USFL

March 6, 2017 0

The United States Football League was one of the most ambitious and short-lived endeavors in professional sports history. The USFL was conceived by David Dixon,…

Purple People Eaters

October 12, 2016 1

The “Purple People Eater” is a novelty song from 1958 about a strange fictitious creature that descends to Earth because it wants to be in…

Marshall Faulk

September 14, 2016 0

On this date in 1991, a freshman playing in just the second game of his career set a new NCAA single game rushing record. Marshall…

Six decades ago, the All-American Football Conference became one of the National Football League’s most formidable challengers. In the early 1940s, Chicago Tribune sports editor…

Eric Dickerson

September 2, 2016 0

The most productive running back of his era turns 56 today. Eric Demetric Dickerson was born in Sealy, Texas—a small town about 50 miles west…