Thursday Open Thread

Todd Blackledge-led Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Nebraska in September 1982 on the way to a national championship (PSU won 27-24 in a barnburner)

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Wednesday Open Thread

Univ. of California Center Roy Riegels runs the wrong way after picking up a fumble against Georgia Tech in the 1929 Rose Bowl. His teammates tackled him on the 1 yard line. Georgia Tech 8, Cal 7 for GT to win the national championship.

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Godspeed 15

Hall of Fame Green Bay Packers QB Bart Starr in action against the Dallas Cowboys in the 1966 NFL Championship Game

ESPN the Magazine has a great piece up about Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr and his quest to make it back to Green Bay for the retirement of Brett […]

Tuesday Open Thread

Earl Campbell of the Texas Longhorns runs over DB Sid Greehey of SMU 1977

Monday Open Thread

R.I.P. -- Ken Stabler

Former University of Alabama and Oakland Raider quarterback Ken “The Snake” Stabler has died at age 69. From Yahoo Sports:

Longtime Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler died Thursday in Gulfport, Miss., according to WPMI. He was 69 years old. His death was confirmed by Fox WBRC, via a University of Alabama spokesman, and through […]

Saturday Song

No Independence Day is complete without our national anthem. Carl Lewis’ version from over 20 years ago is the most memorable (sorry Whitney). Charlie Steiner (then of ESPN) goes with this version like peanut butter goes with jelly.

Thursday Open Thread

Johnny Unitas let’s one fly against the New York Giants in 1958

Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas was born this date in 1933. His balls were never knowingly deflated.

Legacy

Recently passed North Carolina Tar Heels basketball Coach Dean Smith left everyone of his former players $200 paid out of his trust for “dinner out” on Coach.

In his will, Smith bequeathed $200 to each of his former players from his trust. The reason? The coach wanted them to “enjoy a dinner out compliments […]

Giving the Hawks the Bird

I forgot to post this yesterday… 30 years ago Larry Bird scored 60 points to set the Celtics single game scoring record. If anyone doubts that Larry Bird is one of the best ever or thinks he’s over hyped — this will disabuse you of such foolishness.

The greatest shot is the one the […]