Monthly Archives: March 2013

Gridiron

Although the forward pass had been used earlier, it was only legalized by rule changes in 1906. The idea was to encourage a more wide open game which, hopefully, would be a safer game. The 1906 Spalding’s Guide set forth … Continue reading

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Coach

Of all famous football coaches, my favorite is Jim Lee Howell, the coach of the New York Giants from 1954 to 1960. His particular genius was hiring the right people to assist him and not getting in their way – … Continue reading

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Hinkey Haines, A Singular Acheivement

Hinkey Haines accomplished something no one had ever done before and no one has ever done since – he played on both a Major League Baseball World Series winner (the 1923 Yankees) and a National Football League Championship winner (the … Continue reading

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