Today in Sports History: July 17

By Jonah Sharf On July 17, 1990, two-sport legends Bo Jackson’s Kansas City Royals and Deion Sanders’ New York Yankees faced off in what would become known as “The Bo and Prime Time Show.” The game ended with Jackson’s squad winning 10-7, thanks to three home runs and seven RBI from Bo. Not to be…

Today in Sports History: April 12

By Jonah Sharf On April 12, 1981, the New York Giants selected linebacker Lawrence Taylor with the second pick in the NFL Draft. LT was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, leading the Giants to their first playoff appearance since 1963. Taylor played with the Giants his entire…

Today in Sports History: January 26

By Jonah Sharf On January 26, 1986, the Chicago Bears — led by head coach Mike Ditka, a legendary defense headed by Richard Dent, and an incredible running game with Walter Payton — won Super Bowl XX. The 1985 season was the Bears’ most successful season to date since the NFL-AFL merger, not just in…

Today in Sports History: January 16

By Jonah Sharf On January 16, 1988, the St. Louis Cardinals (of the NFL) announced that they would move to Phoenix to become the Phoenix Cardinals—now known as the Arizona Cardinals. In their first year in Phoenix, they started the season 7-4 and were first in the NFC East, but lost five games in a…

Today in Sports History: January 4

By Jonah Sharf On January 4, 2006, quarterback Vince Young led the Texas Longhorns to a victory in one of the most thrilling Rose Bowls and National Championship Games in recent memory against the USC Trojans, who were led by Heisman winners Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush. The star-studded Trojans were thought of as one…

Today in Sports History: January 3

By Jonah Sharf On January 3, 1993, backup quarterback Frank Reich, replacing banged-up star and future Hall of Famer Jim Kelly, led the Buffalo Bills to what is considered by many to be the greatest comebacks in NFL history in the AFC Wild Card game. The Bills fell behind 35-3 in the third quarter, behind…

Today in Sports History: December 31

By Jonah Sharf On December 31, 2017, the Cleveland Browns lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers 28-24 in week 17 to finish the 2017 season as the second team in NFL history with an 0-16 record. The Browns were led by rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer and running back Isaiah Crowell. Despite the horrid season and 15th…

Today in Sports History: December 28

By Jonah Sharf On December 28, 2008, the Detroit Lions, long considered one of the worst franchises in NFL history—with the 24th-best winning percentage of all NFL teams, lost to the Green Bay Packers, making them the first team to end a 16-game season with a winless record. The 0-16 season marks the ‘08 Lions…

Today in Sports History: December 16

By Jonah Sharf On December 16, 1972, the Miami Dolphins became the first team in NFL history to end a regular season undefeated, finishing 14-0, and would go on to win the Super Bowl. By beating Washington 14-7 in Super Bowl VII, the Dolphins became the first and only NFL team to finish a season,…

Today in Sports History: December 15

By Jonah Sharf On December 15, 1982, the New York Giants announced that defensive coordinator Bill Parcells would be their next head coach. After a difficult first season which ended with a 3-12-1 record, the Giants turned it around under Parcells, winning Super Bowl XXI and XXV. Parcells would go on to coach the New…