Looking at the Coincidences Between Alex Smith and Joe Theismann

On Friday, May 1, 2020, ESPN aired a documentary about NFL quarterback Alex Smith on its series E:60. This documentary showed the process Smith had to go through just to walk again after his gruesome leg injury in the Washington Redskins’ Week 11 home game against the Houston Texans. In the game, Smith was sacked halfway through the fourth quarter. With two Texans falling on … Continue reading Looking at the Coincidences Between Alex Smith and Joe Theismann

The Story of the Philadelphia/Pittsburgh Steagles

In 1943, the United States was in the middle of World War II. Every able-bodied man in the country that could pass their physicals was overseas taking on the Axis of Germany, Japan, and Italy. Famous athletes from the National Football League, Major League Baseball, and the National Hockey League were being recruited to help fight the evils in Europe and the Pacific. With the … Continue reading The Story of the Philadelphia/Pittsburgh Steagles

Bottlegate from a Fan’s Perspective

On December 16, 2001, the Cleveland Browns, with a 6-6 record, hosted the Jacksonville Jaguars in a week 14 matchup with playoff implications. The Browns, who returned to Cleveland only two seasons prior, were on the verge of their first playoff berth since 1994. With a win over the 5-8 Jaguars, their hopes at the postseason would look good. However, with an unprecedented decision by … Continue reading Bottlegate from a Fan’s Perspective

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Draft the Wrong Player

The first round of the 1982 NFL Draft was memorable for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but for the wrong reasons. The newest franchise in the NFL at the time just came off of their second-ever playoff appearance. At the 17th overall pick, the team had an opportunity to improve and to keep growing. But, a draft that began with excitement and opportunity ended in disaster, … Continue reading The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Draft the Wrong Player

The Biggest Mismatch in College Football History

On October 7, 1916, the powerhouse Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, led by legendary coach and award namesake John Heisman, invited the Cumberland College (now Cumberland University) Bulldogs to their stadium for an afternoon college football matchup. What resulted was an on-the-field massacre, as the Yellow Jackets defeated the Bulldogs, 222-0. The season prior, Cumberland and Georgia Tech agreed to a meeting on the gridiron. But, … Continue reading The Biggest Mismatch in College Football History

Retirement at Halftime: The Bizarre Story of Vontae Davis

The Buffalo Bills’ Week 2 game of the 2018 NFL season started like any other NFL game. There was buzz surrounding it, as it was the first career start for quarterback and first-round draft pick Josh Allen. However, by the end of halftime, that wasn’t the most exciting story of the game. The Bills were at home taking on the Los Angeles Chargers on September … Continue reading Retirement at Halftime: The Bizarre Story of Vontae Davis