1940 NFL Championship (Greatest Victory In Sports History?)

The average combined score of an NFL game a quarter through the 2020 season is 51.3 points.  This is up roughly 16 percent from last year and 20 percent since 2000, according to the New York Times.  The 1940 NFL Championship had 73 points scored, in what could be considered the greatest victory in the … Read more

Charley Trippi Was the NFL’s First “Bonus Baby”

Charley Trippi was the last piece of the Chicago Cardinals famed “Dream Backfield.”  As an All-American out of Georgia, the pursuit for future Pro Football Hall of Famer Charley Trippi was on, not just by football teams.  This ultimately made Trippi the NFL’s first “Bonus Baby,” covered in this week’s episode of When Football Was … 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