Archive for July, 2012

Let the Film Run Like Water
Behind the Scenes, Hard Knocks, Heidi Bahnck, Ken Rodgers, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants

Let the Film Run Like Water

EDITOR’S NOTE:  One week from today, Episode 1 of Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins will be in Films video editor Heidi Bahnck’s final edit suite, where as the series online editor, she’ll MORE ►

Cosell Talks: The Contrary NFC West
Arizona Cardinals, From the Desk of Greg Cosell, Greg Cosell, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks

Cosell Talks: The Contrary NFC West

Training camps are now in full swing, and people are focusing, as they almost always do, on offense. That’s not a surprise. In our pass-happy era, quarterback play naturally takes precedence over other parts of … MORE ►

TDIF: Happy Birthday, Kevin Greene
Carolina Panthers, Films Encore, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History

TDIF: Happy Birthday, Kevin Greene

On this date in football, July 31, Kevin Greene – the former Ram, Steeler, Panther, 49er, Panther, and WCW nemesis of Steve “Mongo” McMichael – turns 50 years old.  Greene – who was born in … MORE ►

Were YOU at The Immaculate Reception game?
A Football Life, Behind the Scenes, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers

Were YOU at The Immaculate Reception game?

Oakland Raiders vs. Pittsburgh Steelers – December 23, 1972

One of the questions we frequently hear –aside from the old reliable “Can you get me tickets?”– is “What do you do during MORE ►

TDIF: Jags and Panthers take the field
Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History

TDIF: Jags and Panthers take the field

On this date in football, July 29, 1995, expansion franchises Jacksonville and Carolina played in each team’s first ever preseason game.  The matchup took place in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, OH, and … MORE ►

This Day in Football: Barry Sanders retires
Detroit Lions, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History

This Day in Football: Barry Sanders retires

On this date in football – July 28, 1999 – newspapers announced the retirement of Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders, who left the game at age 31 – just 1,457 yards shy of Walter … MORE ►

Tales From The Vault: The Good, The Chad, And The Ugly
Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Steve Seidman, Tales from the Vault

Tales From The Vault: The Good, The Chad, And The Ugly

Chad Johnson says his personality was “controlled” by the Patriots last year. Was Johnson the subject of a diabolical experiment straight out of A CLOCKWORK ORANGE? The Vault Keeper investigates this mind-bending mystery….

Now that … MORE ►

John Williams: Scoring Like No Other
Heidi Bahnck

John Williams: Scoring Like No Other

July 2012 has turned out to be a good month for epic music.

As usual, this year’s Fourth of July fireworks were accompanied by a rousing patriotic playlist of Sousa marches, Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture”, assorted … MORE ►

Tales from the Vault: Of Meats and Men
Steve Seidman, Tales from the Vault

Tales from the Vault: Of Meats and Men

It’s summertime, and the living is queasy, especially if like most Americans, you’ve been eating too many hot dogs.  But as The Vault Keeper polishes off another plump, juicy frank and wipes away a smidgeon MORE ►

Hard Knocks Preview: Q&A with Producers
Behind the Scenes, Hard Knocks, Miami Dolphins, Tiffany Orbin

Hard Knocks Preview: Q&A with Producers

On Tuesday, August 7th at 10pm/ET, Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins premieres on HBO.  The series first episode will air almost two full weeks after Dolphins camp opens, but more than … MORE ►