Sports History

  • This Day In Sports History (January 21st) – Super Bowl XIII

    This Day In Sports History (January 21st) – Super Bowl XIII

    It was on this day in 1979 that Super Bowl XIII took place at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida.  The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Dallas Cowboys 35-31 to win the first of back-to-back championships. The Pittsburgh Steelers were led by regular season Most Valuable Player quarterback Terry Bradshaw.  Although he threw one interception and […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 17th) — Dennis Rodman

    This Day In Sports History (January 17th) — Dennis Rodman

    It was on this day in 1997 that the NBA handed out an 11 game suspension to Chicago Bulls forward Dennis Rodman.  Rodman was suspended for kicking  cameraman Eugene Amos in the groin. The incident occurred two days earlier when the Bulls took on the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center.  After a missed free […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 16th) — Micky Mantle & Whitey Ford

    This Day In Sports History (January 16th) — Micky Mantle & Whitey Ford

    It was on this day in 1974 that Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.  Both former members of the Yankees were two of the six players inducted into Cooperstown that year. Mickey Mantle played his entire 18-year career with the New York Yankees.  Throughout his historic career, he […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 15th) — Super Bowl I

    This Day In Sports History (January 15th) — Super Bowl I

    It was on this day that the first ever Super Bowl took place.  At the time, it was referred to as the First AFL-NFL World Championship Game. The First ever Super Bowl was played in Los Angeles, California, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.  The two teams taking part in the game were the NFL […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 14th) – Miami Dolphins

    This Day In Sports History (January 14th) – Miami Dolphins

    It was on this day in 1973 that Super Bowl VII took place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.  The Miami Dolphins took on the Washington Redskins and were trying to complete their season with a perfect 17-0 record. The Dolphins entered the game at 16-0, as they went 14-0 in […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 13th) — Dominique Wilkins

    This Day In Sports History (January 13th) — Dominique Wilkins

    It was on this day in 2001 that the Atlanta Hawks retired the #21 formerly worn by forward Dominique Wilkins.  Wilkins joined Lou Hudson and Bob Pettit as the only Hawks to have their number retired. Dominique Wilkins attended the University of Georgia and was selected third overall in the 1982 NBA Draft by the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 10th) — Jimmy Johnson

    This Day In Sports History (January 10th) — Jimmy Johnson

    It was on this day in 1996 that the Miami Dolphins announced Jimmy Johnson as their new head coach.  Johnson replaced legendary Dolphins coach Don Shula, who’s tenure lasted 26 years with the Miami organization. Before accepting the job with the Dolphins, Johnson led the Dallas Cowboys to back-to-back Super Bowl titles in 1992 and […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 9th) — Super Bowl XI

    This Day In Sports History (January 9th) — Super Bowl XI

    It was on this day in 1977 that Super Bow XI took place in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.  The Oakland Raiders would defeat the Minnesota Vikings by a score of 32-14, earning the franchise their first ever Vince Lombardi Trophy. After a scoreless first quarter, the Raiders took control of the game in […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 8th) — NCAA Tourney

    This Day In Sports History (January 8th) — NCAA Tourney

    It was on this day in 1984 when the NCAA announced that they would be adding an additional nine teams to the March Madness basketball tournament. The previous team total for the tournament had been 53 teams, meaning five play-in games had to be played before the start of the tournament.  The increase to 64 […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 7th) — Los Angeles Lakers

    This Day In Sports History (January 7th) — Los Angeles Lakers

    It was on this day in 1972 that the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Atlanta Hawks 134-90 for their 33rd straight win.  Their winning streak began over two months earlier with a win over the Baltimore Bullets. The 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers are considered one of the greatest teams in NBA history, led by Wilt […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 6th) — Lenny Wilkens

    This Day In Sports History (January 6th) — Lenny Wilkens

    It was on this day in 1995 that Atlanta Hawks head coach Lenny Wilkens recorded his 939th career victory.  Wilkens broke the record that was previously held by legendary Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach. At the time of his retirement, Wilkens was the all-time leader in both wins and losses as a head coach in […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 3rd) – Ohio State Buckeyes

    This Day In Sports History (January 3rd) – Ohio State Buckeyes

    It was on this day in 2003 that the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl took place in Tempe, Arizona at Sun Devil Stadium.  The Ohio State Buckeyes defeated the Miami Hurricanes 31-24 in double overtime to be crowned BCS National Champions. The Miami Hurricanes entered the game as 11.5 point favorites and were expected to repeat as […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 2nd) — Notre Dame

    This Day In Sports History (January 2nd) — Notre Dame

    It was on this day in 1989 that Notre Dame defeated West Virginia in the Fiesta Bowl to earn the 1988 NCAA National Championship title. The Fighting Irish and the Mountaineers both entered the game with perfect 11-0 records, which meant that for the second time in three years, the Fiesta Bowl would also act […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 31st) — Mario Lemieux

    This Day In Sports History (December 31st) — Mario Lemieux

    It was on this day in 1988 that Pittsburgh Penguins center Mario Lemieux scored five goals in five different ways.  Lemieux recorded a goal at even-strength, shorthanded, on the power-play, on a penalty shot and into an empty-net. Lemieux became the first, and remains the only, player to accomplish this impressive feat.  Along with scoring […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 30th) — Wayne Gretzky

    This Day In Sports History (December 30th) — Wayne Gretzky

    It was on this day in 1981 that Edmonton Oilers center Wayne Gretzky scored his 50th goal of the season in just his 39th game.  Gretzky broke the record of 50 goals in 50 games that was held by both Maurice Richard and Mike Bossy. Wayne Gretzky entered game #39 with 45 goals and needed […]