• Judgements: Bolts are for real

    Judgements: Bolts are for real

    San Diego typically gets off to slow starts … but not this year. It’s not just that the Chargers are 2-1 and tied with Denver at the top of the AFC West;  look at their upcoming schedule: Three of their next four games are home vs. Jacksonville, the New York Jets and Kansas City. And their one road game? Uh-huh, it’s vs. winless Oakland. Do the math, people. The combined record of their next four opponents is 2-9, which means […]

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  • Gosselin, Judge Named to Contributor Committee

    Gosselin, Judge Named to Contributor Committee

    Talk of Fame Network Two hosts on the Talk of Fame Network have been named by the Pro Football Hall of Fame to its inaugural contributor committee. Rick Gosselin and Clark Judge of the Talk of Fame Network were named to the committee Friday along with Howard Balzer, Jarrett Bell, John Clayton, Peter King, Sal Paolantonio, Jim Trotter and Charean Williams. “It’s and honor and a privilege to be a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee,” […]

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  • Talk of Fame Show 9-19-14

    Talk of Fame Show 9-19-14

    “Mean” Joe Greene, perhaps the greatest defensive tackle in pro football history, two-time All-Decade tackle Gary Zimmerman, one of only four Denver Broncos to reach the Hall of Fame, and author Gary Pomerantz headline this weekend’s Talk of Fame Radio show. They’re in the huddle with Hall of Fame voters and show hosts Rick Gosselin, Clark Judge and Ron Borges on a two-hour exploration of the week’s watershed moment for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and give Hall of Fame looks […]

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  • Peek at Week: Super Bowl reprise

    Peek at Week: Super Bowl reprise

    THIS WEEK’S HALL-OF-FAME GAME Denver @ Seattle, 4:25 p.m., EDT The line: Seahawks by 5 The story: Let’s make this one simple. The last time these two met Seattle won. Correction: The last time these two met the Seahawks sliced, diced and spliced Denver, 43-8, in Super Bowl XLVIII. That was on a neutral field. This one’s in Seattle, where the Seahawks won 18 of their last 19. OK, so Denver is 2-0, but it struggled in the second halves […]

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  • Joe Greene Talks Steelers’ Dynasty and more

    Joe Greene Talks Steelers’ Dynasty and more

    Talk of Fame Radio Network “Mean” Joe Greene, perhaps the greatest defensive tackle in pro football history, may have mellowed at the age of 67 but he hasn’t forgotten. Most of all he hasn’t forgotten how he approached things as the Hall of Fame leader of the “Steel Curtain” defense that anchored Pittsburgh’s dynasty of the 1970s and how much it differs from the way the game is played today. “To say I had a short fuse on the football […]

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  • Moment of Truth

    Moment of Truth

    by Ron Borges Talk of Fame Network “Follow the money” is a standard philosophy in investigative journalism. This week the money led the NFL to make the right choice but it also indicted it for what it has become: A league that has lost its way. We all need money to live, to run our businesses, to enjoy life. But when money rules your every thought inevitably it leads to an alarming result: You stop thinking. Your moral compass is […]

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  • Poll Question – Handing Off Victory

    Poll Question – Handing Off Victory

    It’s the fourth quarter, you’re up by 3 and seven minutes remaining. You need to milk the clock and close out the game without turning the ball over to your opponent. Who do you want taking your handoffs? Jim Brown – Played nine seasons, went to nine Pro Bowls and won eight rushing titles. Named to both the 50th and 75th anniversary teams. Averaged 1,368 yards per season and 5.1 yards per carry. Earl Campbell – Played eight seasons, went […]

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  • Hall has 113 candidates up for Class of 2015; here’s the list

    Hall has 113 candidates up for Class of 2015; here’s the list

    Talk of Fame Network  The Pro Football Hall of Fame Tuesday night announced its preliminary list of 113 candidates for election to the Class of 2015. The number will be cut to 25 semifinalists in November and then to 15 the following month. What follows is the Hall’s list of 113 ex-players and coaches. (First-year candidates are in bold) QUARTERBACKS (4) — Randall Cunningham, Rich Gannon, Phil Simms, Kurt Warner. WIDE RECEIVERS (9) — Tim Brown, Isaac Bruce, Gary Clark, […]

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  • Warner most intriguing, Seau most eligible of Hall’s first-time choices

    Warner most intriguing, Seau most eligible of Hall’s first-time choices

    By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network The list of preliminary candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015 is out, and here’s what I know: It’s deep and it’s strong. Now, here’s what I think: Of the first-year candidates, linebacker Junior Seau is the most likely to make it in January, while Kurt Warner will generate the most interest … and the longest debates. It’s not that Warner’s not Hall-of-Fame material. On the contrary. The guy […]

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  • Tony Dungy Interview 9-12-14

    Tony Dungy Interview 9-12-14

    Former Bucs and Colts coach and current NBC Sunday Night Football analyst, Tony Dungy joins the show!

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  • Courtesy of Indianapolis Colts

    State Your Case: Mike Curtis

    By Rick Gosselin Talk of Fame Network Mike Curtis will be forever remembered for tackling a drunken fan trying to steal the football during a 1971 game between his Baltimore Colts and the Miami Dolphins. That’s sad, because there were so many more tackles, interceptions, sacks and fumble recoveries by Curtis that provide better feeds for the NFL memory bank. Like his 60-yard fumble return for a touchdown against Minnesota in the 1968 playoffs and his late interception of Dallas […]

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  • What Does NFL Stand For Any More?

    What Does NFL Stand For Any More?

    by Ron Borges Talk of Fame Network For all the questions swirling around the National Football League today, the most obvious one may, in the end, be the most difficult to answer. What kind of league do the men who own the NFL’s 32 franchises want? Has it become a place where anything goes unless a video shows up…or some poor sap smokes marijuana? Fans of pro football have to begin asking themselves the same question since its their obsession […]

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    The Talk of Fame Network hits the radio again this week, and we’re looking for callers interested in talking about the Hall of Fame — whether it’s the Class of 2014, the Class of 2015, contributors, seniors or people in today’s game you think will wind up in Canton in 20 years. Basically, we’re just interested in what’s on your mind. If you want to make yourself heard, contact us at talk@talkoffamenetwork.com … and you might wind up hosting the […]

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  • Judgements: Bolts are for real

    Judgements: Bolts are for real

    San Diego typically gets off to slow starts … but not this year. It’s not just that the Chargers are 2-1 and tied with Denver at the top of the AFC West;  look at their upcoming schedule: Three of their next four games are home vs. Jacksonville, the New York Jets and Kansas City. And their one road game? Uh-huh, it’s vs. winless Oakland. Do the math, people. The combined record of their next four opponents is 2-9, which means […]

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  • Gosselin, Judge Named to Contributor Committee

    Gosselin, Judge Named to Contributor Committee

    Talk of Fame Network Two hosts on the Talk of Fame Network have been named by the Pro Football Hall of Fame to its inaugural contributor committee. Rick Gosselin and Clark Judge of the Talk of Fame Network were named to the committee Friday along with Howard Balzer, Jarrett Bell, John Clayton, Peter King, Sal Paolantonio, Jim Trotter and Charean Williams. “It’s and honor and a privilege to be a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee,” […]

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  • Talk of Fame Show 9-19-14

    Talk of Fame Show 9-19-14

    “Mean” Joe Greene, perhaps the greatest defensive tackle in pro football history, two-time All-Decade tackle Gary Zimmerman, one of only four Denver Broncos to reach the Hall of Fame, and author Gary Pomerantz headline this weekend’s Talk of Fame Radio show. They’re in the huddle with Hall of Fame voters and show hosts Rick Gosselin, Clark Judge and Ron Borges on a two-hour exploration of the week’s watershed moment for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and give Hall of Fame looks […]

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  • Peek at Week: Super Bowl reprise

    Peek at Week: Super Bowl reprise

    THIS WEEK’S HALL-OF-FAME GAME Denver @ Seattle, 4:25 p.m., EDT The line: Seahawks by 5 The story: Let’s make this one simple. The last time these two met Seattle won. Correction: The last time these two met the Seahawks sliced, diced and spliced Denver, 43-8, in Super Bowl XLVIII. That was on a neutral field. This one’s in Seattle, where the Seahawks won 18 of their last 19. OK, so Denver is 2-0, but it struggled in the second halves […]

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  • Joe Greene Talks Steelers’ Dynasty and more

    Joe Greene Talks Steelers’ Dynasty and more

    Talk of Fame Radio Network “Mean” Joe Greene, perhaps the greatest defensive tackle in pro football history, may have mellowed at the age of 67 but he hasn’t forgotten. Most of all he hasn’t forgotten how he approached things as the Hall of Fame leader of the “Steel Curtain” defense that anchored Pittsburgh’s dynasty of the 1970s and how much it differs from the way the game is played today. “To say I had a short fuse on the football […]

    Continue reading »

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  • Moment of Truth

    Moment of Truth

    by Ron Borges Talk of Fame Network “Follow the money” is a standard philosophy in investigative journalism. This week the money led the NFL to make the right choice but it also indicted it for what it has become: A league that has lost its way. We all need money to live, to run our businesses, to enjoy life. But when money rules your every thought inevitably it leads to an alarming result: You stop thinking. Your moral compass is […]

    Continue reading »

  • Rod Woodson latest poll champ

    Rod Woodson latest poll champ

    Talk of Fame Network The votes are in, and it’s clear who mans the cornerback positions on our All-Everything Team: Deion Sanders and Rod Woodson. They were the winners of our two rounds at the position — with readers this past week voting Woodson in over runner-up Mike Haynes. The totals were close, with Woodson pulling down 42 percent of the vote to Haynes’ 36, but Woodson maintained a lead at the polls throughout the week. Charles Woodson (14 percent) […]

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  • Poll Question – Handing Off Victory

    Poll Question – Handing Off Victory

    It’s the fourth quarter, you’re up by 3 and seven minutes remaining. You need to milk the clock and close out the game without turning the ball over to your opponent. Who do you want taking your handoffs? Jim Brown – Played nine seasons, went to nine Pro Bowls and won eight rushing titles. Named to both the 50th and 75th anniversary teams. Averaged 1,368 yards per season and 5.1 yards per carry. Earl Campbell – Played eight seasons, went […]

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  • Hall has 113 candidates up for Class of 2015; here’s the list

    Hall has 113 candidates up for Class of 2015; here’s the list

    Talk of Fame Network  The Pro Football Hall of Fame Tuesday night announced its preliminary list of 113 candidates for election to the Class of 2015. The number will be cut to 25 semifinalists in November and then to 15 the following month. What follows is the Hall’s list of 113 ex-players and coaches. (First-year candidates are in bold) QUARTERBACKS (4) — Randall Cunningham, Rich Gannon, Phil Simms, Kurt Warner. WIDE RECEIVERS (9) — Tim Brown, Isaac Bruce, Gary Clark, […]

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  • Warner most intriguing, Seau most eligible of Hall’s first-time choices

    Warner most intriguing, Seau most eligible of Hall’s first-time choices

    By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network The list of preliminary candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015 is out, and here’s what I know: It’s deep and it’s strong. Now, here’s what I think: Of the first-year candidates, linebacker Junior Seau is the most likely to make it in January, while Kurt Warner will generate the most interest … and the longest debates. It’s not that Warner’s not Hall-of-Fame material. On the contrary. The guy […]

    Continue reading »

  • Tony Dungy Interview 9-12-14

    Tony Dungy Interview 9-12-14

    Former Bucs and Colts coach and current NBC Sunday Night Football analyst, Tony Dungy joins the show!

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  • Courtesy of Indianapolis Colts

    State Your Case: Mike Curtis

    By Rick Gosselin Talk of Fame Network Mike Curtis will be forever remembered for tackling a drunken fan trying to steal the football during a 1971 game between his Baltimore Colts and the Miami Dolphins. That’s sad, because there were so many more tackles, interceptions, sacks and fumble recoveries by Curtis that provide better feeds for the NFL memory bank. Like his 60-yard fumble return for a touchdown against Minnesota in the 1968 playoffs and his late interception of Dallas […]

    Continue reading »

  • What Does NFL Stand For Any More?

    What Does NFL Stand For Any More?

    by Ron Borges Talk of Fame Network For all the questions swirling around the National Football League today, the most obvious one may, in the end, be the most difficult to answer. What kind of league do the men who own the NFL’s 32 franchises want? Has it become a place where anything goes unless a video shows up…or some poor sap smokes marijuana? Fans of pro football have to begin asking themselves the same question since its their obsession […]

    Continue reading »

  • Judgements: Here come the Bills

    Judgements: Here come the Bills

    1. Maybe the Buffalo Bills are moving, after all. Nearly after a week after the club was sold to a local businessman, it moved into sole possession of the AFC East for the first time in three years … and, suddenly, people are asking: Are the Bills for real? You’ll have your answer Oct. 12. That’s when they play New England, and good luck. The Bills are 2-22 vs. Tom Brady. 2. Saints’ defensive coordinator Rob Ryan has some explaining […]

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  • Peek at the Week: Chargers can’t escape the heat in Week 2

    Peek at the Week: Chargers can’t escape the heat in Week 2

    THIS WEEK’ S HALL-OF-FAME GAME Seattle @ San Diego, 4:15 p.m., EDT The line: Seahawks by 6 The story: Too bad Robert Mueller wasn’t hired to investigate the scheduling of this game. The Seahawks opened on Sept. 4. The Chargers opened on Monday. Do the math, people. One team (the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks) had nine days to get ready for the game, while the other (San Diego) had five. What happened to parity? Philip Rivers will have […]

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