Tales From the Vault: To Preserve and Protect
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Tales From the Vault: To Preserve and Protect

“It starts with a whistle and ends with a gun. 60 minutes of closed-in action
from kickoff to touchdown. This is pro football – the game of our time.”
THEY CALL IT PRO FOOTBALL… MORE ►

This Date in Football: The Unretirement of Joe Namath
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This Date in Football: The Unretirement of Joe Namath

On July 18, 1969, Joe Namath announced he was coming out of retirement and would return as the quarterback for the New York Jets.  Wait, Joe Namath retired in the middle of his career?  That’s … 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: January 26
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This Day in Football: January 26

On this day in 1960, the man who transformed pro football into America’s Game – Pete Rozelle – was elected Commissioner.

After former Commissioner Bert Bell passed away three months earlier, the NFL owners scrambled … MORE ►