Archive for the 'Football Urban Legends' Category

Were the Cardinals Named After The Faded Football Jerseys They Wore?

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 Cardinals got their name from the faded used jerseys they wore. The University of Chicago Maroons […]

Did Pamela Anderson Get Her Big Break While Being Spotted by a TV Camera at a Canadian Football 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: Pamela Anderson got her big break when caught by a TV camera at a Canadian Football game. […]

Did the Stanford Student Body Vote to Name Their Football Team the “Robber Barons”?

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: Stanford University’s students voted for the school’s mascot (and team names) be “Robber Barons.” In 1891, Stanford […]

Were the Washington Redskins Once the Duluth Eskimos?

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 Washington Redskins used to be the Duluth Eskimos. I wrote about the Duluth Eskimos a while […]

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 […]