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Monday, 1 April 2013

Pigskin Academy: Video: NFL 1960-San Francisco 49ers @ Baltimore Colts: Intro

Interesting matchup between a good veteran San Francisco 49er team who were pretty solid in the 1950s and had the wildcard been around back then, probably would’ve made the playoffs several times. But back then only the regular season conference champions made the NFL Playoffs. Against the two-time defending NFL Champion Colts who were going for a three-peat. And got off to a great start in 60 at 6-2, especially when that was only an eight schedule back then. But had serious competition from the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers and yes the San Francisco 49ers who were looking for their first conference championship. So this was a good matchup between two good teams. And an opportunity for the 49ers to show they were as good as anyone at least in the Western Conference.

CBS Sports: Video: NFL 1979: Super Bowl 14: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Los Angeles Rams

One of the best Super Bowls of all time with perhaps the best announcer of all time calling the game in Pat Summerall.

Baltimore Orioles 1954: Video: MLB 1989: Opening Day vs Boston Red Sox

This is a game I remember very well that started a long run for the Orioles in first place in the AL East before they lost the divisional lead late in the season.

WUSA-TV: Sports: Jack Pardee, Former Redskins Player And Head Coach, Dies At 76

Jack Pardee, Former Redskins Player And Coach, Dies At 76 |

A very good football player who played for very good Chicago Bears defensive teams in the 1960s as a linebacker. And then later for the Redskins in the early 70s under George Allen. Who later on became a successful but not a great head coach in the NFL. Someone who was very successful in the regular season because he knew how to shut opposing offenses down. He had very good defenses in Chicago, Washington, and the later Houston. And in Houston as well as in the USFL he not only knew how to shut down opposing offenses but how to score a lot of points with the run and shoot offense. With QB Warren Moon and always had a very good offensive line and running game as well to go along with his. Pressure defenses but not a great head coach because he wasn't very successful in the playoffs even though he. Generally got his teams there and lost a bunch of games he should've won with his team either having a big lead or leading late in the game.