Archive for the 'Football Urban Legends' Category

Did the NFL Have to Change the Rules of a Game Because They Were Running Out of Footballs?

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 NFL changed the rules for extra points during the 1940 NFL Championship Game because they were [...]

Did the New York Giants REALLY Originate the Gatorade Shower?

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 New York Giants originated the “Gatorade shower.” During the 1986 National Football League (NFL) season, the [...]

Did the Governor of Colorado Lose Pikes Peak in a Football Bet?

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 Governor of Colorado lost Pikes Peak to Texas in a football bet. Bets between politicans are [...]

Did Pat Summerall Gain His First Name From His Football Position?

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: Pat Summerall got the name “Pat” from, of all things, his position as a kicker. Pat Summerall [...]

Did Kurt Warner Refuse to Appear on the Cover of a Sports Illustrated Because of a Supposed Sports Illustrated Cover Jinx?

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: Kurt Warner refused to appear on the cover of an issue of Sports Illustrated about the supposed [...]

Did Two Different Canadian Football Teams Draft a Dead Player in Back-to-Back CFL Drafts?

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 back-to-back years, two separate Canadian football teams drafted dead players. In 1993, the Canadian Football League [...]