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The 1960 New York Giants and 1960 Buffalo Bills original team highlight films are now both available on one high-quality DVD, thanks to the restoration expertise of Rare Sportsfilms, Inc! This program contains almost an hour of highlights of the NFL 1960 Giants (Color) and 1960 first year AFL Buffalo Bills (B & W)!
The DVD opens with the 1960 Buffalo Bills playing their first season in the brand new AFL! You’ll get a chuckle out of Head Coach Buster Ramsey, who does much of the narration of this film! You’ll see the renovation of War Memorial Stadium for AFL play in ’60, as well as action from Bills training camp at the Polo Field near their Roy Croft Inn Headquarters in East Aurora. Scenes of the downtown welcoming parade in Buffalo before the pre-season opener vs Patriots are shown. The new Bills started slowly, losing four of the five pre-season games and four of their first five regular season games. Shown are highlights from Bills games against every opponent, with colorful comments from Coach Ramsey. The nightmare of the season is the unbelievable game at Denver. The Bills have a 38-7 lead in the second half, but 31 unanswered Bronco points, including Gene Mingo’s FG at the end tie the game 38-38. The big upset of the Western Champion Chargers in L.A. was a highpoint of the season, as was the exciting 25-24 home victory over the eventual AFL Champion Oilers. In the middle of the film is a hilarious commercial for Marine Trust Company, one of the Bills’ sponsors! Starting QB Tom McConnell could not keep his job, Penn State All-American Rickie Lucas flopped both at QB and halfback, and an unheralded rookie Johnny Green eventually took over as the top signal caller as the season progressed. The two big offensive stars were flanker Elbert Dubenion, who had a rough start, but who came on to be one of the stars of the league, and Wray Carlton, a tough runner and dependable receiver. Other Bills players you’ll see throughout the film are Joe Schaffer, Bob Brodhead, Willmer Fowler, Archie Matsos, Dick Brubaker, Mack Yoho, Bill Atkins, Lavern Torczon, Jim Sorey, Chuck McMurtry, Jim Waqstaff, Richie McCabe, Dan Chamberlain, Joe Hergert, Al Hoisington, Monte Crockett and more. In action for other teams are Don Maynard, Lionel Taylor, Al Dorow, Paul Lowe, Jack Kemp, Billy Cannon and other.! P.R. Director Chuck Burr ends the film by urging all Bills fans to get their season tickets early for 1961!
One of the older NFL COLOR films is the 1960 New York Giants highlights! Giants broadcaster Chris Schenkel introduces and narrates the film for Ballentine Beer. Shown are eight of the 12 games, including both games vs the Steelers, Browns and champion Eagles, along with road games at San Francisco and St. Louis. The Giants are in contention until the last week of the season, thanks to an excellent start, but win only 2 of their last five games, finishing third in the East behind Cleveland and the World Champion Eagles. You’ll see the famous concussion suffered by Frank Gifford on a hard hit by Chuck Bednarik near the end of the Eagle game at New York. Charlie Conerly is in his final year as starting QB for the club, but backup George Shaw gets plenty of action when Conerly is injured. Other Giants you’ll see throughout are Don Chandler, Jim Patton, Jim Katcavage, Dick Nolan, Sam Huff, Kyle Rote, Mel Triplett, Jack Stroud, Ray Wietecha, Bob Simms, Dick Modzelewski, Roosevelt Brown, Pat Summerall, Lindon Crow, Joe Morrison, Darrell Dess, Jim Lynch, Andy Livingston, Roosevelt Grier, Phil King, Andy Robustelli, Bob Schnelker, Alex Webster, Lou Cordileone, Ed Sutton and more!