Archive for the 'Football Urban Legends' Category

Did Monster Cable Sue the Chicago Bears Over the “Monsters of Midway”?

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: Monster Cable sued the Chicago Bears for their nickname “Monsters of the Midway” Big corporations have a [...]

Did Pamela Anderson Get Her Big Break From Being Caught on Camera in the Crowd at a 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. [...]

Was The Opening of the Second Half of Super Bowl I Replayed Because NBC Missed 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 beginning of the second half of Super Bowl I was re-played because NBC missed it. The [...]

Was One of the Most Famous NFL Photographs Ever Never Actually Printed in a Newspaper?

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 famous photograph of Y.A. Tittle was never published in a newspaper. Morris Berman’s photograph of New [...]

Did the Owners of the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers Actually TRADE Franchises?

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: In 1941, the owners of the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers actually traded franchises. There quite [...]

What Exactly Happened in the “Win One for the Gipper!” 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: Spurred on by coach Knute Rockne’s halftime speech, Notre Dame player Jack Chevigny scored the winning touchdown [...]

Did Two Detroit Lions Players Receive a Gold Record While Still Active in the NFL?

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: Two Detroit Lions players received a Gold Record while they were still playing pro ball! If the [...]

Did Edgar Allan Poe Really Play an Early Form 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: Edgar Allan Poe played an early form of football. Reader David wrote in to ask: I know [...]

Did a Football Player Play Pro Football Under an Assumed Name so He Could Continue to Play College Ball?

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 player played professional football under an assumed name so that he could play college football, as [...]

Was the Super Bowl REALLY Named After the Super Ball?

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 Super Bowl is named after the Super Ball. In the late 1960s, the National Football League [...]