Archive for the 'Football Urban Legends' Category

Was Linebacker Jack Lambert Once Ejected From a Game for “Hitting the Quarterback Too Hard”?

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: Jack Lambert was ejected from a game for “hitting a quarterback too hard.” At the end of […]

Were the Baltimore Colts Awarded Y.A. Tittle by the Commissioner of Their League, to Improve Competitive Balance?

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 commissioner of the All-American Football Conference awarded Y.A. Tittle to the Baltimore Colts to promote balance […]

Did the Chicago Bears Once Draft a Future Hall-of-Famer Based Solely On the Sound of His Name?

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 future Hall of Famer was drafted in the last round of the 1934 NFL Draft based […]

How Did a $1 Investment in 1926 Turn Into 10% Ownership of the Minnesota Vikings in 1960?

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 $1 investment by a team manager eventually turned into 10% of the Minnesota vikings. The early […]

Did Vince Lombardi Once Trade a Player Five Minutes After Learning That the Player Had Hired an Agent?

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: Vince Lombardi traded a player five minutes after learning the player had hired an agent to represent […]

Does the Deed to Kenan Memorial Stadium Require That the Stadium Never Reach the Height of the Trees That Surround it?

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 deed to Kenan Memorial Stadium required that the stadium never rise above the pine trees that […]

Did the NFL Come Up With A New Rule Due to a Kicker With No Toes?

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 Saints kicker who held the NFL record for longest field goal for four decades inspired the […]

Did the Saints’ Field Once Catch Fire During a Game?

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 Saints’ field caught fire in the middle of a game! On November 10, 1991, the Saints […]

Did the Saints Gain Their Name From Being Founded on All Saints Day?

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 Saints got their name because they were founded on All Saint’s Day. Dave Dixon passed away […]

Did NBC Send an Employee Out to Delay the 1958 NFL Championship Game Because They Had Lost the TV Signal?

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: NBC sent an employee running on to the field to delay the 1958 National Football League Championship […]