I guess this is why they call it the the dog days of summer. We are still about two weeks before NFL training camps open and about a month before our local high schools begin fall camp. Maybe that’s why I’ve been watching this video clips on youtube. This one of Roger Staubach from the 1970s is one of the best. You can talk all you want about the parity of the NFL of today, but I’ll take the dynasty level of the 1970s, when only three teams played in the NFC title game from 1973-78 – the Dallas Cowboys, the Minnesota Vikings and the Los Angeles Rams. And either the Cowboys or Vikings represented the NFL in the Super Bowl those years. It was great to watch every year, unlike now where in the past five years nine teams have advanced to the NFC title game, with the Philadelphia Eagles being the only repeater.
Here’s also the intro to the NFL Today show on the day of the 1975 “Hail Mary Game” between the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings. I admit I miss the days of the Vikings playing outdoors in the snow and cold, even if they broke my heart, being a Rams fan back then: