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I just finished the last tournament on Sunday evening. I usually wait a few weeks before starting a new one. But I am in a playing mood so I figure I would take advantage of that. This tournament will be a new concept ...I'm calling it The Luck of the Draw Tournament. ....I collect the 26 teams  when the NFL and AFL merged in 1970.....I took a set of those 26 teams scoreboard name tags ...put them in a hat and drew out 16 teams....then I took the 16 put them back in the hat and matched up the first round games.....once I get the matchups I decide which uniforms I want each team to use.....after the first round I'll do the same thing with the 8 winners......game 1 featured the hog white broncos vs the hog dark black helmet saints ....and it was a humdinger ...I'm glad I decided to play tonight because it was a great game.

Broncos 34 Saints 31

In the late 60s and early 70s neither of these teams had much success but they both played like super bowl contenders in this one.....Tom Barrington of the saints started the scoring on a 11 yard run and then a few plays later Floyd Little of the broncos scored and the game became a seesaw back and forth classic...it feature big plays on the ground...through the air and a couple of kickoff returns for touch downs too......great broncos from yesterday include : 44 Little...25 Otis Armstrong....87 Rich "tombstone" Jackson....55 Pete duranko....63 Dave Costa....42 Billy vanhusen....and 11 bobby Anderson.....the saints featured : 17 billy kilmer....25 Al Dodd...46 Danny abradowicz....76 Dave Rowe....83 Dave parks....38 Tony Baker and 32 Barrington......up next will be hog white chargers vs the hog dark eagles 

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Game 2

Chargers 17 eagles 14

Chargers advance to second round with a close win....Paul Lowe scored both San Diego TDs...and Harold Jackson and Ben Hawkins scored for the eagles.... outstanding players from the past include : 23 lowe...19 lance alworth....45 speedie Duncan....27 Gary garrison....21 John Hadle....77 Ernie ladd....74 Ron mix.....and 86 earl faison.....for the eagles....18 Hawkins...29 Jackson....16 norm Sneed....76 bob Brown...88 Gary pettigrew....22 Timmy brown....and 60 chuck bednarik.....up next will 2 1967 big men teams....the Raiders vs the Redskins.

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Game 3

Washington 16 Oakland 10

This really was an exciting finish. The Redskins led 13-0 on the legs of Larry Brown ...then the raiders scored 10 straight to make it 13-10....the Redskins drove down inside the 20 trying to put it away but they had to settle for a fg and 6 point lead....then cliff branch ran the kickoff back to the 13.....then the raiders had 1st and goal on the 2 TD line ..but 3 marv Hubbard runs produced 0 yards ...and Washington intercepted stablers 4th down pass to move on to the 2nd round.....great Redskins from the past include : 44 brown....9 Sonny Jurgenson...42 Charlie Taylor...55 Chris hanburger and 87 Jerry Smith.....the raiders were led by 44 Hubbard...21 branch....12 stabler....25 Fred biletnikoff....60 Otis sistrunk....and 75 Howie long.......up next will be the cowboys vs the Steelers 

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Game 3

Washington 16 Oakland 10

This really was an exciting finish. The Redskins led 13-0 on the legs of Larry Brown ...then the raiders scored 10 straight to make it 13-10....the Redskins drove down inside the 20 trying to put it away but they had to settle for a fg and 6 point lead....then cliff branch ran the kickoff back to the 13.....then the raiders had 1st and goal on the 2 TD line ..but 3 marv Hubbard runs produced 0 yards ...and Washington intercepted stablers 4th down pass to move on to the 2nd round.....great Redskins from the past include : 44 brown....9 Sonny Jurgenson...42 Charlie Taylor...55 Chris hanburger and 87 Jerry Smith.....the raiders were led by 44 Hubbard...21 branch....12 stabler....25 Fred biletnikoff....60 Otis sistrunk....and 75 Howie long.......up next will be the cowboys vs the Steelers 

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Game 4

Steelers 6 cowboys 3

Definetly not a very exciting game ...but it happens sometimes...no big plays...no touchdowns....I only took 2 game pictures because there just weren't any big plays....I kept waiting but it just wasn't happening tonight...... Great Steelers from the past included : 32 Franco Harris...75 Joe Greene....82 John Stalworth...12 Terry Bradshaw....34 Andy Russell....63 Ernie Holmes....and 58 Jack Lambert......great cowboys included : 35 calvin hill...32 Walt Garrison....12 Roger Stauback ....,,70 rayfield wright....22 bob Hayes....and 74 Bob Lilly.....up next will be the hog w Rams vs the hog d browns.

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Game 5

Rams 14 browns 13

2 major mistakes cost the browns...a missed extra point and then an interception late in the game when trying to get into field goal range.....jim brown and leroy kelly each had a td for cleveland....willie ellison and les josephson scored for the rams....great rams from the past include : 33 ellison...34 josephson...22 dick bass...85 lamar lundy...74 merlin olsen....76 rosey grier...75 deacon jones...87 billy truax and 18 roman Gabriel.....the browns were led by : 32 brown...44 kelly....72 gery sherk...71 walter johnson ...89 milt mortin...86 gary collins and 16 bill nelson....up next will be the bigmen baltimore colts vs the bigmen atlanta falcons.

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Game 6

Falcons 24 colts 7

Call this one the cannonball butler game ....butler had 3 tds to lead the falcons and atlanta led 17-7 at the half....the colts were stopped on downs twice and unitas threw an interception before the half.....great falcons from yesterday include : 33 butler ...87 claude Humphrey....71.john zook....17 bob berry....86 jim mitchell....and 5 harmon wages.....the colts were led by 19 john unitas...24 lenny moore...35 alan ameche....81 ordell brase....70 art donavan...and 89 geno marchetti.....up next will be the big bills vs the big cardinals.

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Game 7

Cardinals 13 bills 7

Probably the biggest thing about this game was its the first time i can remember in years that terry Metcalf did not score a TD....but McArthur Lane and dave williams both scored for the cardinals.......the score was tied at halftime 7-7 but williams pass from jim hart provided the only td of the second half....the cards were led by : 36 lane...80 williams...17 hart..67 dave stallings ..72 dan dierdorf ....61 bob demarco and 21 metcalf....the bills were led by : 12 joe Ferguson.....34 cookie Gilchrist....66 billy shaw....67 reggie McKenzie....64 harry jacobs and 58 mike stratton.....up next is the final first round game as the hog w dolphins face the blue hog vikings 

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Game 8

Vikings 17 dolphins 10

Dave Osborn of the vikings broke an off tackle play for 70 yds to give the vikings a win and a trip to the 2nd round....the dolphins got down to the 23 yd line but 4 straight passes fell incomplete......great dolphins from the past include : 42 paul Warfield....39 larry czonka...81 howard twilley....22 mercury Morris....53 Bob matheson...and 66 larry little...famous vikings from yesteryear include....70 jim marshall...59 lonnie Warwick....11 joe kapp....44 chuck foreman...30 bill brown ....88 alan page....81 carl eller....and 84 gene washington.....i drew the names out for the second round and the matchups will be : rams vs chargers....vikings vs falcons.....steelers vs broncos....and redskins vs cardinals.....ill probably take a few days to decide which teams ill use ( hogs or bigmen ) but the chargers and rams will play the first game .

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Rams 41 chargers 35

Seems like every other tournament i say that was the best game i ever played...this one was a great great game....both teams scored so many tds i lost track...lol ...Roman gabriel threw 4 td passes...and scored the winning td on a scramble....paul lowe for the chargers had a great  game as well....the chargers led 21-20 at halftime and the rams outscored them 21 to 14 in the second half.....great rams from the past include: 18 Gabriel....84 jack snow...14 wendall tucker....32 cullen bryant.....75 deacon jones....74 merlin olsen....33 willie ellison...and 22 dick bass.....the chargers were led by: 23 lowe....19 lance alworth...21 john hadle..27 gary garrison..78 walt sweeney....77 ernie ladd...86 earl faison....45 speedy duncan...and 74 ron mix....up next will be the red hkbs falcons and the w hog vikings 

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Falcons 10 Vikings 7

Both teams started their first drives with interceptions on 3rd down and joe kapp threw 2 more as the falcons pulled out a defensive struggle 10-7.......great falcons from the past include : 33 cannonball butler...5 harmon wages...17 bob berry...87 claude Humphrey....71 john zook....86 jim Mitchell...and 60 tommy nobis.....great vikings include : 30 bill brown...44 chuck foreman...41 dave Osborn...11 kapp...84 gene washington....88 alan page...81 carl eller...70 jim marshall and 59 lonnie warrwick.....up next will be the broncos vs steelers.

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Steelers 9 broncos 7

Another defensive struggle...the broncos were trailing 6-0 when floyd little finally broke one late in game to give the broncos a 7-6 lead....but terry Bradshaw connected to randy grossman and franco harris to put the steelers in the winning fg position...the steelers had 3 field goals in the game....great steelers represented were 12 bradshaw...32 harris....84 grossman....68 lc greenwood...75 joe green....58 jack lambert...88 lynn swann...and 82 john Stalworth.....great broncos from the past included...44 little...87 rich jackson....11 bobby anderson...42 billy van husen....70 paul williams and 88 al Denison.....up next will be the hog cardinals vs the hog redskins.

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Cardinals 17 washington 13

The final 4 is set ( the rams will face the cardinals and the falcons will face the steelers ) 

This game was a battle back and forth but a missed extra point by the redskins and a then a field goal secured the cardinals the win and the final score....the cards were led by : 21 terry metcalfe....85 mel gray....81 jackie smith....17 jim hart....72 dan dierdorf ....and 54 tom banks.....the redskins were led by : 43 larry brown...9 sonny jurgenson...42 charlie taylor....80 roy jefferson....55 chris hanburger...and 87 jerry smith......ill decide in the next 2 days which combination of teams ( bm or hogs ) and which game ill play 1st for the final 4.

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Game 1 of the final 4

Rams 28 Cardinals 23

Outstanding game with many big plays.....standouts for the rams were dick bass and willie ellison.....the cards were led by terry metcalf and macarthur lane. The rams move on to the championship game and will meet the winner of the steelers and the falcons.....great rams from the past include : 22 bass...33 ellison...84 jack snow...18 roman Gabriel....74 merlin olsen...75 deacon jones....and 76 rosey Grier....outstanding cardinals include: 21 metcalf....36 lane....17 jim hart....66 conrad dobler...72 dan dierdorf...54 tom banks...and 81 jackie smith ....the 2nd final four game will feature the hog white falcons and hog d steelers.

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Falcons 33 steelers 30

Another "wow" game.....i know these are little plastic teams but sometimes its like they take on another dimension....that is why i love the great game of electric football....these 2 teams tonight played like they knew a trip to the championship was at stake..one big play after another was answered by the other team all night....harmon wages of the falcons had a monster game with 4 tds.....franco harris of the steelers had 4 tds as well....its like the steelers didnt really lose...they just needed one more play....the falcons move on to take on the rams in the championship game ...im going to let both teams be from the bigmen era for this one.....great falcons represented include : 5 wages...33 cannonball butler...86 jim mitchell...87 claude Humphrey...71 john zook.....and 60 tommy nobis.....great steelers include : 32 harris...12 terry bradshaw....20 Rocky blier....75 joe Greene...63 ernie holmes .....34 andy Russell....and 58 jack lambert.....i will try to play the championship game sunday night.

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Championship game 

Rams 24 falcons 23

Rainy day today so i did what i used to do as a kid....played the championship game of the current tournament......what a great game it was....the score was tied 10 all at the half....the teams each scored 2 tds in the 2nd half ...but the falcons missed an extra point .....at the end of the game the falcons had 1st and goal on the 5 but it took them 3 plays to score....they kicked onside and recovered but only had 1 play left.....( A field goal was only a 1 out of 6 chance ) ....so the last play pass was incomplete and the rams are the new champs....great falcons include : 60 tommy nobis....17 bob berry....5 harmon wages...86 jim mitchell....87 claude Humphrey....and 71 john zook.....the rams were led by 18 roman Gabriel....75 deacon jones...74 merliin olsen....33 willie ellison...22 dick bass and 34 les josephson.

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