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Old 10-26-2017, 03:46 PM
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I was reminded today of a time when I watched a lot of NFL games. Anyone else recall this incident?

"The Oakland Raiders were pummeling the Houston Oilers 34-0 at the Astrodome on Monday Night Football in 1972 when cameras panning the crowd found an unhappy Oilers fan who offered a middle-fingered hello. Color analyst Don Meredith delivered a colorful riposte: He thinks his team “is No. 1.”

I really did enjoy the Howard & Don & Frank Gifford show.
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Wish today's NFL was as funny....

Haven't watched a game in weeks, due to the overpaid idiots taking a knee..

Move this to politics!
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Originally Posted by Lovetodrive2000 View Post
Wish today's NFL was as funny....
Maybe we are just getting old, but between the never ending ads, the politics, the over-paid under achievers, and the 'I'm the greatest celebrations', plus the lack of fun in the booth talking about it.... its a different time. I watch two teams when I can and that's it.
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Originally Posted by dlq04 View Post
Maybe we are just getting old,
[email protected] hippies, oops wrong decade. Hipsters, it's the hipsters ruining everything. And the generation gap rears its ugly head again.....
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Get off my lawn! This is a neighborhood...slow down!!!

You guys sound too old to be driving sports cars. Sure, there are parts of the game I miss...characters in the announcer's booth, pace of play, etc. But there is plenty to like about the game today. Athletes today exhibit skills and ability that players of yesteryear couldn't even dream of. And many, possibly most of todays players are more involved with their communities than in the "good old days." For true football nerds, today's broadcast technology has revolutionized watching the game. And analysts like Chris Collinsworth and Tony Romo provide great explanations of what's going on in the game. I learn something new about how the game is played tactically at various positions and strategically overall every time I watch a game with either of those guys in the booth. Fantasy is a ball and is enjoyed by millions. NFL Red Zone provides tons of action when I'm not watching a Saints game.

Sure, the game is flawed, as it has always been. Sometimes we look back nostalgically and remember only the best from the past, forgetting what was not so great. So, yes, the NFL has changed. Like pretty much everything else. And it probably won''t even be recognizable in a few decades. So I enjoy it now for what it is.
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Gee Mike I wish I had known watching football keeps you young! Oh well, I will stick with sports cars. But, since you've sold both of yours, perhaps you're aging faster than you thought.
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I agree with everything Mike said except I watch the Red Zone when the Bills aren't on.
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I understand that particular incident was the catalyst for the 7 second delay during live sports broadcasts.
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I'll take the good old days over today's NFL. There were no ridiculous rituals in the end zone after making a routine play you are getting paid millions to make. If I want to see a show I will go to a real real show. No in your face thugs trying to intimidate the opposing team. Everyone stood for the National Anthem. And the team I followed was very active with the community. I only watch my hometown team now but not until after the Anthem is played.
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Originally Posted by dlq04 View Post
Color analyst Don Meredith delivered a colorful riposte: He thinks his team “is No. 1.”

I really did enjoy the Howard & Don & Frank Gifford show.
I remember a sideline shot of Drew Pearson (receiver of Dallas) barfing up a lot of Gatorade. Dandy Don said: "Well, you don't see that everyday."
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