On this day: September 25th, 2006

A Monday Night nobody will ever forget

  Let’s take a journey back to 2006 • The social media site Twitter is launched • The Iraqi Tribunal sentences Saddam Hussein to death by hanging • The DaVinci Code and The Departed clean up at the box office • The New Orleans Saints return to their beloved Super Dome and demolish the Falcons […]

On this day: September 23rd, 1973


1973 Occurrences: Spiro Agnew resigns as Vice President Supreme Court rules on Roe v. Wade The median household income was $10,512 Best picture went to the Godfather A stamp cost $0.08 The Miami Dolphins lost to the Oakland Raiders 12-7 their first loss since the 1971 Super Bowl VI loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The Dolphins […]

On this day: September 12th, 1993


1993 Occurrences: Bill Clinton began his first term as the 42nd US President Federal Agents raid religious cult in Waco, Texas The Patriots went from Pat Patriot to Flying Elvis The Pentium microprocessor was introduced by Intel Jurassic Park, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Sleepless in Seattle were among the top movies The defending champ Dallas Cowboys […]

On this day: September 10th, 1978


1978 Occurrences: Sony introduces the walkman The Deer Hunter is one of the year’s top movies Eagles “Hotel California” is the record of the year The price of gas in the US ranged between 65 and 71 cents per gallon The Oakland Raiders score a touchdown on “the most zany, unbelievable, absolutely impossible dream of […]

On this day: September 6th


3114 BC – According to the proleptic Julian calendar the current era in the Maya Long Count Calendar started (although I call bull shit, we have no friggin clue what happened 5,000 years ago to the day) 1628 – Puritans settle Salem, which later become part of  Massachusetts Bay Colony 1968 – Swaziland gained its independence 1972 – […]

On This Day: September 2nd


1666 – The Great Fire of London breaks out and burns for 3 days, destroying 10,000 buildings 1901 – Vice President Teddy Roosevelt says the famous phrase: “Speak softly and carry a big stick” at the Minnesota State Fair 1948 – Terry Bradshaw was born (sidenote: he was born bald) 1963 – CBS News becomes […]

How much longer can the Dutchman hold on?


September 28th, 1951. On this date Norm Van Brocklin passed for 554 yards against the New York Yanks.  This record, SOMEHOW, still stands today.  There are some crazy things worth noting: Back in 1951 defensive players could assault receivers. Many teams still did not embrace passing.  The 1951 New York Giants, for instance, passed for […]

John McKay Quotes

Head Coach John McKay

John McKay was head coach of the putrid 1976 and 1977 Buccaneers teams. They combined for an atrocious 2-26 record including 26 straight losses. They were also shut out a combined 11 times in 28 games as their starting QBs combined to throw 12 TDs to 50 INTs during this 2 year run. Awful. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/tam/1976.htm […]

Jim Thorpe and The Biggest Upset You Never Heard Of

The Carlisle Indians

This story begins over 100 years ago in 1910. Pro football didn’t even exist. All anyone played was college football. In today’s world of college ball, there are like 7,304 conferences and somewhere in the vicinity of 187,955 teams. In 1910, things were a bit less complex. The dominant teams were Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Army, […]