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Archive for February 4th, 2018

Sunday’s video: A bad year for the NFL

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February 4, 2018 at 8:00 pm

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Super Bowl and a tough season for the NFL plus other stories 

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We will look at the Super Bowl and its relationship with the fans……ratings are down even for pre-season games…………plus the Democrats are misreading the public on immigration & abortion……problems aat the US-Mexico border………….plus other stories………..

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Source: Super Bowl and a tough season for the NFL plus other stories 02/04 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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February 4, 2018 at 7:30 pm

How Super Bowl III taught us never to trust conventional wisdom

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Every Super Bowl Sunday reminds me of a few things, especially arriving in the US not knowing a thing about football, and the problems with believing in conventional wisdom.  

I learned about football in a few months watching Bart Starr hand off to Jim Taylor.  

I learned about the pitfalls of conventional wisdom, too.

Back in January 1969, conventional wisdom had the Colts destroying the Jets in Super Bowl III. However, the Jets upset the Colts 16-7 and Joe Namath forced us to take the AFL seriously.   

Let me say it again.  Every Super Bowl reminds me of that Sunday afternoon in Wisconsin when my dad, brother and I watched Joe Namath prove the experts wrong.  

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February 4, 2018 at 4:30 pm

1979: Most painful Super Bowl loss or Pittsburgh beat Dallas in SB 13!

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Let’s remember Super Bowl 13 or Dallas vs Pittsburgh or Roger Staubach vs. Terry Bradshaw or Coach Landry vs Coach Knoll.

It was the last post-season game played in the 1970’s and the best two teams of the decade.

Coach Landry’s Cowboys played in the 1971, 1972, 1975, 1978 and 1979 SB’s. They won two of them.

Pittsburgh blossomed in the 1970’s with great draft picks. They played in the 1975, 1976, 1979 and a year later in 1980. They won all 4 SB’s.

Super Bowl 13 went down to the last minute.  

Pittsburgh was up 35-17 but Dallas scored twice and made it 35-31 with seconds left.  The Cowboys tried the onside but Pittsburgh recovered and the game was over.

SB 13 will always be remembered for Jackie Smith dropping a “certain” Cowboys’ TD in the end zone:

It was a great game. I still feel bad for Jackie Smith dropping that pass from Staubach.

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February 4, 2018 at 4:20 pm

1967: Green Bay vs Kansas City in Super Bowl I

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Another Sunday another Super Bowl.  The Patriots will play the Eagles in the Super Bowl!

The first game was many years ago, when Green Bay of the NFL played Kansas City of the old AFL:  

“On January 15, 1967, the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) smash the American Football League (AFL)’s Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10, in the first-ever AFL-NFL World Championship, later known as Super Bowl I, at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles.”

It’s hard to believe that it was so many years ago.   Wonder who is getting old? 

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February 4, 2018 at 4:15 pm

Super Bowl 2008: It was the biggest NY football win since Jets beat Colts!

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As they say, I did not have a dog in the SB fight

After further review, it was the biggest NY football win since the Jets beat the Colts in Super Bowl 3! 


Back then, the Colts were the NFL champs and expected to kill the young Jets from the upstart AFL.

The experts favored the Colts.

New York beat Baltimore and the AFL was here to stay.  Eventually, the leagues were merged and football interest grew incredibly.

Eli Manning is not Joe Namath. They are both southern boys but Joe likes publicity a lot more than the quiet Eli.

On the field, Eli can play. He can throw a pass. He can win a Super Bowl!

I’m happy for Giants’ fans. I am specially happy for Eli Manning, a nice young man who was brutally attacked by the media dogs in NY!

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February 4, 2018 at 4:10 pm

1976: Steelers beat Cowboys in Super Bowl X

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Back in January 1976, Pittsburgh defeated Dallas 21-17 in Super Bowl X.     

Coach Tom Landry took Dallas to the Super Bowl 5 times in the 1970’s.    It was the second of 4 Super Bowl wins by the Steelers under Coach Chuck Noll.    

Dallas and Pittsburgh met again in Super Bowl XIII, one of the greatest games ever.

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February 4, 2018 at 4:00 pm