This Date in Football: Vince Lombardi “Turns” 100
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This Date in Football: Vince Lombardi “Turns” 100

One century ago today, June 11, 1913, Vincent Thomas Lombardi came into the world.  Today, we salute the late, great Lombardi – one of American sports’ greatest coaches and the namesake of pro football’s biggest … MORE ►

This Day in Football: January 10
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This Day in Football: January 10

On this day in 1982, Joe Montana made a historic throw to wide receiver Dwight Clark, who made an even better catch – “The Catch”.

Montana and Clark’s connection in the back of the end … MORE ►

This Day in Football: Roger Staubach’s “Hail Mary”
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This Day in Football: Roger Staubach’s “Hail Mary”

On December 28, 1975 the Dallas Cowboys played the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Divisional Playoff Round. Despite being heavy underdogs, the Cowboys trailed 14-10 late in the fourth quarter with one last shot for … MORE ►

TDIF: First NFL Game Without Broadcasters
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TDIF: First NFL Game Without Broadcasters

On this date in football thirty-two years ago, NBC broadcasted the first-ever NFL game without broadcasters.  The executive producer of NBC Sports at the time, Don Ohlmeyer, needed to find a way to attract viewers … MORE ►

TDIF: NFL’s First Playoff Game
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TDIF: NFL’s First Playoff Game

On this date in football eighty years ago, the NFL’s first ever playoff game was held between the Chicago Bears and Portsmouth Spartans.  Played indoors due to a major snowstorm, the game was also regarded … MORE ►

TDIF: L.T.’s Astonishing Feat
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TDIF: L.T.’s Astonishing Feat

On this date in football – December 17, 2006 – LaDainian Tomlinson set a new NFL record for the most individual points in a season.  The San Diego Chargers running back eclipsed Paul Hornung’s 46-year-old … MORE ►

TDIF: A Shutout to Remember
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TDIF: A Shutout to Remember

On this date in football – December 10, 1939 – the Green Bay Packers defeated the New York Giants, 27-0, in the NFL championship game.  Seeking revenge from its loss to the Giants in the … MORE ►

TDIF: Niners Remarkable Comeback
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TDIF: Niners Remarkable Comeback

On this date in football – December 7, 1980 – the San Francisco 49ers engineered the greatest regular season comeback in NFL history. Trailing 35-7 at halftime, the Niners were in need of a spark … MORE ►

TDIF: Jerry Rice’s Record-Setting Day
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TDIF: Jerry Rice’s Record-Setting Day

On this date – December 6, 1992 – San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice set a new NFL-record by catching his 101st touchdown. The Hall of Famer’s touchdown catch helped him surpass the previous … MORE ►

TDIF: Dan Marino’s Historic Accomplishment
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TDIF: Dan Marino’s Historic Accomplishment

On this date in 1998, Dan Marino became the first player in NFL history to reach 400 career touchdown passes.  Known for his powerful arm and quick release, the Dolphins quarterback fired three touchdown passes … MORE ►