Archive for the 'Football Urban Legends' Category

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 […]

Did the NFL Come Up With A New Rule Due to a Kicker With No Toes?

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 Saints kicker who held the NFL record for longest field goal for four decades inspired the […]

Did the Saints’ Field Once Catch Fire During a 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: The Saints’ field caught fire in the middle of a game! On November 10, 1991, the Saints […]

Did the Saints Gain Their Name From Being Founded on All Saints Day?

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 Saints got their name because they were founded on All Saint’s Day. Dave Dixon passed away […]

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 […]