Archive for the 'Football Urban Legends' Category

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 [...]

Did Ole Miss Change the Speed Limit Around Their Campus to Honor Archie Manning?

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: Ole Miss changed the speed limit around campus in honor of former Ole Miss great Archie Manning. [...]

Did Sun Devil Stadium Get an Extreme Makeover for the Pope’s Visit to the Stadium?

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: Sun Devil Stadium had an extreme makeover when Pope John Paul II came to visit during the [...]

Did Ohio State Once Give Up a Touchdown to One of Its Own Players?

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: Ohio State once gave up a touchdown…to its own player! The grand legacy of Ohio State football [...]

Does the “V” on Fresno State’s Helmets Stand for Victory?

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: Fresno State wears a “V” on their helmets as in “V for Victory” California State University, Fresno, [...]

Was There Really a Mystery Over Whether Gino Marchetti Won the 1958 NFL MVP Award?

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: Gino Marchetti won the 1958 NFL MVP Award. Here is a 2008 list of Associated Press National [...]

Did an NFL Team Once Draft John Wayne…When He Was 63 Years Old?

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: An NFL team once drafted John Wayne when he was 63 years old. Here’s the final in [...]

Did an NFL Team Drop Two Spots in the Draft Because They Didn’t Have Their Pick Ready in Time?

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 team dropped two spots in the draft because they missed their initial pick. Ahead of tonight’s [...]

Did a Team Draft the Wrong Player Due to Two Top Prospects Having Similar Sounding Names?

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 team drafted the wrong player because two top prospects had similar sounding names. Ahead of tonight’s [...]

Did Two NFL Teams Once Fight Over the Right to Make the Last Pick in the NFL Draft?

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 Steelers and the Rams both tried to get the final pick in the 1979 NFL Draft, [...]