Articles from April 2009



Players Sent To The NFL From The University Of Hawaii

The University of Hawaii, while not a year in and year out football powerhouse, is a very popular school that many great players flock to and play football at. Over the years Hawaii has sent more than 75 players into the National Football League and many of them have performed at a very high level. […]

Can The Lions Solve ALL Their Problems With A New Logo?

Coming off of an 0-16 season in 2008, the 2009 Detroit Lions will look completely different on the field. Okay, not completely different… and not in a way that affects how they play on the field… but they will look different. Since 1961, the Detroit Lions have taken the field with their famous blue lion […]

Players Sent To The NFL From The University Of Idaho

While not on most football fans’ radar, the University of Idaho has proven over the years to have a decent football program. The university has sent over 60 players into the NFL over the years and the school remains one of the more respected institutions in the Pacific Northwest. Here is a look at some […]

The Longest Pass Thrown By Someone Who Wasn’t A Quarterback

How about this for an interesting fact… what player who was not a quarterback threw the longest completed pass in the NFL? First, the information here is only complete since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger. Next, there are actually three players tied for first place in this category with an 81 yard pass successfully completed. -The […]

ESPN Radio “Borrows” From A Blog – And Then Makes It Right

Here is a story that may mean more to bloggers out there than it does to your normal every day sports fans, but it deserves mention.  A Michigan Wolverines blog called The M Zone found themselves embroiled in a bit of a controversy with ESPN Radio Sports Talk Host Colin Cowherd recently.  It seems that […]

Alex Karras: In The Movies

Alex Karras played twelve seasons on the defensive line for the Detroit Lions. Before that he was an Outland Trophy winner at the University of Iowa. He also finished second in the race for the Heisman trophy during his senior year at Iowa, quite an accomplishment for a defensive lineman. Karras had an interesting career […]

Quarterbacks Kyle Orton and Jay Cutler Swap Teams

Well, the blockbuster trade that everyone has been expecting to take place anytime finally happened.  The Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears swapped quarterbacks today with Kyle Orton and multiple draft picks going from Chicago to Denver for quarterback Jay Cutler. This trade significantly upgrades the Bears at the quarterback position and leaves the Broncos with […]

Players Sent To The NFL From The University Of Utah

When most people think of NCAA football powerhouses, they don’t think about the Utah Utes. The University of Utah though has sent over 100 players to the NFL, and many of them have gone on to perform quite well over the years. Here is a look at some interesting facts regarding the players that have […]