Category: History

Football History: Chuck Howley

Strange things often happen in sports. On Sunday, when the past Super Bowl Most Valuable Players were honored before the championship contest one of the players remains unique in the history of football. It occurred during Super Bowl V between the Dallas Cowboys and the Baltimore Colts on Jan. 17, 1971. Chuck Howley was a […]

Hockey History: Jim Lorentz

For people who collect sports cards, there can be an unusual story that goes with a piece of cardboard. It’s not always about money. Baseball fans may remember when Randy Johnson accidentally killed a bird while pitching in an exhibition game for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001. Although it was an incredible site to see, […]

Hockey History: Paul Coffey

It was 20 years ago when Paul Coffey joined an exclusive club. Coffey became the first defenseman in the history of the National Hockey League to reach 1,000 career assists on Dec. 13, 1995. In his 16th season, Coffey found Detroit Red Wings teammate Igor Larionov in the opening period of a 3-1 victory over […]

Football History: Bart Starr

As Thanksgiving is celebrated today among the best known traditions is football. Among the many things I’ve always been thankful for is the neighbor who gave me a box full of baseball, football and basketball cards from the late 1960s. At the time, the cards were not over 10 years old. Although I don’t remember […]