Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Fog Bowl

On December 31, 1988, the Philadelphia Eagles suffered a 20-12 loss to the Chicago Bears in a playoff game at Soldier Field in Chicago, and by the end of the first half it would be among the top ten worst weather games played in the NFL. The game started at a 25 degrees Fahrenheit, the […]

Scott Skiles sets assists record

On December 30, 1990, Scott Skiles set a record with 30 assists as he helped lead the Orlando Magic to a 155-116 home victory over the Denver Nuggets. The Magic ended the first quarter with a 35-23 lead and they never looked back. Skiles contributed 22 points to the Magic victory. The Nuggets moved to […]

Biggest Bowl Comeback

On December 28, 2006, the Texas Tech Red Raiders came back from a 31 point deficit at the end of the third quarter of the Insight Bowl and came back to claim a 44-41 victory over the Minnesota Gophers in the biggest comeback in bowl game history. When the fourth quarter Minnesota was winning 38-7. […]

Red Kerr breaks record for consecutive game play

On December 28, 1963, Philadelphia 76er Johnny “Red” Kerr played his 707th straight game to take the record from Dolph Schayes¬†as the team took a 114-100 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Philadelphia. Kerr only missed three games in his career. They were all during his second season. The University of Illinois graduate was […]

Mario Lemieux comes back a second time

On December 27, 2000, the great Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh Penguins returned to the ice following a three year absence from competitive hockey. Lemieux became the first player to compete while owning the team in modern pro sports history. His comeback came as a shock to fans because, there were not even signs of […]

Early Hockey at its best

On December 26, 1917, Toronto Maple Leaf Harry Cameron became the first defenceman in the National Hockey League to score four goals in one game. Cameron scored a total of 17 goals and 10 assists in the 21 games he played in the 1917-18 season. Although his rookie season showed some promise, he was out […]

The longest game ever- NFL edition

On December 25, 1971, the Miami Dolphins took a 27-24 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in the longest game ever played in the National Football League. Both teams came into the game with a record of 10-3-1.¬†Dolphins Kicker Garo Yepremian scored a field goal on a 37 yard field goal to win the game […]