Profiles in Greatness: Joe Greene
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Profiles in Greatness: Joe Greene

The start of the NFL’s free agency period is nearly upon us, a time that reminds us how rare it’s become for anyone to spend his entire career in one uniform.  Today’s Profile in Greatness … MORE ►

This Day in Football: NFL Films is Born
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This Day in Football: NFL Films is Born

On March 5, 1964 Ed Sabol’s own Blair Motion Pictures was purchased by the National Football League and renamed NFL Films.  This marked another step toward Sabol fully realizing his dream of running a film … MORE ►

This Day in Football: Peyton’s Payday
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This Day in Football: Peyton’s Payday

Arguably the biggest story of the NFL off-season is whether Peyton Manning and the Colts will soon sever the union they consummated on this date eight years ago.  It was then, March 2, 2004, that MORE ►

32 for 3/2
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32 for 3/2

For today, March 2 — or 3/2 — we give you a tribute to one of the great uniform numbers in NFL history:  32.

32 is typically toted by running backs, with notables including Marcus … MORE ►

A Day Made for Lambeau
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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
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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 ►

This Day in Football: February 28
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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 Day in Football: February 27
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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 ►

Remembering Tom Martinez
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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
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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 ►