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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

June 6, 2017

Off-Season Acquisitions Of A Vintage Sports Video Collector

(With a heavy heart we carry on the way Bobby T. would have wanted, and also please remember my Uncle Buck in your thoughts and prayers)

Now that the NFL Draft has come and gone, and most of the free agents have been signed, teams are gathering for their “OTA’s” to get their first glimpse of the new talent.

Here at Holy Toledo it is also time to take a look at this year’s offseason acquisitions. As you will see I have been busy adding many interesting items to the vast collection of vintage sports video. Some of these are quite rare and very exciting “finds” for us collectors and fans.

Here some of the highlights:
-Derrick Thomas NFL record 7 sacks in one game
-Infamous botched Thanksgiving OT coin toss call
-Final game ever at Metropolitan Stadium (Minnesota)
-Terrell Ownes stomps on the Dallas star
-Tony Dorsett’s 1st & 2nd pro TD
-Bill Parcells favorite game ever (besides his SB wins)
-A chunk of games from the 1981 “Air Coryell” Chargers season
-Beautiful high quality upgrades of Holy Toledo proportion
-Cool and Rare USFL games, including Jim Kelly

“What If?”
Have you ever wondered what would have happened had the Browns ever actually beaten the Broncos in any of their AFC Championship battles? How would history have changed had Cleveland gone to a Super Bowl?

The answer may be found in the 1987 week 12 game where the Browns visited the 49ers. Both teams were playing at an elite level, led by championship caliber quarterbacks and rugged defenses. The Sunday Night Football marquee may have read “Montana vs. Kosar”, but this nationally televised game had Super Bowl quality pedigree. It also just might have the answer to Cleveland’s question, “What if?”

WHEN IS A VCR NOT A VCR?

Yes I did say vcr, some people still use those old things.

A good friend from Kansas City sent me some of his old vhs tapes to dub to dvd.

What I discovered was a beautiful collection of vhs tapes that looked like they we from yesterday, not 25-30 years old. I was amazed by the quality of these recordings.

My friend has not just any ordinary vcr, this one was a “Super VCR” with a big “S” on it! I’ve been doing this for many years and this vcr was special.

His collection had an array of goodies, such as postseason games from 1988. Many great Joe Montana games when he wore the KC Chiefs uniform, plus some interesting local KC pre & postgame footage.

Joe’s 1st 4th quarter comeback as a Chief,
huge rivalry games,
two Hall of Fame matchups,
beautiful throwback uniforms, and
two thrill-packed Oilers vs. Browns games that took place on back-to-back weekends in the winter of 1988.

The first game provides you with one last look at the heroics of the “super-sub” QB Don Strock, along with an announcer who loses his sh** over a bad call. The second game is an AFC Wild Card battle showing off the talents of Warren Moon. Both recordings are very high quality and filled with excitement from one of the games legendary venues, Municipal Stadium.

You might be thinking “I already have some of those games”.
Yes, but you haven’t seen these beautiful versions.
All thanks to my friend and his “Super VCR”

“Look, up in the sky”
“It’s a bird”
“It’s a plane”
“No it Super VCR!”

For us old collectors of vintage sports video there is nothing more disappointing to get a new game in the mail and find that it is terrible quality.

Some people recorded games on an old vhs tape that their wife let them use, after she had already used it to record Days Of Our Lives 150 times. It was too old for her, but it was okay for your “stupid” football.

Well not this guy. Mt friend from KC recorded games on his Super VCR using virgin vhs tapes, and , well it shows. The results are in the final product.

I welcome any of you to send me your vhs tapes, I will gladly edit and dub them to dvd for you. Anybody can buy a vhs to dvd machine, but lets be honest. Most often those machines are low quality vcr players, with no tracking adjustments, and they record in low quality mode onto a dvd. It pays to have high end technology

Just ask the Super VCR!

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

*** What’s New *****

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

1977 Wk2 NY Giants at Dallas
Tony Dorsett’s 1st (and 2nd) NFL Touchdown
Pat Summerall & Tom Brookshire announcers
Nice Quality, Halftime, commercials, 3 disks

1978 Wk6 Minnesota at Seattle
Thrilling game decoded on the final play, nice Seahawks comeback
Great QB Matchup: Jim Zorn 3 TD’s vs. Fran Tarkenton 3 TDs
NFL Today with Lasorda & Pete Rose talking about Dodgers-Yankees World Series
Vin Scully, George Allen & Jim Brown announcers
Beautiful Quality, Pregame, commercials, 4 disks

1978 Wk8 Atlanta at San Francisco
Good 4th Quarter comeback by Bartkowski & Falcons
O. J. Simpson has one of his last good games 96 yards 1 TD
If you recall the story, this game includes Tim Mazzetti
Hall of Fame announcing team, Vin Scully, Jim Brown & George Allen
Better than average quality, Halftime, commercials, 3 disks

1978 Wk10 Seattle at Chicago
Big game for Largent, +100 yards for Walter Payton
Curt Gowdy & John Brodie announcers
Halftime, 2 disks

1979 Wk4 Green Bay at Minnesota
Exciting OT game
Ahmad Rashad has a great game
Lindsay Nelson & Paul Hornung announcers
Above Average Quality, Halftime, some commercials, 3 disks

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

1980 Wk6 Green Bay at Tampa Bay
The famous “Tom Birney game”
5 Quarter game ends in a 14-14 tie
Three Packers go for 100+ yards receiving
Lindsey Nelson & Hank Stram announcers
Nice Quality, Halftime, commercials, 4 disks

1980 Wk8 Chicago at Philadelphia
Good hard hitting close game
Summerall & Brookshire announcers
2 disks

1980 Wk15 San Francisco at Atlanta
Steve Bartkowski vs. young Joe Montana
Falcons win the NFC West!
Big game for Wallace Francis
Gary Bender & John Madden announcers
3 disks

1981 Wk3 San Diego at Kansas City
Both teams come in undefeated
A high scoring, action filled game
Huge game for Chuck Muncie
Rookie Joe Delaney +100 yards rushing & receiving
Alumni Day brings back many great former Chiefs
Mike Adamle & Rocky Bleier announcers
Gene Klein rips agent of John Jefferson at Halftime, 2 disks

1981 Wk4 San Diego at Denver
Craig Morton lights up the Bolts defense 4TD passes in 1st half
Steve Watson has a career day 178 yards receiving 2 TD’s
Don Criqui & John Brodie announcers
Above average quality, some commercials, 2 disks

1981 Wk5 New York Jets at Miami
Hard fought overtime battle between bitter rivals
Jets roll up over 500 yards & an amazing 32 1st downs
Nat Moore is simply awesome in this game, unbelievable catches, 210 yards
Bob Costas and Bob Trumpy announcers
Above average quality, Halftime, connercials, 2 disks

1981 Wk 5 Chicago at Minnesota
A nail biter down to the last second on the clock
Stars of the game are Ted Brown & Ken Margerum
Gary Bender & Johnny Morris announcers
Very nice Quality, 2 disks

1981 Wk6 Los Angeles Rams at Atlanta
A Wild West 37-35 battle royale!
LeRoy Irvin has two long punt returns the TD’s
Vin Scully & Hank Stram announcers
2 disks

1981 Wk6 Minnesota at San Diego
Two gunslingers face off in a great game Fouts vs. Tommy Kramer
Dramatic finish, 951 total yards, 6 TD passes, a defensive nightmare
Two of the grumpiest coaches ever Bud Grant vs. Don Coryell
First 12 minutes of recording is heavily edited until 1st TD (1st Q)
then somebody slapped the shit out of the guy doing the editing,
& then this great recording returns to normal
Brief network audio loss in the 2nd Q
Quality of this recording is really good, despite the early issues
Gary Bender & Fred Dryer announcers
Don’t let the problems fool you, this is a great game to watch, Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

1981 Wk7 San Diego at Baltimore
Good QB matchup: Dan Fouts vs. Bert Jones
at old Memorial Stadium
Phil Stone & Gene Washington announcers, 1 disk

1981 Wk8 Miami at Dallas
Good teams, a great 4th quarter, and a fantastic finish
Legendary coaches matchup: Shula vs. Landry
Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen announcers
Mel Renfro inducted into Ring of Honor at half, commercials, 2 disks

1981 Wk9 Kansas City at San Diego
Down 19-7, Chiefs make a big comeback, but Fouts steals a dramatic win
Joe Delaney over 100 yards rushing
Big day for Chuck Muncie running & receiving
2 disks

1981 Wk10 Detroit at Washington
A wild back & forth 33-31 barn burner at RFK
Six lead changes, almost 1000 yards of offense
Battle of the former Sooners, Billy Sims & Joe Washington have monster games
Jim Kelly & John Dockery announcers
Some commercials, 3 disks

1981 Wk10 Cincinnati at San Diego
Preview of AFC Championship, Fouts vs. Ken Anderson
Bengals exploide for 31 1st Half points
Big day for Isaac Curtis
Louis Breeden 102 yard INT TD return
Dick Enberg & Merlin Olsen announcers
2 disks

1981 Wk11 Dallas at Detroit
Great game, very exciting finish
Down 17-0 back storm the Lions
Billy Sims vs. Tony Dorsett, Sims has big day, 200 total yards
1st year of Pat Summerall & John Madden announcers
Joined in progress, 1st Dallas possession, no scoring missed
2 disks

1981 Wk11 Washington at New York Giants
Overtime thriller, exciting 30-27 game with playoff implications
Rookie Lawrence Taylor vs. Riggins & Theisman
Tom Brookshire & Roger Staubach announcers
Halftime, 2 disks

1981 Wk12 Minnesota at Atlanta MN
Rare game unavailable until now
The recording was not known to exist
Good 31-30 game
Big night for Ahmad Rashad & Tommy Kramer, but is it enough?
Looks like it was downloaded from a computerized broadcast
Poor quality recording, 2 disks

1981 Wk13 Denver at San Diego
Battle for AFC West supremacy
Bolts explode in 1st Half as they blast the Broncos
Chuck Muncie has a huge day 4 TD’s
Phil Stone & John Brodie announcers
2 disks

1981 Wk14 Buffalo at San Diego
Chargers dominate the stats, but lose a close game
Kellen Winslow, Charlie Joiner & Muncie all over 100 yards
Dick Enberg & Merlin Olsen announcers
NFL Today pregame with a segment on upstart coach Bill Walsh
Pregame, 2 disks

1981 Wk15 San Diego at Tampa Bay
Doug Williams vs. Dan Fouts
Wild 4th Quarter, exciting finish
Phil Stone & Gene Washington announcers
Halftime, 2 disks

1981 Wk16 Kansas City at Minnesota
The final game ever at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington
After 21 years of Vikings history The Met closes it’s doors
Merle Harmon and Jim Turner announcers
Cool local station ID’s from WCTN TV Minneapolis-St. Paul
Nice Quality, fans storm the field after the game
Bud Grant Show postgame, 2 disks

1981 Wk16 Denver at Chicago
Final game for Alan Page, goes out in style with 3 ½ QB sacks
Denver must win to clinch the AFC West title
Bob Costas and Bob Trumpy announcers
Above Average Quality, Halftime, 2 disks

1982 Wk2 Tampa Bay at Washington
Joined in progress, stil 0-0
Less than average quality, 1 disk

1982 Wk8 Washington at New Orleans
Too much Charlie Brown & Theisman
Bum Phillips vs. Joe Gibbs
Tom Brookshire & Wayne Walker announcers
1 disk

1983 Wk2 Tampa Bay at Chicago
Close game, a day Terry Schmidt will never forget
Walter Payton 160 totals yards 1 TD
Tim Ryan and Johnnie MNorris announcers
Nice Quality, Halftime, commercials, 4 disks

1983 Wk11 Philadelphia at Chicago
A “Pick’em” game goes down to the wire
Jim McMahon vs. Ron Jaworski
Walter Payton 131 yards
Odd schedule, 2nd game between these two non-division opponents
2 disks

1985 Wk5 San Francisco at Atlanta
Joe Montana throws 5 TD passes, 429 yards passing
Roger Craig 167 yards receiving on 12 catches
Madden & Summerall announcers
Halftime, 1 disk

1985 Wk6 New York Giants at Cincinnati
Phil Simms throws for career high 513 yards
Boomer Esiason tosses 3 TD passes
Madden & Summerall announcers
2 disks

1985 Wk13 San Francisco at Washington
The Rematch of the ’83 NFC Championship, Walsh vs. Ginns
Redskins have almost twice as many yards as 49ers, they win almost every statistical battle
except two, turnovers and the scoreboards
Madden & Summerall announcers
Pregame, Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

1986 Wk2 Denver at Pittsburgh MNF
John Elway finding his NFL groove 3 TDs
Bronco “D” holds Steelers to just 30 yards rushing
Halftime, 2 disks

1986 wk3 Chicago at Green Bay MNF
Hall of Fame players now head coaches face off, Ditka vs. Forrest Gregg
2 disks

1986 Wk4 Dallas at St. Louis MNF
Rookie Herschel Walker over 135 all-purpose yards
Al & Frank announcers
2 disks

1986 Wk5 San Diego at Seattle MNF
Joiner breaks NFL record for all-time yards receiving
Largent sets NFL record, 128 consecutive games with a receotion
2 disks

1986 Wk6 Pittsburgh at Cincinnati MNF
Boomer leads the way in a tight rivalry game
2 disks

1986 Wk15 Chicago a Detroit MNF
Down 13-3 in the 4th, back come ‘da Bears
2 disks

1987 Wk2 New England at New York Jets MNF
Final game before the strike
QB Ken O’Brien carves up the Patriots
Odd scenario: Players union votes at Halftime to strike
Frank, Al & Dan (Dan’s 2nd game on MNF)
2 disks

1987 Wk4 (Gm.3) San Francisco at New York Giants MNF
1st prime time strike game with replacement players
A rare broadcast
Not you typical Walsh vs. Parcells game
QB’s: Jim Crocicchia & Mike Busch vs, Bob Gagliano & Mark Stevens
Halftime, 2 disks

1987 Wk12 Cleveland at San Francisco SNF
In case you ever wondered what would have happened had the Browns actually beaten the Broncos and gone to a Super Bowl, just watch this game.
Montana 342 yards 4 TD passes, Jerry Rice 3 TD’s 126 yards
Bernie Kosar leads the Browns along wit their #1 ranked defense
Mike Patrick, Roy Firestone & Jim Brown announcers
2 disks

1987 NFC Divisional Minnesota at San Francisco
Complete Original broadcast
Huge Viking upset!
Anthony Carter 227 yards receiving, an amazing 278 total yards!
Tim Ryan & Joe Theisman announcers
NFL Today pregame, Halftime, Postgame, commercials, 2 disks

1988 Wk1 Washington at New York Giants MNF
Down by 10 at the Half the G-Men storm back
Then have to hold on
2 disks

1988 Wk8 San Francisco at Chicago MNF
Upgraded Nice Quality
Titanic matchup between the two best teams in the NFC
Defense rules the night in this epic battle
Halftime, SF local postgame, 3 disks

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

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

1988 AFC Championship
Buffalo at Cincinnati
*You might already have this game, but you haven’t seen this version!
Beautiful Quality
Icky Woods & Boomer Esiason lead the Bengals vs. Jim Kelly
Beautiful Upgrade, Halftime with Don Shula, Postgame, 3 disks

1988 NFC Championship
San Francisco at Chicago
*You might already have this game, but you haven’t seen this version!
Beautiful Quality
Bill Walsh’s last championship game
Brutally cold, Montana and Rice vs. Ditka’s Bears
Madden & Summerall, short postgame, 3 disks

Super Bowl XXIII
San Francisco vs. Cincinnati
Complete broadcast in Beaututiful Quality
*You may already have this game, but you haven’t seen this version
Bill Walsh’s final game as head coach
Pregame, Halftime, Postgame, & commercials
Beautiful Quality, 5 disks

1989 Wk1 New York Giants at Washington MNF
Bill Parcells calls this his favorite regular season game of his career
Exciting game between two bitter rival
*includes 20th Anniversary of Monday Nigh Football show
Halftime, 2 diaka

1990 Wk10 Seattle at Kansas City
**NFL Record game: Derrick Thomas 7 sacks
A “Fantastic Finish”, incredible & shocking
Seahawks win in KC for 1st time in 10 years
Halftime, commercials, 2 disks

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

1993 Wk1 Kansas City at Tampa Bay
Beautiful Quality
Joe Montana’s 1st game as a Chief
Marcus Allen’s 1st game as a Chief
Marv Albert and Paul Maguire announcers
NFL Live pregame, Halftime, Primetime postgame
Very nice quality on 3 disks

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

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

1994 Wk2 San Francisco at Kansas City
*You might already have this game, but you haven’t seen this version!
Joe Montana vs. Steve Young, Hall of Fame matchup
Complete broadcast with almost 5 hours of coverage
Extended Local KC Pregame, Postgame, & Primetime
Very Nice Quality, 4 disks

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

1994 Wk7 Kansas City at Denver
*You might already have this game, but you haven’t seen this version!
Beautiful Quality, 4 disks
Upgraded legendary Montana vs. Elway MFF game
Long pregame, Halftime, local KC postgame

1994 Wk12 Cleveland at Kansas City
Bill Belichick vs. Joe Mantana
Many great players in this hard fought battle
Marv Albert & Paul Maguire announcers
Pregame, Halftime, Local KC postgame, & commercials
Nice Quality, 4 disks

1998 Wk13 Pittsburgh at Detroit
Controversial Thanksgiving game
Phil Luckett botches Jerome Bettis’s OT coin toss call
Barry Sanders vs. Jerome Bettis &Kordell “Slash” Stewart
Pregame, commercials, 2 disks

2000 Wk4 San Francosco at Dallas
Terrell Owens stomps on the Dallas star!
Fights and mayhem in this wild rivalry game
Charlie Garner breaks 49er rushing record 201 yards
Complete broadcast with Halftime + commercials, 2 disks

2009 Wk2 New York Giants at Dallas
*1st game at Jerry’s new Cowboy Stadium
Incredible game, 8 lead changes
Tony Romo vs. Eli Manning shootout
2 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 Cartewr 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 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

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 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 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

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March 21, 2017

Greatest Quarterback Duels In NFL History, plus a few others

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

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

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

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

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

With that said here is the Top 10 Quarterback Duels.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OK let us proceed with the list…

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

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

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

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

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

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

Final Score: Cardinals 51, Packers 45

And now, without further ado…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ready To Go Packages of QB Duels:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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March 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1983

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1984

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1985

1985 Wk8 Oakland Invaders at Birmingham Stallions
1 disk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 5, 2016

Holy Toledo Holiday Specials! Vintage Sports Video Sale!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

***Three SF Giants Specials!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All packages include shipping.

Happy Holidays fro Holy Toledo!

Complete 2016-17 College Football Bowl Lineup

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

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

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

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

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

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

*all times are ET:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 23, 2016

Big News In Vintage Sports Videos at Holy Toledo!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Highlights of “What’s New” include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*** What’s New *****

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*** COLLEGE FOOTBALL *****

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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