Monday, September 17, 2012

NFL Today, December 17, 1977

I'm not a big sports fan, and I'm certainly not a football fan. But what I am a huge fan of is broadcasting. Here is an interesting tidbit of both things. Here is a full half hour of CBS's NFL Today from December 17, 1977, hosted by the classic team of Brent Musburger, Phyllis George, and Jimmy "The Greek."

For years this was the football pregame show of choice for millions of Americans. It's a nice time capsule of the 70s from a broadcasting, sports, and pop culture perspective. Enjoy!


Bill D. said...

Not a football fan, either, but this show was a Sunday fixture in my house for years between my dad and my older brother. To the point where I still to this day will hum the going to/coming back from commercial musical sting every now and then.

I mostly remember Brent Musburger and the Greek, though. I think Phyllis was gone by the time I really became aware of this. And I think my dad also undersold how attractive she was.

Phillyradiogeek said...

I never watched it, but I knew who the broadcasters were, and my friends, bigger sports fans than I'll ever be, watched it religiously.

We also enjoyed the parody of it by Kevin Nealon and the late Phil Hartman on SNL.