The Birth of Indoor Football in the NFL

Indoor football in the NFL is not uncommon as we approach the 100th birthday of the league in a few days.  However, this was not always the case.  The Houston Astrodome was the first domed stadium in the NFL, home to the Oilers from 1968 – 1996.  Pro Football’s first indoor game was at the … Read more

The Strange, Sad, and Curious Case of Johnny Grigas

Back in the 1960s, a short-lived television program debuted that was simply called “Branded.” It was the story of a wounded soldier in the 1860s who fought bravely and survived a dreadful battle, only to be “branded” as a deserter since he was the lone survivor. Despite his previous heroics in battle, all of that … Read more

Worst Day In NFL History? Followed Up By One of the Best?

Ever wonder what was the worst individual performance in NFL history?  This is, of course, subjective.  Here’s one for you to think about.  Jim Hardy of the Chicago Cardinals threw the most interceptions in a game – a whopping 8 “completions” to the other colored jerseys. The thing is, the next game he totally turned … Read more

Ernie Nevers – (Fullback) Duluth Eskimos / Chicago Cardinals

When you think of unbreakable NFL records, what comes to mind?  Does the name Ernie Nevers come to mind for you?  Have you ever heard of that name?  Ernie Nevers was a member of the inaugural Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1963.  He was one of the greatest football players of the 20s … Read more

1948 NFL vs College All-Star Game

It’s summertime and like most years, we look forward to the opening of training camps and the excitement of what the new football season will bring! But for many years, the advent of summer indicated that preparations were beginning for the annual NFL College All-Star football game in Chicago. This extravaganza, held each August in … Read more