Super Bowl XIII on NFL Network

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  1. sport historian

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    Super Bowl XIII is on the NFL Network tonight at 8pm ET as part of a Classic Games series. The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Dallas Cowboys 35-31. Terry Bradshaw had one of his best games and was MVP. The Steelers led 35-17 before the Cowboys scored two late touchdowns. You can see what the NFL looked like 30 years ago.
     
  2. sport historian

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    Correction, it is 9pm ET.
     
  3. tippycat

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    Talk about old whites, didn't Golden Richards, WR, play in that game. Best football name ever, Golden Richards, had the blond hair to match his name.
     
  4. sport historian

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    Golden Richards was no longer with the Cowboys. He had been traded to the Bears.
     
  5. jaxvid

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    Notre Dame has a guy named "Golden", he's black [​IMG]
     
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    Also, ESPN is broadcasting "The Greatest Game Ever Played" on Saturday at 9PM after the Heisman Presentation. It features interviews with some of the old players from the game!
     
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    My vote for best football name: Bruschi. If only it were spelled "Brewski"!
     
  8. tippycat

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    Thx for the info, I dont remember him playing with the Bears. Must have been a dud at that time in his career.
     
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    I don't understand why the NFL today only runs the basic I formation when running the football, where it never goes to the fullback. Back in the 70's and early 80's, many teams often ran a split back set where runs often swept left or right. With that formation, the defense never knew if it was going to the halfback or fullback, and often times the fullback got the carry. In the replay of SuperBowl XIII recently, this was used effectively by Dallas, alternating carries between Dorsett, Newsome and Laidlaw, As a fan of the Raiders during that time, I loved watching the mix in play calling that saw Van Eeghen, Banasak, and Hubbard split carries to the confusion of opposing defenses. Csonka, Morris and Kick come to mind as well. If your fullback is back there and never gets the ball then what surprise is that? Much like the simplified boring play calling that has taken over the NBA, I see the same boring malaise taking over the now boring and predictable NFL.
     
  10. OldSchoolBoy75

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    Richards did play in SB XII against the Broncos.
     
  11. foreverfree

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    I assume you are referring to Timmy Newsome.

    Timmy Newsome (out of Winston-Salem State) didn't join the 'Boys until 1980, two years after the SB XIII season. Played for DAL '80 through '88.

    You must be thinking of Robert Newhouse, Cowboy RB back (out of U of Houston) from '72 through '83.

    Didn't Robert Newhouse throw a halfback pass to Golden Richards for a TD in SB XII?

    John
     
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  13. sport historian

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    sport historian,

    You either have a sports almanac in front of you at all times or have a photographic memory. Regardless your knowledge is top notch and rather impressive [​IMG]
     
  15. sport historian

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    I have several baseball and football encyclopedias as well as a large personal library which enables me to look things up. I do have a good memory. I try to give a historical perspective in my posts.

    You can find box scores of pro football games going way back at pro-footballreference.com/
     
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    I gleaned the career span info on Messrs. Newhouse and Newsome from Macmillan's Pro Football Encyclopedia, 1997 ed.

    John
     

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