(Peyton Manning photo courtesy Denver Broncos)
(Kevin Greene cover photo courtesy of the Carolina Panthers)
Talk of Fame Network
The Super Bowl finalists will be decided this weekend, and our Talk of Fame Guys – Rick Gosselin, Ron Borges and Clark Judge – go deep into the historical significance of the 17th and likely final chapter of Brady-Manning on this week's Talk of Fame Network broadcast, as well as break down the Battle of the Upstarts, the NFC title game between the Carolina Panthers and Arizona Cardinals.
You’ll hear Tony Dungy and Ty Law talk about Manning and Brady, two quarterbacks they both know well, with Dungy saying “the theater may be a little better than the game itself’’ Sunday, while Law explains to our listeners why he would rather face Manning than Brady.
There’s more on the table than the conference championship games, however. The guys sit down to chat with Hall-of-Fame finalist Kevin Greene, whose 160 career sacks rank third all-time but have yet to open the door to Canton.
Also on tap is a debate of the credentials of one of the most debated Hall-of-Fame finalists this year, former Cardinals' and Rams' quarterback Kurt Warner. Clark states the case for Warner, a two-time league MVP as well as Super Bowl MVP. Then he tries to explain the background of the six-year hole in the middle of his career when Warner all but disappeared from view before being resurrected by – and resurrecting – the same Arizona Cardinals Carson Palmer will try to take back to the Super Bowl Sunday.
The guys recall their most memorable conference championship games as well, and you better put on your thermals because they all love the “Ice Bowl,’’ that 1967 clash between the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field.
Gary Myers, author of “Brady-Manning: The Untold Story of the Rivalry that Transformed the NFL’’, is on hand to reflect on both quarterbacks, and he reveals what it was like dealing with them for this seminal book.
The guys also recall the late Ted Marchibroda, the long-time NFL coach and innovator who gave Bill Belichick his start. When Marchibroda passed away last week, Belichick said he coached “with a heavy heart’’ in the divisional playoffs against the Chiefs.
Finally, there’s an informative explanation from long-time Fox-TV football analyst John Czarnecki about what the future is for pro football in L.A., where Czarnecki once covered the Rams, and whether the Chargers should be part of it alongside the newly re-branded Los Angeles Rams.
To hear that and more you can tune into over 90 radio stations around the country, hear the podcast at iTunes, use the TuneIn app or simply go to talkoffamenetwork.com and click on the microphone logo to hear the entire two-hour show.