A Rumors and Rants History Lesson: The Playoff Bowl

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Man, did you catch that Pro Bowl on Sunday night? Oh. Neither did I. Knowing that the week before the Super Bowl is an awkward, football-less void that leaves us all wanting more, the league decided that this year it would move the Pro Bowl to Miami and have it take up ...

A Rumors And Rants History Lesson: Frank Filchock

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

He was a celebrated college hero from my beloved alma mater I had never heard of.  A quarterback so good he stole playing time from Hall of Famer Sammy Baugh.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II only to come home and play a major role in one of ...

A Rumors and Rants History Lesson: Benny DiStefano

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

So far, we’ve taught you about the inspiration for Roy Hobbs and a gift-giving and gift-taking last of his kind. If you noticed, we’re going for obscure here. We want you to learn something. So onto today’s lesson. There was nothing spectacular about Benny DiStefano’s career. Mostly a career minor leaguer, ...

A Rumors and Rants History Lesson: John Hadl

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

He was banished from the NCAA. Coached by the guy who put Rudy in a game. Did something in the NFL only two players have done more of in the game’s history. Coached John Elway and Steve Young. And he was the last of his kind - numerically speaking, that ...

A Rumors and Rants History Lesson: Lefty O’Doul

Monday, May 4th, 2009

We’re going to try out a new feature here at Rumors and Rants. You can call it something of a history lesson. In fact, let’s just go ahead and call it “A Rumors and Rants History Lesson.” Our hopes are to bring to light the stories and achievements of past stars ...