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    National Football League Lore

    Hi Guys,

    Thought I'd introduce a football topic that's not about trades.

    I was surfing around and found this article on Wikipedia. It's a list of the most memorable (or forgettable) moments in the history of the NFL. Some of these I remember watching but some are a little before my time.


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    National Football League Lore
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
    NFL lore is a collection of information about the National Football League that fans retain and share.

    Since the National Football League (NFL) was founded in 1920, it has grown from an informal network of teams based mostly in small towns and cities into the most popular and successful sports league in the United States. During the interval between its founding and the present, it has competed for attention with other sports and college football, fended off rival leagues, consolidated the marriage between sports and television, and established an extensive and colorful NFL lore. Largely through the efforts of NFL Films and many sportswriters, some events have become extremely famous, even mythical, in the history of the game.

    The following plays and events that are considered common knowledge among dedicated NFL fans:

    Contents [hide]
    1 1930s
    2 1950s
    3 1960s
    4 1970s
    5 1980s
    6 1990s
    7 2000s
    8 Honorable mentions
    9 See also
    10 References
    11 External links

    "The Sneakers Game" (December 9, 1934, Chicago Bears vs. New York Giants, NFL Championship game)
    The game was played at the Polo Grounds in frigid weather on a frozen field. At halftime, New York coach Steve Owen provided his team with basketball shoes for better traction. Gliding on the ice with the sneakers, the Giants scored 27 points in 10 minutes during the fourth quarter, and ended up beating the Bears 30-13.


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    Re: National Football League Lore

    One of my all time favorite moments in sports, period.

    January 31, 1993, Buffalo Bills vs. Dallas Cowboys, Super Bowl XXVII
    With the Cowboys holding an insurmountable 52-17 lead late in the fourth quarter, Dallas defensive lineman Leon Lett picked up a Bills fumble and appeared to be headed for a 64-yard touchdown. As Lett started to showboat just before crossing the goal line, Buffalo receiver Don Beebe raced in and knocked the ball into the end zone. The ball then rolled out of bounds for a touchback. Had Lett scored, the Cowboys would have broken the record for most points scored in a Super Bowl.

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    Re: National Football League Lore

    "The band is on the field!" something many will never forget
    We're bringing purple back.

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    Re: National Football League Lore

    "gregair13" wrote:
    "The band is on the field!" something many will never forget
    I've heard that, but never the story about what actually happened, i would love to hear the whole thing.

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