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Pro Football in the 1970s - Sports History Network EPISODE 26, 17th May 2021
1973 Playoff Redemption (Raiders vs. Steelers)

1973 Playoff Redemption (Raiders vs. Steelers)

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


Rounding out this Playoff Redemption series for the year 1973 are a couple of teams which are two of the most memorable of that decade. When talking about the 1970s in the NFL, the discussions will often include the likes of the Oakland Raiders and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Those two teams accumulated five world championships during the decade of the 1970s. In 1973, however, their rivalry was really only in its second year. The year before, that epic season of 1972, saw what the most memorable play in pro football history was arguably, and maybe even in all of sports history, the Immaculate Reception. The Raiders felt that they had been screwed by the referees in that game, and they vowed to get their revenge........

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PIgskin Past is a podcast dedicated to teaching fans about the history of the NFL during the 1970s, a time when the host (Joe Zagorski) grew up as a rabid fan of the game. Joe is also an author of multiple NFL books. See Joe's books below.

The NFL in the 1970s: Pro Football's Most Important Decade

The Year the Packers Came Back: The 1972 Resurgence

America's Trailblazing Middle Linebacker: The Story of NFL Hall of Famer Willie Lanier