Happy Birthday to a Lakeshore Legend
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Happy Birthday to a Lakeshore Legend

You know the Kansas Comet, Sweetness, and the Refrigerator.  Today, meet Fishhook Fingers.  He’s a living Chicago Bears legend, and not long ago, our Head Research Librarian and noted football historian Chris Willis sat down … MORE ►

Happy 70th Birthday to the NFL’s Polymath – Steve Sabol
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Happy 70th Birthday to the NFL’s Polymath – Steve Sabol

A lot of people knew Steve Sabol as a football historian and a master filmmaker.  He was certainly both, but his genius didn’t stop there.  He was the ultimate “polymath”, a type of thinker who … MORE ►

This Date in Football: Happy Birthday, Barry Sanders
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This Date in Football: Happy Birthday, Barry Sanders

We’re improvising this birthday salute to Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders, who celebrates his 44th on this date in football, July 16, 2012.  To appropriately honor a back who perhaps better than … MORE ►

This Date in Football: Happy Birthday, Andre Johnson
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This Date in Football: Happy Birthday, Andre Johnson

Houston’s franchise receiver, Andre Johnson, was born on this date in 1981.  Johnson has been to 5 Pro Bowls and is universally considered one of the best receivers in the game today.  An injury-plagued 2011 … MORE ►

This Date in Football: Happy Birthday, Roger Craig
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This Date in Football: Happy Birthday, Roger Craig

Born on this day in 1960, Roger Craig was the league’s first “1000-1000″ back.  In 1985, Craig exceeded both 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving.  But what was perhaps most astonishing is that he … MORE ►

This Date in Football: Happy Birthday, Trent Green
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This Date in Football: Happy Birthday, Trent Green

Born on this date in football, July 9, 1970, Trent Green is a shining example of how perseverance can pay off.  Big.  Green was an 8th round draft pick of San Diego in 1993.  … MORE ►

This Date in Football: Happy Birthday, Jack Lambert
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This Date in Football: Happy Birthday, Jack Lambert

One of the most iconic players and greatest Steelers in NFL history turns 60 years old on this date in football, July 8, 2012.  Jack Lambert’s fearsome stare and fearless play were cornerstones of the … MORE ►

This Date In Football: Happy Birthday, Joe Jacoby
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This Date In Football: Happy Birthday, Joe Jacoby

On this date in football, July 6, 2012, former Redskins’ offensive tackle Joe Jacoby turns 53 years old.  Jacoby was named to four consecutive Pro Bowls from 1983-86, during which time he was twice named … MORE ►

This Date in Football: Happy Birthday, James Lofton
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This Date in Football: Happy Birthday, James Lofton

On this date in football, July 5, 2012, Pro Football Hall of Famer James Lofton turns 56.  Lofton spent his first 9 NFL seasons with the Packers, and in 7 of them was named to … MORE ►

This Date In Football: Happy Birthday, Roy Green
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This Date In Football: Happy Birthday, Roy Green

Roy Green was a defensive back in college and in 1981 played cornerback and wide receiver, while also returning kicks for the Cardinals.  In 1981, he had three different games with both an interception and … MORE ►