We started Wednesday’s show asking the listeners who their unsung hero was for the Bills during the 1990’s. We got a variety of responses from Kenneth Davis to Kent Hull to Darryl Talley. Even Hall of Fame Quarterback Jim Kelly chimed in on Twitter with his thoughts.
Jim Kelly’s 27th annual football camp is coming up in July. We were joined by his brother Dan Kelly, who came on to discuss this year’s Jim Kelly Football Camp, which runs July 9-13 at Sweet Home High School. Instructors will include former players and even a handful of current Bills players. All will help teach kids the fundamentals of the game.
“I look at it as an opportunity for these young kids today to get some great teaching. We got guys like Sammy Watkins and Steve Tasker who are going to be coming up to participate in the camp and we’re expecting a few surprises from some of the current Bills players who are there to support Jim.”
Registration is still on-going but time is winding down. To do so, you can register at http://jimkellyfootballcamp.com/camp-register/index.htm. Dan also said that Jim is planning on attending each and every day of the camp as he continues to get stronger and stronger.
Author Rich Cohen called in to discuss his book “Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football.” The book lays out Cohen’s account as a fan of that Bears team and their run to a Super Bowl title, which re-charged the city of Chicago. “Monsters” describes the way the team got there with a rough and scrappy style of play led by their surly head coach Mike Ditka. Cohen includes plenty of personal stories and how he went cross-country to interview the colorful players that made up that 1985 roster.
Finally, we were joined by former Bills offensive lineman John Fina. In conjunction with the NFL Network’s “90’s week”, the Buffalo Bills website is also providing a look back at the decade that was one of the best in Bills history. Fina shared his favorite memories from where he spent the majority of his professional career which included 4-straight Super Bowl appearances.
“Unfortunately, we came up short. I get a little bit of razzing about that from time to time, even out here in the West. I know guys that played ten years and never even got a chance to lose a Super Bowl. They would probably lay down in traffic just for the opportunity to lose one. I take great pride in the fact that I played in Buffalo for the two great coaches I played for, Wade (Phillips) and Marv (Levy) and I love the city of Buffalo.”
Fina gave his choice for the unsung player during the 90’s. That was his offensive line teammate Glenn Parker. He also shared his love for the city of Buffalo. You can hear more from Fina and the rest of the John Murphy Show from Wednesday by clicking below.
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