Irv Cross

Listen to former All Pro NFL DB and NFL Today co-host  Irv Cross talk about:

 

  • How he ended up at Northwestern and memories of playing for Coaching Legend Ara Parseghian
  • Being drafted by the AFL’s New York Titians and using them to get more money from the Philadelphia Eagles
  • Starting the Chapel service for the Eagles
  • Memories of playing with HOF QB Sonny Jurgensen, HOF WR Tommy McDonald, WR Pete Retzlaff, HOF LB Chuck Bednarik, DE Marion Campbell, LB Maxie Baughan, DT Eddie Khayat, DB Tom Brookshier
  • Memories of how he was traded to the Los Angeles Rams and playing for HOF Head Coach George Allen
  • Memories of how the rivalry with the Dallas Cowboys started with the Philadelphia Eagles after Cowboy MLB Lee Roy Jordon broke Eagle RB Timmy Browns nose
  • Memories of playing against HOF QB Johnny Unitas and WR Raymond Berry  
  • How he studied film of HOF DB Dick “Night Train” Lane and New York Giants DB Erich Barnes
  • Remembering how after he was traded to the Rams playing in his first game with “The Fearsome Foursome”
  • Memories of playing with the Los Angeles Rams
  • Finshing his career with back with the Eagles and how he convinced them to trade for WR Harold Jackson
  • Turning down HOF Head Coach Tom Landry and becoming his secondary coach
  • How he got into announcing and approaching it like he was still a player
  • How he became part of the NFL Today
  • Memories of how Brent Musburger came up with his famous catch phrase “ You are looking live” 
  • Memories of his NFL Today’s team Brent Musburger, Phyllis George, Jayne Kennedy, Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder  
  • Having to deal with a bomb threat during a live broadcast at the Super Bowl 
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