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TOFN podcast: HOF MLB Willie Lanier revisits Super Bowl IV

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The all-time Alabama NFL team

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What was the greatest Super Bowl of all time?

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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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Hall-of-Famer Joe Namath tells the Talk of Fame Network why former Patriots’ star Babe Parilli, who died Saturday at 87, was “the first quarterback I paid a whole lot of mind to.”

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Alabama has had 17 players drafted this decade, six more than any other school. Alabama has had at least one first-round pick in eight consecutive drafts. That’s twice as long a streak as the next best schools (Florida and Florida State).

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The Jets upset of the Colts in 1969 holds the greatest historical significance in Super Bowl annals. Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath guaranteed a victory, then the Jets went out and became the first AFL champion to beat the NFL champ.

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The most popular number for Super Bowl quarterbacks has been 12. The most successful has been 16.

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Did the greatest Super Bowl ever played involve the Jets? The Giants? The Patriots? Who? Vote now at the Talk of Fame Network.

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Lance Alworth ranks only 97th all-time now in catches with 542 — but it was never about the quantity of his catches. It was the quality of his catches.

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The AFL teams proved they could play with the NFL’s best teams — and the AFL players proved they were as good or better than the NFL players of the 1960s.

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The Talk of Fame radio hosts are on vacation, but their show is not. Beginning last week, we will air three consecutive weeks of the “Best of Talk” programs, featuring some of the top guests of the past year — including Jerry Jones, Michael Irvin, Brett Favre, Bill Parcells, Jimmy Johnson, Joe Namath, Marcus Allen, Roger Goodell and 2015 Hall-of-Fame inductee, Ron Wolf.

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(Photos courtesy of Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers) By Clark Judge Talk of Fame Network It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and to honor the Irish we wear green. Except not here we don’t. To honor the Irish, we honor the green, and by that I mean everything green – from Green Bay to green jerseys …

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(Photos courtesy of the New York Jets) Talk of Fame Network The Talk of Fame Network continues its Super Bowl heroes series this weekend with Joe Namath, the architect of the AFL upset in Super Bowl III, stopping by to reminisce about that shocking victory over the Baltimore Colts plus growing up in quarterback-rich western …

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