• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 […]

    Continue reading »

  • 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 […]

    Continue reading »

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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!,

    Continue reading »

  • 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 […]

    Continue reading »

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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 […]

    Continue reading »

  • 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 […]

    Continue reading »

  • 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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  • Poll Question 10-15-14 – Clutch Kickers

    Poll Question 10-15-14 – Clutch Kickers

    You trail by a point and have the ball at the opponent’s 32-yard line with three seconds left. Who do you want attempting that game-winning 50-yard field goal? Jan Stenerud – The only pure placekicker in the Hall of Fame. He kicked three field goals in his only Super Bowl in 1970 and still ranks 13th on the all-time scoring list with 1,699 points.  He went to six Pro Bowls — his first in 1969 and his last in 1985. […]

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  • Hail to the Hogs

    Hail to the Hogs

    Talk of Fame Network It’s fashionable to give the great defensive lines in football history nicknames. There was the Fearsome Foursome. The Sack Exchange. The Purple People Eaters. It’s not often that an offensive line has been christened with a nickname. But if a blocking front is worthy of a nickname, it’s worthy of being declared the greatest offensive line in the history of the NFL. That’s what our voters decided in this week’s poll, voting the Washington Redskins and […]

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  • State Your Case: Will Shields

    State Your Case: Will Shields

    By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network   Junior Seau is not the most qualified candidate on the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015 preliminary list. Former Kansas City guard Will Shields is. One difference: Seau is in his first year of eligibility. Shields is in his fourth. Both belong in the Hall, and both will make it. But let’s cut to the chase here, people: It’s way past time for Shields. Put him in, and put him in now. […]

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