Tuesday, January 15, 2008

On this date

in 1967, the first Super Bowl was played as the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League defeated the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League, 35-10. (Go to article.)
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Colorado Rockies left fielder Matt Holliday turns 28 years old today.
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in 1881, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about the Balkans.
(See the cartoon and read an explanation.)


Adrienne said...

It was also the day my nephew was born. My Mom was a football fan and was screeching at her daughter-in-law -- NOT NOW!!!-THE SUPER BOWL IS GETTING READY TO START. Didn't help:)

uncle jim said...

i remember the game, too. it was kind of a spectacular circus. there were traditional NFL-ers, and the more recent AFL-ers. some of us had never heard of those guys.

most people have never heard of the original pro teams which formed the American Football Conference in 1920. this was the start of professional football in the USA.

The 1920 teams were:
Akron Pros, Decatur Staleys, Buffalo All-Americans, Chicago Cardinals, Rock Island Independents, Dayton Triangles, Rochester Jeffersons, Canton Bulldogs, Detroit Heralds, Cleveland Tigers, Chicago Tigers, Hammond Pros, Columbus Panhandles, Muncie Flyers.

Ever heard of them?