Bush, Chronicle Staff Writer

Published 4:00 am, Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Bill King, who described in his distinctive rapid-fire style some of the greatest moments in Bay Area sports history and connected with generations of local sports fans, has died.

King, 78, died in San Leandro Hospital early Tuesday morning of a pulmonary embolism. He underwent surgery on Friday to repair his artificial hip but developed a blood clot.

He was the radio voice of the pro basketball Warriors from their 1962 arrival in the Bay Area through 1983, the pro football Raiders from 1966 through 1992 and the baseball A’s from 1981 through this past season. Radio station KNBR, which was King’s professional home for a large part of his career, devoted its entire programming Tuesday afternoon to replaying memorable play-by-play calls and interviewing colleagues.

King was almost as renowned for his handlebar mustache and wide-ranging interests as he was for the trademark “Holy Toledo” exclamation he used to punctuate exciting plays.

“We’ve lost a unique person, no doubt about that,” said former broadcaster Lon Simmons, who shared the A’s booth with King from 1981 through ’95.

King was the audio link to the Warriors during their championship season of 1974-75. His calls of great Raiders moments from their heyday of the 1970s are still often replayed. And he was behind the microphone during the A’s run of three straight World Series appearances, 1988-90.

“He was the essence of what a sportscaster should be,” said Hank Greenwald, who was King’s broadcast partner on the Warriors before Greenwald became the voice of the Giants in 1979. “He had the ability to capture what was happening and enable listeners to see it as vividly as if they were in the arena themselves.”

“His name should be on the wall of the (Oakland) Coliseum with (Rollie) Fingers and (Catfish) Hunter and (Dennis) Eckersley and the rest,” said Ken Korach, King’s A’s broadcast partner the past 10 years. “He’s meant more to the organization than anyone. He touched so many lives — he was like a member of the family for millions of people.

December 5, 2016

Holy Toledo Holiday Specials! Vintage Sports Video Sale!

Holy Toledo! It’s time for Vintage Video Holiday Specials!
Here are several amazing deals to choose from.

Relive the greatest sporting moments of your life anytime you wish.
Hear the great announcers of your youth.
Add to your collection, or help someone start a new collection.

***For Racing Fans!
Any 10 Vintage Racing videos – $65
(or Any 5 Vintage Racing videos – $35)

***A Feast for Football Fans!
Any 10 Vintage Football games – $75
(or any 5 Vintage Football games – $40)

***Cubs Fans Rejoice!
Two Cubs Combo Packages to choose from.

-Cubs Combo #1 – $59
All 7 World Series Games for just $59.99
Includes incredible postgame coverage after Game 7!
This includes a bonus show called “Confessions Of A Cubs Fan”
17 DVD in all – Includes shipping

-Cubs Combo #2 – $99
All 7 World Series Games,
PLUS seven Cubs playoff victories vs. SF and LA!
14 historic Cubs games in all for only $99
This includes a rare bonus game from September 24, 1984
Rick Sutcliffe pitches a 2-hitter as the Cubs clinch the National League East!
34 DVDs in all

***Three SF Giants Specials!

-2010 World Series – All 5 games versus the Texas Rangers
$35 – 10 DVDs in all

-2012 World Series – All 4 games versus the Detroit Tigers
$28 – 9 DVDs

-2014 World Series – All 7 games versus the Kansas City Royals
$49 – 18 DVDs

**Order any of the Giants World Series packages and you become eligible to add-on any of these 5 unforgettable Giants games for only $7 each

Five Historic Add-ons to choose from:
-2010 game #162 San Diego at San Francisco
If the Giants don’t win the final game of the season, they won’t get to the post-season

-2010 NLCS game 6 San Francisco at Philadelphia
Giants win the Pennant!

-2012 NLDS game 5 San Francisco at Cincinnati
Posey slams the Reds t win the series

-2014 NL Wild Card game San Francisco at Pittsburgh
Mad Bum starts his incredible post-season run

-2014 NLCS game 5 St. Louis at San Francisco
Ishikawa hits a “walk off” to win the Pennant!

To view the complete lists of Vintage Videos use the links to your right, or email me at: holeytoledo@sonic.net

All packages include shipping.

Happy Holidays fro Holy Toledo!

Complete 2016-17 College Football Bowl Lineup

Filed under: College Football, Uncategorized — Bill @ 2:16 pm

Unless you are like me and enjoy watching vintage racing videos, most racing fans get a little antsy this time of year. Where might they turn their attention? College Bowl games.

Meanwhile college football fans will have 41 Bowl games to feast upon this holiday season. The games kick off on Saturday December 17th , and culminate with the National Championship Game on Monday night January 9th.

Once again the CFP Semifinal games will take place on New Year Eve. Alabama takes on Washington in the Peach Bowl, while Clemson plays Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl. Last year these semifinal games suffered poor TV rating because of the New Years Eve date, and I suspect it will happen again. This is why we study history in school, so as not to repeat the errors of the past.

Because New Years Day falls on a Sunday, in order to not compete with the NFL, there will be no college Bowl games that day. Instead the four traditional Bowl games (Outback, Cotton, Rose & Sugar) will be played on Monday January 2nd. The Orange Bowl will be played of Friday December 30th. Notably absent from the Bowl lineup this year is Notre Dame.

Get ready to cook some chicken wings, pour a frosty cold beverage, and enjoy some college football.

*all times are ET:

Dec. 17 —
New Mexico Bowl, New Mexico vs. Texas-San Antonio
Albuquerque, 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Las Vegas Bowl, Houston vs. San Diego State
Las Vegas, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)

Camelia Bowl, Toledo vs. Appalachian State
Montgomery, Ala., 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Cure Bowl, Arkansas State vs. Central Florida
Orlando, 5:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

New Orleans Bowl, Southern Mississippi vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
New Orleans, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 19 —
Miami Beach Bowl, Tulsa vs. Central Michigan
Miami, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 20 —
Boca Raton Bowl, Memphis vs. Western Kentucky
Boca Raton, Fla., 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 21 —
Poinsettia Bowl, BYU vs. Wyoming
San Diego, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 22 —
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Idaho vs. Colorado State
Boise, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 23 —
Bahamas Bowl, Old Dominion vs. Eastern Michigan
Nassau, Bahamas, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Armed Forces Bowl, Navy vs. Louisiana Tech
Fort Worth, Texas, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Dollar General Bowl, Ohio vs. Troy
Mobile, Ala., 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 24 —
Hawaii Bowl, Middle Tennessee vs. Hawaii
Honolulu, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 26 —
St. Petersburg Bowl, Mississippi State vs. Miami (Ohio)
St. Petersburg, Fla., 11 a.m. (ESPN)

Quick Lane Bowl, Boston College vs. Maryland
Detroit, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Independence Bowl, North Carolina State vs. Vanderbilt
Shreveport, La., 5 p.m. (ESPN2)

Dec. 27 —
Heart of Dallas Bowl, North Texas vs. Army
Dallas, noon (ESPN)

Military Bowl, Wake Forest vs. Temple
Annapolis, Md., 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Holiday Bowl, Minnesota vs. Washington State
San Diego, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Cactus Bowl, Baylor vs. Boise State
Phoenix, 10:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 28 —
Pinstripe Bowl, Pittsburgh vs. Northwestern
Bronx, N.Y., 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Russell Athletic Bowl, Miami (Fla.) vs. West Virginia
Orlando, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Foster Farms Bowl, Indiana vs. Utah
Santa Clara, Calif., 8:30 p.m. (FOX)

Texas Bowl, Kansas State vs. Texas A&M
Houston, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 29 —
Birmingham Bowl, South Florida vs. South Carolina
Birmingham, Ala., 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Belk Bowl, Virginia Tech vs. Arkansas
Charlotte, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Alamo Bowl, Oklahoma State vs. Colorado
San Antonio, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 30 —
Liberty Bowl, TCU vs. Georgia
Memphis, Tenn., Noon (ESPN)

Sun Bowl, North Carolina vs. Stanford
El Paso, Texas, 2 p.m. (CBS)

Music City Bowl, Nebraska vs. Tennessee
Nashville, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Arizona Bowl, South Alabama vs. Air Force
Tucson, Ariz., 5:30 p.m. (ASN)

Orange Bowl, Florida State vs. Michigan
Miami Gardens, Fla., 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Dec. 31 —
Citrus Bowl, Louisville vs. LSU
Orlando, 11 a.m. (ABC)

TaxSlayer Bowl, Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky
Jacksonville, Fla., 11 a.m. (ESPN)

CFP Semifinal: Peach Bowl, Alabama vs. Washington
Atlanta, 3 p.m. (ESPN)

CFP Semifinal: Fiesta Bowl, Clemson vs. Ohio State
Glendale, Ariz., 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Jan. 2 —
Outback Bowl, Iowa vs. Florida
Tampa, 1 p.m. (ABC)

Cotton Bowl Classic, Wisconsin vs. Western Michigan
Arlington, Texas, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Rose Bowl Game, Penn State vs. Southern California
Pasadena, Calif., 5 p.m. (ESPN)

Sugar Bowl, Oklahoma vs. Auburn
New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Jan. 9 —
National Championship Game: Semifinal winners
Tampa, Fla., 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

November 23, 2016

Big News In Vintage Sports Videos at Holy Toledo!

Big news in the world of vintage sports video! Three games that were never known to exist have surfaced. Granted these may not be perhaps the most sacred of games, but they are important to those who collect the old Monday Night Football games.

1981 Week 4 L.A. at Chicago MNF
1981 Week 15 Atlanta at L.A. MNF
1984 Week 2 Pittsburgh at NY Jets TNF

Also recently discovered is a beautiful recording of a game in which an NFL record was set. Well several records actually. We hear so many numbers in football sometimes they don’t always sink in, but consider these eye popping gems.

In 1979 the Rams defense had the game of a lifetime. They held the Seahawks to
-7 total yards in one game
Only 1 1st down
-30 yards passing in an entire game
The Seahawks managed only 2 completions the entire day!

It is a given that I love to watch or listen to these old games. The old announcers bring back so many memories, and I love the look of the old stadiums like Shea, or Memorial Stadium in Baltimore (their field was not a field of grass, let’s just be honest and call it what it was… dirt). What I love about watching a game from Memorial Stadium is the sound. If you listen carefully you hear their famous band, the old school cheerleaders, the crowd noise is so intimate you can hear individuals as they cheer on their favorite players. It is unlike anything you hear today, it’s a throwback to a different time, and no blaring music!

This latest version of “What’s New” is a particular favorite of mine because of it’s diversity. It is loaded with not only vintage TV broadcasts, but a great radio broadcast, and a few fantastic sports documentaries that you will love.

Highlights of “What’s New” include:

-Do you remember Brian Sipe and the “Kardiac Kids”?
Well I found the game that started it all in week 1 of 1979. Yes I know officially the Kardiac Kids are considered to be the 1980 Browns, of which I have many of their games, but where it all began was on a September day at Shea.

-One of the great baseball games of the 1970’s took place at Riverfront Stadium. It was the deciding game 5 of the National League Championship. The Pirates were only three outs away from the World Series. What occurs in the bottom of the 9th inning in the stuff of legends, topped off with one of the most bizarre endings to a Championship Series ever. No TV broadcast is known to exist, but I found the original Reds radio broadcast featuring a very young Al Michaels & Joe Nuxhall. It even includes some postgame. This a a great one.

-“Finley’s Heroes” The Story of the 1972 Oakland A’s
The audio recording of the LP that was sold in 1972. It tells the story of the upstart A’s, featuring the radio calls of Monte Moore. This was a really cool and rare find.

-Many interesting football games from the 1970’s
-Joe Montana’s final big moment as a 49er
-George Allen’s final NFL regular season game
-Lots of LA Rams great moments
-The Orange Crush
-and as always some historic college football

Documentaries new and old:
-“Shea Goodbye” – A beautiful look at the old stadium.
-“85” – This almost 2 hour long new documentary is all about “the greatest team in the history of the NFL” that was only broadcast on local TV in Chicago.

Take a leisurely stroll down this list, it will be a walk down memory lane.
If you want to see my updated complete vintage lists just email me a request.
As always I am open to trades.
Be sure to subscribe to Holy Toledo! for free updates.

I want to take a minute and wish everyone a happy holiday season. In this time of political turmoil let us take time to to remember what is most important, family, friends, and vintage sports!

Sincerely,
Bill
from Holy Toledo!
holeytoledo@sonic.net

*** What’s New *****

*** NFL *********

1977 Wk7 Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans
Saints upset heavily favored Rams in this wild game
Seven lead changes & twice tied
Chuck Muncie & Tony Galbreath combine for 208 yards
Lawrence McCutchen & Harold Jackson lead the Rams
Vin Scully & Alex Hawkins announcers
Nice quality, halftime, commercials, 2 disks

1977 Wk13 Washington at St. Louis Cardinals
Huge game for both teams battling for playoffs, loser goes home
7-5 George Allen vs. 7-5 Don Coryell, Billy Kilmer vs. Jim Hart
Terry Metcalf has a huge day
Summerall & Brookshire announcers
Network loses audio in part of 3rd quarter
NFL Today pregame, commercials, 2 disks

1977 Wk14 Los Angeles at Washington
Incredible Quality!
George Allen’s last coached game in the NFL regular season
Billy Kilmer & Calvin Hill power the Skins to a close win
Summerall & Brookshire announcers
NFL Today pregame, halftime, missing final 5 minutes
“10” Quality, 2 disks

1978 Wk7 Pittsburgh at Cleveland
Quality of picture is good, unfortunately someday edited
the huddles with a meat cleaver, very poor 1 disk

1978 Wk9 Denver at Seattle
OT game in the Kingdome
Jim Zorn & Steve Largent vs. Rick Upchurch & Craig Morton
Curt Gowdy & John Brodie announcers
Entire game + long OT, 2 disks

1978 Wk11 Oakland at Cincinnati MNF
Upgrade: Most versions of this game are horrible
Much improved picture quality, still not great, but MUCH better
Snale Stabler is always good on Monday nights
Howard, Frank & Dandy Don, 1 disk

1978 Wk12 Green Bay at Denver
The Orange Crush vs. David Whitehurst
Big day for the late Rob Lytle & Haven Moses
Younng Lyle Alzado records a safety
Summerall & Brookshire announcers
Halftime, some commercials, Sperry postgame, 2 disks

1978 Wk13 Denver at Detroit Thanksgiving
Upgrade includes all the extras
Lion upset the Broncos, Monte Clark beats Red Miller
Nice picture quality, except for the tracking issues throughout
Halftime interview with Lions legend Joe Schmidt
Dick Enberg & Merlin Olsen announcers
NFL ’78 pregame, halftime, 3 disks

1978 Wk14 Philadelphia at Minnesota
Huge game for both teams produces a great game
Tarkenton leads the 28-27 come from behind victory
Frozen field at Metropolitan Stadium
Don Criqui & Sonny Jurgenson announcers
Outstanding Quality, Halftime (Jane Kennedy), commercials, 2 disks

1978 Wk14 Cleveland at Seattle
Brian Sipe & Ozzie Newson vs. Steve Largent & Ozzie Newson
Jim Simpson & Paul Warfield announcers
Pregame show about Zim Zorn, halftime, 2 disks

1978 Wk16 Kansas City at Seattle
If you are a football coach, or you want to see an old school offensive scheme,
this game features the famed Winged-T offense
Jim Zorn & Steve Largent hook up on a long TD pass
Old school players Herman “Thunderfoot” Weaver actually completes a pass
Jay Randolph & Ed Podolak announcers
Pregame, halftime, some commercials, 2 disks

1979 Wk1 Cleveland at New York Jets
The birth & origin of “the Kardiac Kids” begins here
Exciting long OT game at Shea stadium
Jets Burgess Owens has a great game
Charlie Joiner & Len Dawson announcers
Some commercials, 2 disks

1979 Wk2 Minnesota at Chicago
Big day for the legendary Walker Payton 182 yards rushing 2 TD’s
Bob Costsas & Johnny Morris announcers
Better than average quality, 2 disks

1979 Wk2 Tampa Bay at Baltimore
An old fashioned “barn burner”, good Overtime game
Interesting QB matchup: Doug Williams vs. Greg Landry
Lindsey Nelson and Paul Hornung announcers
Old Memorial Stadium, commercials, 2 disks

1979 Wk3 Pittsburgh at St. Louis Cardinals
Big 4th quarter comeback by Steelers
Good game for Rocky Bleier
Dick Enberg & Merlin Olsen announcers
some commercials, 2 disks

1979 Wk8 Chicago at Minnesota
A thrilling 30-27 game with many big plays
Walter Payton does it all TD’s passing, rushing & receiving
Despite Bears gaining almost 500 yards,
Tommy Kramer leads a dramatic comeback
Tim Ryan & Johnny Morris announcers
The old Metropolitin Stadium, 2 disks

1979 Wk9 Dallas at Pittsburgh
Battle of the titans in this Super Bowl rematch
Bradshaw vs. Staubach, Noll vs. Landry
Summerall and Brookshire announcers
Above average quality, halftime, commercials, 2 disks

1979 Wk10 Los Angeles Rams at Seattle
NFL Record game because of Rams defense
They hold the Seahawks to -7 yards total offense!
-30 yards passing, one 1st down & only 2 completed passes.
An incredible performance never before seen, nor since
Vin Scully & George Allen announcers
Beautiful Quality, halftime, 2 disks

1979 Wk11 St, Louis Cardinals at Washington
Down 27-7 in the 4th Jim Hart leads a furious comeback
Truly a fantastic finish
Gary Bender and Sonny Jurgenson announcers
2 disks

1980 Wk3 Green Bay at Los Angeles Rams
Rams score 37 points in the 2nd Quarter
Bender & Madden announcers
J.I.Progress, commercials, 1 disk

1980 Wk9 New Orleans at Los Angeles Rams
Shootout in the Wild West
Vince Ferragamo throws 5 TD passes
Archie Manning tosses 3 TD passes
Vin Scully & George Allen
Walter Cronkite news update at the half
Beautiful Quality, commercials, 4 disks

1981 Wk4 Los Angeles Rams at Chicago MNF
Until now no copy of this game was known to exist
Gifford, Cosell & Meredith announcers
2 disks

1981 Wk15 Atlanta at Los Angeles Rams MNF
Until now no copy of this game was known to exist
Steve Bartkowski vs. Dan Pastorini
Gifford, Cosell & Tarkenton announcers
Above average quality, 2 disks

1984 Wk2 Pittsburgh at New York Jets TNF
Until now no copy of this game was known to exist
Gifford & Meredith announcers
Commercials, 2 disks

1985 Wk13 Tampa Bay at Green Bay
Snow game, lots & lots of snow!
Packers over 500 yards of offense
Steve Young is Bucs QB
Jim Hill & John Dockery, 1 disk

1986 Wk12 New York Jets at Miami MNF
Jets come in 10-1, Dolphins roll up 500 yards
Marino 4 TD passes, Lorenzo Hampton 3 TD’s
C quality, 2 disks

1989 Wk6 Los Angeles Rams at Buffalo MNF
Fantastic Finish!
Several late lead changes in a great 4th quarter
Thurman Thomas & Andre Reed lead Bills offense
Everett & Flipper Anderson lead the undefeated Rams
The game is held 1 day before the SF Earthquake
Nice quality, local Buffalo postgame, 2 disks

1991 Wk17 New York Jets at Miami
Exciting OT game sends Jets to the playoffs
Jets ground game vs. Marino, Duper & Clayton
Dennis Byrd has a big game
Joe Willie Namath & Tom Hammond announcers
O.J. on the sidelines, halftime, 1 disk

1992 Wk17 Detroit at San Francisco MNF
Joe Montana plays his final game as a 49er
After being out almost 2 years he throws 2 TD passes at age 36
Barry Sanders adds another 100 yard game to his resume
Incredible story of Joe Montana, 2 disks

1994 Wk7 Kansas City at Denver
Upgrade of this legenday game
Hall of Fame QB matchup: Joe Montana vs. John Elway
ESPN Monday Night Preview
Local KC postgame
3 disks

1997 Wk2 Kansas City at Oakland MNF
Finally a quality upgrade of this incredible game
(unless you’re a Raiders fan)
Down 27-13 back com the Chiefs
Beautiful Quality, commercials, 2 disks

2000 Wk12 Oakland at New Orleans
High Quality Upgrade of a good game
Great all-around team effort by Gruden’s Raiders
An injury to Jeff Blake makes way for Aaron Brooks
High scoring game
Enberg & Dierdorf, commercials, 2 disks

200 Wk14 Oakland at Pittsburgh
Upgrade of a very god game between two good teams
Cowher vs. Gruden, Kordell Stewart vs. Gannon
Many great players, Bettis, H.Ward, T.Brown, D.Russell
Nice Quality, commercials, 2 disks

2001 Wk7 Oakland at Philadelphia
Upgrade to Beautiful Quality
Gruden vs. Andy Reid, Gannon vs. McNabb
Gumbel & Simms, commercials, 2 disks

2001 Wk14 Oakland at San Diego
Nice Upgrade on a close rivalry game
Rice & Garner lead Raiders vs. Flutie
Gumbel & Simms, commercials, 2 disks

2006 Wk10 New York Jets at New England
Pennington upsets Brady
Mangini beat Belichick, and the rivalry lives on…
Nance & Simms announcers
2 disks

2008 Wk1 New York Jets at Miami
Brett Favre’s 1st game as a J-E-T Jet
Of course he hits a deep TD pass right away
Close game, Nance & Simms, 1 disk

*** NFL Documentaries *******

“85” – The Untold Story of the Greatest Team in Pro Football History
A great show produced in 2005 thirty years after the Bears championship
1:47

30 for 30: The 1985 Bears
The great show commercial free and professionally edited

History of the NFL (John Facenda 1983, 1:16)
75 Seasons: The Story of the NFL (1:55)
“Saints, Sinnersm & Saviors” – The 1980 NFL Season
“Super 7” The story behing the Bay Areas seven Super Bowl championships

Set of 3 great shows:
Fabulous 50’s
Sensational 60’s
Super 70’s

A Football Life: Jerome Bettis
A Football Life: Paul Brown
A Football LifeL Earl Campbell
A Football Life: Dexter Manley
A Football Life: Joe Namath part 1 & 2
A Football Life: Christian Okoye
A Football Life: Ken Stabler
A Football Life: Dick Verneil
A Football Life: Bill Walsh

*** COLLEGE FOOTBALL *****

1980 South Carolina at USC
Marcus Allen vs. George Rogers
Ronnie Lott, Dennis Smith, Chip Banks, Jack Del Rio, Jeff Fisjer, Joey & Keith Browner
The USC O-line was Bruce Matthews, Roy Foster, Keith Van Horne & Don Mosebar
Mike Walden & Mike Garrett announcers
2 disks

1980 USC at UCLA
Marcus Allen (#1 in nation rushing)
vs. Freeman McNeil (#5 in nation in rushing)
Ronnie Lott vs. Kenny Easley
Freshman Jay Shroeder leads the Bruins
Many eventual pro players
Keith Jackson & Frank Broyles announcers
Exciting game, commercials, 2 disks

1984 Liberty Bowl
Auburn vs. Arkansas
Bo Jackson is Offensive MVP
Defensive MVP David Bazzel (Arkansas)
Curt Gowdy & Len Dawson, 1 disk

2004 Arizona St. at Cal
Aaron Rodgers final season at Cal
Battle of two Top 20 teams (#20 at #7)
Aaron Rodgers vs. Andrew Walter
Halftime, long postgame, commercial, 2 disks

2004 Cal at Southern Mississippi
Aaron Rodgers final regular season game for Cal
J.J. Arrington, Marshawn Lynch,
National TV game, commercials, lomg ESPN postgame w/ BCS debate,2 disks

2010 Arkansas at Auburn
Cam Newtob vs. Ryan Mallett
Over 100 points & 1000 yards
Very entertaining game
Lundquist & Danielson announcers
2 disks

*** BASEBALL **********

1972 NLCS Game 5
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
Radio broadcast of this legendary game
Unbelievable finish, many Hall of Fame players
Al Michaels & Joe Nuxhall announcers
Because of a long rain delay the broadcast is joined in the top of the 2nd, no score,
1st inning is reviewed in detail, w/ postgame, 1 disk (a dvd)

1981 ALDS Game 1
Oakland at Kansas City
1st ever American League Division Series game!
“Billyball” Billy Martin & Rickey Henderson vs. George Brett & Dick Howser
Starters: Mike Norris vs. Dennis Leonard
Al Michaels & Jim Palmer announcers
Nice Quality, Pregame, 4 disks

Finley’s Heroes
The story of Charlie Finley’s 1972 Oakland A’s
The full LP digitally copied to dvd with a slide show
Hosted by longtime A’s radio announcer Monte Moore
Additional voices Jim Simpson, Al Michaels & Jim Woods
The world champion Oakland A’s, 51 minutes

Shea Goodbye: 45 Years of Amazin’ Mets
A great documentary about the old stadium
From the first game in ’64, “You Gotta Believe”, Tom Terrific, Tommy Agee & Ron Swaboda, Rusty Staub, Dykstra & Mookie, Doc & the Straw, September 1th & Mike Piazza, and of course the World Series teams of ’69, ’73, ’86 & 2000. A beautiful documentary about the old stadium they called Shea. 109 minutes

The Brooklyn Dodgers, an American Treasure
Famous documentary about “Dem Bums”, a great look at the history of baseball in Brooklyn.
102 minutes

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September 12, 2016

Rams vs. 49ers Rivalry Rekindled!

Filed under: NFL, Uncategorized, Vintage Sports Video — Bill @ 9:54 am

Long before the Rams moved to St. Louis they used to have a tremendous inner-state rival in the San Francisco 49ers. It was a battle between northern and southern California. It was John Brodie versus Roman Gabriel, Vince Ferragamo vs. Jim Plunkett,and later Joe Montana vs. Jim Everett. There were so many great games. It didn’t matter if the game was to decide the division title, or if it was just for bragging rights, the men who suited up for a Rams-49ers game knew it was going to be a battle. Ask Fred Dryer, or Fred Dean. Jack “Hacksaw” Reynolds actually played for both sides of this bitter rivalry.

In 1995 when the Rams moved the rivalry fell off. It just wasn’t the same. Well the Rams are now back in Los Angeles!

Tonight that famed northern vs. southern California, 49ers vs. Rams rivalry is rekindled. It may take a few seasons to stoke up the embers, but it won’t be long and this rivalry will be raging once again.

Somewhere guys like Ray Malavasi, Dick Nolan, George Allen, Monte Clark, Tommy Prothro, Pete McCulley, Chuck Knox, and Bill Wash are smiling…

Just for fun I listed all of the old 49ers versus Rams game I have on dvd.
The oldest is from 1974, a game played at Candlestick Park on Monday Night Football. In all I have seven games from the 1970’s. There are many from the 1980’s. The final Los Angeles vs. San Francisco game was played in week 12 of 1994. I’m not sure any of us knew at that time that it was an end of an era.

1974
Wk8 LA at SF MNF

1977
Wk3 SF at LA

1978
Wk6 SF at LA
Wk12 LA at SF

1979
Wk3 SF at LA
Wk13 LA at SF

1980
Wk5 SF at LA

1981
Wk8 SF at LA
Wk12 LA at SF

1982
Wk5 SF at LA
Wk9 LA at SF

1983
Wk6 LA at SF
Wk8 SF at LA

1984
Wk9 SF at LA
Wk16 LA at SF

1985
Wk14 LA at SF MNF

1987
Wk16 LA at SF SNF

1988
Wk7 SF at LA
Wk16 LA at SF

1989
Wk4 LA at SF
Wk14 SF at LA MNF
*NFC Championship LA at SF

1990
Wk12 LA at SF
Wk15 SF at LA MNF

1991
Wk4 LA at SF
Wk13 SF at LA

1992
Wk12 SF at LA

1993
Wk13 SF at LA

1994
Wk12 LA at SF

If anyone has any games you see missing from this list let me know, I would love to make a trade with you. By trading we both get to expand our collections.

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