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WatchdogI don't think I would be giving away any tabloid war secrets if I were to speculate my editors will force me to write about Plaxico Burress in my Friday column, lest I be suspended or (much worse) be assigned......
WatchdogI had the privilege Wednesday night of watching ESPN's upcoming documentary on the 1958 NFL Championship Game at a Chelsea theater with Frank Gifford, Pat Summerall, Raymond Berry, Gino Marchetti, Lenny Moore, Jim Mutscheller, radio announcer Bob Wolff,...
WatchdogOne of the items in my Friday newspaper column concerned Frank Gifford STILL thinking he earned what would have been a first down that likely would have clinched the 1958 NFL Championship Game for the Giants. This was after a......
WatchdogSpeaking of the Giants' '58 season (see post below), our friends at ReelSportsFan.com have some great footage from both the regular-season finale against the Browns and the championship game, the latter featuring some unusual ground-level shots and a...
WatchdogYou are reading the 4,000th post in WatchDog's 20-month history. Thanks as always for your loyalty, support and contributions. To mark the occasion we link to Tom Hoffarth's post on the top 50 sports broadcasters of all time, as per......
WatchdogHBO profiles NBC's Al Michaels on the "Real Sports" episode debuting Tuesday night. Click below for excerpts, including Michaels discussing the "dumb luck" that landed him alongside former Cornell goalie Ken Dryden for the 1980 Olympic hockey tournament,...
WatchdogThere is an item in my Friday newspaper column about Al Michaels joining NBC's Olympics coverage, including Dick Ebersol's answer to my question about whether he considered using Michaels to call hockey on the 30th anniversary of the Lake Placid......
WatchdogLooking forward to reading Michael Shapiro's new book, "Bottom of the Ninth," about the pivotal period between the departures from New York of the Dodgers and Giants and the arrival of the Mets, including the attempt to launch a......
Tags: Sports, Football, Branch Rickey, Roy Campanella, Joe DiMaggio
The Hartford CourantWhen the Giants and the Jets played an exhibition game at Yale Bowl in 1969, Elinor Kaine, who wrote a syndicated column out of New York, figured she'd attend. She was denied a credential by William T. Guthrie, then the sports editor of the New Haven...
Sun StaffEvery time Gino Marchetti takes a step, he remembers The Game. It was Dec. 28, 1958. Marchetti's Baltimore Colts were playing the New York Giants in what is now known as The Greatest Game Ever Played. It was fourth down. Marchetti had just made the...
Sun StaffLike a few thousand other Baltimore fans counting down the days to Super Bowl XXXV, Brian Cooper can't help feeling as if he's been here before. Depending on how you look at it, he has. It was 1958 when his parents, Joseph and Annette Cooper, traveled...
Sun ColumnistThey were almost identical teams, with the same coaches and similar rosters, that had combined for what is referred to as "The Greatest Game Ever Played" the NFL's first overtime championship, which put pro football on a glittering run to record...
Tags: Baltimore Weather, Football, Art Donovan, Heart Attack, Society
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