Sports History

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]