Archive for the 'Football Urban Legends' Category

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, […]

Did a Waived Football Player Pull a Gun on the General Manager After Being Waived?

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 waived player once pulled a gun on his general manager. In November of 1968, Houston Oilers […]

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 […]