Sports History

  • This Day In Sports History (January 25th) – Super Bowl XXXII

    This Day In Sports History (January 25th) – Super Bowl XXXII

    It was on this day in 1998 that Super Bowl XXXII was held at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.  The Denver Broncos defeated the Green Bay Packers 31-24 to win their first of back-to-back Super Bowl titles. The Broncos rode San Diego native, running back Terrell Davis to victory as he was the centerpiece […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 18th) – Robert Parish

    This Day In Sports History (January 18th) – Robert Parish

    It was on this day in 1998 that the Boston Celtics retired the number “00″ formerly worn by center Robert Parish.  Parish became the 20th player to have his number retired by the Celtic organization. Robert Parish enjoyed a 21-year Hall-of-Fame career, spending 15 of those seasons with the Celtics.  Parish was part of three […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 4th) – LSU Tigers

    This Day In Sports History (January 4th) – LSU Tigers

    It was on this day in 2004 that the Sugar Bowl took place at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The LSU Tigers defeated the Oklahoma Sooners 21-14 to capture the university’s second BCS National Championship. Both teams entered the game with identical 12-1 records and were thought by many to be very evenly matched.  […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 28th) – Detroit Lions

    This Day In Sports History (December 28th) – Detroit Lions

    It was on this day in 2008 that the Detroit Lions lost to the Green Bay Packers 31-21 in a game played at Lambeau Field.  The loss meant that the Lions became the first team in NFL history to finish the regular season at 0-16. The Lions surprisingly played well in the pre-season as they […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 22nd) — Brandon Morrow

    This Day In Sports History (December 22nd) — Brandon Morrow

    It was on this day in 2009 that the Toronto Blue Jays sent relief pitcher Brandon League and minor league outfielder Johermyn Chavez to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for starting pitcher Brandon Morrow.  Although the Mariners used him mainly as a relief pitcher, the Jays planned on using Morrow as a starter and a […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 21st) – Martin Brodeur

    This Day In Sports History (December 21st) – Martin Brodeur

    It was on this day in 2009 that New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur recorded his 104th regular season shutout.  As a result, Brodeur broke the record for most career shutouts, which was previously held by Terry Sawchuk. Terry Sawchuk’s record lasted nearly 40 years and at the time of his retirement many experts believed […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 14th) – Miami Heat

    This Day In Sports History (December 14th) – Miami Heat

    It was on this day in 1988 that the Miami Heat won their first regular season game in franchise history. The Heat defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 89-88 in a game played at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. The Miami Heat were not expected to have much success in their inaugural season, but no […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 7th) – Bo Jackson

    This Day In Sports History (December 7th) – Bo Jackson

    It was on this day in 1985 that Auburn University running back Bo Jackson was named as the Heisman Trophy recipient.  Jackson narrowly beat out Iowa quarterback Chuck Long to take home the prestigious award. Bo Jackson is most remembered for being a great two-sport athlete, excelling in baseball and football, as he was named […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 30th) – Hamilton Tiger-Cats

    This Day In Sports History (November 30th) – Hamilton Tiger-Cats

    It was on this day in 1986 that the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Edmonton Eskimos battled it out for the Grey Cup Championship.  Hamilton cruised to a 39-15 victory in a game played at B.C. Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Eskimos entered the game as 12-point favorites, but just 95 seconds into the game they […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 29th) – Montreal Alouettes

    This Day In Sports History (November 29th) – Montreal Alouettes

    It was on this day in 2009 that the Montreal Alouettes and Saskatchewan Roughriders played in the 97th annual Grey Cup.  The game took place at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Alberta, and the Alouettes came out on top by a score of 28-27. Montreal entered the game as heavy favorites, as they went 15-3 in […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 28th) — Paul “Bear” Bryant

    This Day In Sports History (November 28th) — Paul “Bear” Bryant

    It was on this day in 1981 that Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Paul “Bear” Bryant broke the record for most wins by a college football coach.  He would earn his record-breaking 315th career victory with a 28-17 win over Bama’s biggest rival, Auburn. The Tide would go on to win their ninth SEC championship […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 16th) – Toronto Argonauts

    This Day In Sports History (November 16th) – Toronto Argonauts

    It was on this day in 1997 that the Toronto Argonauts took on the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the 85th edition of the Grey Cup.  Toronto went on to win the game 47-23 to capture the franchise’s 14th Grey Cup Championship. Toronto was led by quarterback Doug Flutie, who was the reigning regular season and Grey […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 9th) – Joe Cada

    This Day In Sports History (November 9th) – Joe Cada

    It was on this day in 2009 that Joe Cada and Darvin Moon played heads-up in the World Series of Poker No Limit Texas Hold’em Main Event.  Cada ended up winning to become the youngest ever winner of the event at 21 years of age. Darvin Moon entered the final table, known as the “November […]