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TALK OF FAME NETWORK
With the Super Bowl only a month away, Talk of Fame Network launches a four-part series on Super Bowl heroes … and the kickoff is a booming one.
Doug Williams, the author of the greatest quarter of quarterbacking in Super Bowl history on his way to becoming the first African-America quarterback to win a Super Bowl, visits to talk not only about his four second-quarter touchdown passes that destroyed Denver in 15 minutes in Super Bowl XXII, but also how he handled being asked “How long have you been a black quarterback?”
“He (questioner Butch Jones) appreciated I didn’t try to make him look like a bonehead or anything and I didn’t,” recalled Williams of being asked the most memorable question in Super Bowl hype history, “because I understood where he was coming from. He wanted to know how long the emphasis on being a black quarterback was there.”
Joining Williams is the coach of that team, three-time Super Bowl champion and Hall-of-Fame coach Joe Gibbs, who our Ron Borges believes knew how to run a strike team better than Cesar Chavez. Gibbs talks about the origin of the “counter trey,” the Redskins’ signature play in those Super Bowl years which he admits, “We took from someone else.” Gibbs reveals who and explains the feeling he had during Williams’ remarkable second quarter when it seemed every play Gibbs called worked.
“In all the years I coached I can honestly say that quarter was totally, totally different,” Gibbs recalled. “I could have shut my eyes and pointed to anything on that call sheet and it would have been eight yards. I never experienced anything like that.”
The Hall-of-Fame Guys also reveal and then debate their 2014 MVP picks, make their 2015 New Year’s predictions and discuss whether any team can stop what many feel will be an inevitable clash between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX. In addition, TOFN’s “Dr. Data,” Rick Gosselin, explains why wild cards really are wild when it comes to the NFL playoffs and states the Hall-of-Fame case for former Denver Broncos’ linebacker Randy Gradishar.
The weekly “Borges or Bogus” segment discusses what was behind the NFL’s decision to suspend and then not suspend Lions’ defensive end Ndamukong Suh for this weekend’s NFC wildcard showdown with Dallas, while the weekly two-minute drill has the guys making their positions clear on 20 hot topic issues of the moment.
Listen to this week’s show!