Remembering Two Great NFL Playoff Games of the 1970s
Pro Football in the 1970s
by Sports History Network
2w ago
Pro Football in the 1970s is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Your Favorite Sport's Yesteryear. EPISODE SUMMARY CHECK OUT THE NFL IN THE 1970S FACEBOOK PAGE  There were a couple of very competitive playoff games in the NFL during the 1970s, and many people have largely forgotten them…if they really paid much attention to them at all.  One occurred in 1973, and the other took place in 1975.  Let’s tackle the 1973 playoff game first..... Read the entire episode blog post and check out some other cool info regarding this episode here. PRO FOOTBALL IN THE 19 ..read more
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Dissecting Super Bowl VII: Miami's Almost Perfect Super Bowl
Pro Football in the 1970s
by Sports History Network
1M ago
Pro Football in the 1970s is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Your Favorite Sport's Yesteryear. JOE ZAGORSKI'S OTHER WORK "JOE ZAGORSKI WRITER" WEBSITE CHECK OUT THE NFL IN THE 1970S FACEBOOK PAGE EPISODE SUMMARY On January 14, 1973, the Miami Dolphins completed a seemingly impossible dream by defeating the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII by a score of 14-7.  The win put a capper on Miami’s perfect 17-0 season, a record of success that has yet to be equaled in pro football history.  That 1972 undefeated season of the Dolphins has been dissected by many ..read more
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Teams Peaking Towards the Playoffs
Pro Football in the 1970s
by Sports History Network
2M ago
Pro Football in the 1970s is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Your Favorite Sport's Yesteryear. EPISODE SUMMARY CHECK OUT THE NFL IN THE 1970S FACEBOOK PAGE Just as in today’s NFL, the teams of the 1970s all wanted to be playing their best brand of pro football while they were going down the home stretch of their schedule. They all wanted to be “peaking towards the playoffs.” No team wanted to enter the postseason tournament with a losing streak hovering over them to muffle their chances to advance..... Read the entire episode blog post and check out some other cool in ..read more
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Discussing Great Wide Receivers....Before the 1978 Rule Changes
Pro Football in the 1970s
by Sports History Network
3M ago
Pro Football in the 1970s is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Your Favorite Sport's Yesteryear. EPISODE SUMMARY CHECK OUT THE NFL IN THE 1970S FACEBOOK PAGE Pro football has provided a showcase for the many different wide receivers who buckled up their chinstraps during the 1970s. Prior to the 1978 rules changes which great benefitted those pass catchers, however, pass receiving was a very difficult job. Defensive backs enjoyed a lot of freedom to practically annihilate everyone of their foes who attempted to roam through their zone coverages downfield…before the NFL’s ..read more
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Remembering the Great Punters of the 1970s
Pro Football in the 1970s
by Sports History Network
4M ago
Pro Football in the 1970s is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Your Favorite Sport's Yesteryear. EPISODE SUMMARY CHECK OUT THE NFL IN THE 1970S FACEBOOK PAGE It is perhaps the least appreciated, or probably the least understood position in a football game. I’m speaking about the occupation of punter. It is their job to—in effect—give the ball back to their team’s opponents by kicking it long distances out of their own territory…if possible. There were quite a few exemplary punters in the NFL during the decade of the 1970s. Each possessed their own special talents which ..read more
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Terrible Passing Performances Result In Victory
Pro Football in the 1970s
by Sports History Network
5M ago
Pro Football in the 1970s is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Your Favorite Sport's Yesteryear. EPISODE SUMMARY CHECK OUT THE NFL IN THE 1970S FACEBOOK PAGE In 1973 and 1974, a couple of terrible passing performances by a couple of very young quarterbacks somehow equaled victory for their respective teams. Both outings came about with different circumstances, and they both rank as a couple of the most unique quarterbacking efforts of the decade..... Read the entire episode blog post and check out some other cool info regarding this episode here. PRO FOOTBALL IN THE 197 ..read more
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SHN Presents: NO NONSENSE, OLD SCHOOL WEIGHTLIFTING HISTORY - SHN Trailers
Pro Football in the 1970s
by Sports History Network
6M ago
NO NONSENSE, OLD SCHOOL WEIGHTLIFTING HISTORY is presented by the Sports History Network, the headquarters for sports yesteryear. ABOUT SHOW: My name is Mark Morthier, and I host yesterday’s Sports on the Sports History Network. As many of you know from reading my articles and listening to my podcasts, I am not only an avid weightlifter but a fan of the sport as well. I’m excited to share my newest adventure, a show dedicated to promoting weightlifting, while also looking back at some weightlifting history. I’ll share some of my own stories and interview weightlifters from both past and presen ..read more
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The Gameplan Gift
Pro Football in the 1970s
by Sports History Network
7M ago
Pro Football in the 1970s is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Your Favorite Sport's Yesteryear. EPISODE SUMMARY CHECK OUT THE NFL IN THE 1970S FACEBOOK PAGE  There have been two documented cases that I know of during the 1970s where a team’s gameplan has been found by their opposing team on the eve of a game. In 1974, in one of the most exciting playoff games in NFL history, the Oakland Raiders came from behind to defeat the defending world champion Miami Dolphins, 28-26.  But on the day before that epic contest, the Oakland Raiders’ gameplan was discovered b ..read more
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The Greatest Quarteracks of the Decade
Pro Football in the 1970s
by Sports History Network
8M ago
Pro Football in the 1970s is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Your Favorite Sport's Yesteryear. EPISODE SUMMARY CHECK OUT THE NFL IN THE 1970S FACEBOOK PAGE Well, I have refrained from discussing this topic, because I know that it will inspire plenty of debates, but I must give in and talk about it here. It’s probably one of the most common topics for any pro football historian who studies this time period. Who were the greatest quarterbacks in the decade of the 1970s? And among them, who was the best? I know that I am opening a Pandora’s Box of sorts, but it is time t ..read more
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1976 New England Patriots: A Bicentennial Uprising
Pro Football in the 1970s
by Sports History Network
9M ago
Pro Football in the 1970s is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Your Favorite Sport's Yesteryear. EPISODE SUMMARY In 1976, the nation we call the United States of America was celebrating its 200th birthday. It was a grand celebration from sea to sign shining sea, for 365 days. It almost seemed appropriate that the New England Patriots would invest in the patriotic fervor of that time by having their best season so far in the decade of the 1970s. You could make an argument that the Patriots and not the Dallas Cowboys were the real America's team. They naturally had red, w ..read more
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