• Poll Question – Department of Defense

    Poll Question – Department of Defense

    What was the greatest defense of all time? 1969 Chiefs - The only defense in Super Bowl history to finish first across the board in the defensive stats – total, run, pass and scoring. Five Hall of Famers: DTs Buck Buchanan and Curley Culp, LBs Bobby Bell and Willie Lanier and CB Emmitt Thomas. 1976 Steelers –  Offensive injuries prevented this team from winning a Super Bowl. But the Steel Curtain never played better, posting five shutouts and holding three other […]

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  • Seifert Closes With A Rush

    Seifert Closes With A Rush

    For much of last week’s poll to decide who is the best coach not in the Hall of Fame, former Dallas Cowboys’ head coach Jimmy Johnson held a wide lead. Or so it seemed until he hit the back nine. In the final day, in a fashion similar to some of the teams he coached in San Francisco, ex-49ers head coach George Seifert came on with a rush to catch Johnson at the wire. Since each has two Super Bowl […]

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  • State Your Case: Ken Stabler

    State Your Case: Ken Stabler

    by Ron Borges Talk of Fame Network If one ever needed proof that statistics don’t tell the full story of an athlete’s worthiness for the Hall of Fame one need only look at the baffling case of Kenny Stabler. The Pro Football Hall of Fame has named ten All-Decade teams dating back to the 1920s (including an all-time AFL team). Those teams include 25 quarterbacks. Three – Brett Favre, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady – are not yet eligible for […]

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  • Eddie DeBartolo Jr. Interview 8-15-14

    Eddie DeBartolo Jr. Interview 8-15-14

      Former San Francisco 49ers owner and Hall of Fame candidate Edward DeBartolo Jr. takes us on a stroll down memory lane with the closing of Candlestick Park.  His 49ers rocked the Bay Area and Candlestick with five Lombardi Trophies during the 1980s and 1990s

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  • Willie Lanier Interview 8-15-14

    Willie Lanier Interview 8-15-14

      Hall of Famer Willie Lanier, the first African-American middle linebacker in NFL history and the anchor of a defense that powered the Kansas City Chiefs to their lone Lombardi Trophy in the AFL’s final season in 1969

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  • Why the Need for a Senior Committee

    Why the Need for a Senior Committee

    By Rick Gosselin Talk of Fame Network Jack Butler is the only player in NFL history to average at least one defensive takeaway every two games. Butler played defensive back for the Pittsburgh Steelers for nine seasons in the 1950s, intercepting 52 passes and recovering 10 fumbles in 103 career games. He was named to the 1960s NFL all-decade team. He also was one of only three cornerbacks named to the NFL’s 50th anniversary team. Yet Butler had to wait […]

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  • Five camps we wish never closed

    Five camps we wish never closed

    By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network   Candlestick Park closed for good last week. Now, it’s training camps that are getting shuttered for the year. Everywhere but the Dallas defense, it seems, there are shutdowns across the NFL … which got me to thinking: What are the training camps we miss most — camps worthy of Hall-of-Fame consideration that are gone forever? Answer: Start reading. 1. UCSD, San Diego, CA Home of: San Diego Chargers What We Liked: The […]

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  • Talk of Fame Show 8-15-14

    Talk of Fame Show 8-15-14

    Eddie DeBartolo & Willie Lanier headline the show this weekend!  Plus, a double dose of the 2 Minute Drill, Clark “tackles” the latest edition of “State Your Case”, Dr. Data returns and more Borges or Bogus!  All that & more on the Talk of Fame Network!

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  • Yahoo! Sports Radio Signs on with Skyview Networks to air the Talk of Fame Sports Network Show

    Yahoo! Sports Radio Signs on with Skyview Networks to air the Talk of Fame Sports Network Show

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2014 Contacts: Renee Smith, Skyview Networks PR renee@skyviewsat.com  |  480.503.8702 David Gow, Yahoo! Sports Radio Dgow@yahoosportsradio.com  |  713.479.5302   Yahoo! Sports Radio Signs on with Skyview Networks to air the Talk of Fame Sports Network Show Talk of Fame Sports Network show will debut across all Yahoo! Sports Radio platforms on August 1, 2014 PHOENIX, Ariz. (07/22/2014)—Gow Broadcasting, LLC, owner and operator of Yahoo! Sports Radio in partnership with Yahoo! Sports, and Skyview Networks announced […]

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  • Talking The Talk

    Why did DERRICK BROOKS have visions of wearing a suit to work, rather than a uniform? Is DWIGHT CLARK’S favorite running back REALLY a Cowboy? Why does TY LAW think Tom Brady is getting a bad rap? Why does AENEAS WILLIAMS say he hears from Steve Young every month since ending the QB’s career? Would KELLEN WINSLOW dominate in todays game? All tied up with 2 minutes left, in the biggest game of his life, what was going through ISAAC […]

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  • The Know Huddle!

    The Know Huddle!

    When tight end Tony Gonzalez retired last season, he was labeled “a first-ballot Hall of Famer” more times than Peyton Manning completed a pass. Considering Gonzalez’s remarkable achievements, that’s a logical and safe assumption, which is great except that it’s an assumption. If you truly want to know what Gonzalez’s chances are of making it on a first ballot… if you want to understand the hazards of making it as a first-ballot tight end… you consult the people involved in […]

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  • Talk of Fame Network Trailer

    Pulling back the curtain on the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Talk of Fame Network will provide its stations and listeners with true insider information on the selection process, potential candidates and what it takes to make it. The show features high-profile coaches and players from the past and present.

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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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  • Poll Question – Department of Defense

    Poll Question – Department of Defense

    What was the greatest defense of all time? 1969 Chiefs - The only defense in Super Bowl history to finish first across the board in the defensive stats – total, run, pass and scoring. Five Hall of Famers: DTs Buck Buchanan and Curley Culp, LBs Bobby Bell and Willie Lanier and CB Emmitt Thomas. 1976 Steelers –  Offensive injuries prevented this team from winning a Super Bowl. But the Steel Curtain never played better, posting five shutouts and holding three other […]

    Continue reading »

  • Seifert Closes With A Rush

    Seifert Closes With A Rush

    For much of last week’s poll to decide who is the best coach not in the Hall of Fame, former Dallas Cowboys’ head coach Jimmy Johnson held a wide lead. Or so it seemed until he hit the back nine. In the final day, in a fashion similar to some of the teams he coached in San Francisco, ex-49ers head coach George Seifert came on with a rush to catch Johnson at the wire. Since each has two Super Bowl […]

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  • State Your Case: Ken Stabler

    State Your Case: Ken Stabler

    by Ron Borges Talk of Fame Network If one ever needed proof that statistics don’t tell the full story of an athlete’s worthiness for the Hall of Fame one need only look at the baffling case of Kenny Stabler. The Pro Football Hall of Fame has named ten All-Decade teams dating back to the 1920s (including an all-time AFL team). Those teams include 25 quarterbacks. Three – Brett Favre, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady – are not yet eligible for […]

    Continue reading »

  • Eddie DeBartolo Jr. Interview 8-15-14

    Eddie DeBartolo Jr. Interview 8-15-14

      Former San Francisco 49ers owner and Hall of Fame candidate Edward DeBartolo Jr. takes us on a stroll down memory lane with the closing of Candlestick Park.  His 49ers rocked the Bay Area and Candlestick with five Lombardi Trophies during the 1980s and 1990s

    Continue reading »

  • Willie Lanier Interview 8-15-14

    Willie Lanier Interview 8-15-14

      Hall of Famer Willie Lanier, the first African-American middle linebacker in NFL history and the anchor of a defense that powered the Kansas City Chiefs to their lone Lombardi Trophy in the AFL’s final season in 1969

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  • Why the Need for a Senior Committee

    Why the Need for a Senior Committee

    By Rick Gosselin Talk of Fame Network Jack Butler is the only player in NFL history to average at least one defensive takeaway every two games. Butler played defensive back for the Pittsburgh Steelers for nine seasons in the 1950s, intercepting 52 passes and recovering 10 fumbles in 103 career games. He was named to the 1960s NFL all-decade team. He also was one of only three cornerbacks named to the NFL’s 50th anniversary team. Yet Butler had to wait […]

    Continue reading »

  • Five camps we wish never closed

    Five camps we wish never closed

    By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network   Candlestick Park closed for good last week. Now, it’s training camps that are getting shuttered for the year. Everywhere but the Dallas defense, it seems, there are shutdowns across the NFL … which got me to thinking: What are the training camps we miss most — camps worthy of Hall-of-Fame consideration that are gone forever? Answer: Start reading. 1. UCSD, San Diego, CA Home of: San Diego Chargers What We Liked: The […]

    Continue reading »

  • Talk of Fame Show 8-15-14

    Talk of Fame Show 8-15-14

    Eddie DeBartolo & Willie Lanier headline the show this weekend!  Plus, a double dose of the 2 Minute Drill, Clark “tackles” the latest edition of “State Your Case”, Dr. Data returns and more Borges or Bogus!  All that & more on the Talk of Fame Network!

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  • Poll Question: 8/13/14

    Poll Question: 8/13/14

    Who is the best coach not in the Hall of Fame? 1) Tom Flores – The first Hispanic-American coach won two Super Bowls with the Raiders. Also won Super Bowl rings as a player with the Chiefs and assistant coach with the Raiders. A .538 career winning percentage.  2) Jimmy Johnson – Won two Super Bowls with the Cowboys. Engineered greatest turnaround in NFL history — from 1-15 in 1989 to Super Bowl champs inside of four years. A .566 career […]

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  • It’s Junior in a Big Way

    It’s Junior in a Big Way

    If the public could vote on the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Junior Seau is a slam dunk. We asked our readers in our weekly Talk of Fame Network poll which potential candidate in the Class of 2015 is most deserving of Canton: Seau, pass-rush extraordinaire Charles Haley, the NFL’s No. 3 all-time receiver Marvin Harrison or quarterback Kurt Warner. Seau won in a romp, receiving almost half of all votes cast at 49.8 percent. Haley was next at 30.7 […]

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  • Charles Haley Interview 8-8-14

    Charles Haley Interview 8-8-14

    Former 49er and Cowboys LB/DE CHARLES HALEY checks in! Find out what was going through Charles’ mind when he took the field against the ‘Niners in the NFC championship game after San Francisco traded him away to Dallas!

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  • State Your Case: Joe Klecko

    State Your Case: Joe Klecko

    By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network Joe Klecko wasn’t outstanding at one position. He was outstanding at three. And while that made him invaluable to the New York Jets it’s made him invisible to the Hall of Fame’s board of selectors. A member of the Jets’ famed Sack Exchange, Klecko is the only defensive player in NFL history to be voted to the Pro Bowl at three different positions — defensive end, defensive tackle and nose tackle — which […]

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  • When is a Sack not a Sack?

    When is a Sack not a Sack?

    By Rick Gosselin Talk of Fame Network Deacon Jones invented the football term “sack” but, in the NFL’s eyes, he never collected one. Jones revolutionized defensive line play with his fierce pass rush from the left side for the Los Angeles Rams in the 1960s. With all the Hall of Fame quarterbacks that decade — Unitas, Starr, Layne, Tittle, Van Brocklin, Jurgensen and Tarkenton — harassing the quarterback became a defensive premium. No one did it better than Jones, who […]

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  • Talk of Fame Show 8-8-14

    Talk of Fame Show 8-8-14

    Clark, Ron, & Rick take a look back @ the weekend that was in Canton, as the Class of 2014 was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Former 49er and Cowboys LB/DE CHARLES HALEY checks in! Find out what was going through Charles’ mind when he took the field against the ‘Niners in the NFC championship game after San Francisco traded him away to Dallas! The guys also peek into the future and discuss some changes on the horizon at […]

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