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August 3, 2017

The Ultimate Ken Stabler Video Collection

It is with pride and poise that I can announce…

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

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

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

Here aer more details:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 30, 2017

List of Bill King Radio Broadcasts on CD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 29, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Bill King
Hall of Fame
Class of 2017
Holy Toledo!

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

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

Holy Cooperstown!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now, King will be part of the place forever.

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

July 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*** What’s New *****

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

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

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

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

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

1966 wk2 Green Bay at Cleveland

1974 wk2 Pittsburgh at Denver
1st regular season overtime game

1976 AFC Championship Pittsburgh at Oakland
Hard to find this one

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

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

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

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

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

This Is The NFL
1975 Week 1o

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1983 Wk3 Oakland Invaders at Michigan Panthers
1st ever home game for Panthers, exciting game
QB Duel: Besana 341 yards 3 TDs, Hebert 3 TDs
Jim Simpson & Don Heinrich announcers
Nice quality ESPN Classic ver. 2 hours, 1 disk

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

1983 Semi Final Playoff
Oakland Invaders at Michigan Panthers
Big Upgrade! Very Nice Quality
Hebert & Anthony Carter vs. Raymond Chester, Art Wittington & Co.
Keith Jackson & Lynn Swann announcers
Pregame, commercials, 3 disks

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

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

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

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

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

1984 USFL Semi-Final
Western Conference Championship
Los Angeles Express at Arizona Wrangles
1st ever postseason game in the state of Arizona
Tim Spencer 3 rushing TD’s
Steve Young’s rookie season, w/ Kevin Mack & Freddie Scott
Coaches: George Allen vs. John Hadl
Tim Brandt & Lee Grosscup announcers
Good game, lots of fights, 3 disks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1985 Wk18 Los Angeles Express at Orlando Renegades
Final game for both teams & Steve Young
Express only suit up 36 players
Coaches: Lee Corso vs. John Hadl
Fred Manfra & Billy aylor announcers
1 disk

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

1985 USFL Quarter Finals
Houston Gamblers at Birmingham Stallions
Exciting back and forth game to the very end
Jim Kelly vs. Cliff Stoudt, Joe Cribbs & Jim Smith
Kelly’s weapons include Ricky Sanders, Clarence Verdin, Gerald McNeil & Richard Johnson
Keith Jackson & Lynn Swann announcers
3 disks

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

1985 USFL Semi-Final
Baltimore Stars at Birmingham Stallions
#1 Defense vs. #2 Defense
Big plays are the theme of the day
Kelvin Bryants +100 yards rushing & receiving, 217 total
Coaches: Jim Mora vs. Rollie Dotsch
Keith Jackson & Lynn Swann announcers
Halftime, 2 disks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HOLY TOLEDO! BIG NEWS COMING SOON!
Be sure to check back next week.

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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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May 25, 2017

Rest In Peace Bobby T

Filed under: Oakland Raiders, Uncategorized, Vintage Sports Video — Bill @ 2:51 pm

After arriving home from a relaxing vacation I received some sad news I need to pass on. Our good friend, and fellow vintage sports video collector Bobby Taylor passed away on April 29th. You may have known him as “RaiderBob”.

Bobby was a great guy, a huge Raiders fan, loved old movies, and would go out of his way to help out a friend. We send thoughts and prayers to his wife & family at this difficult time.

We will miss you Booby T, and somewhere I hope you are visiting with Al, Snake, Mickey, & the Tooz.

I will sign off using the words he last wrote to me in his final email,

“Until next time…..
You take care partner…”

March 21, 2017

Greatest Quarterback Duels In NFL History, plus a few others

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

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

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

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

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

With that said here is the Top 10 Quarterback Duels.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OK let us proceed with the list…

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

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

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

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

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

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

Final Score: Cardinals 51, Packers 45

And now, without further ado…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ready To Go Packages of QB Duels:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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March 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1983

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1984

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1985

1985 Wk8 Oakland Invaders at Birmingham Stallions
1 disk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*** What’s New *****

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1970 San Diego Chargers yearbook
Narrated by John Facenda

1972 San Diego Chargers yearbook
Narrated by John Facenda

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1988 Winston All-Stars race fmom Atlanta, GA

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

1993 Fram Sports Nationals at Atlanta, GA
Feauring Blaine Johnson

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

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January 29, 2017

It’s National Vintage Sports Video Day!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Holy Toledo!

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