Archive for August, 2012

Films Encore: The Giant Turnaround
New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, TCIPF Staff

Films Encore: The Giant Turnaround

As the New York Giants look to capture their fifth Super Bowl ring  this upcoming 2012 season, we reflect on the pivotal moment that forever changed the history of Big Blue.  It happened in 1978, … MORE ►

TDIF: Happy Birthday, Sonny Jurgensen
NFL Films Presents, Philadelphia Eagles, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History, Washington Redskins

TDIF: Happy Birthday, Sonny Jurgensen

Hall of Fame quarterback Christian Adolph “Sonny” Jurgensen III celebrates his 78th birthday today.  Drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1957, Jurgensen went on to win his only championship in 1960 with the Eagles, but … MORE ►

TDIF: Happy Birthday, Bill Parcells
Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Giants, New York Jets, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History, Top 10

TDIF: Happy Birthday, Bill Parcells

On this date in football − August 22 − Bill Parcells, former head coach of the Giants, Jets, Patriots and Cowboys, turns 71.  Known to many as “The Big Tuna,” Parcells became best known for … MORE ►

Tonight on Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins
Behind the Scenes, Edit Bay, Hard Knocks, Miami Dolphins

Tonight on Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins

There’s an old adage around NFL Films – “training camp is boring.” It’s usually a pretty accurate statement.  That’s why we shoot over 300 hours of footage for each week’s episode of Hard Knocks.… MORE ►

Cosell Talks: Who will it be in Tennessee?
Coach's tape, From the Desk of Greg Cosell, Greg Cosell, Tennessee Titans

Cosell Talks: Who will it be in Tennessee?

The Tennessee Titans are fostering a very intriguing quarterback battle between 36-year-old veteran Matt Hasselbeck, entering his 14th NFL season, and 24-year-old Jake Locker, the eighth overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Last … MORE ►

Cosell Talks: Mark Sanchez / Ryan Fitzpatrick
Buffalo Bills, From the Desk of Greg Cosell, Greg Cosell, New York Jets

Cosell Talks: Mark Sanchez / Ryan Fitzpatrick

This week, I will consider two quarterbacks in the AFC East: Ryan Fitzpatrick and Mark Sanchez. Their respective teams, the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets, are receiving much preseason publicity, for reasons that have … MORE ►

TDIF: Roger Goodell named Commissioner
TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History, Uncategorized

TDIF: Roger Goodell named Commissioner

On this day in football in 2006, the NFL announced that Roger Goodell would succeed the retiring Paul Tagliabue as league commissioner.  A few weeks later, on September 1, 2006, Goodell assumed the NFL’s top … MORE ►

Tales from the Vault: Birth of the Knocks
Dallas Cowboys, Hard Knocks, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Steve Seidman, Tales from the Vault, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tales from the Vault: Birth of the Knocks

With the seventh season of HARD KNOCKS premiering tonight, The Vault Keeper undertakes an expedition into the darker recesses of the NFL Films vault in search of the possible origins of the popular HBO training MORE ►

TDIF: Big Ed Enshrined in Hall of Fame
A Football Life, Sabol Files, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History, Uncategorized

TDIF: Big Ed Enshrined in Hall of Fame

One year ago today, on August 6, 2011, NFL Films founder Ed Sabol was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Here’s a look back at his historic induction in Canton, as originally presented … MORE ►

Saints, Cardinals, Hall of Famers
Arizona Cardinals, Films Encore, New Orleans Saints, TCIPF Staff

Saints, Cardinals, Hall of Famers

Tonight in Canton, OH, New Orleans and Arizona meet in the Hall of Fame Game – part of the Hall’s 50th Anniversary celebration.  Get ready for the inaugural match-up of the 2012 NFL Preseason with … MORE ►