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Yesterday's Sports - Sports History Network EPISODE 25, 25th May 2021
Top 10 NFL Running Backs of the 1970s

Top 10 NFL Running Backs of the 1970s

Yesterday's Sports is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Your Favorite Sport's Yesteryear.


Whatever happened to the running game? Call me old-fashioned, but I miss the days when offenses would pound away at defenses with a solid running game.

I suppose some people see that as boring. They call it ‘Three Yards and a Cloud of Dust.” But in my opinion, today’s game is boring: pass after pass after pass…penalty after penalty after penalty.

How I miss 1970s football! It was the decade of the running back. And there were so many great running back combinations, too.

Let’s take a look back at some of those great backs–runners who might have gone onto the HOF if it were not for injuries that shortened their careers. This list is in no particular order.........

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Host Mark Morthier grew up in New Jersey just across the river from New York City during the 1970s, a great time for sports in the area. He relives great moments from this time and beyond, focusing on football, baseball, basketball, and boxing. You may even see a little Olympic Weightlifting in the mix, as Mark competed for eight years. See Mark's book below.

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