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History Lesson : Miracle(s) at the Meadowlands

Ever wonder how/when the victory formation came into existence? It’s a history lesson Giants fans would probably rather forget. The Giants were in the midst of a woeful season in 1978 when they played the Eagles at the Meadowlands, the Giants home stadium. But that day, they found a way to get the win, and […]

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History Lesson : Tom Brady’s Draft Story

image source We’ve focused primarily on ancient history in these posts so far, but today we’re going back to fairly recent history. Do you know who Tom Brady is? OF COURSE you do! Even if you don’t know a single thing about football and stumbled on this website completely by accident and are looking to […]

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Draft Week History Lesson : Bests and Busts

The draft wasn’t always the draft. It was always a selection process to procure new talent in which the worst teams selected players first, that much is true. But it hasn’t always been the media frenzy it has now become, complete with red carpet arrivals and round the clock coverage. Future commissioner Bert Bell was the […]

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History Lesson : Pat Summerall

Pat Summerall passed away earlier this week at the age of 82, and I don’t think it’s too far a stretch to say he lived one of the greatest football lives of all time. He played in the league for 10 years. He played for Tom Landry and Vince Lombardi when they were both coaches […]

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History Lesson : The Immaculate Reception

One reception. That’s all it took to turn the tide for the once-woeful Steelers. Can you even believe that in 1972, after 40 years in business, the Steelers had only been to the playoffs once? And that first appearance had been way back in 1947 –  a 21-0 beat down by the Eagles? And that since […]

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History Lesson : Theismann’s Big Break

By now, you’ve probably seen or at least heard about the gruesome injury suffered by Louisville men’s basketball player Kevin Ware. I was working upstairs with the TV on mute while the game was on so I could look up at the score every now and then, but it was on live downstairs so I could […]