Archive for February, 2012

Remembering Tom Martinez
Behind the Scenes, Cutting Room Floor, Mike Counos, New England Patriots, Tales from the Vault

Remembering Tom Martinez

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, Tom Martinez died on his 66th birthday due to a heart attack. Martinez, a long-time quarterbacks coach, was best known as the mentor to three-time Super Bowl champion QB Tom Brady … MORE ►

Honoring Art Shell
Films Encore, Mike Counos, Oakland Raiders, Tales from the Vault

Honoring Art Shell

With February being Black History Month, we would like to honor Art Shell, who is recognized as the first African American head coach in the National Football League’s modern era.

A long-time Raider, Shell played … MORE ►

Cosell Talks: The NFL Scouting Combine
From the Desk of Greg Cosell, Greg Cosell, Inside the Game

Cosell Talks: The NFL Scouting Combine

The NFL Scouting Combine begins this weekend in Indianapolis. More than 350 college players will go through all kinds of tests and drills designed to help NFL teams gather more extensive information on their physical … MORE ►

How President Theodore Roosevelt Saved Football
Ramblings and Rants, Tiffany Orbin

How President Theodore Roosevelt Saved Football

Back in 1876, Theodore Roosevelt attended his first football game as an 18-year old freshman at Harvard University.  He and his cronies traveled to New Haven, Conn., to watch the second ever Harvard-Yale game.  Although … MORE ►

Films Follies: Best of 2011
Follies, Inside the NFL, Tales from the Vault, Tiffany Orbin

Films Follies: Best of 2011

It’s been two weeks since we’ve been able to watch football on Sunday.  But don’t cry!  Laugh!  For today we present to you the best follies from the 2011 season as originally shown on “Inside … MORE ►

Honoring Emlen Tunnell
Films Encore, New York Giants, Tales from the Vault, Tiffany Orbin, Top 100

Honoring Emlen Tunnell

February is Black History Month and we’d like to take the time to honor some coaches and players who were a part of the growth of the National Football League.  Today, we showcase Emlen Tunnell, … MORE ►

How Can We Miss You When You Won’t Go Away?
Steve Seidman

How Can We Miss You When You Won’t Go Away?

Randy Moss’s announcement that he’s ending his retirement reminds us that there’s an art to a successful sports comeback — and other endeavors. Buck the odds, and you’re Newt Gingrich in South Carolina. Overplay your MORE ►

This Day in Football: February 16
Pittsburgh Steelers, Tales from the Vault, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History

This Day in Football: February 16

Former Pittsburgh Steeler, Jerome Bettis, celebrates his 40th birthday today. Selected 10th overall in the 1993 NFL draft by the Los Angeles Rams, Bettis was traded to the Steelers after three seasons. In his 10 … MORE ►

Tournament of Touchdown Shots: Round 4, Game 2
Holiday Tournament Bracket, Round 4, TCIPF Staff

Tournament of Touchdown Shots: Round 4, Game 2

We’re just one game away from the Championship in our Tournament of Touchdown Shots!

Who will go up against Marshawn Lynch’s Beast Mode touchdown run in the finals?  Will it be Barry Sanders run vs … MORE ►

Super Love Fest
Jonathan Smyth

Super Love Fest

Valentine’s Day is a time to tell those special people in your life how much you love them. In the NFL, players and coaches don’t wait until February to spread the love. They do it … MORE ►