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If Sir Alex Ferguson had stuck with his original plan, today we might be praising his pasta and Chinese noodles rather than his decision to start Robin van Persie over Wayne Rooney. Or if he had chosen to pursue his interest in U.S. history,...
This week's Friday edition of our NFL Google+ hangout -- "NFL Slam with Mark and Sam," starring Times NFL columnist Sam Farmer and Mark Thompson of "Mark and Brian" radio fame -- will start at 11:30 a.m. today and cover a host of topics. One topic could...
Mention the phrase "Jewish sports legends" and you'll probably conjure up familiar suspects: Sandy Koufax, Mark Spitz, maybe that joke from "Airplane." You're more likely to omit Sidney Franklin, a matador from Brooklyn (real last name: Frumpkin), or...
There they were Sunday night, during the televised NFL game, their pictures flashed to a nation of TV viewers, with penalties incurred listed below. They were three known New Orleans Saints evildoers. They might just as well have been on the wall of a...
Steve Sabol, who helped his father get an unlikely fledgling movie company off the ground, then later took over and expanded the family business, now known to sports fans as NFL Films, has died. He was 69. Sabol, who had served as president of NFL...
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Al Davis, the tough-minded owner of the Oakland Raiders who transformed a failing team into a three-time Super Bowl champion and one of the most successful franchises in professional football only to preside over its dramatic decline in recent years, died...
The Fabulous ForumFOOTBALL URBAN LEGEND: The NFL's official football has a name. Giving names to inanimate objects is a tradition that has been going on for centuries, from the christening of vessels on their way to sea to the guy down the......
Sports Legend Revealed: Was a future Hall of Famer chosen in the NFL draft based on the sound of his name?The Fabulous ForumFOOTBALL LEGEND: A future Hall of Famer was drafted in the last round of the 1934 NFL Draft based on the sound of his name! STATUS: I'm Going With Essentially True. The first germ of the idea that became the......
The Fabulous ForumFOOTBALL LEGEND: A $1 investment by a team manager eventually turned into 10% of the Minnesota vikings. STATUS: Basically True. The early days of the National Football League (NFL) were so much different than NFL today that they are barely......
Top of the TicketHere's your spectator's scorecard to track the feigned fretting....
The Fabulous ForumFOOTBALL LEGEND: The Washington Redskins used to be the Duluth Eskimos. STATUS: Close Call, but I'm Going With False. I wrote about the Duluth Eskimos a while back (you can check the legend out here), and how their owner, Ole......
George Blanda, the Hall of Fame quarterback and kickerwho played a record 26 seasons of professional football and once almost single-handedly won five consecutive games for the Oakland Raiders, has died. He was 83. The Pro Football Hall of Fame said...
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