Monthly Archives: November 2013

Cris Carter’s 1,000th career catch

On November 30, 2000, Minnesota Viking Cris Carter became the second wide receiver in the National Football League to catch 1,000 passes. Carter’s career began when he was chosen by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round of the 1987 NFL supplemental draft at age 22.  He stayed in Philly for three seasons and shipped off […]

Thanksgiving in Detroit

On November 29, 1934, the Detroit Lions started their tradition of playing every Thanksgiving Day in a game against the Chicago Bears. The game ended with the Bears claiming a 19-16 victory at University of Detroit Titan Stadium in front of 26,000 fans. It was sold out two weeks before kickoff. The win allowed the […]

And Ron makes Five

On November 28, 1982, a record of five siblings were playing in the National Hockey League at the same time when Ron Sutter became a member of the Philadelphia Flyers. The brothers grew up in Viking, Alberta, Canada. Brian played for the St. Louis Blues from 1976 until his retirement in ’88. Darryl played with the […]

Joe Montana threw 40,000th yard

On November 27, 1984, Joe Montana threw for 163 yards to become the fifth quarterback to pass the mark of 40,000 passing yards. The game ended with Montana and the Kansas City Chiefs taking the 10-9 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the Seattle Kingdome. The Chiefs scored field goals in the first, second and fourth […]

Guy Lafleur announces first retirement

On November 26, 1984, Montreal Canadiens great Guy Lafleur surprised the world when he announced his retirement from the National Hockey League. After playing 19 games in the 1984-85 season, Lafleur decided his body was not up to the task of playing the fast paced, hard hitting sport any longer. He scored two goals and […]

Canadian Football finishes for 2013

Last night the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats took on the Saskatchewan Roughriders for the 101st Grey Bowl. I am highlighting a previous game equivalent to the National Football League’s Super Bowl, with a much smaller audience. The Roughriders won the game 45-23. There are a few differences between the CFL and the NFL. In […]

Lou Holtz leaves Notre Dame with a bang

On November 23, 1996, legendary college football coach Lou Holtz, who had announced his retirement from Notre Dame earlier in the week, headed the team for his last home game. The Fighting Irish smashed the Scarlet Knights from Rutgers University in a 62-0 win in South Bend, Indiana. The game is also remembered as Holtz’s 100th […]