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Football

1965: When The Houston Astrodome Was The Eighth Wonder ...

April 9, 2021

The Houston Astrodome, dubbed “the 8th Wonder of the World,” celebrated many firsts in sports arena history when construction ended in 1965. The space-age ho...

With 'Paper Lion,' George Plimpton Played Pro Football ...

March 18, 2021

In 1966, George Plimpton's book Paper Lion, recounting his attempt to play football with the Detroit Lions, allowed millions of Americans to vicariously live...

1969: Joe Namath Guarantees A Super Bowl Victory For Hi...

January 9, 2021

New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath (12) looking on as he led the Jets to a 16-7 victory over the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III on 1/12/1969 at the Orange ...

Monday Night Football: 50 Years Of Facts And Trivia

September 21, 2020

Howard Cosell, Frank Gifford, and Don Meredith in 1971. Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images On Se...

'The Band Is Out On The Field:' Cal-Stanford 1982 And '...

December 4, 2018

Left: John Elway #7 of the Stanford Cardinal warms up before the Big Game against the California Golden Bears played on November 20, 1982. Right: Chaos on the f...