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NFL Notes And Dick Enberg’s Tribute To Jackie Robinson On a 1976 “Sports Challenge”

December 23, 2017

There are three Super Bowl rematches, in this the penultimate week of the 2017 NFL regular season.

The Rams were favored by 7 and won the ’99 season Supe by 7, vs the Tennessee Titans. They are just under 7 point favorites in tomorrow’s tilt at Tennessee.

I believe Denver was a three plus point “fave” in the 1987 season Super Bowl, vs Washington. Washington exploded in the second quarter and ripped the Broncos.

Tomorrow, “Wash” is favored by that amount, in a meaningless game in the United States capital.

Both of those Supes, two of nine he has called, with a tenth and probably last, to come in 6 weeks and a day, were called by Al Michaels.

The other Supe redux this week features Philadelphia hosting Oakland. Philly is favored by 9 this week at home and were three plus point “faves” in the 1980 season Super Bowl.

Oakland under Tom Flores eased (27-10).

That Super Bowl was the first of 8, called by Dick Enberg.

As a tribute to both Dick and Jackie, click below to hear and view Dick Enberg’s category feature regarding Jackie Robinson, on an episode of Sports Challenge, that aired in the spring of 1976.

The episode, with Enberg great as the host is most entertaining. The stirring praise and perspective regarding Jackie, begins about 15 minutes into the video.




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