The 1990 Buffalo Bills

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This audio documentary focuses on the team that was defined by a missed 47-yard field goal that kept them from winning the big one in Tampa. Bills fans know the story of the team's rise from oblivion in the 1970s and 1980s to AFC superpower in the 1990s, when it lost four Super Bowls in a row. But even knowing the downer ending, the hour special narrated by Alec Baldwin manages to be suspenseful, humorous and loaded with history lessons. Much of the entertainment is supplied by former Bills linebacker Darryl Talley, the self-proclaimed Rodney Dangerfield of the defense who always got media respect for being a quote machine. Early on, Talley recalled the dark days of the Bills, when the team was the target of knock-knock jokes. When asked who was there, the answer would be "Owen. Like 0-8." Whether he is explaining his nickname for quarterback Jim Kelly (Heathcliff), what he would have called the Bickering Bills or envisioning coach Marv Levy charming aliens, Talley is a super entertainer. "If we had aliens on this planet," praised Talley, "I bet Marv could sit down and talk to them."

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