Steve’s Counterpoint: 70s were numero uno

Sorry, Fred, my good man, but the 1970s trump the 1980s. The 70s was the birth of the summer blockbuster), Monday Night Football, Pong and who could forget Bell-bottoms.
It’s also considered the glory years of the NFL, when the Cowboys, Rams and Vikings dominated the NFC. Did you know that from 1973-78, either the Cowboys, Rams or Vikings played in…and the AFC was always the Raiders, Steelers, Dolphins and Oilers. I still say Drew Pearson didn’t push off in the “Hail Mary” Game. Ah, those were the days!

My 1970s top 10 moves:
1. All the President’s Men (I am a journalist, after all)
2. Jaws
3. Star Wars
4. The Godfather
5. American Graffiti
6. Dog Day Afternoon
7. Patton
8. Rocky
9. The Dear Hunter
10. The Exorcist
HM: The Verdict, Brian’s Song (TV Movie), Young Frankenstein.

Here’s one of my favorite scenes from All the President’s Men. It’s not included, but my favorite line from the movie comes from Jason Robards as editor Ben Bradlee: Nothing’s riding on this mind you, except the first amendment of the Constitution, freedom of the press and perhaps the future of the country. Not that any of that matters, but if you guys (mess) up again, I’m going to get mad!”

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