This Day in Football: The First Instant Replay
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This Day in Football: The First Instant Replay

On this date in football twenty-six years ago, the Cleveland Browns became the first team in NFL history to have a play reviewed by instant replay.  Since coaches were not able to protest a call on the field, referees had …

TDIF: Houston’s Franchise Gets a Name
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TDIF: Houston’s Franchise Gets a Name

On this date in 2000, Houston’s new franchise officially announced their team name as the Houston Texans.  CEO and Chairman of the Texans, Bob McNair, would unveil the logo to the public, focusing on five points which represent pride, courage, …

TDIF: Jerry Rice Breaks Career-TD Record
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TDIF: Jerry Rice Breaks Career-TD Record

On this date in football ─ September 5, 1994 ─ Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice scored his 127th career touchdown, moving him into first place in the NFL record book.  Rice, the former Mississippi Valley State standout, …

This Day in Football: Shaun Alexander’s Birthday
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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 season, Alexander was named the …

TDIF: Happy Birthday, Carl Banks
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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 Wrecking Crew.”  The “Crew” helped …

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 over the franchise a year …

TDIF: Roger Goodell named Commissioner
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TDIF: Roger Goodell named Commissioner

On this day in football in 2006, the NFL announced that Roger Goodell would succeed the retiring Paul Tagliabue as league commissioner.  A few weeks later, on September 1, 2006, Goodell assumed the NFL’s top office.  Here’s a look back …

TDIF: Jags and Panthers take the field
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TDIF: Jags and Panthers take the field

On this date in football, July 29, 1995, expansion franchises Jacksonville and Carolina played in each team’s first ever preseason game.  The matchup took place in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, OH, and was won 20-14 by the …

This Day in Football: Barry Sanders retires
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This Day in Football: Barry Sanders retires

On this date in football – July 28, 1999 – newspapers announced the retirement of Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders, who left the game at age 31 – just 1,457 yards shy of Walter Payton’s then all-time rushing record.…

This Day in Football: Walter Payton was born
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This Day in Football: Walter Payton was born

On this date in 1954, one of the greatest running backs in NFL history was born – Walter Payton. Payton played the game like no other. In 2011, he was featured in NFL Films’ A Football Life series. There are …