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Football Friday: Thanksgiving’s Best NFL Teams

Football Friday: Thanksgiving’s Best NFL Teams

Football Friday, Sports
Thanksgiving turkey and the National Football League -- one of the finest traditions in all of American sports. And, as it turns out, one of the longest-lived as well. Since the NFL's inception in 1920, at least one game has been played every Thanksgiving, and since 2006 three are played. Most fans associate the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys with the now-dubbed Thanksgiving Classic series, and for good reason. The Lions and Cowboys have played the most Thanksgiving games ever, with 72 and 44 respectively through the 2012 season. Following behind are the Green Bay Packers (34), Chicago Bears (31), and Arizona Cardinals (23). Of these five teams, however, only the Cowboys and Bears sport a winning Thanksgiving record. Here are the ten NFL teams with the most wins and highest win...
Football Friday: Vintage 1969 AFL/NFL Team Mascot Decals

Football Friday: Vintage 1969 AFL/NFL Team Mascot Decals

Ephemera, Football Friday, Sports
I've got a special off-season edition of Football Friday for you today! I get daily email alerts from eBay for just about anything tagged as being from the AFL, which I use to find many of the excellent AFL game programs I share. But on occasion I find other neat things too. Take, for example, this set of vintage NFL/AFL team mascot decals from 1969. These are some fantastic stickers.  
The Best and Worst NFL Logos (NFC South)

The Best and Worst NFL Logos (NFC South)

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With the 2012 National Football League season nearly upon us, now is as good a time as any to obsess once again on one of my favorite topics — logos. So I’m going to offer up my choices for the best and worst NFL logos for all 32 current NFL franchises. Primary, alternate, and helmet logos listed on Chris Creamer’s outstanding logo website are all under consideration. Today I look at the four squads of the NFC’s South division. Previous entries: AFC East, NFC East, AFC North, NFC North, AFC South Atlanta Falcons Best I totally understand why Falcons fans supported the team's image update several years ago. Let's face it, the franchise didn't exactly have a lot of glory years with the old look. But I have to be consistent in my love of tradition and pick the team's original falcon
“New Orleans Saints Bounty Hunters? We Don’t Need Their Scum!”

“New Orleans Saints Bounty Hunters? We Don’t Need Their Scum!”

Funny Stuff, Sports
I'll let professional and amateur sportswriters vent their spleens over the whole New Orleans Saints bounty brouhaha. I just want to use Photoshop to make funny images. It's not my best Photoshop job but you get the idea. That's Jonathan Vilma standing to Bossk's left, by the way. I sure hope Han Solo doesn't play quaterback. Click on the image for a full-size version. And no, that's not Gregg Williams in the Darth Vader outfit. Although with as much as George Lucas screws with these movies, I wouldn't put it past him. Related articles Jonathan Vilma Offered $10,000 To Whoever Took Out Brett Favre [Video] (deadspin.com) Daily Madden: Saints Facing Harsh Penalties For Bounty System (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com) Rams DC Williams met with NFL to discuss 'bounty' system (nfl.c...
Retro Football Cards — Drew Brees, Topps 1969 Style

Retro Football Cards — Drew Brees, Topps 1969 Style

Football Friday, Sports
My American Football League Program project has had me in an even more retro mood than normal. And as I wind down the bulk of the work (programs and media guides through the 1966 season are up now), I'm already looking for a new project. And so I struck upon the idea of retro football cards. So what's that mean, you ask? Simply put these are actual football cards from yesteryear, modified to show modern players. I haven't collected football cards for years, as it stopped being a fun hobby when I saw it turning into big business. But when I was into it, I amassed a pretty decent collection. I still have most of them, in fact, and treasure them more than any of the baseball cards I collected. So this project is a way for me to reconnect with the joy of collecting, as well as a way to k...
Football Friday — Nine Oldest NFL stadiums

Football Friday — Nine Oldest NFL stadiums

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Look around the NFL and you'll see that the days of the vintage stadium are nearly over. Of the league's 32 teams only nine play is stadiums built before the '90s, while 14 play in buildings opened since the turn of the 21st century. Let's take a look at those nine older stadiums, shall we? #1. Lambeau Field (1957) The home of the Green Bay Packers, Lambeau Field, is the oldest National Football League stadium currently in use. Until 1964 it went by its original name -- City Stadium -- but it was renamed to honor Curly Lambeau, Packers founder and long-time head coach. Lambeau underwent a renovation from 2001 to 2003, and now has a seating capacity of 73,128. The stadium is steeped in traditions both old and new. Most famously its playing surface is known as the Frozen Tundra, a...
Football Friday — Packers vs. Saints, 1975

Football Friday — Packers vs. Saints, 1975

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As the 2011 NFL season -- which opens next Thursday -- inches ever closer, I'm going to take a crack at a new series called Football Friday. Each week from now until the end of the 2011 season I'll post something of interest regarding the NFL. Since the first game of the new season is a matchup between the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers and the visiting New Orleans Saints. The Saints are coming off a stunning upset loss against the Seattle Seahawks in last year's NFC Wild Card round. Today's video is a time capsule back to Week 4 of the 1975 NFL regular season, and a clash between the Packers and Saints. New Orleans was playing their ninth season in the league, and their first in the newly opened Louisiana Superdome (mmm, Corned Beef Domewich!). The Saints, led by quarterback...