Lombardi Memories

Lombardi Memories is a show that takes you back in time, into January or February, to the greatest one-day spectacle in all of sports. This is the every-other-Tuesday podcast that looks back at each and every one of the 50-plus Super Bowls and tells the story of who won and why.

For the fan who needs more than just a boxscore, this podcast goes drive-by-drive, play-by-play through the most dramatic games in history. Every two weeks, we will take a deep dive into a Super Bowl from days past, starting at the first and continuing through 55. Relive all the big plays, record-setting performances, and famous follies.

This podcast will give great attention to detail. How did the teams get down the field to be able to score? What were the big defensive plays that prevented scores? And what plays, should they happen differently, would have affected pro football history? This show also has a school theme.

Every episode will start with a pop quiz, where I ask a trivia question related to the Super Bowl. I will also give homework. It’s fun homework, though. I will tell you which books to read that are related to the episode’s Super Bowl. These are books you’ll want to check out at the library or buy on Amazon. So, join me every 2 weeks starting on Tuesday, November 3rd!

Host – Tommy A. Phillips

Tommy A. Phillips is an author from Pittsburgh, PA. He is a Packers fan in the heart of Steelers Country. He has written two books of the series “Pro Football Decades” that cover entire decades of the NFL.

The first, “Nifty Nineties: The Stories of an Amazing Decade in Pro Football History,” released in 2018 and updated in 2019, covers the 1990s in the NFL. The second, “Great Eighties: A Journey Through Another Amazing Decade in Pro Football History,” released in April 2020, covers the 1980s in the NFL.

He also has a book coming out in 2021 published by McFarland, “Penn State Bowl Games: A Complete History.”

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The eighties were the decade of Prince, George Michael, Phil Collins, and Huey Lewis. As for the NFL, they were also the decade of Montana and Rice; Elway, Marino, and Kosar; Parcells and Simms; Gibbs and Riggins; Dickerson and Allen; and of course, the Super Bowl Shuffling Bears.

This comprehensive book inserts you back into the NFL in the eighties, letting you relive over 200 total games during the decade, from opening kickoff to the final gun. It also settles the debates: Best QB? Best Super Bowl loser? Biggest MVP snub? Whether you experienced the eighties firsthand, or if you’d like to go back in time to before you were born, this book is your time machine back to one of the greatest eras of pro football.

We all have fond memories of the nineties, and even fonder memories of the pro football played during the decade. The NFL in the nineties had it all: Steve Young’s pinpoint accuracy, Brett Favre’s rocket arm, Emmitt Smith’s ball-carrying vision, Jerry Rice’s soft hands, and Bruce Smith’s thunderous tackles. This book covers nineties football tighter than coverage by Deion Sanders, with all the spice of a Barry Sanders run! This book includes full-blown play-by-play coverage of 185 games, including every single playoff game during the nineties, as well as the 75 most memorable regular-season games, from kickoff to the final gun. It also includes year-by-year stories from 1990 to 1999, rankings of the greatest players and teams, and a look at television coverage at the time.

It even includes five life lessons I’ve learned from watching nineties football. You won’t find a more comprehensive book on the nineties anywhere. From offensive stars Emmitt Smith and Jerry Rice, to defensive stars Reggie White and Bruce Smith, to special teams stars Steve Tasker and Travis Jervey, this book covers the whole field. Whether you want to read about the Cowboys’ Super Bowls, or just the Browns’ lone playoff win, this book has you covered. There is something in this book for fans of all 32 NFL teams. It’s a touchdown!

The Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers have a unique and distinct rivalry. While not division foes, the Packers and Niners used to meet on an semiannual basis. Their rivalry became boiling hot in the nineties, when both teams won a Super Bowl, and they met in the playoffs four consecutive seasons.

They then met three more times in the playoffs after the turn of the century. Join Tommy (a Packers fan) and Matt (a 49ers fan) as we look back at one of the NFL’s most underrated rivalries!

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