Archive for August, 2012

TDIF: Happy Birthday, Larry Fitzgerald
Arizona Cardinals, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History, Top 100

TDIF: Happy Birthday, Larry Fitzgerald

Today, wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald celebrates his 29th birthday.  Fitzgerald attended the University of Pittsburgh and was selected by the Arizona Cardinals as the third overall choice in 2004.  The six-time Pro Bowler developed the … MORE ►

This Day in Football: Shaun Alexander’s Birthday
Seattle Seahawks, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History

This Day in Football: Shaun Alexander’s Birthday

On this date in football – August 30 − former NFL running back Shaun Alexander turns 35.  Alexander, who attended the University of Alabama, was drafted in 2000 by the Seattle Seahawks.  During the 2005 … MORE ►

TDIF: Happy Birthday, Carl Banks
New York Giants, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History

TDIF: Happy Birthday, Carl Banks

Today, linebacker Carl Banks celebrates his 50th birthday.   The third overall pick in 1984 from Michigan State University, Banks was an integral part of the New York Giants’ stout defense nicknamed the “Big Blue … MORE ►

Sneak Peek: Season 2 of ‘A Football Life’
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Sneak Peek: Season 2 of ‘A Football Life’

On Wednesday, September 12 at 8pm/ET, Season 2 of the Emmy nominated documentary series A Football Life premieres only on NFL Network.  This year the series will include 13 new episodes, including profiles of Ray … MORE ►

TDIF: First Overtime Game in the NFL
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TDIF: First Overtime Game in the NFL

Fifty-seven years ago today, on August 28, 1955, the first NFL overtime game was played during the preseason between the Los Angeles Rams and New York Giants. Three minutes into the sudden death period, the … MORE ►

This Day in Football: Packers granted NFL franchise
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This Day in Football: Packers granted NFL franchise

On this date in 1921, the American Professional Football Association – renamed the NFL in 1922 -  granted J.E. Clair of Acme Packing Company a franchise for the Green Bay Packers.  Although he would turn … MORE ►

TDIF: Happy Birthday, Jamal Lewis
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TDIF: Happy Birthday, Jamal Lewis

On this date in football − August 26 − running back Jamal Lewis turns 33. Lewis, the fifth overall pick from the University of Tennessee in 2000 by the Baltimore Ravens, specialized in power running. … MORE ►

TDIF: Happy Birthday, Marvin Harrison
Indianapolis Colts, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History, Top 10

TDIF: Happy Birthday, Marvin Harrison

On this date in 1972, wide receiver Marvin Harrison was born. Harrison was chosen by the Indianapolis Colts as the 19th selection in the 1996 NFL Draft. In December of 2006, Harrison became just the … MORE ►

Eagles HOFer Van Buren Dies, Was 1 of NFL’s 100 Greatest
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Eagles HOFer Van Buren Dies, Was 1 of NFL’s 100 Greatest

Our condolences to the friends and family of Hall of Fame running back Steve Van Buren, who died yesterday in Lancaster, PA, of pneumonia.  Van Buren was 91.

Known by many nicknames — Wham-Bam, Moving … MORE ►

TDIF: Happy Birthday, Mike Shanahan
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TDIF: Happy Birthday, Mike Shanahan

Today, Washington Redskins’ head coach Mike Shanahan celebrates his 60th birthday.  A quarterback at Eastern Illinois University, Shanahan was nearly killed during a practice in the spring of 1973 after a vicious hit ruptured one … MORE ►