Tales from the Vault Draft Special: Forget Shorty
Steve Seidman

Tales from the Vault Draft Special: Forget Shorty

It’s feeling a might draft-y in here, and that means a chilly reception for any quarterback who doesn’t stand tall in the pocket. The Vault Keeper recalls a time when pint-sized passers weren’t shunned by MORE ►

Tales From the Vault: No Tuna Surprise on Saints’ Menu!
Ramblings and Rants, Steve Seidman, Tales from the Vault

Tales From the Vault: No Tuna Surprise on Saints’ Menu!

Although Bill Parcells won’t be New Orleans’ interim coach, the Tuna gave the Saints’ offer serious consideration. Still, the possibility that Parcells might have “unretired” one more time got The Vault Keeper thinking about the MORE ►

Tales From the Vault: Tim Tebow’s New York Adventure
New York Jets, Steve Seidman

Tales From the Vault: Tim Tebow’s New York Adventure

Tim Tebow’s in New York City and the Jets insist he’s going to personally resurrect the Wildcat. Tebow-mania? That’s so 2011. The Vault Keeper considers the infinite possibilities of Gotham going ga-ga over “Wildcat” mania.MORE ►

Tales From the Vault: Before There Was Us
Ramblings and Rants, Steve Seidman

Tales From the Vault: Before There Was Us

Hard-hitting ground level action of future NFL Hall of Famers…..the sweaty rigors of summer camp….rousing locker room speeches…half-time pageantry. It sounds like a classic NFL Films Production – except that it’s not. In the midst MORE ►

Tales From the Vault: They Travel in Pairs
Steve Seidman, Tales from the Vault

Tales From the Vault: They Travel in Pairs

Who looks more impressive — Luck or RGIII?
How about Coke or Pepsi? JFK or Nixon? The Big
Mac or The Whopper? The Incredible Hulk or
Spider-Man? The Vault Keeper reflects on the relationship
between MORE ►

Tales From the Vault: Special Oscar Edition
Ramblings and Rants, Steve Seidman

Tales From the Vault: Special Oscar Edition

Move over Pitt, Clooney and silent French guy. You’ve got
nothing on Jim Brown as Slammer, Alex Karras as Mongo, and Burt
Reynolds as Paul “Wrecking” Crewe. With the 84th Annual Academy Awards
upon us, MORE ►

How Can We Miss You When You Won’t Go Away?
Steve Seidman

How Can We Miss You When You Won’t Go Away?

Randy Moss’s announcement that he’s ending his retirement reminds us that there’s an art to a successful sports comeback — and other endeavors. Buck the odds, and you’re Newt Gingrich in South Carolina. Overplay your MORE ►

Tales from the Vault: Ad Nauseam, Revisited
Ramblings and Rants, Steve Seidman

Tales from the Vault: Ad Nauseam, Revisited

Another Super Sunday is upon us. The Most Important Sporting Event in The Entire World will be a chess match and a dogfight…an aerial battle and trench warfare…modern gladiators will set upon each other in … MORE ►

Tales From The Vault: Ice, Ice, Baby
Ramblings and Rants, Steve Seidman

Tales From The Vault: Ice, Ice, Baby

The Vault Keeper vents about “Icing the Kicker” and contemplates a counter-factual history of NFL Films in an “iced” universe gone mad.

I.  The Ice Storm

In overtime of the 2011 NFC Championship Game, Giants … MORE ►

Tales from the Vault: “Specialties” of the House
Steve Seidman

Tales from the Vault: “Specialties” of the House

LONG BEFORE NFL FILMS GAVE PRO FOOTBALL THE HOLLYWOOD
TREATMENT, PETE SMITH EARNED A STAR ON THE WALK OF FAME BY
SHOUTING “LIGHTS-CAMERA-ACTION’ AT THE GAME’S GREATEST PLAYERS.

Let me take you back to a … MORE ►