Goodnight everyone, and have a punt, pass, and kick weekend!

Every Friday night we smooth our way into the weekend with music, the universal language. These selections demonstrate that despite what is being passed off as art today, there is plenty of really good music available. Come along and enjoy!

Picture of NFL Helmet Pencil Topper“Football combines two of the worst things in American life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings.”
George Will


The NFL season officially kicked off in Denver Thursday night as the Broncos hosted the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.

Pro football is back.

I recall as a kid watching “This Week in the NFL.” The program showed highlights of the previous weekend’s games, narrated, with great music in the background.

Tonight, timeless, famous NFL Films Music to get you in the mood for pro football. No narration. No videos. Just that unforgettable gripping, driving music from NFL Films.

From apmmuisc.com:

NFL music is the music that helped define a style that still sets the standard.

Steeped in tradition but relentlessly innovative, this music has created a reputation of the highest production quality, powerful, dramatic moods and dynamic support for the most compelling visual content. The reason for this simple, NFL Films Music is not created as “production music”, it shares DNA with great film scores and classic popular music. This music is created to be part of the artistic identity of NFL Films. This is music that wins Emmy Awards, puts a lump in your throat and makes your eyes well or your fist pump. Designed to tell stories, this music is an invaluable creative resource.

Enjoy as we move from NFL Music to vintage NFL photos of some of the greats and great games. It’s pro football time!

Let’s roll.

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lynn Swann makes a diving catch over Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mark Washington. Swann was named Super Bowl MVP after catching four balls for 161 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh's 21-17 win over the Cowboys.

New York Giants wide receiver David Tyree somehow manages to hang on to the catch by pinning the ball against his helmet as New England Patriots safety Rodney Harrison hits him late in the fourth quarter. Tyree also caught a touchdown pass earlier in the fourth quarter that helped the Giants to their 17-14 victory.

“I like football. I find it’s an exciting strategic game. It’s a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving.”
Craig Ferguson



Oakland Raiders defensive end Otis Sistrunk sacks Fran Tarkenton, forcing the Minnesota Vikings quarterback to fumble. Oakland's offense had a field day with the Vikings, setting a Super Bowl record with 429 yards of offense in the 32-14 win.

“You got one guy going boom, one guy going whack, and one guy not getting in the end zone.”
John Madden

Green Bay Packers defensive end Willie Davis takes down Oakland Raiders quarterback Daryle Lamonica for a sack. The Packers' staunch defense limited the Raiders to 293 yards of offense in Green Bay's 33-14 win.

Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway gets helicoptered on a third-down hit by Green Bay Packers safeties LeRoy Butler and Mike Prior. Despite the big hit, Elway picked up a first down on the play, keeping Denver's drive alive for a later Terrell Davis touchdown. That touchdown drive proved crucial in the Broncos' hard-fought 31-24 win.

Green Bay Packers safety Nick Collins gets into the end zone to complete his interception return in the first quarter. Collins' pick was part of a hot start for the Packers against the Pittsburgh Steelers as Green Bay built leads of 14-0 and 21-3 before winning 31-25.

“Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.”
Vince Lombardi

Quaterback Bart Starr and head coach Vince Lombard look on as their Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10. After a close first half, the Packers scored 21 consecutive points to run away with the game.

Green Bay Packers defensive end Reggie White bears down on Drew Bledsoe as the New England Patriots quarterback attempts to pass. The Green Bay Packers defense badly flustered Bledsoe as he threw four interceptions in the Pats' 35-21 loss. White set a Super Bowl record with three sacks.

Brett Favre raises his helmet in celebration after throwing a 54-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Andre Rison in the first quarter. The Green Bay Packers quarterback completed 14 of 27 passes for 246 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for another touchdown in the 35-21 triumph.

That’s it for this week’s segment.

Goodnight.

Sleep well.

Have a great weekend and watch some football!

Before we close, a final quote from…

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Famous comedienne Phyllis Diller.

“The reason women don’t play football is because eleven of them would never wear the same outfit in public.”

Green Bay Packers guard Jerry Kramer and tackle Forrest Gregg carry head coach Vince Lombardi off the field after their 33-14 win over the Oakland Raiders. The victory, Green Bay's second straight Super Bowl triumph, was Lombardi's final game as the Packers' coach.

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