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April 6, 2018

Introducing The Football Stick – It’s The Ultimate Vintage Sports Video Library!

Filed under: A.F.L., NFL, Oakland Raiders, Uncategorized, Vintage Sports Video — Bill @ 9:02 am

“This is the best thing to come along for vintage sports video since the invention of the vcr and the dvd!”

“The Football Stick”
by One Touch Video Library

“Someday there is going to be a machine that allows me to be able to watch any old football game I want. Instead of messing with dvds I will be able to simply scroll down the list of my games and choose one.” –A Longtime Collector of Vintage Sports Videos

Someday has arrived!
One Touch Video Library has created three Football Sticks fully loaded with vintage games of the past.
-The Super Stick, a collection of every Super Bowl game
-The Playoff Stick Vol.I, a collection of nothing but postseason games from 1952 thru 1984
-The Raider Stick Vol.I, a collection of Raider games from 1965 thru 1983

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Recently we let a very special football fan try out our newest Football Stick and here is what he had to say.

Q: Well you’ve had a chance to use it for awhile, how do you like the Football Stick?
A: It’s like having my entire dvd collection hooked up to my TV at the same time. This thing is fantastic! All the best games are right here and I can watch any one I choose. This thing is awesome!”

Q: We have created three Football Sticks, which one did you try out?
A: I had The Playoff Stick, it had just about every major postseason game from 1952 thru the 1984 season, including the first 19 Super Bowl broadcasts. I’ve been collecting vintage football games for 35 years so I know which games are out there and which games are not. This has everything.

Q: How was the quality of each recording?
A: Excellent. Quality is always an issue with any vintage recording. I have multiple copied of some games just so I can find the best possible quality. Your quality matches or exceeds what I have seen.

Q: Was it hard to connect to your television?
A: No, it was surprisingly easy to hook up, I just plugged in one cord to the side of my TV. Once I did that all I had to do was pick up my remote control. Very simple.

Q: Did The Football Stick take up much space near your television?
A: Not at all, it’s about the size of a man’s wallet, only thinner. I also like that unlike a dvd player this device doesn’t have to be in sight of your remote, so I could tuck it away unseen. No power supply is needed so it doesn’t add a bunch of new cords. I already have enough equipment around my TV, so I was happy that it didn’t add another big machine. The Football Stick is small and easy to hide.

Q: Was The Football Stick easy to use?
A: Very simple. Because you use your regular TV remote I didn’t have to learn how to use a new one. It’s just like scrolling through your shows on your dvr, you select on and it starts playing.

Q: The Football Stick is easily portable. Did you try out this feature?
A: Yes and it was terrific. Originally I had it hooked up to my main TV in my living room. Last Saturday my wife was watching an old movie so I took The Playoff Stick into my office and watched the famous ’81 Chargers at Dolphins playoff game. A few days later I took it to my friend’s house so he could watch The Ghost To The Post game. Neither time did I have to deal with finding or playing any dvds. It was really easy to move it around from one TV to another.

Q: Is there any feature you would like to add to The Playoff Stick?
A: It does everything I had hoped for, and it is so easy to use. I think you guys did a superb job creating The Football Stick.

Q: Any final thoughts or observations you would like to add?
A: The Football Stick is going to make my dvd player obsolete, every game I have on dvd can now be loaded into The Football Stick. I’m going to want all three Football Sticks. Make me a deal!

 

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March 29, 2018

Holy Toledo. He’s Back With More Vintage Sports Videos on DVD!

Hello Friends
Happy Opening Day to the 2018 baseball season!

Yes I am aware that it has been four months since I last posted here in Holy Toledo. To say that life has been hectic would be an understatement. While I missed it, you will see that I have not been resting on my a**, I mean laurels. BIG news is on the horizon, look for a major announcement in the coming days.

Meanwhile here is “What’s New” in vintage sports video. You will find these catagories bekiw: NFL, NFL Game of the Weej shows, College Football, Basketball, and Drag Racing.

Highlights include:

-A new Bill King video, he narrates a nice copy of the 1974-75 Golden State Warriors Highlight Film
-While on the subject of hoops, I found a cool recording of a record breaking performance. “The Sleepy Floyd Game” as called by Greg Papa. Sleepy scores 29 points in the 4th quarter!
1987 Western Conference Gm.4 LA Lakers at Golden St.

Football:
-A game coached by Otto Graham, my first I believe
The ‘69 College All-Stars vs. the world champion NY Jets.

-Did you know that the “perfect” 1972 Dolphins almost lost a game?
Yes Joe Willie Namath’s NY Jets put a scare in Shula’s team, they had to overcome two 2nd Half Jet leads. Watch it in a well done merge of game film and radio broadcast.
(NFL Game Of The Week show also acquired of this game)

-Can you win a game when your QB throws five interceptions?
See the 1980 Chiefs at Seahawks, it’s quite odd

Famous 1st and Lasts:
-Brett Favre’s 1st NFL game, one he wishes he could forget (1991).
-Bill Parcells’ first game as a head coach (1983).
-Eric Dickerson’s 1st and last game as a LA Ram (1983 and 1987)
-New Orleans Saints clinch their 1st winning season in franchise history, in of all places Pittsburgh
-Raymond Berry’s 1st game as head coach for the Patriots
-1st game for the “Phoenix” Cardinals (1988).

Great Individual Performances:
-Mark Rypien incredible 7 touchdown game, and wait until you see his stats (1991).
-Moon vs. Kosar in a virtual playoff game to decide the ‘89 AFC Central champion on the final week of the season. Naturally it’s a thriller.
-The famous Montana to Rice for 78 yards in the waning second the beat Big Blue

-A game with historic and scary proportions, and a game that was hard to find. The “Tom Landry Death Threat game”. Yes while in LA coach Landry had to be escorted from the field by security. He later returned, but this had never happened before (1986).

“The Dog Pound”
If you like “Marty’s Browns” you will enjoy several new games from the Kosar era

Upgrades:
-Raider fans will be happy with 3 nice upgrades, including a beautiful copy of an epic thriller at the Dog Pound.
-Upgrades of the 1987 AFC Championship and a Super Bowl XX, both from high quality original masters.

College Football:
-Dick Butkus & Carl Eller in Rose Bowls
-A cool Jim Plunkett 1970 Stanford game
-Chick Hearn calling a Rose Bowl game
-O.J. Simpson vs. Joe Theisman from 1968 (USC vs. Notre Dame).

-NHRA: the full 2017 season including Sportsman and Pro Mod.

Take your time, look through this list, and take a walk down memory lane.

Feel free to contact me should you have any questions or special requests.

Best wishes,
Bill
from Holy Toledo!
holeytoledo@sonic.net

*** What’s New *****

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

1969 New York Jets vs. College All-Stars
The 36th annual College All-Star Game at Soldier Field
Game film with radio broadcast merged
Coached by Otto Graham, th All-Stars were led by QB Greg Cook
The Jets of course were led by Namath, Snell, Boozer, & Sample
Tons of future stars: Joe Greene, Ed Podolak, Fred Dryer, Gene Washington, Bob Klein, Roger Wehrli, Terry Hanratty, Bill Bergy, Bill Stanfill, Jimmy Marsalis, Jerry LeVias, Altie Taylor, Roy Gerela
Jacl Brickhouse & Eric ? announcers
2 dosks

1972 Wk10 New York Jets at Miami
Game film merged with Jets radio broadcast
Some consider this the closest the Dolphins ever came to losing in ‘72
Down 17-7, & trailing in the 4th quarter, back come the Dolphins
Joe Namath & John Riggins do their best to win,
but in the end it is too much Mercury Morris & Earl Morrall
Merle Harmon and Sam DeLuca announcers
2 disks

1977 Wk5 Washington at Dallas
“Captain America” Roger Staubach vs. Billy Kilmer & Joe Theisman
Redskins lead in the 3rd Quarter, then comes the Staubach stampede
Drew Pearson has a big day 6 catches for 157 yards 1 TD
Summerall & Brookshire announcers
Halftime, 2 disks

1978 Wk15 Dallas at Philadelphia
Doomsday Domination
8 sacks & 5 turnovers
Summerall & Brookshire announcers
Halftime, 2 disks

1978 Wk16 Dallas at New York Jets
Tony Dorset establishes the team’s single season rushing mark with an additional 121 yards
Dallas “D” holds the Jets to a paltry 137 totals yards
Frank Glieber and x announcers
JIP during first possession of the game, C- quality, 2 disks

1979 Wk10 Minnesota at St. Louis
Behind big Otis Anderson Cards roll up 325 yards rushing
A fun team to watch Jim Hart, Mel Gray, Roger Wherli, Roy Green, Pat Tilley
Gary Bender and Sonny Jurgensen announcers
Halftime, commercials, 3 disks

1979 Wk10 Detroit at Chicago
Walter Payton 32nd +100 yard game,
a solid 166 total yards 2 TDs
Tim Ryan and Johnny Morris announcers
Include Punt, Pass & Kick competition
Pregame, Halftime, some commercials, 2 disks

1980 Wk2 Detroit at Green Bay
Monster day for Billy Sims 228 total yards 2 TD’s
Eddie Myrray six field goals
Frank Glieber and Roger Staubach announcers
Halftime, commercials, 3 disks

1980 Wk2 New Orleans at Chicago
Payton vs. Muncie
Walter goes off 183 yards 1 TD
The great Alan Page tacles Atchie Manning for a safety
Tim Ryan and Johnnu Morris announcers
Nice Quality, 2 disks

1980 Wk3 New England at Seattle
Wild 37-31 QB Duel in the Kingdome
Zorn 4 TD passes vs. Grogan 3 TD’s
Bob Costas and Len Dawson announcers
Less than average quality, commercials, 3 disks

1980 Wk7 New York Giants at San Diego
Even the Chargers cheerleaders scored!
“Air Coryell” shreds Big Blue for an incredible 567 total yards of offense
Dan Fouts has a career day 444 yards passing 3 TDs
Lindsey Nelson and Hank Stram announcers
Halftime, 2 disks

1980 Wk10 Kansas City at Seattle
Can you win a game when your QB throws 5 interceptions?
Wild & crazy 31-30 thriller down to the final play
Mike Adamlie and Mikle Hafner announcers
Halftime, commercials, 3 disks

1980 Wk12 New York Giants at San Francisco
Madden starting to come into his own as a new announcer
A young Joe Montana vs. young Phil Simms
Earl Cooper 170 totals yards 1 TD
Gary Bender and John Madden announcers
Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

1981 Wk9 Dallas at Philadelphia
Fantastic rugged “old school” football between two excellent teams
Rivals on national TV go down to the bitter end
Madden and Summerall announcers
2 disks

1981 Wk10 Chicago at Kansas City
Almost a 5 quarter OT game
Dick Stockton and Johnny Morris announcers
2 disks

1981 Wk16 Byddalo at Miami
Saturday game
The division title is on the line
The Joe’s, Cribbs & Ferguson vs. the Killer B’s
Don Criqui and John Brodie announcers
Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

1982 Preseason wek3 Green Bay at LA Raiders
1st ever Raiders home game as “LA Raiders”
Upgrade, it is a definite improvement over previous copies,
I would rate this as “fair quality”
2 disks

1982 Wk2 San Francisco at Denver
Close game goes down to the final play
Montana has best day of his career up to this point
Rick Upchurch’s punt return sparks the Broncos
Both Dwight Clark & Solomon over 100 yards
Summerall and Madden announcers
2 disks

1982 Wk2 Philadelphia at Cleveland
A wild 4th quarter has 5 TD’s and 3 lead changes
A classic 80’s QB matchup, Sipe vs. Jaworski
Tom Brookshire and Wayne Walker announcers
2 disks

1983 Wk1 Los Angeles Rams at New York Giants
Eric Dickerson’s 1st NFL game
Bill Parcells 1st NFL game as head coach
John Robinson’s 1st game as head coach
Summerall and Madden announcers
2 disks

1984 Wk6 Seattle at LA Raiders
Upgrade, hard to find a decent quality copy of this game
Raiders “D” is outstanding, 6 sacks,
and they hold Seahawks to only 61 yards passing
Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen announcers
3 disks

1984 Wk7 Dallas at Washington
Sandwiched between 2 Dorsett TD runs,
the Redskins roll up 34 points on “The Boys”
“The Diesel” John Riggins racks up 165 yards
Madden & Summerall announcers
Halftime, 1 disk

1984 Wk9 New York Jets at New England
1st game for new head coach Raymond Berry
Down 20-3 the Patriots mount an stirring comeback
Marv Albert and John Brodie announcers
NFL ’84 postgame, 2 disks

1984 Wk12 New England at Indianapolis
In Raymond Berry’s 4th game as coach he has them rolling
They put up 50 points on the Colts
Ex-Raider Derrick Ramsey has a career day 3 TD’s 104 yards
Tony Eason has 4 TD passes
Charlie Jones & Bob Greise announcers
2 disks

1985 wk7 LA Raiders at Cleveland
High Quality UPGRADE
Thriller at old Municipal Stadium
Don Criqui & Bob Trumpy announcers
3 disks

1985 Wk7 Washington at New York Giants
LT & the Big Blue “D” rounds into championship form
7 sacks & 3 turnovers in this dominating performance
Summerall & Madden announcers
2 disks

1985 Wk10 Dallas at Washington
Defense dominates the day in this 13-7 slugfest
HoFamer Dorsett leads the Cowboys with 137 total yards 1 TD
HoFamer Art Monk leads the Redskins with 104 yards
Summerall and Madden announcers
1 disk

1985 Wk12 San Diego at Houston
Father of Andrew Luck, Oliver Luck leads Oilers to a win
Wild 37-35 game vs. “Air Coryell”
Don Criqui & Bob Trumpy announcers
2 disks

1985 Wk13 New York Jets at Detroit
Thanksgiving
Favored Jets play like turkeys
Eric Hipple 4 TD passes
3 of them to Leonard Thompson
Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen, and Bob Greise announcers
2 disks

Super Bowl XX
Chicago vs. New England
**This is a “10” Upgrade from an original master recording
The best version of this game I’ve ever seen
Pregame, Halftime, Postgame, commercials, 2 disks

1986 Wk3 Cincinnati at Cleveland TNF
Boomer battles Bernie in this bitter brew ha ha
Bengals show off all their weird huddles & formations
A career night for Larry Kinnebrew 3 TD’s
Al Michaels & Frank Gifford announcers
2 disks

1986 Wk12 Pittsburgh at Cleveland
A great game heads into Overtime tied at 31-31
Browns gain over 500 yards of offense
3 different players score 2 TD’s each
Webster Slaughter has a big night
Don Criqui & Bob Trumpy announcers
Halftime interview w/ Napoleon McCallum, 2 disks

1986 Wk14 Dallas at LA Rams SNF
The famous “Landry Death Threat” game
Tom Landry is escorted from the sidelines
and returns wearing a bullet proof vest
Hard game to find
A young Jim Everett & Eric Dickerson
Al Michaels & Frank Gifford announcers
2 disks

1987 Wk1 Cleveland at New Orleans
Good game between two playoff teams
Odd occurrence, game decided on back-to-back safeties
Mel Proctor & Reggie Rucker announcers
Very Nice Quality, Halftime, commercials, 3 disks

1987 Wk7 Los Angeles Rams at Cleveland MNF
Bernie & the Dawgs rout the Rams
Eric Dickerson’s final game (& TD) as a Ram
Michaels, Gifford & Dierdorf announcers
2 disks

1987 Wk11 New Orleans at Pittsburgh
Saints clinch 1st winning season in franchise history
Bobby Hebert leads a 2nd Half comeback
Saints “D” led by Rickey Jackson, Swilling, Mills & Waymer
Tim Brandt and Hamk Stram announcers
Halftime, 2 disks

1987 AFC Championshp
Cleveland at Denver
A “10” UPGRADE from original master recording w/comm.
Not created from commercially produced version
“The Fumble”
Often overlooked, one of the greatest Championship games ever
Elway’s Broncos win the Lamar Hunt Trophy
Enberg & Merlin Olsen announcers
Very Nice Quality, 2 disks, with commercials

1988 Wk1 Phoenix Cardinals at Cincinnati
1st game as the newly relocated “Phoenix Cardinals”
1st game for new announcer Dan Fouts
1st game of a “super” season for the Bengals
Two gunslingers battle, Easiason vs. Lomax
Dick Stockton & Fouts as announcers
Halftime, 2 disks

1988 Wk2 San Francisco at New York Giants
The rivalry continues…
Steve Young starts for an injured Montana,
but guess who leads the game winning drive?
Montana to Rice for 78 yards with 42 seconds left!
Vern Lundquist and John Madden announcers
Halftime, 1 disk

1988 Wk3 Atlanta at San Francisco
Despite being 14 pt. underdogs, Falcons shock 49ers
Gerald Riggs and co. run wild
Tim Brandt and John Dockery announcers
1 disk

1989 Wk3 Cleveland at Cincinnati MNF
They called it “Battle if the Million Dollar QB’s” (Bernie vs. Boomer)
Good game played between two huge rivals
Michaels, Giggord & Diedorf announcers
2 disks

1989 Wk4 Denver at Cleveland
Can John Ekway lead another comeback in Cleveland?
Or will Bernie Kosar finally get his revenge?
This truly is a “Fantastic Finish”
Another great game between these two great teams
Joel Meyers & Paul Maguire announcers
Pregame, 2 disks

1989 Wk7 Chicago at Cleveland MNF
Jim Harbaugh vs. Bernie Kosar
Webster slaughters the Bears in prime time 186 yards receiving 1 TD
Very nice qulity, 2 disks

1989 Wk16 Cleveland at Houston SNF
“Playoff Football” Saturday Night at the Astrodome
Winner of this game wins the AFC Central
Warren Moon duels with Bernie Kosar in a great game
Browns build a big lead, but back comes the Oilers
Mike Patrick & Joe Theisman announcers
Halftime, 2 disks

1990 Wk5 Cleveland at Denver MNF
Elway and Kosar at it again in another fantastic game
5 lead changes, many big plays
Michaels, Gifford & Diedorf
2 disks

1990 wk10 San Francisco at Dallas SNF
The 1st of this epic ‘90’s rivalry
Montana vs. Aikman, Rice vs. Irvin, Johnson vs. Seifort
Mike Patrick & Joe Theisman announcers
2 disks

1991 Wk11 Atlanta at Washington
Brett Favre’s 1st NFL game
Mark Rypien has an incredible stat line,
16 completions for 442 yards & 6 TD’s!
Plus he scored a 7th TD rushing
Gary Clark 4 receptions 203 yards 3 TD’s
James Brown and Randy Cross announcers
1 disks

1992 Wk13 New York Giants at Dallas
Thankgiving
Emmitt makes mincemeat out of the Giants
Giants offense looks like turkeys vs. the Boys “D”
Madden and Summerall announcers
Nice Quality, 2 disks

1992 Wk14 Dallas at Denver
Emmitt Smith breaks single season record for most TD’s
Exciting 31-27 game with two 4th Qtr. lead changes
Madden and Summerall announcers
Halftime, 2 disks

*** NFL Game Of The Week Shows **********
1967 Wk13 GB at LA “The Impossible Dream”
1969 Wk4 StL at WAS Lombardi is Redskin coach
1969 Wk11 CLE at CHI Sayers
1969 Wk14 PIT at NO
1970 Wk4 CIN at CLE Paul Brown returns to Cleveland
1970 NFC Div. SF at MIN
1971 Wk8 SD at NYG / KC at NYJ
1973 NFC Div. WASH at MIN
1974 NFC Championship LA at MIN
1975 NFC Div. DAL at MIN

*** COLLEGE FOOTBALL **********

1962 Rose Bowl
Minnesota vs. UCLA
Golden Gophers 1st ever Rose Bowl victory
led by the great Carl Eller
Legendary voice of Chick Hearn, and Fred Hessler announcers
1 hr. 45 min. color game film with radio merge
Quality grade 8.5

1963 Rose Bowl
USC vs. Wisconsin
Considered by many to be among the greatest college football games ever
1st Ever #1 vs. #2 in a bowl game!
Wild 42-37 game
Co-MVP’s: Pete Beathard & Ron Vander Kelen
1 hr. 33 minute B&W film with radio merged

1964 (the 50th) Rose Bowl
Illinois vs. Washington
Featuring the legendary Dick Butkus
MVP: Jim Grabowski
1 hr. color game film
Bob Wolf and Larry Stewart announcers

1965 Rose Bowl
Michigan vs. Oregon St.
MVP: Mel Anthony
1hr. 15 min. color game film with replays
Radio merge
Bob Wolf and Bob Blackburn announcers
Excellent picture and sound

1968 #9 Notre Dame at #2 USC
O.J. Simpson vs. Joe Theisman in a classic ABC broadcast
Bob Chandler, Bob Klein, Ara Parseghian, Kuechenberg, George Kinz, Jim Seymour
Chris Schenkel, Bud Wilkinson & Kieth Jackson announcers
Original broadcast until 10 min.s left, then game film to end
Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

1970 Washington at Stanford
QB Jim Plunkett has the Indians ranked #6 in the nation
Chris Shenkle and Bud Wilkenson announcers
With commercials, 4 disks

1973 UCLA at Nebraska
Tom Osborne’s 1st game as head coach
Radio merge version
2 disks

1977 Rose Bowl
USC vs. Michigan
Clay Matthews, Vincer Evans, Rod Martin, Jim Smith, Ricky Bell, Rob Lytle, Dwight Hicks
Curt Gowdy and Don Meredith announcers
2 versions Original broadcast 2 disks, commercial version 1 disk
Original version the quality is just ok
Commercial version the quality is much better

1981 UCLA at USC
Rose Bowl berth on the libe
Marcus Allen,
Keith Jackson and Frank Broyals announcers
2 disks

1982 Rose Bowl
Washington vs. Iowa
MVP: Jacques Robinson
Andre Tippet, Reggie Roby, John ALt
Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen announcers
Nice Quality, 2 disks

1982 Pittsburgh at Penn St.
Dan Marino vs. Todd Blackledge & Curt Warner
Both teams come in 9-1 and nationally ranked
Nitny Lions are on their way to the national championship
George Paterno and Stan Savran announcers
2 disks

1983 Rose Bowl
UCLA vs. Michigan
Anthony Carter, Tom Ramsey
Merlin Olsen is the Grand Marshall
Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen announcers
2 disks

1983 Cotton Bowl
SMU vs. Pittsburgh
Eric Dickerson vs. Dan Marino
Other future stars include Craig James, Wes Hopkins, Michael Carter, Jimbp Covert
Lindsey Nelson and Pat Haden announcers
Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

2017 Texas A&M at UCLA
“The Comeback”
Down 44-10 late in the 3rd quarter, back come the Bruins
Josh Rosen completes the greatest comeback on a fake spike
2 disks

2017 South Florida at Central Florida
A truly incredible football game with an epic finish
One of the greatest games I’ve ever seen
2 disks

****** BASKETBALL ******************************

1974-75 Golden State Warriors Season Highlight Film
Narrated by the great Bill King

“The Sleepy Floyd Game”
Eric “Sleepy” Floyd breaks an NBA record, score 29 pts. In the 4th quarter
1987 Western Conference Semifinal Gm.4 LA Lakers at Golden St.
As called by Greg Papa
Nice quality, 4th quarter only, rebroadcast

*** DRAG RACING **********

2017 Mellow Yellow NHRA Drag Racing
I have the entire season, plus qualifying on dvd

2017 Lucas Oil Sportsman Series
I have the entire season on dvd
I also have the complete Pro Mod series as well

**If you want to receive my complete game list email me.
You can view a partial game list on this site, links to your right.
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Email: holytoledo@sonic.net
Site: https://billkuhn.wordpress.com/

November 28, 2017

What’s New In Vintage Sports Video from Holy Toledo! Holiday 2017 Edition

Despite the wildfires of northern California I was still able to collect quite a few new games. Of course most of the acquisitions occurred before the fire, my life has been quite hectic afterwards. The latest list of “What’s New” is chalk full of gems, here are some of the highlights.

-A game coached by Otto Graham, my first I believe.
The ‘69 College All-Stars vs. the world champion NY Jets.

-Did you know that the “perfect” 1972 Dolphins almost lost a game? Yes Joe Willie Namath’s NY Jets put a huge scare in Shula’s team, the Dolphins had to overcome two Jet leads, one in the 4th quarter. A well done merge of game film and radio broadcast.
-Game Of The Week also acquired of this same game

-Mark Rypien incredible 7 touchdown game, and wait until you see his stats (1991).
-Brett Favre’s 1st NFL game, one he wishes he could forget (1991).
-A game with historic and scary proportions, and a game that was hard to find. The “Tom Landry Death Threat game”. Yes while in LA coach Landry had to be escorted from the field by security. He later returned, but this had never happened before (1986).

-Moon vs. Kosar in a virtual playoff game to decide the ‘89 AFC Central champion on the final week of the season. Naturally it’s a thriller.

-O.J. Simpson vs. Joe Theisman from 1968 (USC vs. Notre Dame).
-Eric Dickerson’s 1st and last game as a LA Ram (1983 and 1987)

-Bill Parcells’ first game as a head coach (1983).
-1st game for the “Phoenix” Cardinals (1988).

-Raider fans will be happy with 3 nice upgrades, including a beautiful copy of an epic thriller at the Dog Pound.
-Speaking of the Dog Pound, if you like “Marty’s Browns” you will enjoy several new games from the Kosar era.

-Upgrades of the 1987 AFC Championship and a Super Bowl XX, both from high quality original masters.

-NHRA: the full 2017 season including Sportsman and Pro Mod.

Wish you all a happy and safe holiday season, and just remember one thing. When things get really exciting and you are on the edge of your seat think of Bill King and loudly proclaim “Holy Toledo!”

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

*** What’s New *****

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

1969 New York Jets vs. College All-Stars
The 36th annual College All-Star Game at Soldier Field
Game film with radio broadcast merged
Coached by Otto Graham, th All-Stars were led by QB Greg Cook
The Jets of course were led by Namath, Snell, Boozer, & Sample
Tons of future stars: Joe Greene, Ed Podolak, Fred Dryer, Gene Washington, Bob Klein, Roger Wehrli, Terry Hanratty, Bill Bergy, Bill Stanfill, Jimmy Marsalis, Jerry LeVias, Altie Taylor, Roy Gerela
Jacl Brickhouse & Eric ? announcers
2 dosks

1972 Wk10 New York Jets at Miami
Game film merged with Jets radio broadcast
Some consider this the closest the Dolphins ever came to losing in ‘72
Down 17-7, & trailing in the 4th quarter, back come the Dolphins
Joe Namath & John Riggins do their best to win,
but in the end it is too much Mercury Morris & Earl Morrall
Merle Harmon and Sam DeLuca announcers
2 disks

1977 Wk5 Washington at Dallas
“Captain America” Roger Staubach vs. Billy Kilmer & Joe Theisman
Redskins lead in the 3rd Quarter, then comes the Staubach stampede
Drew Pearson has a big day 6 catches for 157 yards 1 TD
Summerall & Brookshire announcers
Halftime, 2 disks

1978 Wk15 Dallas at Philadelphia
Doomsday Domination
8 sacks & 5 turnovers
Summerall & Brookshire announcers
Halftime, 2 disks

1978 Wk16 Dallas at New York Jets
Tony Dorset establishes the team’s single season rushing mark with an additional 121 yards
Dallas “D” holds the Jets to a paltry 137 totals yards
Frank Glieber and x announcers
JIP during first possession of the game, C- quality, 2 disks

1979 Wk10 Minnesota at St. Louis
Behind big Otis Anderson Cards roll up 325 yards rushing
A fun team to watch Jim Hart, Mel Gray, Roger Wherli, Roy Green, Pat Tilley
Gary Bender and Sonny Jurgensen announcers
Halftime, commercials, 3 disks

1982 Preseason wek3 Green Bay at LA Raiders
1st ever Raiders home game as “LA Raiders”
Upgrade, it is a definite improvement over previous copies,
I would rate this as “fair quality”
2 disks

1983 Wk1 Los Angeles Rams at New York Giants
Eric Dickerson’s 1st NFL game
Bill Parcells 1st NFL game as head coach
John Robinson’s 1st game as head coach
Summerall and Madden announcers
2 disks

1984 Wk6 Seattle at LA Raiders
Upgrade, hard to find a decent quality copy of this game
Raiders “D” is outstanding, 6 sacks,
and they hold Seahawks to only 61 yards passing
Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen announcers
3 disks

1984 Wk7 Dallas at Washington
Sandwiched between 2 Dorsett TD runs,
the Redskins roll up 34 points on “The Boys”
“The Diesel” John Riggins racks up 165 yards
Madden & Summerall announcers
Halftime, 1 disk

1984 Wk12 New England at Indianapolis
In Raymond Berry’s 4th game as coach he has them rolling
They put up 50 points on the Colts
Ex-Raider Derrick Ramsey has a career day 3 TD’s 104 yards
Tony Eason has 4 TD passes
Charlie Jones & Bob Greise announcers
2 disks

1985 wk7 LA Raiders at Cleveland
High Quality UPGRADE
Thriller at old Municipal Stadium
Don Criqui & Bob Trumpy announcers
3 disks

1985 Wk7 Washington at New York Giants
LT & the Big Blue “D” rounds into championship form
7 sacks & 3 turnovers in this dominating performance
Summerall & Madden announcers
2 disks

1985 Wk10 Dallas at Washington
Defense dominates the day in this 13-7 slugfest
HoFamer Dorsett leads the Cowboys with 137 total yards 1 TD
HoFamer Art Monk leads the Redskins with 104 yards
Summerall and Madden announcers
1 disk

1985 Wk12 San Diego at Houston
Father of Andrew Luck, Oliver Luck leads Oilers to a win
Wild 37-35 game vs. “Air Coryell”
Don Criqui & Bob Trumpy announcers
2 disks

Super Bowl XX
Chicago vs. New England
**This is a “10” Upgrade from an original master recording
The best version of this game I’ve ever seen
Pregame, Halftime, Postgame, commercials, 2 disks

1986 Wk3 Cincinnati at Cleveland TNF
Boomer battles Bernie in this bitter brew ha ha
Bengals show off all their weird huddles & formations
A career night for Larry Kinnebrew 3 TD’s
Al Michaels & Frank Gifford announcers
2 disks

1986 Wk12 Pittsburgh at Cleveland
A great game heads into Overtime tied at 31-31
Browns gain over 500 yards of offense
3 different players score 2 TD’s each
Webster Slaughter has a big night
Don Criqui & Bob Trumpy announcers
Halftime interview w/ Napoleon McCallum, 2 disks

1986 Wk14 Dallas at LA Rams SNF
The famous “Landry Death Threat” game
Tom Landry is escorted from the sidelines
and returns wearing a bullet proof vest
Hard game to find
A young Jim Everett & Eric Dickerson
Al Michaels & Frank Gifford announcers
2 disks

1987 Wk1 Cleveland at New Orleans
Good game between two playoff teams
Odd occurrence, game decided on back-to-back safeties
Mel Proctor & Reggie Rucker announcers
Very Nice Quality, Halftime, commercials, 3 disks

1987 Wk7 Los Angeles Rams at Cleveland MNF
Bernie & the Dawgs rout the Rams
Eric Dickerson’s final game (& TD) as a Ram
Michaels, Gifford & Dierdorf announcers
2 disks

1987 AFC Championshp
Cleveland at Denver
A “10” UPGRADE from original master recording w/comm.
Not created from commercially produced version
“The Fumble”
Often overlooked, one of the greatest Championship games ever
Elway’s Broncos win the Lamar Hunt Trophy
Enberg & Merlin Olsen announcers
Very Nice Quality, 2 disks, with commercials

1988 Wk1 Phoenix Cardinals at Cincinnati
1st game as the newly relocated “Phoenix Cardinals”
1st game for new announcer Dan Fouts
1st game of a “super” season for the Bengals
Two gunslingers battle, Easiason vs. Lomax
Dick Stockton & Fouts as announcers
Halftime, 2 disks

1989 Wk3 Cleveland at Cincinnati MNF
They called it “Battle if the Million Dollar QB’s” (Bernie vs. Boomer)
Good game played between two huge rivals
Michaels, Giggord & Diedorf announcers
2 disks

1989 Wk4 Denver at Cleveland
Can John Ekway lead another comeback in Cleveland?
Or will Bernie Kosar finally get his revenge?
This truly is a “Fantastic Finish”
Another great game between these two great teams
Joel Meyers & Paul Maguire announcers
Pregame, 2 disks

1989 Wk7 Chicago at Cleveland MNF
Jim Harbaugh vs. Bernie Kosar
Webster slaughters the Bears in prime time 186 yards receiving 1 TD
Very nice qulity, 2 disks

1989 Wk16 Cleveland at Houston SNF
“Playoff Football” Saturday Night at the Astrodome
Winner of this game wins the AFC Central
Warren Moon duels with Bernie Kosar in a great game
Browns build a big lead, but back comes the Oilers
Mike Patrick & Joe Theisman announcers
Halftime, 2 disks

1990 Wk5 Cleveland at Denver MNF
Elway and Kosar at it again in another fantastic game
5 lead changes, many big plays
Michaels, Gifford & Diedorf
2 disks

1990 wk10 San Francisco at Dallas SNF
The 1st of this epic ‘90’s rivalry
Montana vs. Aikman, Rice vs. Irvin, Johnson vs. Seifort
Mike Patrick & Joe Theisman announcers
2 disks

1991 Wk11 Atlanta at Washington
Brett Favre’s 1st NFL game
Mark Rypien has an incredible stat line,
16 completions for 442 yards & 6 TD’s!
Plus he scored a 7th TD rushing
Gary Clark 4 receptions 203 yards 3 TD’s
James Brown and Randy Cross announcers
1 disks

1992 Wk13 New York Giants at Dallas
Thankgiving
Emmitt makes mincemeat out of the Giants
Giants offense looks like turkeys vs. the Boys “D”
Madden and Summerall announcers
Nice Quality, 2 disks

1992 Wk14 Dallas at Denver
Emmitt Smith breaks single season record for most TD’s
Exciting 31-27 game with two 4th Qtr. lead changes
Madden and Summerall announcers
Halftime, 2 disks

*** COLLEGE FOOTBALL **********

1968 #9 Notre Dame at #2 USC
O.J. Simpson vs. Joe Theisman in a classic ABC broadcast
Bob Chandler, Bob Klein, Ara Parseghian, Kuechenberg, George Kinz, Jim Seymour
Chris Schenkel, Bud Wilkinson & Kieth Jackson announcers
Original broadcast until 10 min.s left, then game film to end
Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

2017 Texas A&M at UCLA
“The Comeback”
Down 44-10 late in the 3rd quarter, back come the Bruins
Josh Rosen completes the greatest comeback on a fake spike
2 disks

*** DRAG RACING **********

1985 IHRA Summerbationals
from Edgewater Park in Cincinnati, OH
Bob Jenkins & Larry Nuber announcers

2017 Mellow Yellow NHRA Drag Racing
I have the entire season, plus qualifying on dvd

2017 Lucas Oil Sportsman Series
I have the entire season on dvd
I also have the complete Pro Mod series as well

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

1984 Talladega 500
1986 Oakwood Homes 500 -Charlotte
1995 Goody’s 500 -Bristol

1998 Daytona 500
New upgrade of original broadcasr
Dale Earnhardt finally wins the Daytona 500!
2 disks

1999 Daytona 500
Very difficult to find a copy of this
Original broadcast, 2 disks

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November 24, 2017

Holiday Specials & Holiday Wishes from Holy Toledo Vintage Sports Videos on DVD

Happy Holidays from Holy Toledo!

Let’s get right to it. No I did not lose my home to the wildfires of northern California, however it was close. We were evacuated three times, and I packed sever important bins of my vintage sports collection. However I had to leave behind most of the bins, which was a tough thing to do. The fire came very close to our home, we were fortunate because the firefighters did such an incredible job. Many of our friends and family were not as fortunate.

As we all gather this holiday season we are truly thankful. We have a whole new appreciation for the first responders, and we are grateful that the lives of our friends and family were spared.

Once again it is that jingle bell time of year. Pour the egg nog, put up Christmas lights, and watch your favorite vintage sports videos. This year I could watch the 2017 Auto Club NHRA Finals over and over again. Way to go Brittany and Robert! I’ve also added “the longest game” to this years rotation, I want to revisit the epic ‘71 Christmas triple overtime playoff game between Miami and Kansas City. I also want to watch a good game announced by Don Criqui, an underrated announcer.

— Gift Giving —
Rather than giving a gift that will sit on a shelf gathering dust, or will remain neatly folded in the “clothes I never wear” drawer, give the gift that keeps on giving… Vintage Sports Videos!

Or you could do what many of us do, by yourself the present you really want, because you know nobody is going to buy for you.

Everybody loves to watch their favorite team or player win that legendary game. In our house we like to watch Big Daddy and The Snake. As most of you are aware I collect vintage sports and probably have every major or historic moment in NFL, College Football, NASCAR, NHRA, and IndyCar. If you want to see my complete list just click on the links to your right, or email me.

For this holiday season I thought I would offer some special deals, and remind you of some special collections I have created. Be sure to check them out below.

-Football Games (NFL, USFL, or College)
Choose any 3 for $24
Choose any 5 for $35
Choose any 10 for $60
*does not include Super Bowl games, see below

-Sea Of Hands Collection
This is the most comprehensive collection of arguably the greatest game ever played. Over the years I have collected every possible clip or highlight of this great game, and it’s all here. It is barely contained by 4 dvds and 3 cds.
NBC TV audio merged with game film, NFL Films Greatest Games version, Game of the Week, This Week In Pro Football, Howard Cosell, Bill King radio broadcast, too much to mention.
$49

To Order
Simply send me your contact information in the “Comments” section below, or
Email me at: holytoledo@sonic.net

-Immaculate Reception Collection
The historic unforgettable game relived in another of my great video and audio collections, over 6 hours.
What Does It Include?
The actual TV broadcast of the play as called by Curt Gowdy, the actual radio broadcast of the entire game, with postgame coverage as it was called by Van Patrick, Game Of The Week, This Week In Pro Football, a terrific documentary that sheds new light on the evidence of what actually occurred, the Steelers 1972 yearbook, plus much more.
$20

-Bo Jackson Collection
Bo played in 38 regular season games, plus 1 post-season game, and I have all of them on dvd. In my opinion he was the best running back I’ve ever seen in my lifetime, an amazing combination of speed and power. Chose from one of two packages:
All 39 games = $200 *as a bonus I will throw in the 1982, ‘83, ‘84, & ‘85 Iron Bowl
Choose any 5 games for $34

-The Ultimate Ken Stabler Collection
A treasured gift for any true Raiders fan.
The most in-depth look at Snake. Highlights and photos from his youth, his days with “Bear” Bryant, the Raiders years and beyond. A truly magnificent collection.
Complete 10 DVD set $75
Volumes 1-4 “the starter set” $35

-Al Davis Collection
The colorful and historic career of Mr. Davis
4 DVD set $25

-1990’s Cowboys vs. 49ers Collection
During a 10 year span these two teams were the best in the NFL. Including post-season they played each other 9 times, I have 7 of the games on dvd.
Choose any 3 games for $22
Choose any 5 for $33

-Iron Bowl Collection
Alabama and Auburn meet every year and have featured some of the games best players and coaches. At last count I had 28 of these on dvd.
Choose any 5 for $34

-Super Bowl Collection
For most of vintage sports video collectors the Super Bowl games were the first things we started collecting, however when was the last time you upgraded any of them? Newer, better quality versions with even more content have been found. These days most of my Super Bowl games come any several dvds, which is why the cost is a bit more. All but 2 of the 51 actual TV Super Bowl broadcasts are available on dvd, and the other two have been beautifully merged with radio and video highlights.
Choose any 3 for $29
Choose any 5 for $44
Choose any 10 for $79

AUTO RACING
You didn’t think I would forget my motorsports friends did you?

-Daytona 500 Collection
The oldest recording I have of the “Great American Race” dates back to 1964. I have almost every original broadcast from the mid 1970’s to current, plus many other historic NASCAR races on dvd.
Choose any 5 races for $33
Choose any 7 for $42

-Indy 500 Collection
From the Brickyard to your living room, you can choose from races as old as 1966. My Indianapolis 500 actual broadcast collection includes most every race from the 1970’s to current.
Choose any 3 for $20
Choose any 5 for $30

-NHRA Drag Racing Collection
Growing up in a California drag racing family, this is the pride of my vintage video collection. My oldest drag race dates back to 1959, and I have just about every major moment ever since. The ‘70’s, ‘80’s & ‘90’s, it’s all here.
Choose any 3 for $20
Choose any 5 races for $30
Choose any 10 races for $56

TO ORDER
Simply send me your contact information in the “Comments” section below, or
Email me at: holytoledo@sonic.net

Happy Holidays to all,
Bill
Holy Toledo Vintage Sports Video

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October 7, 2017

End Of Summer Update: What’s New In Vintage Sports from Holy Toledo!

Can you believe that 25% of the NFL’s regular season is complete?
Once again it is time to fill you in on What’s New in vintage sports.

This is a labor of love for me, I do really enjoy this hobby of collecting and archiving sports history. My wife isn’t quite as thrilled about it as I am, because of he space needed to store all of these games and races. More on that problem at a later date.

Sports fans you are going to be thrilled when you see what I’ve uncovered for you (*Racing Fans, more coming for you soon). Here are just some of the highlights. I suggest you sit down with a cup of coffee and scroll through this list. Not only will you jot down a few games you will want, it will also be like looking back on a timeline of football history.

Holy Toledo there is some new stuff of the Kardiac Kids, gotta love Sipe & Ozzie.

-A beautiful copy of an underrated great game to decide the 1982 NFC East that takes place on the final weekend of the season, St. Louis at Washing

-A Wild West Shootout with 10 touchdown passes in one game (this year’s 49ers may not do that until November!)

-Ken “Snake” Stabler’s final game
-Herschel Walker’s 1st NFL game
-Al Michaels 1st MNF game

-3 more games of the epic 1990’s rivalry between the two best teams of that era, Dallas vs. San Francisco. Getting really close to having all nine of these great battles.

-Several new Thanksgiving games, including a nice upgrade of the “Fastest OT Ever”, Thanksgiving 1980

In College Football:
-Two rare 1970’s Rose Bowl games, 1970 & 1974

-Some young vintage Troy Aikman games while he was with Oklahoma & UCLA, including one game against his future coach Jimmy Johnson.

-One of the most famous plays in Nebraska history, a 2 yard TD run by Mike Rozier that is simply amazing!
-The 1st ever Kickoff Ckassic, 1983

Too much to mention here, just take a stroll down memory lane as you review the latest of “What’s New” from Holy Toledo!

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

*** What’s New *****

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

1980 wk4 Philadelphia at St. Louis Cardinals
O.J. Anderson outduels Wilbert Montgomery
Old school matchup: Jim Hart vs. Ron Jaworski
Gary Bender & John Madden announcers
Halftime, low audio level, 2 disks

1980 Wk12 Cincinnati at Cleveland
Big day for Brian Sipe 4 TD’s 310 yards
Sam Nover & Gene Washington announcers
Good Quality, commercials, 2 disks

1980 Wk13 Chicago at Detroit
Famous Thanksgiving Overtime game
A “9” Upgrade, Fastest OT finish in NFL History
Vin Scully interviews President-elect Ronald Reagan at Halftime
Pat Summerall & Tom Brookshire announcers
Pregame, Halftime, 2 disks

1980 wk15 Kansas City at Pittsburgh
Rocky Bleier scores the winning TD in his final game at Three Rivers
Nice 4th quarter comeback by the Steelers
Marv Albert & Mike Hafner announcers
Some edited huddles, 1 disk

1980 Wk16 Cleveland at Cincinnati
Browns clinch the AFC Central, barely…
Great game between two bitter rivals
Kardiac Kids are at it again!
Lots of bug plays, very exciting
Dick Enberg & Merlin Olsen announcers
Very Nice Quality, a “9”, commercials, 2 disks

1981 wk1 Dallas at Washington
1st time Cowboys wear their new dark blue road jerseys
1st game for new head coach Joe Gibbs
Tony Dorsett over 100 yards rushing
Frank Glieber & Roger Staubach announcers
3 disks with commercials, including some Miller Light gems

1981 wk3 Cleveland at Cincinnati
The Battle of Ohio is always tough
Brian Sipe vs. Ken Anderson
Chris Collinsworth, Ozzie Newson, Isaac Curtis just to name a few
Bob Costas & Bob Trumpy announcers just to name a few
1 disk

1981 wk3 Baltimore Colts at Denver
Bert Jones vs. Craig Morton
Huge day for Steve Watson 4 TD’s 143 yards
Craig Morton goes over 25,000 career passing yards
Marv Albert & Jim Turner announcers
Good Quality, 2 disks

1981 wk13 Kansas City at Detroit
Thanksgiving Day
Billy Sims vs. Joe Delaney
Dick Enberg & Merlin Olsen announcers
Pregame, commercials, 1 disk

1982 Wk4 Cleveland at Dallas
Thanksgiving game
Cowboys rush for an amazing 299 yards
Tony Dorsett 116 yards, 2 TD’s
Bill Cowher is Browns starting OLB
Enberg & Merlin Olsen announcers
Nice Quality, 2 disks

1982 Wk5 San Diego at Cleveland
Dan Fouts vs. Brian Sipe
Don Criqui and Len Dawson announcers
2 disks

1982 Wk5 Dallas at Washington
Hall of Fame Coaching Matchup: Landry vs. Gibbs
Cowboys sack Theisman 7 times, force 3 Int’s
Redskins only loss in ‘82
Summerall & Madden announcers
Nice Quality, 2 disks

1982 wk6 Washington at St. Louis Cardinals
Very Nice Quality, a “9”
Can the old man Jim Hart lead the late comeback?
Tom Brookshire & Wayne Walker announcers
2 disks

1982 Wk7 New York Giants at Washington
Exciting finish lead to an NFL Record
Reskins defense holds Giants to just 139 total yards
Because of turnovers the Redskins have to stage a comeback
Jack Buck & Hank Stram annuoncers
Very Nice Quality, 2 disk

1982 wk9 St. Louis Cardinals at Washington
Redskins playing for home field advantage
Cards playing for a home playoff game
Skins score TD’s in every quarter
Defense dominates in shutout win
Jack Buck & Hank Stram announcers
Above Average Quality, 3 disks

1983 wk9 Detroit at Chicago
100th meeting between the Bears & Lions
Billy Sims vs. Walter Payton
Tim Ryan & Johnny Morris announcers
2 disks

1983 Wk13 St. Louis Cardinals at Dallas
Thanksgiving Day
Lomax hits Roy Green on a 71 yards TD pass,
after that the Doomsday D sacks Lomax 7 times
Tony Dorsett rushes for over 100 yards, 2 TD’s
Summerall & Madden announcers
Pregame, Halftime, 2 disks

1984 Wk8 Chicago at Tampa Bay
Signs of a championship team coming together
6 Bears score, & Defense records 6 sacks
McMahon throws 3 TD passes
Walter Payton does it all, throwing, rushing & receiving
Tim Ryan & Johnny Morris announcers
2 disks

1984 wk8 Pittsburgh at Indianapolis
Down 13-0 in the 4th, Colt stage a stunning comeback
Only their 2nd win ever at the Hoosier Dome
Gary Gerould & Dave Rowe announcers
2 disks

1984 Wk8 New Orleans at Dallas MNF
Terrific OT game, huge Dallas comeback
Ken “Snake” Stabler’s final NFL game
3 Heisman Trophy RB’s play in this thriller
Earl Campbell, George Rogers & Hokie Gajan rush for 197 yards
Down 27-6 in the 2nd Half, the Cowboys storm back
“Dandy” Don Meredith is honorary team captain
Gifford, Meredith & O.J. announcers
Good Quality, 2 disks

1984 Wk11 Chicago at Los Angeles Rams
Hall of Fame RB Eric Dickerson 149 yards 2 TD’s
Hall of Fame RB Walter Payton 138 yards rushing & receiving
Tim Ryan & Johnny Morris announcers
Above Average Quality, 2 disks

1984 Wk13 Chicago at Minnesota
For the 1st time since 1963 Bears clinch Central Division
Buddy Ryan’s 46 Defense is simply awesome
Walter Payton gains 150 yards rushing & receiving
Tim Ryan & Johnny Morris announcers
Halftime, 2 disks

1984 Wk16 St. Louis Cardinals at Washington
A truly great football game that has it all
Winner clinches the NFC East title
Big plays, a big comeback, lead changes, fantastic finish
WR Roy Green is simply awesome
Hall of Fame WR Art Monk comes up big in this big game
Summerall & Madden announcers
Nice Quality, 2 disks

1985 wk1 St. Louis Cardinals at Cleveland
Sensational Overtime game
The last 2 minutes of regulation is amazing
Jack Buck & Hank Stram announcers
Above Average Quality, Halftime, 2 disks

1985 Wk2 Seattle at San Diego
Wild West Shootout with 10 touchdown passes!
One of only six games where Dan Fouts passes for over 400 yards
Wes Chandler goes off, 243 yard receiving
Dave Krieg over 300 yards, 5 TD passes
Daryl Turner catches 4 of them
1046 yards of offense in this game!
Sam Rutigliano & Charlie Jones announcers
2 disks

1985 wk5 New England at Cleveland
Good game between good teams
Kevin Mack has a huge day 200 total yards
Phil Stone & Bob Kuechenberg announcers
Edited huddles (ugh!), 2 disks

**1985 wk7 LA Raiders at Cleveland
UPGRADE
3 disks
**D#3 sticjs at very end

1985 Wk13 Cleveland at New York Giants
Tremendous 35-33 game between two good teams
Browns lead early, the Giants surge ahead
Down by 12 in the 4th, the Browns storm back
Joe Morris has a big day
Marv Albert & Bob Greise announcers
3 disks

1985 Wk15 New York Giants at Dallas
Cowboys win the NFC East on strange plays
They harassed Simms, 5 sack 3 Int’s
Meanwhile the Giants knocked out 2 Cowboy QB’s
Vern Lundquist & Terry Bradshaw announcers
Pregame, 2 disks

1986 wk1 New York Giants at Dallas MNF
Herschel Walker’s 1st NFL game & 1st two TD’s
Thriller with many lead changes, down to the wire on Opening Night
Al Michaels 1st game on MNF
One of only two losses all year for the eventual Super Bowl champions
2 disks

1987 NFC Championship Minnesota at Washington
UPGRADE from original master recording w/comm.
Not created from commercially produced version
Redskins win the George Halas Trophy
Summerall & Madden announcers
Very Nice Quality, 2 disks with commercials

**1987 AFC Championshp CLE at DEN “MASTER 10”
UPGRADE from original master recording w/comm.
Not created from commercially produced version
“The Fumble”
Broncos win the Lamar Hunt Trophy
Enberg & Merlin Olsen announcers
Very Nice Quality, 2 disks, with commercials
**D#2 is bad?

1989 Wk16 Chicago at San Francisco
49ers Defense is dominating in this shutout win
2nd week in a row they force 5 turnovers
Both Montana & Young play
Summerall & Madden announcers
With commercials, 2 disks

1991 Wk1 San Francisco at New York Giants MNF
Rematch of the epic ’90 NFC Championship,
ends the same way as Matt Bahr hits the game winner as the clock expires
Great game, rough hitting, back & forth
Includes Sports Illustrated ’91 NFL Preview Show
Halftime w/ Joe Montana, commercials, 2 disks

1993 Wk7 San Francisco at Dallas
The best two teams in the NFL go at it again
Round #3 (of 9) in this epic rivalry of the 1990’s
Hall of Fame players galore
Michael Irvin 12 catches 168 yards 1 TD
Madden & Summerall announcers
2 disks

1994 wk11 Dallas at San Francisco
Steve Young finally beats the Cowboys
Round #5 (of 9) in this epic rivalry of the 1990’s
Merton Hans is player of the game with 2 Int’s
Maddeb & Summerall announcers
Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

1996 Wk11 Dallas at San Francisco
Overtime at Candlestick
Round #8 (of 9) in this epic rivalry of the 1990’s
Extremely close game between these two teams
Summeral & Madden announcers
2 disks

2005 wk10 Dallas at Philadelphia MNF
What a game, a stunning finish, a great rivalry
Despite being outplayed and trailing 20-7 in the 4th quarter,
Dallas scores 14 pts. in 21 seconds to steal this one
“The Tuna” Bill Parcells vs. “Big Red” Andy Reid
Al Michaels & John Madden announcers
2 disks

*** COLLEGE FOOTBALL **********

1970 Rose Bowl
Bob Chandler, Clarence Davis & John Vella lead USC,
Dan Dierdorf & Jim Mandich stars for Michigan
Bo Schembechler suffered a mild heart attach and missed the game
Curt Gowdy & Kyle Rote announcers
Some commercials, 1 disk

1974 Rose Bowl
Ohio St. vs. USC
Only known copy of original TV broadcast
Archie Griffen, Pete Johnson, Randy Gradishar, Neal Colzie
Lynn Swann, Anthony Davis, Pat Haden, many future NFL players
Curt Gowdy & Al DeRogatis announcers
Joined with 2:25 in 2nd Quarter to end of game, with Halftime & commercials

1980 #11 UCLA at #2 Ohio St.
Bruins shock the #2 team in the country on the road
Freeman McNeil, Kenny Easley, Tom Ramsey
Todd Bellm Shaun Gayle, Tim Spencer
Keith Jackson & Ara Parseghian announcers
2 disks, last 10 min’s of D#1 has sticking issues

1980 #3 Nebraska at #11 Penn St.
Curt Warner & sophomore QB Jeff Hosstetler (before he transferred to W.V.)
Roger Craig, Jarvis Redwine, Andra Franklin
Keith Jackson & Frank Broyles announcers
Halftime, 2 disks

1980 #9 Oklahoma at #4 Nebraska
Battle for the Big Eight Championship
David Overstreet & J.C. Watts vs. Roger Craig & Jarvis Redwine
Barry Switzer vs. Tom Osborne
Bill Fleming & Steve Davis announcers
2 disks

1983 1st Ever Kickoff Classic
at Giants Stadiun, The Meadowlands
#1 Nebraska vs. #4 Penn State
Irving Fryer, Mile Rozier, Turner Gill, Tom Ratman, Dean Steinkuhler
Curt Gowdy & Lee Corso announcers
Very Nice Quality, 2 disks

1983 UCLA at #1 Nebraska
*One of the most famous plays in Nebraska history, a 2-yard TD run in which Rozier
started left, reversed his field, ran backward to the 17-yard line while sweeping
right, avoided several more defenders before entering the end zone.
Rick Neuhiesel puts a scare into the top ranked Huskers
Ray Scott & Joe Buttitta announcers
2 disks

1983 #1 Nebraska at Oklahoma
Good game with the Big Eight title on the line
Mike Rozier 4th straight game over 200, 205 yards 2 TD’s
The eventual Heisman Trophy winner & Irving Frye try to
give the Cornhuskers their 22nd straight victory
Barry Switzer’s Sooners have upset on their mind
Gary Bender & Pat Haden announcers
Bob Devaney interviewed at Halftime, 2 disks

1984 #1 Nebraska at #8 UCLA
Huskers hand Bruins worst loss in 14 years
Steve Bono, Gaston Green & Mile Sherrard were little help on this day
Gary Bender & Pat Haden announcers
2 disks

1984 #1 Nebraska at Syracuse
Stunning Upset!
Scot Schwedes leads the stunning upset,
son of Gerhard Schwedes, 1st player drafted bt the AFL
Curt Gowdy & Len Dawson announcers
1 disk

1985 #2 Oklahoma at #17 Texas
A young Troy Aikman
Bill Worrell announcer
1 disk

1985 Miami at #3 Oklahoma
Interesting Matchup: Troy Aikman vs. Jimmy Johnson
Exciting game until Troy Aikman breaks his leg
Michael Irvin, Jerome Brown, Vinnie Testaverde, Alonzo Higsmith, Brian Blades
Young Hurricanes stage a surprise upset
Keith Jackson & Frank Broyles announcers
2 disks

1985 #3 Oklahoma at #17 Oklahoma State
Ice Bowl at Boone Pickens Stagium
The eventual National Champions take on the Heisman winner
Thurman Thomas & Lesli O’Neal vs. Bosworth, Keith Jackson, Tony Casillas
Jim Simpson & Paul Maguire announcers
Very Nice Quality, Pregame, commercials, 2 disks

1987 #3 UCLA at #2 Nebraska
Tremendous game between two excellent teams
Huskers QB Steve Taylor throws 5 TD passes, ties Big 8 record
Troy Aikman, Flipper Anderson & Gaston Green lead the Bruins
Neil Smith, Ken Norton Jr., Broderick Thomas, Carnell Lake, Rod Smith future NFLers
Jim Kelly & Kevin Connelly announcers
Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

1987 #5 UCLA at USC
Cross town tivals battle for a Rose Bowl bertg
Bruins defense is loaded, Ken Norton Jr., Eric Turner, Carnell Lake, Mark Carrier
Troy Aikman, Gaston Green & Flipper Anderson build an early lead
Back storms the Trojans led by Rodney Peete
Keith Jackson and Bob Greise announcers
Good game, Brief Halftime, some commercials, 2 disks

1994 #2 Nebraska at #16 Kansas St.
Both teams come in unbeaten in this Big Eight battle
Brock Berringer comes off the bench to lead the Huskers
Chad May leads the Wildcats
Steve Zebriskie & John Spagnola announcers
2 disks

1994 #3 Colorado at #2 Nevraska
A game that untimate;y decided the national championship
Nebraska ended up #1, Colorado #3
Lawrence Phillips, Grant Wistrom & Chris Dishman lead the Huskers
Michael Westbrrok, Rashaan Salaam lead the Buffalos
Keith Jackson & Bob Greise announcers
2 disks

2005 Sugar Bowl
Auburn vs. Virginia Tach
This is the great Auburn team that should have won the National Championship,
led by Ronnie Brown, “Cadilac” Williams, & Jason Campbell
Tommy Tuberville vs. Frank Beamer
*DVD version, very nice quality

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

1972 World Series Clips
NBC broadcast of…
Game 1: Gene Tenace HR #1 & HR #2
Game 2: Joe Rudi’s incredible catch
Game 4: A’s tie it and win it in the bottom of the 9th
Cirt Gowdy announcer

9-18-1997 Los Angeles at San Francisco
The Brian Johnson Home Run game
Epic battle between rivals in a pennant race
Duane Kuiper & Mike Krukow announcers
Rebroadcast, 2 disks

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August 3, 2017

The Ultimate Ken Stabler Video Collection

It is with pride and poise that I can announce…

The Ultimate Ken Stabler Video Collection
10 DVD’s and 1 Audio CD
Over 20 hours of incredible, unforgettable, & extremely rare footage of the man they call “Snake”

A project I’ve worked on for over two years.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?
-Ken Stabler’s Greatest Hits:
-The Interviews, a rare collection
-Stabler Commercials
-Must See Video Clips about Snake
-Famous Highlight Shows that every Stabler Collection Must Have
-plus Hidden Bonus Tracks!

Here aer more details:

Ken Stabler’s Greatest Hits:
–1961 to 1963 High School footage of young Ken on the Foley Lions
–A cool story from one of his high school friends
–A speech Ken gave at a Foley reunion
–Kenny talks about being intimidated by Paul “Bear” Bryant
–The famous 1967 “Run In The Mud” to beat Auburn
–1968; Snake is MVP of the Sugar Bowl
–Kenny’s 1st NFL touchdown & his 1st touchdown pass
–His first NFL start
–His 1st big moment in the NFL: His part in The Immaculate Reception
–His 1st start on Monday Night Football
–His 1st Post-season start
–Snake’s MVP season of 1974
–The Sea Of Hands game
–The Raiders 1st Overtime game ever (1975)
–Rare clips from the wild 1975 playoff game vs. Cincinnati
–Snake picks your pocket: 1976 week 1 comeback vs. Pittsburgh
–The wild Bears game at Soldier Field (1976)
–One of the great Stabler comeback’s ever: 1976 AFC Divisional New England at Oakland
–At last there’s a Snake in the Super Bowl: 1976 AFC Championship Pittsburgh at Oakland
–Kenny’s Crowning Glory: Super Bowl XI
–Great moments you might not remember from 1977
–Unique different views of the Ghost To The Post game
–The Holy Roller from different angles
–Historic Moment: The last Stabler to Biletnikoff touchdown pass (1978)
–Great moments you might not remember from 1978
–Kenny’s last Raider comeback: 1979 Oakland at New Orleans on MNF
–Great moments you might not remember from 1979
–Snake’s final strike: His last win as a Raider
–Kenny is a Houston Oiler
–Howard Cosell describes Kenny’s new look as Bum’s QB
–Stabler breaks an NFL Record: 4 TD passes in the 4th Quarter!
–Kenny on stage playing music with Bo Diddley
–Stabler’s Last Hurrah: 1984 New Orleans at San Francisco
–Ken Stabler retires; Sweet Memories
–July 8, 2015: Live Breaking News… the Snake is Gone
–The Bay Area reacts to the passing of Ken Stabler
–NFL Total Access from that fateful day
–Raiders preseason Halftime tribute to Ken Stabler
–John Madden emcees the Raiders Halftime tribute to Stabler on Opening Day 2016
–February 6, 2016: NFL Honors announces on Live TV the NFL Hall of Fame Class of 2016
–Kenny’s daughters interviewed just before the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
–The 2016 NFL Gold Jacket Ceremony (why doesn’t Snake get a jacket?)
–Live coverage of the 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Including John Madden’s induction speech
–Reactions from Snake’s teammates from the 2016 Raiders Alumni Week in Napa

Also included:
-Many of Snake’s amazing achievements on Monday Night Football
-So many great moments, too many to detail here
-Hidden Bonus Tracks!

The Interviews, a rare collection:
–Ken Stabler, This Is My Story
–A rare show called “In My Own Words, Ken Stabler”
–Hard to find 1984 interview on Inside The NFL (pre-retirement)
–His 1st retirement interview by Frank Gifford on MNF (1984)
–David Brenner Interview (excellent)
–Larry King interview (Larry is a condescending jerk)
–Rare Scottsdale interview from 2010
–Ken Stabler’s final public interview (2013)

Stabler Commercials:
–Rare Stabler Pennzoil commercial (1970’s)
–Rare Stabler Santa Rosa Chevrolet commercial
–Rare Snake Bite commercial (1980)
–Cool Miller Light commercial with Dan Fouts
–“Raider Day” at Santa Rosa Chevrolet

Must See Video Clips about Snake:
–“Ken Stabler”, the unforgettable 5 minute clip that describes Snake
–Monday Night Magic
–Dandy Don & Howard Cosell describe Stabler’s great moments on Monday Night Football
–Raiders Mystique
–Top 10 Raiders
–Clutch Quarterbacks
–Controversial Calls

Famous Highlight Shows that every Stabler Collection Must Have:
–Every Raiders Yearbook from every year Ken Stabler contributed to the Raiders (1971-1979)
–NFL ’76 (Year In Review)
–Several memorable & rare Game Of The Week shows
–Two very special episodes of NFL’s Greatest Games, with RARE bumper clips from July 8th, 2015
–A Football Life: Ken Stabler
–America’s Game: 1976 Oakland Raiders

“Crowning Glory” the CD:
–Rare 1976 audio recording of the album “Crowning Glory”
Legendary announcer Bill King narrates every step the Raiders took on their path to winning their first championship in Super Bowl XI. Filled with actual radio calls from this historic season, plus interviews from the men who made it happen.

3 Ways To Get Your Copy of The Ultimate Ken Stabler Video Collection:

1. “Go Deep”
The Ultimate Ken Stabler Video Collection
Receive all 10 Volumes, over 20 hours of everything Stabler
$75
**Added Free Bonus: The 1976 audio CD “Crowning Glory” featuring Bill King

2. “Down & In”
Receive Volumes 1 thru 4, the “Greatest Hits” volumes
Over 8 hours of Stabler’s Greatest Hits
$49

3. “Moving The Sticks”
Receive one volume at a time, or in any order you choose
$15

How Do You Order?
-Simply write me a note in the comment section below with your contact information,
or
-Send me an email at: holytoledo@sonic.net

A great gift idea for the Raider fan who has everything.
Show your grandkids why “Snake” was so cool.
You can own every great moment and always have it on your shelf.
An opportunity for the younger generation to see this legendary man.
Relive your childhood memories watching Stabler pull off another miracle finish.
Now you can always watch everything Snake any time you want.

The Ultimate Ken Stabler Video Collection will give you hours of enjoyment, sure to provide a roller coaster of emotions and memories.

“A Hall of Fame collection about a Hall of Fame player. The ten discs contained in this collection capture the football career of a football legend. A wonderful compendium of Ken Stabler videos” — Tom Edel

“If Willie Nelson were a football player he would be Ken Stabler”

THE STORY BEHIND THE COLLECTION
The long skinny scoreboard read 1:56 left in the 4th quarter, Miami 26, Oakland 21. You know that scoreboard, you’ve seen it a million times. It separates the first and second deck at the Oakland Coliseum. Every Raider fan in the stadium was on the edge of their seat, every Raider fan watching on TV had seen him do this before. He’s “Snake, a good old boy who pulls rabbits out of hats. The king of the two minute drill, the sultan of swagger.

Stabler to Biletnikoff for a 1st down.
With the offensive live giving Kenny great protection he has time to survey the field. Stabler to Branch, another 1st down, but the clock is running…
1:11, 1:10, 1:09…

This time they line up without a huddle, but Stabler isn’t hurried. He throws a quick pass to Branch who races out of bounds. It was a short gain but the clock is stopped with 52 seconds left, 2nd down at the Miami 20 yard line.

Ken “Snake” Stabler was right where he belonged, despite this pressure packed situation he was as calm as if he were taking a Tuesday afternoon stroll. He didn’t race to the sidelines for instructions, nobody told him the next play over a speaker in his helmet. Instead he simply walked into the huddle, looked into his teammates eyes, called the play in his familiar Southern drawl, and then led his men to the line of scrimmage.

When he takes the ball from center Kenny doesn’t stand up there barking out long winded signals, he gets the ball and goes. Because he is left handed he looks different from all the other quarterbacks. Strange at first, but now strangely comfortable. He’s become the iconic image of the left-handed quarterback.

Stabler to Frank Pitts, who almost drops it, but manages to hold on. He is just short of the 1st down so Snake calls time. 3rd down and less than a yard to go at the 14 yard line.

Stabler brings them to the line, asks the crowd for quiet, then hands off to Clarence Davis. To nobody’s surprise Davis goes left behind Shell and Upshaw for a gain of six. Kenny uses his final time out.

35 seconds to go…
1st down and goal at the 8 yard line.
Just another typical Raider game at the House of Thrills.

On the Raiders sidelines coach John Madden was nervously shouting instructions. As Kenny listened he calmly looked up into the frenzied crowd. This wasn’t just any game against any team. It was the AFC Divisional playoffs against Don Shula’s mighty Dolphins. Miami had gone to the last three Super Bowls, and were back-to-back champions. While many buckled under such pressure, or succumbed to the fear of failure, Snake thrived on it. Kenneth Michael Stabler lived for these moments.

Everyone knows what happened next. It ranks as one of the most iconic plays in NFL history. Stabler floated a pass into a “Sea of Hands” and it came down between the 2 and the 8 of number 28 Clarence Davis. And the crowd went wild.

WHAT’S THIS ALL ABOUT?
This isn’t about that particular game, nor that particular season. This is about number 12, the personification of cool, the swaggering gunslinger from Foley, Alabama who studied the playbook by the light of the jukebox.

There will be Raider quarterbacks who pass for more yards, throw more touchdowns, or win more games. There will be Raider quarterbacks who win more Super Bowls (hopefully). Someone else will wear that famous silver & black number 12, hell he might even be left handed. There might be all of these things, but one thing is certain, there will never be another Ken Stabler.

When Kenny passed away on July 8, 2015 I recorded several of the memorable shows from that day that included some very nice comments that his teammates, coaches, opponents, and friends had to say. I think my idea began that day. At that time the most commonly repeated phrase was, “Snake should be in the Hall”, but we had heard this before.

Sentiment is a funny thing. On August 6th, 2016 Ken Stabler was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Sadly he was unable to enjoy this prestigious honor that he so richly deserved. Instead it was his daughters and “the Grand Snakes” that took it all in that day. As I watched the induction ceremonies I admit I shed a tear. It was then that I decided to go full steam ahead with my idea. It would be my way to honor the man who had given me such joy over the years. As most of you know I have a vast collection of Raider games, plus many, many hours of rare Raiders video clips I’ve collected over the years. I wanted to create “The Ultimate Ken Stabler Video Collection”.

It has taken me two years to complete this project. I wasn’t about to just throw something together, Kenny gave his best on the field so I needed to give my best as well. I consulted experts, made pages of notes, looked over and edited hours and hours of footage.

Once Again…
How To Order?
-Write me a note in the comment section below with your contact information,
or
-Send me an email at: holytoledo@sonic.net

The Ultimate Ken Stabler Video Collection
3 Ways To Get Your Copy

1. “Go Deep”
The Ultimate Ken Stabler Video Collection
Receive all 10 Volumes, over 20 hours of everything Stabler
$75
**Added Free Bonus: The 1976 audio CD “Crowning Glory” featuring Bill King

2. “Down & In”
Receive Volumes 1 thru 4, the “Greatest Hits” volumes
Over 8 hours of Stabler’s Greatest Hits
$49

3. “Moving The Sticks”
Receive one volume at a time, or in any order you choose
$15

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

July 30, 2017

List of Bill King Radio Broadcasts on CD

Yesterday I was asked to re-post my list of Bill King recordings, so here you go. All are available upon request.

I’m still trying to find the recording of the Jason Giambi HR to beat the Yankees, if anyone knows where to find it let me know.

This list is constantly growing, so check back with me if you need more Holy Toledo moments from Bill King.

Bill King Radio Broadcast Games
*all are on CD format unless noted otherwise
** NFL **********

1970 AFC Divisional Miami at Oakland
Bill King & Scotty Stirling announcers
2 disks

1971 Week 10 San Diego at Oakland
Bill King & Scotty Sterling
Rebroadcast of original, 2 disks

1974 AFC Divisional Miami at Oakland
“Sea of Hands”
Bill King & Scotty Sterling
Upgraded original audio quality, 3 disks

1976 Oakland Raiders Audio Highlights
Featuring Bill Kingt & his great radio calls
from the LP “Crowning Glory”
1 disk

1977 Week 6 Oakland at New York Jets
Bill King & Monte Stickles announcers
Ken Stabler leads a 4th Quarter comeback
3 disks

Super Bowl XV Oakland vs. Philadelphia
Bill King & Monte Stickles announcers
Postgame included, 2 disks

1982 Week 1 LA Raiders at San Francisco
Bill King & Rich Marotta on KNX
Marcus Allen’s 1st NFL game & 1st game as Los Angeles Raiders
With commercials, 4 disks

1988 Week 14 Denver at LA Raiders
Bill King radio broadcast with TV broadcast merged
*on 1 DVDs

** MLB **********

8-22-1982 Boston at Oakland
Billyball A’s vs. Yaz on his 43rd birthday
Bill King & Lon Simmons announcers on KSFO
With commercials, 2 disks

9-19-1988 Minnesota at Oakland
A’s win the West!
Bill King & Lon Simmons announcers on KSFO
With postgame interviews, 3 disks

9-20-1989, Game #151
Oakland A’s at Cleveland Indians
Rickey Henderson leads off game with a HR, 40th time in his career
Bill King, Lon Simmons, & Ray Fosse announcers
Exciting game, 3 disks

9-4-2002 Kansas City at Oakland
A’s win 20th in a row!
It’s the game they made the movie about, Moneyball
Bill King & Ray Fosse announcers
Nice quality, network raw feed
Pregame, postgame, 5 disks

1988 – 1989 – 1990 Oakland A’s
Segments of original radio broadcasts featuring Bill King, Lon Simmons, & Ray Fosse
-1988 ALCS vs. Boston game 2
-1988 ALCS vs. Boston game 4
including final 3 outs as the A’s win the pennant!
-1988 World Series vs. Los Angeles Dodgers game 1
does not include Gibson HR
-1989 A’s clinch the A.L. West
-1989 World Series vs. San Francisco Giants
portions of Game 1, 2, & 4, including postgame
-1990 A’s clinch the A.L. West
*All audio files on 1 DVD

** NBA **********

1974-1975 Golden State Warriors Audio Highlights
Featuring Bill King & his great radio calls
from the LP “The Yeaar of Excitement”
1 disk

10-25-1977 Golden St. Warriors at Chicago Bulls
Bill King announcer on KNBR
3 disks

11-11-1977 Kansas City Kings at Golden State
Otis Birdsong & Scott Wedman vs. Barry, Parrish, & Phil Smith
Bill King announcer
Good game, commercials, 3 disks

11-25-1977 Golden St. Warriors at Philadelphia 76ers
Dr. J in good OT game
Bill King announcer on KNBR
3 disks

12-6-1977 Houston Rockets at Golden St. Warriors
*A classic King broadcast that includes Bill ripping the refs,
and a stirring Holy Toledo at the end!
Moses Malone, Rudy T, & John Lucas vs. Barry, Parish, & Ray
Bill King announcer on KNBR
3 disks

12-8-1977 Milwaukee Bucks at Golden St. Warriors
Bill King announcer on KNBR
3 disks

1-18-1978 Washington at Golden State
Elvin Hayes & Wes Unseld battle Rick Barry & Phil Smith
Bill King announcer
Commercials, 3 disks

11-25-1981 Golden St. Warriors at Boston Celtics
Bird, Parish, & McHale vs. Bernard King, Joe Barry Carroll, & World B. Free
Bill King announcer
3 disks

** MISC. **********

Bill King Remembered
An audio tribute to the life & times of Bill King recorded on the day of his passing October 18, 2005. This radio special hosted by Big Bruce MacGowan, is full of rare and memorable Bill King calls. Even after all these years it will still give you goose bumps.
1 cd

Bill King “Holy Toledo!” CD
Over 30 minutes of some of the greatest call in the legendary career of Bill King
Includes a rare Warriors clip & a brief interview of Bill by Rick Barry
1 disk

1976 Oakland Raiders Audio Highlights
Featuring Bill Kingt & his great radio calls
from the LP “Crowning Glory”
1 disk

1974-1975 Golden State Warriors Audio Highlights
Featuring Bill King & his great radio calls
from the LP “The Yeaar of Excitement”
1 disk

July 29, 2017

Bill King gets Cooperstown coronation: ‘This is a Holy Toledo moment’

Bill King, the greatest announcer in my lifetime, is finally being honored this weekend by the Baseball Hall of Fame. Most of us grew up listening to Bill, he was the voice of our youth.

He described most of the greatest sports moments of my life. I met him once, a moment I will never forget (a story for another day). His unique style and unabashed tirades were what made him legendary.

He could paint you a verbal picture that was forever etched in your mind.

I just wish he was here to enjoy this special moment.

Bill King
Hall of Fame
Class of 2017
Holy Toledo!

(Here is an article about Bill written by Dan Brown that I thought you might enjoy.)

By Daniel Brown
Bay Area News Group
PUBLISHED: July 29, 2017

Holy Cooperstown!

During a sun-splashed afternoon on baseball’s sacred ground, Bay Area broadcasting favorite Bill King finally got his due.

“I think this is a Holy Toledo moment,” his stepdaughter, Kathleen Lowenthal said Saturday, using her stepfather’s signature call in accepting the Baseball Hall of Fame’s top broadcasting honor. “It is for me.”

King spent 25 years captivating A’s fans with rousing calls that ranged from Rickey Henderson’s stolen base records through the “Moneyball” 20-game winning streak. King died in 2005, but colleagues such as longtime radio partner Ken Korach campaigned relentlessly for him to be honored with the Ford C. Frick Award.

The work paid off Saturday at Doubleday Field. With Korach smiling in the crowd and seated next to Hank Greenwald, who teamed with King on Warriors broadcasts, Lowenthal saluted the sustained effort it took to end the wait.

“Bill never sought out awards of any kind but he was only human and he certainly enjoyed the accolades,” Lowenthal said her speech. (The quotes in this story came from the live stream of the ceremony still available at the Hall of Fame’s Facebook page.)

“But never in a million years did he believe he would be in the Baseball Hall of Fame. When people would bring it up, he would brush it aside. Fans and friends and colleagues brought it up all the time — even I did. Bill loved broadcasting. He just really loved talking to you.”

King became a fixture in Bay Area sports starting in the late 1950s, when he was hired by KSFO as a fill-in broadcaster on Giants games — subbing for Lon Simmons and Russ Hodges, his fellow future Frick winners.

The Warriors hired him in 1962 and the King added Raiders play-by-play to his duties in 1966. From then on, it was as if his erudite phrasing and emotional crescendos were always floating somewhere through the Bay Area air.

Joe Morgan, the baseball Hall of Famer who grew up in Oakland, said as much Saturday before presenting the Frick Award to Lowenthal.

“Bill King, in my mind was truly a man for all seasons,” Morgan said. “Because he taught me how to listen to Warriors basketball, A’s baseball and the Oakland Raiders. This is a great honor for me.”

Lowenthal, whose mother, Nancy Stephens, was with King for 44 years, noted that King’s varied sports talents represented only a fraction of his staggering breadth of knowledge.

She said King loved sailing, ballet, opera, jazz and fine arts. He grew so interested in Russian history that he learned the language, too.

“All of his varied interests, his encyclopedic knowledge of baseball and his voluminous vocabulary made him the broadcaster he was,” Lowenthal said.

MLB Network broadcaster Matt Vasgersian, who grew up in Moraga, narrated a video introducing King’s career to the audience, calling him “one of the most influential figures in the history of sports broadcasting. … It was fitting for a man who enjoyed opera and ballet to have his own voice referred to as ‘poetry on the radio.’”

Vasgersian noted that there are many who think King did his best work on football … and even more who think he was best at basketball.

But baseball is the first sports Hall of Fame to honor King — which would have been fine by him, Lowenthal said. She said baseball was his “first love.”

She also recalled what it was like going to A’s games in person being surprised to see so many fans with ear buds connected to their transistor radios.

“Fans could not get enough of Bill,” Lowenthal said. “Even though they were at the game, they still wanted to hear what Bill had to say about what they were seeing.

“Bill had a really special relationship with his audience. He told me one time that he would have one person in mind when he was broadcasting. And I think that’s why his broadcasts came across so personal — as if he was talking to you.”

King, visited the Baseball Hall of Fame just once, in 2004, when A’s closer Dennis Eckersley and Bill’s former A’s broadcast partner Lon Simmons were both honored. Lowenthal said he remained “exhilarated” by that visit until the day he died.

Now, King will be part of the place forever.

“And I really wish he could walk out of that Iowa cornfield right now,” Lowenthal said, “and see for himself the tremendous respect and fondness his fans and colleagues still hold for him today.”

July 17, 2017

Here is What’s New at Holy Toledo! Your Source for Vintage Sports Video

With training camp just a few days away the tine has come to finish up your summer projects and begin to prepare for the 2017 season. In my case I am clearing off my desk, going through the stacks of vintage sports videos that have accumulated over the summer. Typically most of my items listed here are actual football game broadcasts, however you see this list has a variety of different types of sports videos.

Here are some highlights:
Raiders Fans take note. I finally found two missing Raiders Yearbooks!
With the addition of the 1981 Oakland and 1988 LA Raiders yearbooks, this means I now have ever Raider yearbook from 1964 to 1983. The only yearbooks still missing are the 1984, 1986, and 1989, otherwise I have them all up to the current 2016 season.

**If anyone has these three missing yearbooks I will gladly offer you a substantial trade reward for a copy.

Check out the Game Of The Week List featuring the 1965 game Gale Sayers scored 6 TDs, and the very first regular season overtime game from 1974.

Be sure to check out all the various documentaries included in this list. There is some fantastic shows included here.

Just want actual game broadcasts?
Eric Dickerson or LA Rams fans will enjoy a couple games I picked up, games where Dickerson rushes for over 200 yards!

Buffalo Bills fans will like seeing a few interesting games I picked up featuring the great Thurman Thomas. There is also a tremendous copy of a great ’91 QB duel between Jim Kelly and Marino

If you like Jim Kelly you may want to look thru the new games I picked up featuring his early years with the Houston Gamblers. I’ve actually acquired quite a few new USFL games, all listed below.

“THE GAME NOBODY SAW”
Now you can see this wild 34-33 game! The famous 1985 USFL game between Jim Kelly’s Houston Gamblers and Steve Young’s LA Express. Kelly’s 574 yards passing is the most ever in American pro football history.

DISCO DEMOLITION NIGHT
Last week was the 40th anniversary of one of the worst promotions ever. Bill Veeck’s Chicago White Sox thought it would be a great idea to have “Disco Demolition Night.”

During the break between games of a doubleheader a local rock DJ was going to blow up a bunch of disco albums. Fans were encouraged to bring their disco records to the game. The number of kids who showed up, and the events that unfolded that night were completely unexpected.

I have a copy of the entire game 1, plus the mayhem that occurs just prior to game 2. Also included is local news reports and a look back after all these years.

Baseball fans also will notice that I found my original recording of the 2004 ALCS Game 7 Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees. I’ve made a 5 disks copy of this very nice quality recording, it includes extended postgame.

Basketball Fan?
Golden State Warriors Fan?
Cleveland Cavaliers fan?
I have ever game, every minute of The Trilogy, the last three NBA Finals.
I also have every postseason game of the Golden State Warriors during the past three epic seasons.

BIG NEWS COMING SOON!
Holy Toledo do I have exciting news to share with you. Unfortunately I can’t reveal this huge news just yet, but when I do there will only be two words escaping from your mouth, “Holy Toledo!”
The BIG NEWS will be revealed next week.

Enjoy the list and keep watching us at Holy Toledo!
I have many new games on the way…

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

*** What’s New *****

*** NFL YEARBOOKS *********
1981 Oakland Raiders Yearbook
1988 LA Raiders Yearbook

Other Yearbooks:
1970 San Diego Chargers Yearbook
1972 San Diego Chargers Yearbook
1980 Buffalo Bills Yearbook
1980 St. Louis Cardinals Yearbook

2014 Set of All 32 Teams Yearbooks (4 disks)
2015 Set of All 32 Teams Yearbooks (4 disks)

*** NFL Game Of The Week Shows ********

1965 wk13 San Francisco at Chicago
Gale Sayers score 6 TDs!!

1966 wk2 Green Bay at Cleveland

1974 wk2 Pittsburgh at Denver
1st regular season overtime game

1976 AFC Championship Pittsburgh at Oakland
Hard to find this one

Super Bowl XI Oakland vs. Minnesota
Not the highlight show but an actual episode of Game Of The Week

1977 AFC Divisional Oakland at Baltimore
Rare version of the Ghost To The Post game

1977 AFC Championship Oakland at Denver
1986 Wk10 LA Raiders at Dallas
2004 AFC Divisional NY Jets at Pittsburgh

*** NFL DOCUMENTARIES *********

This Week In Pro Football
1972 Week 5
1972 Week 7
1972 Week 8

This Is The NFL
1975 Week 1o

NFL ’71 (Year in Review)
NFL ’72 (Year in Review)
NFL ’73 (Year in Review)
NFL ’74 (Year in Review)
NFL ’75 (Year in Review)
NFL ’76 (Year in Review)
NFL ’77 (Year in Review)
NFL ’78 (Year in Review)
NFL ’79 (Year in Review)

“Raiders Report” from 2005 featuring a great segment about John Madden getting into the NFL Hall Of Fame

-The Legendary Voice of John Facenda
-The AFL featuring Joe Namath, Don Maynard, & Otis Taylor
-Lombardi’s Redskins
-10th Anniversary of Monday Night Football
-20th Anniversary of Monday Night Football
-Top 36 Moments on Monday Night Football
-Greatest Sports Legends: Fred Biletnikoff (30 min.)
-Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder
-A Glorious Game (great show narrated by John Facenda)
-A Game Of Passion (60 min. includes John Madden)
-In The Crunch (Stabler, Unitas, Staubach, Sipe, Elway, Montana, Bradshaw)
-The Hunters (Facenda narrates w/ Ben Davidson, Carl Eller, Walt Garrison, 30 min)
-Star Spangled Sundays (a 4 hout, 4 part documentary)
-Strange But True Stories of the NFL (Vincent Price)
-A Tale of Two Cities (all about the 49ers-Cowboys rivalry)
-Tailgating Paradise (all about the food served at various tailgate parties)

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

1978 Wk2 Seattle at Pittsburgh
Largent & Zorn vs. The Steel Curtain
Sam Nover & Mike Haffner announcers
Pregame, 2 disks

1979 Wk4 Baltimore Colts at Pittsburgh
Tight game decided in the 4th Quarter
Joe Washington & Roger Carr vs. The Steel Curtain
Sam Nover & Bob Trumpy announcers
2 disks

1979 Wk10 Washington at Pittsburgh
Redskins defense came in having allowed the least points in the NFL
Steelers roll up 545 yards
Bradshaw’s 1st ever 4 TD pass game, 2nd ever 300+ yard passing game
Swann & Stallworth both over 100 yards
Curt Gowdy & Hank Stram announcers
Very interesting Halftime Show
Very Good to Good Quality, Halftime, commercials, 3 disks

1979 Wk11 Pittsburgh at Kansas City
Chuck Noll vs. Marv Levy
Don Criqui & John Brodie announcers
C quality, 1 disk

1979 Wk16 Buffalo at Pittsburgh
Steelers clinch AFC Central in style
Steel Curtain pitches a shutout
Franco Harris 100 yards 2 TDs
Don Criqui & John Brodie announcers
Good Quality, commercials, 3 disks

1980 Wk1 Cleveland at New England
Steve Grogan vs. Brian Sipe
Sam Nover & Bob Trumpy announcers
1 disk

1982 Wk9 Cleveland at Pittsburgh
Steelers over 500 yards of offense
Franco & Swann both +100 yards
Paul McDonal +300 yards 3 TD, but 4 Ints
Big game for Ozzie Newson
Announcers: Bob & Bob, Costas & Trumpy
Very Nice Quality, Halftime, Postgame, commercials, 2 disks

1984 Wk10 Los Angeles Rams at St. Louis Cardinals
Eric Dickerson rushes for 208 yards
Good game between two teams with playoff hopes
Neil Lomax to Roy Green is a lethal combination
Dick Stockton & Hank Stram announcers
Nice Quality, 2 disks

1986 Wk5 Tampa Bay at Los Angeles Rams
Erick Dickerson 207 yards rushing, 245 total, 2 TDs
Exciting tough OT game
Hall of Fame matchup: Steve Young vs Dickerson & Kevin Greene
Wayne Walker & Johnny Morris announcers
Halftime, 2 disks

1990 Wk3 Buffalo at New York Jets MNF
Career high for Thurman Thomas 214 yards rushing
Ken O’Brien & rookies Blair Thomas & Rob Moore
Frank, Al, & Dan announcers
Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

1990 Wk11 New England at Buffalo
Thurman Thomas 165 yards 2 TDs
Bills defense pitches a shutout
Jim Donovan & Bob Trumpy announcers
1 disk

1991 Wk1 Miami at Buffalo
Hall of Fame QB Matchup: Jim Kelly vs. Dan Marino
A great QB shootout 35-31
Thurman Thomas 165 yards rushing, 103 yards rec., 2 TDs
Bills offense rolls up over 580 yards
Dan Marino 3 TDs, Kelly 2 TDs
Bill Walsh & Dick Enberg announcers
Nice Quality, Halftime (Parcells 1st), commercials, 3 disks

1997 wk3 Detroit at Chicago
Barry Sanders 161 yards
A Black & Blue old rivalry game
Kevin Harland & Jerry Glanville announcers
Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

1997 wk14 Chicago at Detroit
Thanksgiving Day game
One of my favorite Barry Sanders games,
he plays a brilliant game 167 yards 3 TDs
Down 17-3, Lions roar to a 53-20 Bear bashing
Scott Mitchell’s offense gains almost 500 yards
Summerall & Madden announcers
Halftime, Postgame, commercials, 2 dosks

200 AFC Divisional Playoff
UPGRADE: Miami at Oakland
1st postseason win for “Chucky” Jon Gruden
Tory James steals the show
Raiders “D” dominates in a Black Hole shutout
Greg Gumbel & Phil Sims announcers
Entire broadcast, Halftime, Postgame, comercials
Very Nice Quality, local postgame, x disks

2002 AFC Championship
Tennessee at Oakland
Steve “Air” McNair vs Charles Woodson
A beautiful 5 disc Upgrade of a legendary game
Entire broadcast, Pregame, Halftime, Postgame
Very Good Quality, Local Postgame, 5 disks

**** U.S.F.L. ***********************************

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 Wk3 Oakland Invaders at Michigan Panthers
1st ever home game for Panthers, exciting game
QB Duel: Besana 341 yards 3 TDs, Hebert 3 TDs
Jim Simpson & Don Heinrich announcers
Nice quality ESPN Classic ver. 2 hours, 1 disk

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 Semi Final Playoff
Oakland Invaders at Michigan Panthers
Big Upgrade! Very Nice Quality
Hebert & Anthony Carter vs. Raymond Chester, Art Wittington & Co.
Keith Jackson & Lynn Swann announcers
Pregame, commercials, 3 disks

1984 Wk2 Houston Gamblers at San Antonio Gunslingers MNF
Jim Kelly’s 1st professional 300 yard game, 3 TDs
Kelly’s 1st pro victory, 2nd game ever as a Gambler
Mouse Davis’s run & shoot offense rolls up big numbers
The night the lights go out in San Antonio, literally…
Jim Simpson & Paul Maguire announcers
Halftime, 2 disks

1984 Wk5 Michigan Panthers at Houston Gamblers
Wild 52-34 game with Jim Kelly‘s Run & Shoot
Bobby Hebert 4444 yards 4 TD passes
Team video, interesting angles, 1 disk

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 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 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 Semi-Final
Western Conference Championship
Los Angeles Express at Arizona Wrangles
1st ever postseason game in the state of Arizona
Tim Spencer 3 rushing TD’s
Steve Young’s rookie season, w/ Kevin Mack & Freddie Scott
Coaches: George Allen vs. John Hadl
Tim Brandt & Lee Grosscup announcers
Good game, lots of fights, 3 disks

1984 USFL Semi-Final
Eastern Conference Championship
Birmingham Stallions at Philadelphia Stars
Chuck Fusina & Sam Mills vs. Cliff Stoudt, Joe Cribbs
Kelvin Bryant runs wild 152 yards & 2 TD’s
Keith Jackson & Lynn Swann announcers
At Franklin Field
Nice Quality, Pregame, commercials, 4 disks

1984 USFL Championship
Philadelphia Stars vs. Arizona Wranglers
The league #1 & #2 defenses face off
Coaches: George Allen vs. Jim Mora
MVP: Chuck Fusina, Kelvin Bryant over 100 yards
George Allen’s final professional game as coach
Keith Jackson & Lynn Swann announcers
At Tampa, FL
Pregame, 3 disks

1985 Wk1 Houston Gamblers at LA Express
“The Game Nobody Saw”
Coaches film merged with radio broadcast, very well done
Great game between Jim Kelly & Steve Young
Kelly’s 574 yards passing is the most ever in American pro football history
Young had built up a 33-13 4th quarter lead,
but Kelly directed a legendary comeback
1 disk

1985 Wk10 Arizona Outlaws at Oakland Invaders
Hebert tosses 2 TD’s, to Albert Bentley & Derek Holloway
Doug Williams leads the Outlaws with 345 yards passing
Coaches: Charlie Sumner vs. Frank Kush
Jim Simpson and Paul McGuire announcers
1 disk

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 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 Los Angeles Express at Orlando Renegades
Final game for both teams & Steve Young
Express only suit up 36 players
Coaches: Lee Corso vs. John Hadl
Fred Manfra & Billy aylor announcers
1 disk

1985 USFL Quarterfinal 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 Quarter Finals
Houston Gamblers at Birmingham Stallions
Exciting back and forth game to the very end
Jim Kelly vs. Cliff Stoudt, Joe Cribbs & Jim Smith
Kelly’s weapons include Ricky Sanders, Clarence Verdin, Gerald McNeil & Richard Johnson
Keith Jackson & Lynn Swann announcers
3 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 Semi-Final
Baltimore Stars at Birmingham Stallions
#1 Defense vs. #2 Defense
Big plays are the theme of the day
Kelvin Bryants +100 yards rushing & receiving, 217 total
Coaches: Jim Mora vs. Rollie Dotsch
Keith Jackson & Lynn Swann announcers
Halftime, 2 disks

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

5-8-1968
Minnesota Twins at Oakland A’s
Jim “Catfish” Hunter’s Perfect Game
Radio Broadcast of 9th inning + postgame
Al Helfer & Monte Moore announcers
with Postgame interview, total time 11:42
*Bonus: Include his 1987 Hall of Fame speech
(additional 6:43)

7-12-1979 Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox
The Infamous “Disco Demolition Night”
Game 1 of doubleheader + Disco Demolition
Plus news reports & the aftermath
2 disks

2004 ALCS Game 7
Boston at New York Yankees
Upgraded version of entire broadcast
Includes long postgame
Nice quality, 5 disks

*** BASEBALL DOCUMENTARIES **********

-“.406” (All about “Teddy Ballgame” Ted Williams)
-“56: The Streak” (“Joltin’ Joe” Dimaggio)
-“The Bird” (the story of Mark “The Bird” Fydrich)
-“The Making of Mr. October” (Reggie Jackson)

*** NBA FINALS **********

1980 NBA Finals Game 6
Los Angeles Lakers at Philadelphia 76ers
*A very diffuclut game to find
With Kareen injured Magic Johnson plays center
“Dr. J” Julius Erving, Darryl Dawkins, Jamal Wilkes scores 37
Magic Johnson’s rookie year, he dominates witth 42 points
Brent Musberger, Bill Russell & Hot Rod Hundley announcers
NBA Hardwood Classic version, Halftime, Postgame, 1 disk

The Trilogy: 2015, 2016, & 2017 Golden St. vs. Cleveland
The entire collection of every game
18 game on 64 disks

2015 NBA Finals
All 6 games, 25 disks
or individually;
Game 1, 4 disks
Game 2, 3 disks
Game 3, 3 disks
Game 4, 4 disks
Game 5, 4 disks
Game 6, 4 disks
Game 7, 3 disks

2016 NBA Finals
All 7 games, 22 disks
or individually;
Game 1, 3 disks
Game 2, 3 disks
Game 3, 3 disks
Game 4, 4 disks
Game 5, 3 disks
Game 6, 3 disks
Game 7, 3 disks

2017 NBA Finals
All 5 games, 17 disks
or individually;
Game 1, 3 disks
Game 2, 3 disks
Game 3, 3 disks
Game 4, 3 disks
Game 5, 5 disks

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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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