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Official Partners of the NFL Alumni Association and the Gridiron Greats. Every week we go around the NFL with 5 legends of the game. Plus check out our Spotlight on the Positive segment to hear which players are doing great things in their communities.

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On this edition of Thursday Night Tailgate our guests are: former University of Georgia Head Coach Jim Donnan, former Patriots Pro Bowl RB Tony Collins, former Steelers, Eagles, & Giants LB Carlos Emmons, AT&T Sports Net Host Paul Alexander, and former Steelers RB Isaac Radman.

Hear Coach Donnan talking about the Division 1-AA National Championship they won when he was the Head Coach at Marshall, the National Championship they won at Oklahoma when he was their Offensive Coordinator and his time at the University of Georgia. Hear the story about "The Miracle on the Plains" when Georgia made an incredible come back and beat Auburn during his first season as Head Coach.

Tony Collins shared his thoughts on his alma mater East Carolina and their starting QB potentially transferring to Alabama. Tony also shared his thoughts on the philosophy of NFL coaches going forward. Does defense still win championships or do you need to focus on trying to outscore the other team now due to all of the rules changes?

Carlos Emmons shared his excitement over the Eagles winning the Super Bowl plus the pain and difficulty of being a 7th round draft pick trying to make it and life after the NFL. He took epidurals to mask a back injury during his time with Giants. He played on a broken leg. You can hear the disappointment and pain in his voice.

Paul Alexander gave us his thoughts on the Pirates organization and if they'll ever be able to compete after dismatling a team that won 98 games 2 years ago. He also shared his insights on the Penguins, what happened that turned around a .500 season inDecmeber into a a team that's (16-5) since.

Isaac Redman talked about his time with the Steelers and the tough running style that made him successful but also led to a career ending neck injury. He also talked about what the Steelers need to do in order to get over the hump and back into the Super Bowl. 

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On this edition of Thursday Night Tailgate our guests are: former University of Georgia, 49ers, and Vikings RB Keith Henderson, former Patriots Pro Bowl RB Tony Collins, former University of Georgia Head Coach Ray Goff, ESPN and Fox Sports Play by Play Announcer Bob Picozzi, and award winning movie Director and Acting Coach Kimberly Jentzen.

Keith Henderson shared his memories of his record setting game at Cartersville High School when he rushed for a state record 423 yards and 5 TDs. He shared stories from his days playing at the University of Georiga and their big wins over #1 Florida. We also heard stories about being a part of the 1989 Super Bow Champion 49ers, playing alongside Joe Montana, Roger Craig and Jerry Rice and his TD pass to Cris Carter when he was with the Vikings.

Tony Collins addressed Eagles Tackle Lane Johnsons statement that playing for the Patriots isn't any fun. Tony gave us his thoughts on the Patriots free agents and who they need to be sure to resign.

Former University of Georgia Head Coach Ray Goff shared his thoughts on the National Championship game and why Georgia came up short. He talked about why Nick Saban is such a great Head Coach and has Alabama in the National Championship game every year.

Bob Picozzi talked about his time at ESPN Radio doing the SportsCenter updates. He shared some great stories about his colleagues there. He also talked about broadcasting UConn women's basketball and their dominate run and his regular segment on the Mike & Mike show doing the Bob Picozzi Did You Knowsie segment and the fun he had stumping those guys.

Director Kimberly Jentzen updated us on her movie projects Anne Frank Meets God and the Georgia Boy. She also talked about the sexual harrassment that women in Hollywood has faced for years and the change she's seen since the lawsuits came out.

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On this edition of Thursday Night Tailgate our guests are: former University of Georgia, Rams, & Dolphins TE Randy McMichael, former Patriots Pro Bowl RB Tony Collins, former Chiefs & Bucs DB Charles Mincy, former Vikings Pro Bowl DT Keith Millard, and NFL Stats Guru Russell Baxter.

Randy McMichael shared his thoughts on the Georgia/Alabama National Championship game and where Georgia goes from here. We also talked about the Georgia sports curse, his thoughts on the Super Bowl and the Alex Smith trade.

Tony Collins shared his misery over the Patriots loss in the Super Bowl. He talked about what went wrong for the Patriots and what went right for the Eagles.

Charles Mincy shared his memories of playing at the University of Washington, including his big day helpng the Huskies defeat Iowa in the 1991 Rose Bowl. We also talked about his time in Kansas City playing for Marty Schottenheimer and Defensive Coordinator Bill Cowher and DBs Coach Tony Dungy.

Keith Millard shared his experience of being back in Minneapolis for the Super Bowl and catching up with his former teammates. We got his insights into the Vikings QB situation for next season and if the Vikings can take the next step or if they just caught lightning in a bottle for one season.

Russell Baxter broke down Super Bowl 52 and focused on why the Eagles were able to knock off the Patriots. We talked about what the Eagles should do with Nick Foles plus Jimmy G's huge contract and what it means for other QBs like Drew Brees and Kirk Cousins who will be signing new deals this off season.

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This week our Spotlight on the Positive is on Saints DE Cameron Jordan and Falcons WR Andre Roberts.

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Beau Bock shared his insight into why the Falcons came up short this season and why both the Falcons and the University of Georgia squandered double digit leads both in last year's Super Bowl and this year's National Championship game. What happened? Beau shares his dismay.

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AT&T Sports Net Pittsburgh Host Paul Alexander shared this thoughts and insights into what happened in the Steelers vs. Jaguars game, who should be held accountable for the Steelers routinely coming up short in the playoffs and if Todd Haley out thought himself on the two 4th down calls that the Steelers failed to convert on.

 

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Chris Washington shared memories from his time at Iowa State and being a part of the early 80's Bucs teams that struggled to win 3-4 games per season. He gave us his thoughts on Head Coach John McKay, what is was like playing alongside LeRoy Selmon and Hugh Green and the traffic accident that Hugh Green got into after practice one day that left him in a ditch with a pole through his leg.

 

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Tony Collins shared memories from his experience playing in Super Bowl 20 vs. the '85 Bears and led us through our picks for Super Bowl 52.

 

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J.T. Thomas talked about what it was like being the first African American to play football at Florida State. He also shared stories about being drafted by the Steelers, his big interception off Ken Stabler that sealed the 1974 AFC Championship game, how they won Super Bowl 9 while they were standing in the tunnel pre-game and Chuck Noll's complete faith in his defense to win Super Bowl 10 over the Cowboys.

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On this edition of Thursday Night Tailgate we're joined by former Steeles Pro Bowl DB J.T. Thomas, former Patriots Pro Bowl RB Tony Collins, former Bucs LB Chris Washington, AT&T Sports Net Pittsburgh Host Paul Alexander, and the Dean of Atlanta Sports Talk Radio Beau Bock.

J.T. Thomas talked about what it was like being the first African American to play football at Florida State and wanting to go to the University of Georgia but Head Coach Vince Dooley said they weren't ready for that yet. He also shared stories about being drafted by the Steelers, his big interception off Ken Stabler in the 1974 AFC Championship game, why they won Super Bowl 9 while they were standing in the tunnel pre-game and Chuck Noll's complete faith in his defense to win Super Bowl 10 over the Cowboys.

Tony Collins shared memories from his experience in Super Bowl 20 vs. the Bears and led us through our picks for Super Bowl 52.

Chris Washington shared memories from his time at Iowa State and being a part of the early 80's Bucs teams that struggled to win 3-4 games per season. He gave us his thoughts on Head Coach John McKay, what is was like playing alongside LeRoy Selmon and Hugh Green and the traffic accident that Hugh Green got into after practice one day that left him in a ditch with a pole through his leg.

AT&T Sports Net Pittsburgh Host Paul Alexander shared this thoughts and insights into what happened in the Steelers vs. Jaguars game, who should be held accountable for the Steelers routinely coming up short in the playoffs and if Todd Haley out thought himself on the two 4th down calls that the Steelers failed to convert on.

Beau Bock shared his insight into why the Falcons came up short this season and why both the Falcons and the University of Georgia squandered double digit leads both in last year's Super Bowl and this year's National Championship game. What happened? Beau shares his dismay.

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Hear about the great things that Rams Guard Rodger Saffold and Redskins TE Vernon Davis are doing for kids, Operations Progress, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Children's Miracle Network, promoting art education, and sparking interest in orther fields like science, math, culture and athletics.

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Mark Collins shared his thoughts on the Chiefs and it being time for a coaching change. He talked about Pat Mahommes taking over at QB and why it would be a bad business decision for Alex Smith to stay there. He also shared memories of his time with the Giants and what it was like playing for Bill Bellichick on defense.

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Liffort Hobley gave us his insights and expectations for LSU next season. He also talked about what it was like watching 2 other SEC teams, Alabama and Georgia, fight it out for the National Championship. We heard his memories of playing in Miami, what it was like practicing against Dan Marino and his appreciation of Head Coach Don Shula.

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Rusty Hilger is a cancer survivor. On Christmas day 2016 he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and given weeks to live. Today he's cancer free. Hear that story plus memories from his time in Oakland and his team MVP season with the Lions even though he wasn't signed until week 6 and he had no cartilage left in his knee.

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Tony Collins shared stories of what it was like being a part of the 1983 AFC Pro Bowl team. Was their animosity due to division and conference rivalries? He talked about seeing Jack Lambert smoking a cigarette before the game, getting advice from Earl Campbell. Hear those stories plus a whole lot more.

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Jackie Sherrill shared stories from his time playing at Alabama alongside Joe Namath and described what a great athlete Joe was. He said Namath could out run most of the guys on the track team. He shared memories of his time coaching at Pitt, how he recruited Tony Dorsett and coached Dan Marino. We heard the story of their their last second victory over Georgia in the 1982 Sugar Bowl, including his conversation with Dan Marino during the timeout when they faced a 4th and 5 from the Georgia 33 yard line with 42 seconds left. They could have kicked a FG and tied the game but Marino told him they didn't go there to play for a tie.

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On this edition of Thursday Night Tailgate our guests are: former Pitt, Texas A&M, & Mississippi State Head Coach Jackie Sherrill, former Patriots Pro Bowl RB Tony Collins, former Raiders & Lions QB Rusty Hilger, former Dolphins DB Liffort Hobley, and former Giants & Chiefs DB Mark Collins.

Jackie Sherrill shared stories from his time playing at Alabama alongside Joe Namath and described what a great athlete Joe was. He said Namath could out run most of the guys on the track team. He shared memories of his time coaching at Pitt, how he recruited Tony Dorsett and coached Dan Marino. We heard the story of their their last second victory over Georgia in the 1982 Sugar Bowl, including his conversation with Dan Marino during the timeout when they faced a 4th and 5 from the Georgia 33 yard line with 42 seconds left. They could have kicked a FG and tied the game but Marino told him they didn't go there to play for a tie.

Tony Collins shared stories of what it was like being a part of the 1983 AFC Pro Bowl team. Was their animosity due to division and conference rivalries? He talked about seeing Jack Lambert smoking a cigarette before the game, getting advice from Earl Campbell. Hear those stories plus a whole lot more.

Rusty Hilger is a cancer survivor. On Christmas day 2016 he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and given weeks to live. Today he's cancer free. Hear that story plus memories from his time in Oakland and his team MVP season with the Lions even though he wasn't signed until week 6 and he had no cartilage left in his knee.

Liffort Hobley gave us his insights and expectations for LSU next season. He also talked about what it was like watching 2 other SEC teams, Alabama and Georgia, fight it out for the National Championship. We heard his memories of playing in Miami, what it was like practicing against Dan Marino and his appreciation of Head Coach Don Shula.

Mark Collins shared his thoughts on the Chiefs and it being time for a coaching change. He talked about Pat Mahommes taking over at QB and why it would be a bad business decision for Alex Smith to stay there. He also shared memories of his time with the Giants and what it was like playing for Bill Bellichick on defense.

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On this episode of Thursday Night Tailgate we talked Purdue football, Oregon football, AFC & NFC Championship games, Super Bowl 52, what happened with the Steelers and the Falcons, the miracle play at the end of the Vikings/Saints game, Falcons history, Jerry Glanville, and so much more with our guests: former PUrdue and Houston Oilers Pro Bowl DB Cris Dishman, former Patriots Pro Bowl RB Tony Collins, former Oregon & Falcons Pro Bowl QB Chris Miller, former Falcons Pro Bowl QB Steve Bartkowski, and former Falcons, Broncos & Seahawks WR Mike Pritchard.

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Former Cleveland Browns DB Felix Wright shares his thoughts on the state of the Browns organization, why they continue to struggle and if Hue Jackson is the right man for the job.

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Former Tampa Bay Bucs and Notre Dame President Gay Culverhouse updates us on the NFL concussion lawsuit and the on going battle to get the alumni players the benefits they deserve.

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