Archive for February, 2012

A Day Made for Lambeau
Green Bay Packers, Mike Counos, Tales from the Vault, Top 10

A Day Made for Lambeau

What better way to celebrate Leap Day than with sports’ most famous celebratory leap?

Here’s a look at the Lambeau Leap, as originally presented in “Top Ten End Zone Celebrations.”  Watch to see where the … MORE ►

Happy Leapin’ Birthday, Bryce Paup
Buffalo Bills, Mike Counos, Tales from the Vault, This Day in NFL History

Happy Leapin’ Birthday, Bryce Paup

To celebrate Leap Day, we’re wishing a Happy Birthday to former NFL linebacker/defensive end Bryce Paup.  Both on February 29, 1968, Paup turns 44 today.  Or 11, if you only count the number of actual … MORE ►

Which NFL Stars Would Make Good Shakespearean Actors??
Greg Smith, Ramblings and Rants

Which NFL Stars Would Make Good Shakespearean Actors??

My wife and I saw a performance of Richard III at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, VA last Saturday and it was an outstanding show.  If you ever want to see Shakespeare on an Elizabethan-style … MORE ►

This Day in Football: February 28
Mike Counos, Tales from the Vault, This Day in NFL History

This Day in Football: February 28

On February, 28, 1959 the Chicago Cardinals traded nine players to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for future Hall of Fame halfback Ollie Matson.

Rams general manager Pete Rozelle acquired Matson by trading away … MORE ►

This NFL FILMSman’s Favorite Football Flick
Kevin Lutz, Ramblings and Rants

This NFL FILMSman’s Favorite Football Flick

A large congratulations goes out to the film Undefeated for winning Best Documentary Feature at the 84th Annual Academy Awards.  As The Vault Keeper pointed out on Sunday, it now joins a long … MORE ►

This Day in Football: February 27
Chicago Bears, Mike Counos, Tales from the Vault, This Day in NFL History

This Day in Football: February 27

On this day one year ago, defensive tackle Stephen Paea set an NFL Scouting Combine record in the bench press event, lifting 225 pounds 49 times.

Paea played his college football at Oregon State and … MORE ►

Tournament of Touchdown Shots Winner
Holiday Tournament Bracket, TCIPF Staff

Tournament of Touchdown Shots Winner

Congratulations, Marshawn Lynch!  Your Beast Mode run versus the New Orleans Saints in the 2010 Wild Card Playoffs was voted the best touchdown shot!

Steve Young’s touchdown had a great run through our tournament, including … MORE ►

Tales From the Vault: Special Oscar Edition
Ramblings and Rants, Steve Seidman

Tales From the Vault: Special Oscar Edition

Move over Pitt, Clooney and silent French guy. You’ve got
nothing on Jim Brown as Slammer, Alex Karras as Mongo, and Burt
Reynolds as Paul “Wrecking” Crewe. With the 84th Annual Academy Awards
upon us, MORE ►

Tournament of Touchdown Shots: Championship
Holiday Tournament Bracket, Round 5, TCIPF Staff

Tournament of Touchdown Shots: Championship

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s finally here.  Our Tournament of Touchdown Shots Championship match!

Over the past few months, we have presented 32 shots from different touchdowns, either from the ground-camera or the top-camera.  We presented … MORE ►

Cosell Talks: Matt Flynn and the Art of Quarterbacking
From the Desk of Greg Cosell, Green Bay Packers, Greg Cosell, Inside the Game

Cosell Talks: Matt Flynn and the Art of Quarterbacking

Rewind to New Year’s Day. On that cold and windy afternoon at Lambeau Field, Matt Flynn’s second NFL start produced 480 passing yards and six touchdowns, the final one with 1:10 left in the fourth … MORE ►