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First Super Bowl

August 12, 2021

Long before football became America’s new pastime, the Super Bowl began as a battle between the National Football League’s Green Bay Packers and the American Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs. Tha...

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...

1968: The 'Heidi Bowl' Pre-Empts Namath And The New Yor...

November 17, 2020

Heidi (Jennifer Edwards) bumped Joe Namath and his Jets off the air. Sources: Amazon.com; Photo by Bill Young/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images The New...

1979: Mean Joe Greene Sells Coke With His Sweaty Footba...

October 1, 2020

"Hey kid, catch." Those immortal words changed Mean Joe Greene from a bruising, merciless defensive tackle to an international super star and Coca-Cola spoke...

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...

Trailblazer Actress And Sportscaster Jayne Kennedy, The...

April 7, 2019

Jayne Kennedy poses for a portrait in circa 1985 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Throughout the...