1946 Steelers 14 vs Redskins 7
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11-18-2019, 05:06 AM

Watch here ---> 1946 Steelers 14 vs Redskins 7

(Music added due to no sound w/original video)

A truly fascinating game from the early days of the NFL featuring Hall of Famers Bullet Bill Dudley and Slingin' Sammy Baugh. The rarity of a game from this era shot in color makes it a very compelling watch. Leather helmets, both teams wearing "home colors" (the game is played at Forbes Field), nearly all players playing both ways (plus special teams), massive differences in blocking techniques, the ostensibly quarterback-less "Single Wing T" nature of Pittsburgh's offense... all of these things make this game incredibly fascinating and entertaining. The Redskins move the ball well early, with Baugh completing a trademark deep "sling pass" in which he seems to just heave the ball up for grabs, yet it comes down perfectly on target and hits the receiver perfectly in stride. Baugh does this multiple times throughout the game. But Baugh also throws INTs on Washington's first two drives, both deep in Steelers territory. On the second pick, Bill Dudley breaks on the ball, catches it in stride and races 80-yards down the left sideline, avoiding Baugh's last ditch diving tackle on his way into the end zone. Official stats credit Bill Dudley for the PAT, but Merl Condit actually kicks the extra point. Dudley -- who is Pittsburgh's QB, leading rusher and leads the league in INTs-- also does most of the place kicking and handles punting and punt/kick returns. Dudley executes a surprise 3rd down quick-kick that travels 57 yards to pin the Redskins at their own 13, then follows up with a scintillating 52-yard punt return to the Redskin 11, only to miss a short FG attempt after a stout Washington goal-line stand. Sammy Baugh throws a terrible pick a few plays later, to set up short Pittsburgh drive featuring Pittsburgh's only pass completion of the game, capped by a 5-yard TD run for a 14-0 lead early in the 4th. Washington fights back, as Sammy Baugh brilliantly mixes runs and passes to drive deep into Pittsburgh territory, finally scoring on a short QB plunge. The Redskins get no closer, however, as two desperation drives end in Baugh sacks to clinch a hard-fought Steeler victory. This footage has no sound, so I've added appropriate NFL Films music. A very special thanks to Kevin Gnegy for generously providing this rare look into the early days of the Steelers!
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11-18-2019, 08:08 AM

the music was hilarious Smile Loved the game
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11-18-2019, 08:21 AM

(11-18-2019, 08:08 AM)Rollers Wrote: the music was hilarious Smile  Loved the game

 
That's the "75 Seasons Suite" by Tom Hedden, who wrote a lot of NFL Films music. Autumn Thunder, baby!  Rockon
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11-18-2019, 09:33 PM

The way football was meant to be played. Love it!
I don't know if anyone else here watches the Army/Navy game every year like I do. This game kinda reminds me of it.
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11-18-2019, 11:22 PM

Pretty cool stuff.


    Next - Minkah, #39!
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11-19-2019, 02:56 AM

(11-18-2019, 08:21 AM)mcmillenandwife Wrote:
(11-18-2019, 08:08 AM)Rollers Wrote: the music was hilarious Smile  Loved the game

 
That's the "75 Seasons Suite" by Tom Hedden, who wrote a lot of NFL Films music. Autumn Thunder, baby!  Rockon

I have no idea how you know all this LOL
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11-19-2019, 03:16 AM

(11-19-2019, 02:56 AM)Rollers Wrote:
(11-18-2019, 08:21 AM)mcmillenandwife Wrote:  
That's the "75 Seasons Suite" by Tom Hedden, who wrote a lot of NFL Films music. Autumn Thunder, baby!  Rockon

I have no idea how you know all this LOL


I have issues. Obviously.  Pi_freak

I know because I had to go find the music and add it to the video.  Pi_bigsmile I struggle to watch a video with zero audio, and few if any of the REALLY old games out there have a soundtrack.
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11-19-2019, 11:52 AM

Looked a lot like our game in the last Bengal game...LOL...

Awesome!!! What a treat. Thanks a million for the music TM.

I would love to see more footage of Baugh in his prime. Way ahead of his time.

RE: Single Wing

Jock Sutherland’s (or was this Keisling?) version has them running a lot away from power. Very odd. I don’t think they budged # 46 much the whole game.

I was also nice not to have an official on screen every 30 seconds getting more air time than Lester Holt gets in a week.
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11-19-2019, 01:35 PM

(11-19-2019, 11:52 AM)dbsfgyd1 Wrote: Looked a lot like our game in the last Bengal game...LOL...

Laugh



(11-19-2019, 11:52 AM)dbsfgyd1 Wrote: Awesome!!! What a treat. Thanks a million for the music TM. 


Yeah, I know not everyone digs the music, but it puts it over the top for me. Makes it much more enjoyable to watch IMO. And for those who don't like it... just turn it down. 



(11-19-2019, 11:52 AM)dbsfgyd1 Wrote: RE: Single Wing

Jock Sutherland’s (or was this Keisling?) version has them running a lot away from power. Very odd. I don’t think they budged # 46 much the whole game.

I was also nice not to have an official on screen every 30 seconds getting more air time than Lester Holt gets in a week.

This was Sutherland. 

I will say, the Redskins had some HUGE plays overturned by penalties.
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11-20-2019, 03:35 AM

Nice! Beautiful work, Tim! Good eye on the Merl Condit XP. Oh yeah, Autumn Thunder, definitive football music. I also love Sam Spence’s knockoffs. Forearm Shiver not only conjures images of hard hitting football for me, but also my favorite superheroes of all time, Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, but I digress.

In 1946, Bill Dudley had one of the great seasons of any player, and accordingly was awarded the MVP. When Art Rooney would talk about early Steeler history, I used to think, by the way he talked about past coaches, he was just hiring good friends of his. Of course, very wrong, they all experienced great success at Pitt and elsewhere, if you disregard Johnny Blood. 1946 was Jock Sutherland’s ‘least’ successful coaching stint ever at a 5-5-1 mark. He and Dudley did not mesh, and Dudley was dealt to Detroit the next year. In 1947, Sutherland coached a team with no memorable stars to the best winning percentage the Steelers would achieve until 1972, a share of the Eastern Division title and their only pre-Noll playoff game. Things must have been looking up for the Chief and the Steelers, until Sutherland tragically died the following April from a brain tumor. I looked up Jock Sutherland’s coaching record at Pitt and Lafayette, incredible! Jock never played Pop Warner football, but he did play for, and follow Pop Warner at Pitt.

…and I think everyone that ever met Art Rooney, became a good friend of his.

BTW, the 1946 Steelers gave up the fewest points that season, not to be duplicated until the ’76 team, and they scored the fewest points in the NFL that year, something they did often. RIP single wing!

Just a little (yawn) history I had to look up when I saw Sutherland was not the coach in 1948.
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11-20-2019, 05:33 PM

It's really late and I'm not awake enough for a full response, but...

(11-20-2019, 03:35 AM)Steelhead70 Wrote: ... also my favorite superheroes of all time, Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, but I digress...


Laugh
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11-22-2019, 03:10 PM

Ruh, Ro.

Received this error: http://www.bitchute.com refused to connect.


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11-22-2019, 03:57 PM

(11-22-2019, 03:10 PM)Krunch Wrote: Ruh, Ro.

Received this error:  http://www.bitchute.com refused to connect.

Motherfuckers...  Pi_supermad
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11-22-2019, 08:15 PM

I just watched it
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11-22-2019, 09:05 PM

I clicked on a bunch of the games and they all played. not sure what happened
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11-22-2019, 11:49 PM

(11-22-2019, 09:05 PM)Rollers Wrote: I clicked on a bunch of the games and they all played.  not sure what happened


Sweet! It's working for me, too, this morning. 

Well, hopefully, it was just a technical glitch and I knee-jerked thinking they blocked embeds again.
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11-23-2019, 12:27 AM

mark malone was horrible
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11-23-2019, 01:38 AM

(11-23-2019, 12:27 AM)Rollers Wrote: mark malone was horrible

Agreed... but,

I've always wondered if things would've turned out differently for Malone if he hadn't shredded a knee playing "Slash" before it was called that... his wheels were never the same after that.
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11-23-2019, 04:44 AM

(11-23-2019, 01:38 AM)bbbooger Wrote:
(11-23-2019, 12:27 AM)Rollers Wrote: mark malone was horrible

Agreed... but,

I've always wondered if things would've turned out differently for Malone if he hadn't shredded a knee playing "Slash" before it was called that... his wheels were never the same after that.


Hard to say, but I think Malone's problems were more above the neck than below. I always liked him, even in his darkest days. But he was certainly a weak link (among numerous weak links) in those days.
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02-23-2020, 05:36 AM

Malone was a head case, all his picks were the receiver's fault. No self-evaluation. Bradshaw thought Stoudt was superior as a team leader. He gave Malone no nod there.
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