Pro Football in the 1970s is part of the Sports History Network, hosted by the author of multiple pro football books, Joe Zagorski. Each episode delves into moments in gridiron history that include great players, unforgettable plays, memorable games, and many more instances of what made football America's favorite sport.
New York versus New York in New Haven (1974)
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During the 1974 NFL season, pro football fans in New York suffered. I mean they really suffered. Both the Jets and the Giants were having horrible seasons as they entered week nine. Both teams were being dealt with more than their fair share of problems, injuries, and ineptness. The Giants could claim only two wins at this stage of the year, while the Jets could only collect one victory.
On November 10, 1974, the Jets would meet the Giants at the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Connecticut, in what was deemed as “The Battle of New York.” Well, the Giants were playing their home games that year at the Yale Bowl, while they waited for Giants Stadium in the New Jersey Meadowlands (or swamplands if you will) to be built. Bragging rights were at stake in this contest, and just like in other highly pitched rivalries, one seems to throw out the records and statistics......
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PIGSKIN PAST BACKGROUND
https://sportshistorynetwork.com/podcasts/pigskin-past/ (PIgskin Past) is a podcast dedicated to teaching fans about the history of the NFL during the 1970s, a time when the host (Joe Zagorski) grew up as a rabid fan of the game. Joe is also an author of multiple NFL books. See Joe's books below.
https://amzn.to/3mEmPrQ (The NFL in the 1970s: Pro Football's Most Important Decade)
https://amzn.to/2TNZuHW (The Year the Packers Came Back: The 1972 Resurgence)
https://amzn.to/3jUYFaC (America's Trailblazing Middle Linebacker: The Story of NFL Hall of Famer Willie Lanier)
A Quarterback Duel of a Different Nature (1972 Bears vs. Lions)
In 1972, the NFL got a chance to see a quarterback duel of a different nature, one the likes of which the league, at least after 1950, had not previously seen. The teams were the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions, two long-time division rivals from the old Black and Blue Division - the NFC Central Division.
Remembering the 1974 New England Patriots
The NFL is replete with numerous teams over the years who have had good starts to a season, and bad endings to the same season. But perhaps none of those “Best of Times, Worst of Times” seasons can compare to what the New England Patriots had to deal with in 1974.
Epic Seasons: The 1976 Washington Redskins
Ask any pro football historian what George Allen’s greatest coaching year was, and he or she will undoubtedly say 1972 when his Washington Redskins won their first NFC Championship and a trip to Super Bowl VII. I disagree with that opinion. I say that 1976 was Allen’s greatest coaching season.
A Goal Line Stand in Super Bowl V: How it Failed, and Then Succeeded
Most pro football historians who study the past Super Bowls will tell you that the greatest goal-line stand in Super Bowl history came in the third quarter of Super Bowl XVI. I agree this was certainly the greatest in Super Bowl history. However, I am reminded of the goal-line stand in Super Bowl V.
1973 Playoff Redemption (Raiders vs. Steelers)
Rounding out this Playoff Redemption series for the year 1973 are a couple of teams which are two of the most memorable of that decade - The Oakland Raiders and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Golden Era of NFL
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