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TOFN podcast: HOF MLB Willie Lanier revisits Super Bowl IV

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TOFN podcast: HOFer Willie Lanier recalls five of his most memorable games

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Remembering the greatness that was former linebacker George Webster.

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Former LSU legend Billy Cannon, who was the subject of a historic court decision, passed away Sunday morning at the age of 80.

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Houston Antwine was as dominating a defensvie tackle in his day as Warrenn Sapp but football has forgotten him. Is it because he was a victim of AFL bias in the Hall of Fame’s early days?

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But there was more at stake in that Super Bowl than AFL pride and the chance to show the world that the Kansas City Chiefs had assembled one of the greatest defenses ever – in fact, the last Super Bowl championship defense to lead the league across the board in all four the major statistical categories – run, pass, total and scoring defense.

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Kansas City was the last Super Bowl champion to finish first across the board in the four major defensive statistical categories – run, pass, total and scoring defense. The Chiefs lined up five Hall of Famers on defense that season – tackles Buck Buchanan and Curley Culp, linebackers Bobby Bell and Lanier and cornerback Emmitt Thomas.

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Hall-of-Famer Ron Mix explains why he took a chance in 1960 on an upstart league over the NFL champion Baltimore Colts and Johnny Unitas.

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Is Jim Tyrer a Hall Famer ignored, a murderous tragedy or both?

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The AFL was a league unlike any other, and former Patriots’ star Gino Cappelletti recalls one of the most unforgettable finishes to a Pats-Dallas Texans game in the league’s first season.

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