Not The Onion
Always down to support some NC State love, but that first picture is actually the old Riddick Stadium, built in 1907. You can see Syme Hall to the right, and the Bell Tower next to Hillsborough Street in the upper right.
Kind of a shame that they honored this great old stadium by turning it into a parking lot…
before & after. Carter-Finley Stadium- NC State University
Puttin’ on dat “Neon”
“I’m married to football, baseball is my girlfriend.” — Deion Sanders, on playing both in the NFL and MLB
I don’t shine shoes
I don’t tape ankles
I don’t cut checks
Straight cash homey
Happy Super Bowl Sunday
Little known NFL fact of the day: In this photo from 1964, Y.A. Tittle sat bloody & battered. Because the NFL was not televised back then it was widely assumed that he had been injured on the final play vs. Pittsburgh. What had actually happened was that in this era of the league, just before the modern era began and the Super Bowl was introduced, the players had an unspoken custom of meeting after the game to wage battle one final time under the stands. Still fully uniformed after 60 minutes of war, the players would step up to fight bare knuckled, until only one man was left. On this fateful day of that dreadful Winter, ol’ Y.A. stepped out after the fisticuffs were over and knelt before the goal posts in a hope that the gruesome custom would be discovered & finally put to an end. You see, there were only two rules about this tradition: 1. No one talked about post-game fight club & 2. No one talked about post-game fight club. This shot was captured by a photographer named Fred. Fred Palahniuk to be exact. This man had a two-year old son named Chuck at the time, who would later be told the story of what his father discovered that day. He was told the story hundreds upon hundreds of times and as most of you now realize…Chuck went on to write the award-winning novel, FIGHT CLUB.
…And now you know the rest of the story.
1. “There’s a lot of letters in Ladanian Tomlinson”
2. “A team should never practice on a field that is not lined. Your players have to become aware of the field’s boundaries.”
3. “The best way to gain more yards is advance the ball down the field from the line of scrimmage.”
4. “If you lose…
The new rule will give each team at least one possession in the extra period unless the team that wins the overtime coin toss scores a touchdown on its first possession.The NFL has had 14 overtime playoff games in the last 16 years, with the team that won the toss going 7-7. In the regular season, from 1974 to 1993, teams that won the toss won the game 46.8 percent of the time and teams that lost it won the same 46.8 percent of the time. - NYTimes.comThe Tickr approves.
“After watching the American upset of Canada’s national team, a game for which the players will not receive a dime of salary, we’re now convinced that most if not all of the men who play hockey for money would play the game even if they were being paid nothing.
How many pro football players would do that?”
Sure I’m a fanboy, but I feel like articles like these have been a long time coming. It’s hard to articulate why I love hockey so much, but this article really gets to the heart of the issue.
The level of respect I have for the athletes and their dedication to the game and each other is unparalleled by other sports. Where I’m most often cynical about professional sports in America, the athletes of the NHL continue to excite and inspire me. And all this in the aftermath of a lockout.