Was the Cowboys and Redskins’ Rivalry During the 1970s and 1980s One of the Best?

The Redskins-Cowboys rivalry of the 1970s  and 1980s is etched in NFL history.  The rivalry began when the Redskins hired George Allen as head coach in 1971. Allen had been the head coach of the LA Rams from 1966–1970.  Washington had some great teams in the 1930s and early 1940s. The Redskins had played in … Read more

What is the Longest Championship Drought in Professional Sports?

In honor of Super Bowl week, in this episode of “When Football Was Football,” we’ll take you back to explore the last championship of the team now known as the Arizona Cardinals. Back in 1947, the team was still in Chicago and was taking advantage of a talented crop of returning veterans along with some … Read more

The Ultimate Recount of Super Bowl VII (Dolphins vs. Redskins)

Today we have Super Bowl VII, between the NFC champion Washington Redskins and the AFC champion Miami Dolphins. It was held on January 14, 1973, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in the heart of USC country, the final Super Bowl to be held at this historic site. As always, we have a pop quiz, and … Read more

Unheralded NFL Games From the 1970s

For every great and historic game in NFL history, there are undoubtedly hundreds of other games that were probably just as exciting. They just did not possess the ramifications that many of those historic games did.  For the next several Pigskin Past programs, I will try to talk about and re-explore some of those thrilling … Read more

The Ultimate Recount of Super Bowl VI (Cowboys vs. Dolphins)

Today we have Super Bowl VI, between the NFC champion Dallas Cowboys and the AFC champion Miami Dolphins. It was held on January 16, 1972, at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, the second Super Bowl of the past three to be held at that site. As always, we have a pop quiz, and then homework … Read more