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Inside The NFL visits the Giants, circa 1984!!!

BillKo : 10/13/2021 11:54 am
OK, first I have no remembrance of this which is surprising, because Inside the NFL on Thursday nights at 8pm on HBO is why I started my fascination with the NFL.

As a kid, I would wait the entire hour to see how NFL Films would portray last week's Giants game - would I get a 45 second clip of highlights or an extended 1 min and 30 seconds of action and great music!!!?

Anyway, prior to Week 4 in 1984, Lenny and Nick visited East Rutherford and interviewed some of our all time greats, mixed in with those great highlights. I think you'll enjoy it.......give it a look.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyjhhfMfFwQ

Inside the NFL would also replay  
RobCrossRiver56 : 10/13/2021 11:59 am : link
on Saturday mornings. That's when I would watch it and it woulf get me all excited for Sunday. It was a great show. Thanks for the memory..
I swear Harry Carson has always been a grown man  
FranknWeezer : 10/13/2021 12:08 pm : link
Even back then as a player, he seemed like such an "adult."
Great thread and thanks for sharing!  
GiantTuff1 : 10/13/2021 12:17 pm : link
I had the same fascination in the early 90s Inside the NFL was much watch football for me, and I would beam with pride when the Giants did well and would eagerly wait to see how the story was expressed on the show.

They really made each game a masterfully told story unto itself. Just great stuff.
RE: I swear Harry Carson has always been a grown man  
Big Al : 10/13/2021 12:28 pm : link
In comment 15412019 FranknWeezer said:
Quote:
Even back then as a player, he seemed like such an "adult."
After a particular episode of futility, he threatened to quit and train to be a fighter pilot. I am not sure how to classify that.
wow, that's a classic  
GiantNatty : 10/13/2021 4:27 pm : link
a little trivia: Barry Tompkins (the reporter that did the special report on Simms) - in what popular movie did his voice play a prominent role?
I LOVED  
Daniel in MI : 10/14/2021 10:11 am : link
That opening music as a kid! We’d pretend to be in slo-mo doing that da-da da-da da-da da da da de-daaaaa.

Loved this show back then. Like the place to see the highlights package. After a win hoping for a longer segment.
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