Archive for the 'Football Urban Legends' Category

How Did a Panty Raid Help Lead to Auburn’s First National Championship?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about football and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the football urban legends featured so far. FOOTBALL URBAN LEGEND: A panty raid helped lead to Auburn’s first national championship. In 2010, Auburn University won the national […]

How Did a Lawsuit Lead to the Dallas/Houston Governor’s Cup?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about football and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the football urban legends featured so far. FOOTBALL URBAN LEGEND: The annual Governor’s Cup game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston team from the AFC began […]

Did the Coach of Harvard’s Football Team Once Strangle a Bulldog to Inspire His Team to Defeat the Yale Bulldogs?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about football and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the football urban legends featured so far. FOOTBALL URBAN LEGEND: The coach of Harvard once strangled a live bulldog to death to motivate his team to defeat […]

Were the Cleveland Browns Named After Boxing Legend Joe Louis?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about football and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the football urban legends featured so far. FOOTBALL URBAN LEGEND: he Cleveland Browns were named after boxer Jou “The Brown Bomber” Louis. The Cleveland Browns opened shop […]

Did Andre the Giant Really Try Out for the Washington Redskins?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about football and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the football urban legends featured so far. FOOTBALL URBAN LEGEND: Andre the Giant once tried out for the Washington Redskins. The late André René Roussimoff was best […]

Did the Florida Gators Once Have a Crocodile on the Cover of Their Media Guide?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about football and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the football urban legends featured so far. FOOTBALL URBAN LEGEND: The 2003 Florida Gators media guide featured a crocodile by mistake. In 2003, the Florida Gators put […]

Did Mike Holmgren Impersonate God to Get Reggie White to Sign with the Packers?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about football and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the football urban legends featured so far. FOOTBALL URBAN LEGEND: Mike Holmgren impersonated God in an attempt to get Reggie White to sign with the Green Bay […]

Was One of the Canine Mascots for Georgetown’s Football Team a War Hero?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about football and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the football urban legends featured so far. FOOTBALL URBAN LEGEND: One of Georgetown’s canine mascots was a war hero. The first live animal mascot in college football […]

Did Joe Namath Pose for His Topps Rookie Card While Still in the Hospital?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about football and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the football urban legends featured so far. FOOTBALL URBAN LEGEND: Joe Namath posed for his Topps rookie card while still in the hospital. One of the notable […]

How Did Theodore Roosevelt Help Save the Game of Football?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about football and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the football urban legends featured so far. FOOTBALL URBAN LEGEND: The annual Army-Navy Game drew two separate U.S. Presidents directly into the planning of the game and, […]