Sports History

  • This Day In Sports History (February 11th) — Michael Jordan

    This Day In Sports History (February 11th) — Michael Jordan

    It was on this day in 1996 that the 46th NBA All-Star Game was held at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.  The Eastern All-Stars won the game 129-118 over the West in front of 36,037 fans, the third largest crowd in All-Star Game history. Michael Jordan would edge out Shaquille O’Neal to take home […]

  • This Day In Sports History (February 10th) – Mike Tyson

    This Day In Sports History (February 10th) – Mike Tyson

    It was on this day in 1990 that James “Buster” Douglas beat Mike Tyson to become the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World.  Douglas dominated the fight and in the 1oth round KO’d Tyson in front of thousands of shocked observers at the Tokyo Dome. Mike Tyson entered this fight undefeated (37-0) and had never […]

  • This Day In Sports History (February 7th) — Darryl Sittler

    This Day In Sports History (February 7th) — Darryl Sittler

    It was on this day in 1976 that Toronto Maple Leafs forward Darryl Sittler set an NHL record by recording ten points in a single game.  He broke the previous record of eight, which was held by both Maurice Richard and Bert Olmstead. Playing against the Boston Bruins, Sittler scored an amazing six goals and […]

  • This Day In Sports History (February 6th) – Super Bowl XXXIX

    This Day In Sports History (February 6th) – Super Bowl XXXIX

    It was on this day in 2005 that the New England Patriots beat the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX by a score of 24-21.  The win gave the Patriots their third Vince Lombardi Trophy in four years. The Patriots entered the game as the favorites, having lost only two games all season.  As for […]

  • This Day In Sports History (February 5th) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    This Day In Sports History (February 5th) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    It was on this day in 1989 that Kareem Abdul-Jabar scored the 38,000th point of his NBA career.  With it, he became the first player in league history to reach that mark. Kareem reached the 38,000-point mark in the final year of his career, as he retired at the conclusion of the 1988-89 NBA season.  The […]

  • This Day In Sports History (February 4th) – 1st Winter Olympics

    This Day In Sports History (February 4th) – 1st Winter Olympics

    It was on this day in 1924 that the first ever Winter Olympic Games in Chamonix, France (officially known as the I Olympic Winter Games) held its closing ceremonies.  The games began on January 25, and throughout the course of the next 10 days, 49 medals were handed out in bobsleigh, curling, figure skating, ice […]

  • This Day In Sports History (February 3rd) – Super Bowl XXXVI

    This Day In Sports History (February 3rd) – Super Bowl XXXVI

    It was on this day in 2002 that Super Bowl XXVI between the St. Louis Rams and the New England Patriots took place at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.  Despite entering the game as 14-point underdogs, the Patriots would shock the world by beating the Rams 20-17 in one of the biggest upsets in […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 31st) — Super Bowl XXII

    This Day In Sports History (January 31st) — Super Bowl XXII

    It was on this day in 1988 that the Washington Redskins won Super Bowl XXII.  They would defeat the Denver Broncos by a score of 42-10, earning the second of three Super Bowl titles for the franchise. Making it to the Super Bowl was no easy task for the Redskins, as they struggled through close […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 30th) — Super Bowl XXXIV

    This Day In Sports History (January 30th) — Super Bowl XXXIV

    It was on this day in 2000 that the St. Louis Rams defeated the Tennessee Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV.  It was the franchise’s first, and only, Super Bowl victory. The 1999 season was quite the roller coaster ride for the St. Louis Rams, as they would lose their starting quarterback, Trent Green, to a […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 29th) — Baseball Hall of Fame

    This Day In Sports History (January 29th) — Baseball Hall of Fame

    It was on this day in 1936 that the Baseball Hall of Fame inducted its first members.  The five men chosen to be the first inductees were Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson. Perhaps the most notable player on this list is Ty Cobb, who holds several prestigious MLB records, including […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 28th) — Super Bowl XXX

    This Day In Sports History (January 28th) — Super Bowl XXX

    It was on this day in 1996 that Super Bowl XXX was held at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17 to win their third Super Bowl in the past four years. Cowboys’ cornerback Larry Brown was the unlikely hero of the game, as he intercepted two Neil […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 27th) – Super Bowl XXV

    This Day In Sports History (January 27th) – Super Bowl XXV

    It was on this day in 1991 that Super Bowl XXV was held at Tampa Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The New York Giants upset the favorite Buffalo Bills to capture the franchise’s second Super Bowl championship. The Buffalo Bills entered the game as seven point favorites, but it was the Giants who used their power […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 24th) – Super Bowl XVI

    This Day In Sports History (January 24th) – Super Bowl XVI

    It was on this day in 1982 that Super Bowl XVI was held at the Pontiac Silverdome, home of the Detroit Lions. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 26-21 to capture the franchise’s first Super Bowl title. The 49ers took a 20-0 first half lead, led by quarterback Joe Montana, who ran for […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 23rd) — Bjorn Borg

    This Day In Sports History (January 23rd) — Bjorn Borg

    It was on this day in 1983 that tennis great Bjorn Borg announced his retirement from tennis.  He was a former world No. 1 player and he won a total of 11 Grand Slam singles titles during his career. Borg is considered by many to be one of the greatest male tennis players ever.  He […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 22nd) — Super Bowl XXIII

    This Day In Sports History (January 22nd) — Super Bowl XXIII

    It was on this day in 1989 that Super Bowl XXIII took place at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, Florida.  The game was played between the San Francisco 49ers, who were representing the NFC, and the Cincinnati Bengals, who were representing the AFC. The Bengals finished the season with an impressive 12-4 record, and their […]