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DomCasual 04-22-2013 10:20 AM

This should be fun to watch (Story of the 1983 Draft)!
 
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl...1_a2&eref=sihp
Just think if George Steinbrenner had his way, Denver.

ESPN has a terrific documentary Tuesday night about the 1983 draft, the one with six first-round quarterbacks, called Elway to Marino. It's still the most fascinating first round ever. Through the eyes of all involved who still are alive, the trade of first pick John Elway and the pick of Dan Marino last of the six quarterbacks is dissected. One of the key guys in the documentary, directed by Ken Rodgers of NFL Films, is agent Marvin Demoff (full-disclosure point: Demoff now represents me), who reps Elway and Marino. Demoff kept detailed diaries of the days leading up to the draft, and what happened to land Elway in Denver and Marino in Miami. My favorite story: Elway was a top Yankees outfield prospect, and at one point in April 1983 George Steinbrenner showed Demoff a projected 1985 starting lineup for New York -- with Elway in right field and prospect Don Mattingly at first base. And Steinbrenner offered Elway a rich contract. If Baltimore hadn't traded Elway to Denver, who knows whether Elway would have played baseball in New York rather than football for Colts taskmaster Frank Kush.

Other nuggets from the show:

Raider boss Al Davis asked Demoff a startling question about Elway during the process of discussing a deal for the top pick in the draft: "Can he throw deep?"

The Raiders, Bears and Colts discussed a three-way trade that would have sent Howie Long to Chicago, Elway to Oakland and draft picks to Baltimore.

During the draft, the Jets picked Ken O'Brien with the 24th pick of the draft. "Who is Ken O'Brien?'' Marino asked Demoff.

Elway found out he was being traded from Baltimore to Denver while watching All My Children.

It's a good living-history show. Highly recommended.

Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl...#ixzz2RDJTgyiI

DomCasual 04-22-2013 10:24 AM

It looks like it airs tomorrow night at 6PM MST, for those interested.

55CrushEm 04-22-2013 10:39 AM

So Al Davis asked if Elway could "throw deep"? Jeebus.....hadn't he watched any of the Stanford highlights?

And this also proves that Al was always only interested in the speediest receivers, and they QBs that had the strongest arms........

....see Darius Heyward-Bey and Jamarcus Russell.


Oh, and WTF was the Duke doing watching All My Children?!?! :rofl:

Punisher 04-22-2013 10:43 AM

ESPN does a great job on there Docs so i'll be watching i think the best Doc from ESPN is "Catching Hell" The Steve Bartman story. I like the fab Five one also

TDmvp 04-22-2013 01:22 PM

Points to the stickied thread at top of forum.

Maybe update your thread title to remind everyone its tomorrow night.
Can't wait to see this documentary .

04-22-2013 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Punisher (Post 3832562)
ESPN does a great job on there Docs so i'll be watching i think the best Doc from ESPN is "Catching Hell" The Steve Bartman story. I like the fab Five one also

Ya 30 for 30s are all great

broncosteven 04-22-2013 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TDmvp (Post 3832655)
Points to the stickied thread at top of forum.

Maybe update your thread title to remind everyone its tomorrow night.
Can't wait to see this documentary .

Thanks for pointing that out, I didn't know we were in Offseason Mode yet...

LOL

DomCasual 04-22-2013 02:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TDmvp (Post 3832655)
Points to the stickied thread at top of forum.

Maybe update your thread title to remind everyone its tomorrow night.
Can't wait to see this documentary .

Sorry, man. I never pay attention to the stickies. I guess that's sort of ironic. I mean, that Internet Essentials for Broncos Fans is still up there, and almost none of the links it references even work.


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