Tuesday, December 6, 2016

What's On TV This Afternoon (1970)?

Getting home late from the potluck lunch at church on Sunday, Dec. 6, 1970, and the Lions are up, 6-3, late in the first half against the Cardinals in Detroit ...



I wonder, too, which game is on Channel 6.


28 comments:

  1. Chiefs up, 10-0, late in the first half against Denver.

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  2. Giants and Bills are knotted at 6.

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  3. St. Louis has had only four first downs in this game, but the fourth one--on a Jim Hart pass to John Gilliam--has the Cardinals down to the Detroit 35 ...

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  4. Now the Dolphins are out to a 34-13 lead, as Larry Csonka carries in from the 1, and Baltimore leads Philadelphia, 16-3.

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  5. Steelers are up, 9-6, against Green Bay; NFL70 is the season of the field goal.

    Lane to the 7 ...

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  6. Third down ... Hart fires to the end zone, but his receiver, Dave Williams, slips on the icy field. Lem Barney is there for his fifth interception of the season, and Detroit takes over at its 20 with its 9-3 advantage intact.

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  7. This game is a real rock-'em/sock-'em affair on a gray, frozen day between two of the up-and-coming NFC teams. The Cardinals have been among the league's hottest teams, and the Lions have gotten a lot of love this year as a sleeper contender.

    Nothing going for the Lions, and Herman Weaver's punt is fair caught at the Detroit 41 ...

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  8. "The gambler!" Brookshier raves, watching slow-motion of replay of Barney dive in front of Williams on the sideline. "The cornerback is either the hero or the goat, and I'll tell you--Lem Barney is one of the just super players."

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  9. Thank God for YouTube, TV, the NFL and all of the people who've ever had anything to do with any of them. Thank God for fun.

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  10. Detroit advances to just inside St. Louis territory, but Fred Heron throws Greg Landry for the Cardinals' fifth quarterback sack of the game. There's some kind of problem with the long snap to punter Weaver, and the Cardinals are taking over at the Detroit 46 ...

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  11. During this commercial break, let's all go and gather our 1970 Cardinals and Lions football cards so we're ready for the exciting finish!

    OK, I will. That's a great idea.

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  12. Still 9-3, Lions ... MacArthur Lane carries to the Detroit 43.

    I'm so glad I got out the cards. I've learned that both Lane and Lion runner Altie Taylor went to Utah State!

    Lane again ... no gain ... 33 yards on 10 carries.

    Green Bay has surged ahead of Pittsburgh, 13-9.

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  13. JIM HART TRIPS, dropping back to pass! Cardinals will punt, with 10:05 to play ... Chuck LaTourette, a defensive back who also returns punts and kicks, punts to the Detroit 6 ...

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  14. Greg Landry evades tackler after tackler and scrambles to a Lion first down beyond the 20. (Another of Detroit's quarterbacks, by the way, Bill Munson, went to Utah State!)

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  15. One of the Cardinals' backup running backs, Roy Shivers, went to Utah State!

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  16. Six minutes to go, and Detroit takes over at the St. Louis 32 with a 9-3 lead.

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  17. 16-3, Detroit.

    I'm in the tank for Jim Hart, who went undrafted out of Southern Illinois but became the Cardinals' starting quarterback when Charley Johnson was recalled by the armed forces in 1967. But I was surprised when the Cardinals traded Johnson to Houston this offseason, and I imagine there'll be a lot of talk after this game of benching Hart in favor of Pete Beathard, the former USC star and Oiler quarterback.

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  18. Jack Whitaker:

    And now the Cardinals
    have encounter a new enemy, the clock
    Five, thirty-four left
    Time enough, but not too much

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  19. Hart and the Cardinals can't get anything going, and Detroit starts subbing out some of its top skill-position players. The Lions, second place to Minnesota in the NFC Central, will be improving to 8-4; the Cardinals, first place ahead of Dallas in the NFC East, will drop to 8-3-1. Whitaker makes the key point that the Lions are battling for the top record among second-place finishers in the conference (and the playoff spot that comes with it) and that one of Detroit's four losses came on the record-breaking 63-yard field goal by Saints' Tom Dempsey.

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