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  • Yale Lary, 1930-2017 (Pro Football Hall of Fame)

    05/12/2017 11:49:07 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Pro Football Hall of Fame safety Yale Lary passed away in the early hours on Friday at the age of 86. The Texas A&M product was a fixture in the Detroit Lions secondary during an 11-year career (1952-53, 1956-1964) that was interrupted by his service in the U.S. Army.
  • Source: 49ers' DeBartolo Elected to Hall of Fame

    02/06/2016 5:50:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 2/16 | Matt Maiocco
    Eddie DeBartolo’s journey from Youngstown, Ohio, to owner of the 49ers will reach its final destination just 60 miles from his hometown. DeBartolo was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday in a vote of the 46-member board of selectors on the eve of Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium, CSN Bay Area’s Mindi Bach reported Saturday. The enshrinement ceremony will take place on Aug. 6, in Canton, Ohio. DeBartolo, 69, this year’s lone nominee as a “contributor” was selected for the Class of 2016. The latest group of Hall of Fame inductees, as selected during a...
  • TN Titans fire head coach Ken Whisenhunt

    11/03/2015 9:28:58 AM PST · by GoreFreeTN · 13 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/3/2015 | Paul Kuharsky
    The Tennessee Titans have fired Ken Whisenhunt less than two years into his tenure as the team's coach. The Titans announced the decision Tuesday, promoting Mike Mularkey to interim coach. Titans interim CEO Steve Underwood and Mularkey will address the firing at a news conference Tuesday afternoon at 12:20 p.m. ET. "After thoughtful consideration, the decision has been made to relieve Ken Whisenhunt of his head coaching duties," Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk said in a statement. "We have expected more progress on the field, and I felt it was time to move in a different direction. I would...
  • The Questionable Ethics of Teaching My Son to Love Pro Football

    01/20/2014 11:16:36 AM PST · by deks · 57 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 16, 2014 | Peter Beinart
    Subtitle: Fathers and sons have bonded over football games for generations, but today it's harder for parents to ignore the growing concerns surrounding the sport. Excerpt: My son, unfamiliar with the NFLs pieties, assumed that hurting the other teams players was the goal. To his untutored eye, the violence that guilt-ridden fans like myself decry was a feature, not a bug. He didnt cheer the injuries; hes too sweet for that. But despite my insistence to the contrary, I suspect the message he took from the experience was: The only thing you need to know about the large man writhing...
  • Ben Davidson, towering Raiders lineman, dies at 72

    07/04/2012 11:11:41 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 3, 2012 | Tom FitzGerald
    Ben Davidson, a towering pass rusher who wore a handlebar mustache and terrorized Raiders opponents in the 1960s and early '70s, died Monday night of prostate cancer. He was 72.
  • Alex Webster, Giants Running Back and Coach, Dies at 80

    03/04/2012 6:52:16 PM PST · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 3, 2012 | Richard Goldstein
    Alex Webster, a powerful running back who helped propel the Giants to six division titles and a National Football League championship in the late 1950s and early 60s and later became their coach for five seasons, died Saturday in Port St. Lucie, Fla. He was 80.
  • Plaxico Burress partners with anti-gun org. (to discourage youth from owning firearms)")

    06/13/2011 10:27:57 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 38 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 13 JUN 11 | Gregg Rosenthal
    In his first extended public apperance since getting out of prison, Plaxico Burress announced Monday in New York City that he has partnered with the National Urban League and the Brady Center to combat gun violence. I want to see every child have a chance to succeed. I have an opportunity to make a difference, Burress said via the New York Post. Quickly rehabbing his public image with a partnership like this is a page taken directly out of the Michael Vick playbook. So is the news Monday that Tony Dungy will serve as a mentor to Vick. Magic Johnson...
  • 2011 NFL Hall of Fame Inductees

    02/05/2011 5:36:33 PM PST · by harpu · 36 replies
    SB Nation, Kansas City ^ | 2/5/11 | Joel Thorman
    NFL Hall Of Fame 2011: Marshall Faulk, Deion Sanders, Shannon Sharpe, Chris Hamburger, Les Richter, Richard Dent and Ed Sabol (NFL Films) Former Kansas City Chiefs OT Willie Roaf will not be part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2011. Roaf made it past the first cut -- from 15 to 10 finalists -- but was not part of the final cut. Your 2011 Pro Football Hall of Famers: Richard Dent, Marshall Faulk, Ed Sabol, Deion Sanders and Shannon Sharpe. Chris Hanburger and Les Richter were senior selections. Deion Sanders seemed to be a lock and Marshall...
  • Tim McKernan, "Barrel Man" to Broncos fans, dies at 69

    12/06/2009 9:06:50 AM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies · 852+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | December 5, 2009 | Annette Espinoza
    Tim "Barrel Man" McKernan, an avid Broncos fan who was known for wearing a barrel, cowboy hat, cowboy boots and not much else, died in his sleep this morning of lung failure. He was 69.
  • Stopping The Rush (Limbaugh)

    10/15/2009 5:00:50 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 42 replies · 2,514+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 15, 2009 | IBD staff
    Media Bias: Not long after pro football welcomed a convicted felon back on the playing field, Rush Limbaugh is dropped for his opinions from a group seeking to buy an NFL franchise. Won't someone throw a flag? When even Keith Olbermann says back off, you know the politically correct critics of the conservative icon and megaradio talk host's proposed part ownership of the St. Louis Rams are guilty of piling on. The prospect of the leading conservative voice in America participating in the purchase of a football team sent the liberal elites into cardiac arrest and into a frenzied campaign...
  • NFL owners meeting: Leadership big on Boy Scouts

    03/29/2007 12:27:48 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 4 replies · 235+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 03/28/2007 10:57:22 PM MDT | Mike Klis
    NFL owners meeting: Leadership big on Boy Scouts Goodell eager to lift league image By Mike Klis , Denver Post Staff Writer Article Last Updated: 03/28/2007 10:57:22 PM MDT Phoenix - After the NFL owners meetings concluded, commissioner Roger Goodell joined Broncos owner Pat Bowlen on a flight to Denver, where they will speak at a Boy Scouts-sponsored breakfast this morning. The NFL sharing the same dais with the Boy Scouts of America? Let there be no doubt, Goodell will stop at nothing to enhance the NFL's image. "I'm looking forward to it," said Goodell, who will be introduced by...
  • Today in History: SUPER BOWL I Jan 15, 1967 [Article a landslide of info]

    01/15/2007 6:27:30 AM PST · by yankeedame · 27 replies · 1,778+ views
    Super Bowl I Super Bowl I Quarter 1 2 3 4 Tot Chiefs 0 10 0 0 10 Packers 7 7 14 7 35 Date January 15, 1967 Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum City Los Angeles MVP Bart Starr, Quarterback Favorite Packers by 14 National anthem University of Arizona and University of Michigan Bands Coin toss Norm Schachter Referee Norm Schachter Halftime show University of Arizona and University of Michigan Bands Attendance 61,946 TV in the United States Network CBS and NBC Announcers CBS: Ray Scott, Jack Whitaker and Frank Gifford NBC: Curt Gowdy and Paul Christman Nielsen Ratings CBS:...
  • Chicago Bears Favored for Third Road Game Win in a Row

    11/22/2006 11:22:14 AM PST · by kerrywearsbotox · 36 replies · 805+ views
    Online Casino Crawler ^ | November 22, 2006 | Online Casino Crawler
    The early Las Vegas consensus favors The Chicago Bears (9-1) in their match up against the New England Patriots (7-3) by 3 points -- a mere field goal. But I think the Nov. 26 game may be even closer than that. Last Sunday, the Bears demonstrated they are the premier team of the NFC with the 10-0 win at the Meadowlands, vs. the ridiculous New York Jets. Despite getting just 121 passing yards from Quarterback Rex Grossman, they prevailed. But they must play much better offensively this week in their third road game in a row. I don't know if...
  • New York Giants vs. Kansas City Chiefs on FOX (Eagles/Ravens Too)

    08/17/2006 5:25:17 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 26 replies · 410+ views
    Eagles beating Baltimore 3-0... Giants jump out early over Chiefs 7-0... WHO SHALL WIN?
  • Hall to be among friends in NFL ("Big Marine" signs with Titans, credits military training)

    07/15/2006 10:37:57 AM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 3 replies · 413+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Saturday, July 15, 2006 | Kellen Hill
    -Fullback to join QB Young other Texas exes in Tennessee- The road to the NFL can be longer for some than others. On Friday, Ahmard Hall's road became a little shorter. The Tennessee Titans signed the 26-year-old Hall, a rookie free-agent fullback, to a two-year deal at the league's minimum salary. With the Titans, Hall will be reunited with former Texas Longhorns teammate Vince Young, who was picked No. 3 overall by Tennessee in the 2006 draft . "I'm definitely looking forward to playing with Vince again," Hall said. "Hopefully, I can get in contact with him and get familiar...
  • Roethlisberger injured in motorcycle accident (!!!)

    06/12/2006 8:43:49 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 26 replies · 597+ views ^ | 6/12/2006 | Wire Reports
    PITTSBURGH (June 12, 2006) -- Steelers star Ben Roethlisberger, the youngest quarterback to lead a team to the Super Bowl championship, broke his jaw and nose in a motorcycle crash in which he was not wearing a helmet. Four doctors operated on Roethlisberger for seven hours to treat multiple facial fractures and "all of the fractures were successfully repaired," Dr. Harry W. Sell, chairman of the surgery department at Mercy Hospital, told reporters.
  • Out of Indianapolis, Vanderjagt glad to be with Cowboys

    06/06/2006 3:08:56 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 14 replies · 202+ views
    Sports.Yahoo.Com ^ | 4 June 2006 | AP - PAUL J. WEBER
    IRVING, Texas (AP) -- What kicker Mike Vanderjagt gives Dallas might be the same thing the Cowboys provide him: a sense of security. The NFL's most accurate kicker felt unappreciated toward the end of his eight seasons with Indianapolis, where his last attempt was a badly missed 46-yard field goal in the playoffs that would have forced overtime against eventual Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh. Meanwhile, the Cowboys had their own share of big misses last year, shuffling through three kickers during a season that ended with Dallas losing three games by three points or fewer. So when the Cowboys signed...
  • Tiki and Tisch Interview Tagliabue (NFL)

    06/05/2006 5:32:09 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 3 replies · 183+ views ^ | 06/02/2006 | Michael Eisen
    NEW YORK Tiki Barber and Jonathan Tisch have been leaders in their respective fields for many years. They broke new ground on Wednesday night when they became the first active player and team owner to jointly interview the commissioner of a major professional sports league in a public forum. Barber, the Giants record-setting running back, and Tisch, the teams treasurer, spoke with NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue for 90 minutes at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan. Approximately 600 people attended the event. Barber and Tisch queried Tagliabue on a wide range of subjects, including the commissioners childhood, his desire...
  • Eli Manning keeping family tradition alive

    06/05/2006 5:28:08 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 5 replies · 286+ views ^ | 06/05/2006 | Eli Manning
    Having a father who played in the NFL was great, and it must be even better for kids who are old enough to enjoy it. For me personally, I was only three years old when my father Archie retired, so I really don't remember him playing at all. What I do remember is that in the years after he retired, he did the radio call on Saints home games. Every week, he would take my two brothers and me to the games, along with one of my brother's friends. We'd get there around 9 or 10 a.m. and roam around...
  • (Wayne) Chrebet retires after 11 years with Jets

    06/02/2006 1:15:57 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 5 replies · 198+ views ^ | 6/2/2006 | Wire Reports
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (June 2, 2006) -- Jets receiver Wayne Chrebet officially retired, ending an 11-year career in which he overcame long odds to become one of the best players in team history. Though Chrebet said in January he quitting after repeated concussions, the team had a lavish retirement ceremony for him, complete with video highlights, framed jerseys and three-foot Chrebet bobblehead dolls. His wife, parents and sons flanked him on stage. "I'm thankful to everybody who was with me for the ride," said the 32-year-old Chrebet, who paused several times to compose himself. "I'm just overwhelmed by the support I've...