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Yes!! The return of NFL Films!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BYH, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    The best NFL Films are the older ones with John "Voice of God" Facenda doing narration. I could watch that stuff all bloody day. The cinematography and Facenda's voice combined is some of the greatest production value of all time.

    Facenda: "A Niagra of gold and black... poured down on Roger Staubach."
  2. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Facenda had an unbelievable voice, delivery. Here's some proof: Super Bowl XI (Vikings-Raiders) clip...

  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Is there a bad NFL film?

    I caught the Bravest the other night - about NYFD Football team decemated by 9/11 - done by NFL films - tear jerker every time

    NFL films CD in regular rotation in my truck - all the music and great John Facenda stuff.

    John Facenda quoting "autumn wind " with Raiders theme song in background:

    The Autumn Wind is a pirate
    Blustering in from sea
    With a rollicking song he sweeps along
    swaggering boisterously
    His face is weather beaten
    He wears a hooded sash
    With his silver hat about his head
    And a bristly black moustache
    He growls as he storms the country
    A villain big and bold
    And the trees all shake and quiver and quake
    As he robs them of their gold
    The Autumn wind is a Raider
    Pillaging just for fun
    He'll knock you 'round and upside down
    And laugh when he's conquered and won.
  4. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    I'm probably the only person under the age of 20 who watches this stuff, but I really don't give a damn. Don't mean to threadjack, but I saw this thing on NBA TV where they showed a video of Bill Russell and Red Auerbach teaching basketball skills. I'm guessing it was made in the late 70's but I enjoyed it.
  5. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Harry Kalas' pipes are one small notch below Facenda.
  6. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    DO you fear the force of the wind,
    The slash of the rain?
    Go face them and fight them,
    Be savage again.
    Go hungry and cold like the wolf,
    Go wade like the crane:
    The palms of your hands will thicken,
    The skin of your cheek will tan,
    You'll grow ragged and weary and swarthy,
    But you'll walk like a man!
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