• Talk of Fame Show 10-24-14

    Talk of Fame Show 10-24-14

    Former San Francisco defensive back Ronnie Lott and former GM Ron Wolf — nominated this week as one of two Hall of Fame finalists as contributors — join Rick, Ron and Clark as they launch the first of their five-part Dynasty series and examine what exactly happened this week to put Wolf and Bill Polian on paths to Canton. Clark, Rick and Ron choose their own favorite 49ers’ teams, while Rick tries to talk anxious New Orleans fans in off […]

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  • Peek at Week: Heat is on in Arizona showdown

    Peek at Week: Heat is on in Arizona showdown

    THIS WEEK’S HALL-OF-FAME GAME Philadelphia @ Arizona, 4:05 p.m. (EDT) The line: Cards by 2-1/2 The story: The Arizona Cardinals won 12 of their last 15, and people tell me they’re a mirage. Well, here’s where we find out if they’re right. The team they’re playing won 12 of its last 14 regular-season starts,  and something has to give. The Eagles are coming off a bye; Arizona is coming off a defeat of Oakland — which means the Cards are […]

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  • Wolf, Lott pull back the curtains on this week’s Talk of Fame radio

    Wolf, Lott pull back the curtains on this week’s Talk of Fame radio

    Talk of Fame Network One of the best defensive players in the history of the NFL and one of the shrewdest judges of talent are this week’s guests on the Talk of Fame Network radio show. Former San Francisco defensive back Ronnie Lott and former GM Ron Wolf — nominated this week as one of two Hall of Fame finalists as contributors — join Rick, Ron and Clark as they launch the first of their five-part Dynasty series and examine […]

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  • Barry Sanders and the 100-yard dash

    Barry Sanders and the 100-yard dash

    By Rick Gosselin Talk of Fame Network With DeMarco Murray striking the name of Jim Brown from the NFL record books last weekend, 100-yard rushing games are the topic of the day. Murray rushed for 100 yards in each of his first seven games of the season for the Dallas Cowboys, breaking the 56-year-old mark of six in a row at the start a season set by Brown in 1957. Brown never rushed for seven consecutive 100s in his magnificent […]

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  • Hall breaks from tradition; Polian, Wolf chosen as 2015 finalists

    Hall breaks from tradition; Polian, Wolf chosen as 2015 finalists

    By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network ARLINGTON, Va. — For decades, the Pro Football Hall of Fame honored the players and coaches who were part of the NFL’s most successful franchises. But that changed Wednesday when the Hall broke from tradition and went in another direction. It recognized the builders of those franchises. It chose former GMs Bill Polian and Ron Wolf as finalists for the Class of 2015. The two were chosen from a pool of 11 finalists […]

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  • Poll Question 10-22-14 –  “Raiders of the Lost Hall”

    Poll Question 10-22-14 – “Raiders of the Lost Hall”

    Who is the best Oakland Raider from their Super Bowl era not in the Hall of Fame? WR Cliff Branch – A four-time Pro Bowler and three-time Super Bowl champ. Averaged 17.3 yards per his 501 career catches. In 1976 averaged an incredible 24.2 yards per catch (46 for 1,111) with 12 TDs.  TE Todd Christensen – A five-time Pro Bowler and a two-time NFL receiving champion in the 1980s. Caught 461 passes for 5,872 yards and 41 TDs and played […]

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  • Vinatieri kick wins again

    Vinatieri kick wins again

    Talk of Fame Network In the end, kickers are remembered best for balls that cut through snow and wind and split the uprights with playoff games on the line. Failing that they are remembered for the clutch kicks that win Super Bowls as the clock is ticking toward 0:00. Adam Vinatieri has made plenty of both and, in the end, that’s what separated him from his competitors in our poll of which kicker you’d want lining up a 50-yard kick […]

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  • Sharpe Argument for Hall Entry

    Sharpe Argument for Hall Entry

    Talk of Fame Network by Ron Borges You need more than ability to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame. You also need availability. There are few exceptions to this rule beyond Gale Sayers, whose brilliance shown for only seven seasons before knee injuries cut him down prematurely, but at least one more should be considered and that’s Sterling Sharpe. Domination of your era is one of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s requirements. To enter arguably the most select […]

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  • Jim Mora Interview -10-17-14

    Jim Mora Interview -10-17-14

    Wristbands stolen from locker rooms?  High school QBs throwing  to NFL receivers…WHAT?  Get the scoop on those topics and all things Peyton, with former head coach of the Saints & Colts, and Peyton Manning’s first NFL coach, Jim Mora, as he joins the Talk of Fame Network!,

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  • John Elway Interview 10-17-14

    John Elway Interview 10-17-14

    With Peyton Manning on the verge of setting the NFL record for career TD passes, former Broncos QB and current GM, John Elway joins the show to talk about bringing Peyton to Denver and what he thinks makes number 18 one of the best to ever lace ‘em up.  John also shares his thoughts on Broncos owner Pat Bowlen’s place in NFL history, and how todays game differs from his days behind center.  Plus, does John ever get sick of […]

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  • Judgements: Move over Denver; improved Colts on the way up

    Judgements: Move over Denver; improved Colts on the way up

    Denver not only is the best team in the AFC; it’s the best team in the NFL. But beware Indianapolis. I liked the Colts to win the conference before the season, and I like them more than ever now. The reason? Andrew Luck. Certainly. His supporting cast? Yes. Their five-game winning streak? Yes. But it’s more than that. It’s their defense … yes, a defense that a year ago looked like an open window. From the second quarter of the […]

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  • We Want YOU for our next show!

    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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  • Talk of Fame Show 10-24-14

    Talk of Fame Show 10-24-14

    Former San Francisco defensive back Ronnie Lott and former GM Ron Wolf — nominated this week as one of two Hall of Fame finalists as contributors — join Rick, Ron and Clark as they launch the first of their five-part Dynasty series and examine what exactly happened this week to put Wolf and Bill Polian on paths to Canton. Clark, Rick and Ron choose their own favorite 49ers’ teams, while Rick tries to talk anxious New Orleans fans in off […]

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  • Peek at Week: Heat is on in Arizona showdown

    Peek at Week: Heat is on in Arizona showdown

    THIS WEEK’S HALL-OF-FAME GAME Philadelphia @ Arizona, 4:05 p.m. (EDT) The line: Cards by 2-1/2 The story: The Arizona Cardinals won 12 of their last 15, and people tell me they’re a mirage. Well, here’s where we find out if they’re right. The team they’re playing won 12 of its last 14 regular-season starts,  and something has to give. The Eagles are coming off a bye; Arizona is coming off a defeat of Oakland — which means the Cards are […]

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  • Wolf, Lott pull back the curtains on this week’s Talk of Fame radio

    Wolf, Lott pull back the curtains on this week’s Talk of Fame radio

    Talk of Fame Network One of the best defensive players in the history of the NFL and one of the shrewdest judges of talent are this week’s guests on the Talk of Fame Network radio show. Former San Francisco defensive back Ronnie Lott and former GM Ron Wolf — nominated this week as one of two Hall of Fame finalists as contributors — join Rick, Ron and Clark as they launch the first of their five-part Dynasty series and examine […]

    Continue reading »

  • Barry Sanders and the 100-yard dash

    Barry Sanders and the 100-yard dash

    By Rick Gosselin Talk of Fame Network With DeMarco Murray striking the name of Jim Brown from the NFL record books last weekend, 100-yard rushing games are the topic of the day. Murray rushed for 100 yards in each of his first seven games of the season for the Dallas Cowboys, breaking the 56-year-old mark of six in a row at the start a season set by Brown in 1957. Brown never rushed for seven consecutive 100s in his magnificent […]

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  • Hall breaks from tradition; Polian, Wolf chosen as 2015 finalists

    Hall breaks from tradition; Polian, Wolf chosen as 2015 finalists

    By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network ARLINGTON, Va. — For decades, the Pro Football Hall of Fame honored the players and coaches who were part of the NFL’s most successful franchises. But that changed Wednesday when the Hall broke from tradition and went in another direction. It recognized the builders of those franchises. It chose former GMs Bill Polian and Ron Wolf as finalists for the Class of 2015. The two were chosen from a pool of 11 finalists […]

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  • Poll Question 10-22-14 –  “Raiders of the Lost Hall”

    Poll Question 10-22-14 – “Raiders of the Lost Hall”

    Who is the best Oakland Raider from their Super Bowl era not in the Hall of Fame? WR Cliff Branch – A four-time Pro Bowler and three-time Super Bowl champ. Averaged 17.3 yards per his 501 career catches. In 1976 averaged an incredible 24.2 yards per catch (46 for 1,111) with 12 TDs.  TE Todd Christensen – A five-time Pro Bowler and a two-time NFL receiving champion in the 1980s. Caught 461 passes for 5,872 yards and 41 TDs and played […]

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  • Vinatieri kick wins again

    Vinatieri kick wins again

    Talk of Fame Network In the end, kickers are remembered best for balls that cut through snow and wind and split the uprights with playoff games on the line. Failing that they are remembered for the clutch kicks that win Super Bowls as the clock is ticking toward 0:00. Adam Vinatieri has made plenty of both and, in the end, that’s what separated him from his competitors in our poll of which kicker you’d want lining up a 50-yard kick […]

    Continue reading »

  • Sharpe Argument for Hall Entry

    Sharpe Argument for Hall Entry

    Talk of Fame Network by Ron Borges You need more than ability to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame. You also need availability. There are few exceptions to this rule beyond Gale Sayers, whose brilliance shown for only seven seasons before knee injuries cut him down prematurely, but at least one more should be considered and that’s Sterling Sharpe. Domination of your era is one of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s requirements. To enter arguably the most select […]

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  • Jim Mora Interview -10-17-14

    Jim Mora Interview -10-17-14

    Wristbands stolen from locker rooms?  High school QBs throwing  to NFL receivers…WHAT?  Get the scoop on those topics and all things Peyton, with former head coach of the Saints & Colts, and Peyton Manning’s first NFL coach, Jim Mora, as he joins the Talk of Fame Network!,

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  • John Elway Interview 10-17-14

    John Elway Interview 10-17-14

    With Peyton Manning on the verge of setting the NFL record for career TD passes, former Broncos QB and current GM, John Elway joins the show to talk about bringing Peyton to Denver and what he thinks makes number 18 one of the best to ever lace ‘em up.  John also shares his thoughts on Broncos owner Pat Bowlen’s place in NFL history, and how todays game differs from his days behind center.  Plus, does John ever get sick of […]

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  • Judgements: Move over Denver; improved Colts on the way up

    Judgements: Move over Denver; improved Colts on the way up

    Denver not only is the best team in the AFC; it’s the best team in the NFL. But beware Indianapolis. I liked the Colts to win the conference before the season, and I like them more than ever now. The reason? Andrew Luck. Certainly. His supporting cast? Yes. Their five-game winning streak? Yes. But it’s more than that. It’s their defense … yes, a defense that a year ago looked like an open window. From the second quarter of the […]

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  • Peek at Week: It’s Peyton’s Place

    Peek at Week: It’s Peyton’s Place

    THIS WEEK’S HALL-OF-FAME GAME San Francisco @ Denver, 8:30 p.m. (EDT) The line: Broncos by 6-1/2 The story: This isn’t a game as much as it is a coronation, with Peyton Manning looking to break Brett Favre’s career touchdown record. Manning is three short of setting it, and with him throwing three TDs in four of his five starts and 27 in his last nine games vs. the NFC, the smart money is on him– especially with 49ers’ linebacker Patrick […]

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  • Talk of Fame Show 10-17-14

    Talk of Fame Show 10-17-14

    With Peyton Manning on the verge of setting an NFL record for career touchdown passes, the Talk of Fame Network decide to devote a chunk of this weekend’s show to the quarterback of the Denver Broncos. We visited with Jim Mora, Manning’s first NFL coach at Indianapolis, and Hall-of-Fame quarterback John Elway, now the Broncos’ general manager who made the sales pitch that brought Manning to Denver after his release by the Indianapolis Colts. Manning needs three more touchdown passes […]

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  • Peyton Manning through the eyes of John Elway and Jim Mora

    Peyton Manning through the eyes of John Elway and Jim Mora

    Talk of Fame Network With Peyton Manning on the verge of setting an NFL record for career touchdown passes, the Talk of Fame Network decide to devote a chunk of this weekend’s show to the quarterback of the Denver Broncos. We visited with Jim Mora, Manning’s first NFL coach at Indianapolis, and Hall-of-Fame quarterback John Elway, now the Broncos’ general manager who made the sales pitch that brought Manning to Denver after his release by the Indianapolis Colts. Manning needs […]

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  • Why Peyton Isn’t No. 1

    Why Peyton Isn’t No. 1

    Talk of Fame Network by Ron Borges Unless something changes radically in his jewelry collection in the next few years, Peyton Manning will always be defined by his numbers. That is a blessing and a curse. For those who believe the 38-year-old Denver Broncos’ quarterback will eventually hold every passing record that means anything in the NFL, some numbers trump others. Manning needs three touchdown passes Sunday to pass Brett Favre as the NFL’s all-time leader in touchdown passes with […]

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