• Polls push “Air Coryell” to the top

    Polls push “Air Coryell” to the top

    The Talk of Fame Network   The Denver Broncos produced a zillion yards, touchdowns and records last season, but they couldn’t overcome two obstacles — the Seattle Seahawks and you. Despite averaging a whopping 37.9 points per game and having quarterback Peyton Manning throw an NFL-record 55 touchdown passes, the Broncos weren’t your favorite NFL offense. In fact, they weren’t even close, finishing last in our four-team poll of all-time greatest offenses — well behind the winner, the 1981 San […]

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  • State Your Case: Jerry Kramer

    State Your Case: Jerry Kramer

    by Ron Borges Talk of Fame Network When it comes to the Green Bay Packers wing of the Pro Football Hall of Fame it’s a crowded place but at least one seat remains mysteriously empty. It’s the one Jerry Kramer earned decades ago. Why it has never been filled is anyone’s guess but when you are the only guard selected on the NFL’s 50th anniversary team locking you out seems like more than an oversight. It seems ridiculous. How can […]

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  • Lewis, Urlacher face Hall battle?

    Lewis, Urlacher face Hall battle?

    by Ron Borges Talk of Fame Network When Chicago Bears’ linebacker Brian Urlacher announced his retirement on May 22, 2013 via Twitter, it was a sign of the times. So, too, was the breathless commentary later that day on outlets like ESPN and NFL Network labeling him a “first-ballot Hall of Famer.” Oh, really? The odds of becoming a Hall of Famer are miniscule. The odds of becoming a first ballot Hall of Famer are even less and rightfully so. […]

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  • Door opened at just the right time for Bills’ Andre Reed

    Door opened at just the right time for Bills’ Andre Reed

    By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network   For Andre Reed, the time couldn’t be better to make it to Canton — and here’s to the Hall of Fame for understanding. The best receiver on one of the best teams in the last two decades, the former Buffalo star waited patiently for the call — with the Hall responding last February on Reed’s eighth shot as a finalist. Reed said then that he was grateful, and he should have been. […]

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  • Poll Question – Offensive Minded

    Poll Question – Offensive Minded

    What was the greatest offense of all time? 1950 Rams - Two Hall of Fame QBs (Bob Waterfield, Norm Van Brocklin) and two Hall of Fame WRs (Tom Fears, Crazylegs Hirsh). The Rams scored 466 points in a 12-game schedule, an average of 38.8 per game. The 2013 Broncos averaged only 37.8 points per game. 1981 Chargers- Air Coryell – the year the Chargers suffered frostbite at the AFC title game in Cincinnati. QB Dan Fouts, WR Charlie Joiner and TE Kellen […]

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  • It took years, but Guy where he belongs

    It took years, but Guy where he belongs

    By Clark Judge Talk of Fame network   When the Hall of Fame inducts seven new members Aug. 2 it finally … and thankfully … corrects an oversight that stood for years — namely, keeping Ray Guy out of Canton. Guy was more than the game’s best punter. He was a regrettable omission, someone who should have been admitted to the Hall long ago. But he wasn’t, and don’t ask me why. All I know is that he failed seven times […]

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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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  • Courtesy of the Miami Dolphins

    Perfection and Protecting Perfection

    By Rick Gosselin Talk of Fame Network Only Don Shula has experienced perfection as an NFL coach. Shula also has excelled in the role of spoiler. The NFL has been around for 94 years and only one team has managed a perfect season — Shula’s 1972 Miami Dolphins, who ran off 17 consecutive victories on the way to their first Lombardi Trophy. And Shula did it the hard way — with a backup quarterback starting 11 of those games through […]

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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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  • Poll Question – Giant Oversight

    Michael Strahan becomes the 20th player from the New York Giants inducted in the Hall of Fame this weekend. Who is the best Giant not enshrined in Canton? LB Carl Banks - NFL all-decade selection for the 1980s. The NFL’s prototype at strongside linebacker in what was arguably the best set of backers in NFL history. OLB Lawrence Taylor and ILB Harry Carson are already Hall of Famers.    QB Charlie Conerly - NFL MVP and passing champion in 1959. Took the New […]

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  • Polls push “Air Coryell” to the top

    Polls push “Air Coryell” to the top

    The Talk of Fame Network   The Denver Broncos produced a zillion yards, touchdowns and records last season, but they couldn’t overcome two obstacles — the Seattle Seahawks and you. Despite averaging a whopping 37.9 points per game and having quarterback Peyton Manning throw an NFL-record 55 touchdown passes, the Broncos weren’t your favorite NFL offense. In fact, they weren’t even close, finishing last in our four-team poll of all-time greatest offenses — well behind the winner, the 1981 San […]

    Continue reading »

  • State Your Case: Jerry Kramer

    State Your Case: Jerry Kramer

    by Ron Borges Talk of Fame Network When it comes to the Green Bay Packers wing of the Pro Football Hall of Fame it’s a crowded place but at least one seat remains mysteriously empty. It’s the one Jerry Kramer earned decades ago. Why it has never been filled is anyone’s guess but when you are the only guard selected on the NFL’s 50th anniversary team locking you out seems like more than an oversight. It seems ridiculous. How can […]

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  • Lewis, Urlacher face Hall battle?

    Lewis, Urlacher face Hall battle?

    by Ron Borges Talk of Fame Network When Chicago Bears’ linebacker Brian Urlacher announced his retirement on May 22, 2013 via Twitter, it was a sign of the times. So, too, was the breathless commentary later that day on outlets like ESPN and NFL Network labeling him a “first-ballot Hall of Famer.” Oh, really? The odds of becoming a Hall of Famer are miniscule. The odds of becoming a first ballot Hall of Famer are even less and rightfully so. […]

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  • Door opened at just the right time for Bills’ Andre Reed

    Door opened at just the right time for Bills’ Andre Reed

    By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network   For Andre Reed, the time couldn’t be better to make it to Canton — and here’s to the Hall of Fame for understanding. The best receiver on one of the best teams in the last two decades, the former Buffalo star waited patiently for the call — with the Hall responding last February on Reed’s eighth shot as a finalist. Reed said then that he was grateful, and he should have been. […]

    Continue reading »

  • Poll Question – Offensive Minded

    Poll Question – Offensive Minded

    What was the greatest offense of all time? 1950 Rams - Two Hall of Fame QBs (Bob Waterfield, Norm Van Brocklin) and two Hall of Fame WRs (Tom Fears, Crazylegs Hirsh). The Rams scored 466 points in a 12-game schedule, an average of 38.8 per game. The 2013 Broncos averaged only 37.8 points per game. 1981 Chargers- Air Coryell – the year the Chargers suffered frostbite at the AFC title game in Cincinnati. QB Dan Fouts, WR Charlie Joiner and TE Kellen […]

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  • Most Valuable, Most Feared

    Most Valuable, Most Feared

    Talk of Fame Network Our readers have spoken – Lawrence Taylor is the most feared linebacker ever to play the game. But not by much. We asked our readers in the last Talk of Fame Network poll to pick the linebacker who instilled the most fear in offenses. We gave them four options representing four different decades — Dick Butkus from the 1960s, Jack Lambert the 1970s, Taylor the 1980s and Ray Lewis the 2000s. Taylor won by the slimmest […]

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  • It took years, but Guy where he belongs

    It took years, but Guy where he belongs

    By Clark Judge Talk of Fame network   When the Hall of Fame inducts seven new members Aug. 2 it finally … and thankfully … corrects an oversight that stood for years — namely, keeping Ray Guy out of Canton. Guy was more than the game’s best punter. He was a regrettable omission, someone who should have been admitted to the Hall long ago. But he wasn’t, and don’t ask me why. All I know is that he failed seven times […]

    Continue reading »

  • 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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  • Courtesy of the Miami Dolphins

    Perfection and Protecting Perfection

    By Rick Gosselin Talk of Fame Network Only Don Shula has experienced perfection as an NFL coach. Shula also has excelled in the role of spoiler. The NFL has been around for 94 years and only one team has managed a perfect season — Shula’s 1972 Miami Dolphins, who ran off 17 consecutive victories on the way to their first Lombardi Trophy. And Shula did it the hard way — with a backup quarterback starting 11 of those games through […]

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  • Otto Graham and NBA

    Otto Graham did indeed play for Rochester Royals in 1946. At the time they were in the National Basketball League, the forerunner of the NBA. He had already signed with the Cleveland Browns but their inaugural AAFC season had not yet begun. Graham had originally gone to Northwestern on a basketball scholarship and played there and later for Colgate while in flight school during WWII. Typical of Graham his team, the Royals, won the NBL title in a five-game series. […]

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  • Poll Question – Fear Factor

    Poll Question – Fear Factor

    Who was the most feared linebacker ever to play the game? Dick Butkus - Went to the Pro Bowl each of his first eight seasons before a knee injury prematurely ended his career after nine years. Intercepted 22 career passes and recovered 25 fumbles. Jack Lambert - Went to nine consecutive Pro Bowls and owns four Super Bowl rings. Two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year with 28 career interceptions and 17 fumble recoveries in 11 seasons. Ray Lewis - Went to 13 […]

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  • Tom’s the Man

    Tom’s the Man

    Talk of Fame Network Our readers have spoken — it’s Tom Brady. We posed this question in our first Talk of Fame Network poll — If you could choose one quarterback to win one game, who would it be? Brady was the only non-Hall of Fame option among the four quarterbacks listed. Our readers gave him 27 percent of the vote, followed by Johnny Unitas and Joe Montana at 25 percent apiece and Otto Graham at 23 percent. Your hosts […]

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  • Sorry, Seattle, dynasty not in forecast

    Sorry, Seattle, dynasty not in forecast

    By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network   Say it ain’t so, Joe … because it isn’t. Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana made headlines last month when he said the Seattle Seahawks — the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks — may be the next dynasty, and people paid attention because A) It’s Joe Montana, B) he knows something about Super Bowls and C) there really are no such things as dynasties anymore … unless, of course, you count […]

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  • Forgotten in the Crush of Statistics

    Forgotten in the Crush of Statistics

    By Rick Gosselin Talk of Fame Network One of the issues I have with the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection process is that not enough worthy candidates are cycled through the room for discussion. I tell players you’re not a Hall of Fame candidate until you become a finalist — and there are only 15 of those every year. That’s the only time the full committee of 46 selectors gathers to discuss players worthy of Canton. If you’re never […]

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