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TOFN podcast: HOF LB Jack Ham revisits the proudest moment of his career

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TOFN podcast: HOF LB Jack Ham revisits the easiest game he ever played

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TOFN podcast: Jack Ham revisits the most important game played by the Steelers in the 1970s

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The Steelers blew through the regular season with a 12-2 record to win the AFC Central, then eliminated Baltimore and Oakland with playoff victories to earn that date with Dallas. The Steelers trailed the Cowboys 10-3 through three quarters before rallying for 14 fourth-quarter points to claim that second consecutive Lombardi Trophy.

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Jack Ham talked about how the 1974 NFL draft that produced four Hall of Famers – Lynn Swann, Jack Lambert, John Stallworth and Mike Webster – put the Steelers over the top as a Super Bowl contender. But one rookie in particular was the key.

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The Steelers held the Raiders to 29 yards rushing, intercepted three passes and forced five fumbles. Ham and fellow Hall of Fame linebacker Jack Lambert intercepted Ken Stabler in that fourth quarter to set up short touchdown drives by the Steelers and pave the way for that upset.

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Bill Belichick owns seven Super Bowl rings – five as head coach of the Patriots and two as the defensive coordinator of the Giants. He has won 237 career games, fourth most all-time behind Hall of Famers Don Shula, George Halas and Tom Landry.

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Dan Rooney also was the driving force of a rule that opened the NFL door for minorities to be hired as head coaches and general managers. Fittingly, it was dubbed, “The Rooney Rule.” He practiced what he was preaching, hiring Mike Tomlin 2007.

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Dan Reeves has been to more Super Bowls — as a player and as a coach — than anyone in NFL history, so he knows how difficult it is to get there. That’s why we asked him to name the toughest coaches he had to overcome and the one or two that he would like to see considered for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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(Photo courtesy of New England Patriots) By Rick Gosselin Talk of Fame Network GLENDALE, Ariz.–Let the discussion begin. With his fourth Super Bowl ring, matching the 1980s feat of Joe Montana, where does Tom Brady now rank in the pantheon of NFL quarterbacks? No, not that discussion. The other discussion. The Bill Belichick discussion. Can …

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When you start a radio program you want to start strong … and we do. We timed our inaugural program to coincide with the Hall of Fame weekend, and we did it with guests who need no introductions — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Goodell’s in Canton for this …

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