Archive for the 'Football Urban Legends' Category

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, […]

Did the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Once Accidentally Draft the Wrong Player in the First Round?

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 Tampa Bay Buccaneers accidentally drafted the wrong player in the first round of the 1982 NFL […]

Was a “Mr. Irrelevant” So Irrelevant That His Team Misspelled His Name When He Became Their Starting Quarterback?

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 the most prominent “Mr. Irrelevant”s was still irrelevant enough that his team misspelled his name […]

Did a Player Once Suffer a Career-Ending Injury on a Coin Toss?

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 suffered a career ending injury walking back from a coin toss. Albert “Turk” Edwards was […]

How Did An Injured Rookie Nearly Destroy 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: A lawsuit by an injured rookie very nearly eliminated the NFL draft! James McCoy Smith (born in […]

Did the Steelers Really Choose Mike Tomlin As Their Coach Over Ken Whisenhunt?

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 Pittsburgh Steelers chose Mike Tomlin for their head coaching job over Ken Whisenhunt. This story really […]