The 1970s Rivalry Between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oakland Raiders

Today we’re going to discuss the 1970s rivalry between the Oakland Raiders and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Raiders joined the American Football League in 1960 and sputtered. The team notched only three winning seasons in its first seven years. That direction changed in 1967 when the Raiders went 14–1 before losing to the Packers in … Read more

Super Bowl V: A Goal-Line Stand Lost In Time

Most pro football historians who study the past Super Bowls will tell you that the greatest goal-line stand in Super Bowl history came in the third quarter of Super Bowl XVI. That goal-line stand by the San Francisco 49ers did detrimental harm to the chances of the Cincinnati Bengals to score what would have been … Read more

Super Bowl XV (Raiders vs. Eagles): An Ultimate Recount of the Game

Today we have Super Bowl XV, which was held on January 25, 1981, between the third-time AFC champion Oakland Raiders, and the first-time NFC champions. Philadelphia Eagles. If you’re looking for the full story of this 1980 season, pick up my Great Eighties book and you’ll learn more than you ever wanted to know about that year … Read more

Super Bowl XIV (Steelers vs. Rams): An Ultimate Recount of the Game

Today we have Super Bowl XIV, which was held on January 20, 1980, in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California between the three-time and defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers and the first-time NFC champion Los Angeles Rams. As always, we have a pop quiz, and then homework at the end of the episode. The … Read more

Super Bowl XIII (Steelers vs. Cowboys): An Ultimate Recount of the Game

Today we have Super Bowl XIII, which was held on January 21, 1979, in the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida between the three-time AFC champion and two-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers and the five-time NFC champion and defending Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys. As always, we have a pop quiz, and then homework at … Read more