Author Archives: Eileen

Bird’s 33 soars to new heights

Larry Bird’s number, 33, was retired by the Boston Celtics to honor his 13 seasons with the organization.


William Hulbert’s out of the park idea

William Hulbert pitched an idea to other baseball owners, and baseball’s National League was born.

Lambeau leaves the Packers

In co-founding the Green Bay Packers Earl “Curly” Lambeau left the Packers after 31 seasons.

The Great One’s streak ends

On January 27, 1984, Edmonton Oiler’s legend Wayne Gretzky’s 51-game scoring streak came to a close in a 3-3 tie with the New Jersey Devils. He did not score the next day as the Oilers lost 4-2 to the Los Angeles Kings. With 61 goals and 92 assists accumulated in the first 51 games of the […]

The million dollar minute Super Bowl

On January 20, 1985, the San Francisco 49ers claimed a 38-16 victory over the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XIX and Joe Montana was named MVP. It was the first time a network charged over $1 million per minute for commercials. The Dolphins were first on the board with a 37 yard field goal by […]

Irish fight and upset UCLA

The #2 Fighting Irish upset #1 UCLA 71-70 victory, putting an end to the Bruin’s 88-game win streak.

Packers win Super Bowl I

On January 15, 1967, the Green Bay Packers took a 35-10 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in the first ever Super Bowl. The Packers finished their second possession of the game as Bart Star completed a 37 yard pass to Max McGee for a touchdown. Len Dawson’s seven yard completion to Curtis McClinton put […]