01 Aug 2012
So, we've run into a stumbling block in our continued effort to transcribe old NFL play-by-play, with eight 1990 games that we can't find. I've made one last effort to find out if the teams in question have old gamebooks or tapes of these games. I know that these games are not posted on the NFL GSIS (stat archive for the media) and the Hall of Fame doesn't have them. I even was able to contact NFL Films and they only have ONE of these eight games, and they would charge me $200 to get the DVDs. So I am looking for any way to get play-by-play of these games -- old gamebooks or videotapes so I can transcribe the play-by-play myself. The games we are missing:
Week 3 Dallas at Washington
Week 5 Cincinnati at Los Angeles Rams
Week 7 Atlanta at Los Angeles Rams
Week 8 Cincinnati at Atlanta
Week 11 Dallas at Los Angeles Rams
Week 16 Los Angeles Rams at Atlanta
Week 17 Dallas at Atlanta
Week 17 Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans (only missing second quarter)
I guess the next step might be to try to contact the networks, but do CBS and NBC really keep tapes of 22-year old broadcasts? I doubt it. Anyway, there has to be a way to find this play-by-play. I knew when we hit the 70s we would have games we couldn't find, but it would be pretty surprising if we couldn't find every game from 1990 SOMEWHERE.
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