Tag Archives: Football

today’s birhtday: Vince Lombardi (1913)

Vince Lombardi (1913)

Lombardi was one of the greatest coaches in the history of American football and the driving force behind the Green Bay Packers, who dominated the National Football League during his tenure. His team won five championships in nine years, including Super Bowls I and II. The Lombardi Trophy, awarded to the winner of the Super Bowl each year, is a tribute to his successful tactics and passion for the game. Prior to pursuing a career in football, Lombardi studied to become what? More… Discuss

Today’s Birthday: JOHN HEISMAN (1869)

John Heisman (1869)

Memorialized after his death by the trophy that bears his name, Heisman was an American collegiate football coach and one of the game’s greatest innovators. He was responsible for legalizing the forward pass in 1906, and he originated the center snap and the “hike” count signals of the quarterback in starting play. He coached at several colleges between 1892 and 1927, compiling a record of 185 wins, 68 losses, and 18 ties. What team did he coach to a record 222-0 victory in 1916? More… Discuss


Liszt – Spanish Rhapsody, S254 (Hough)

Franz Liszt’s sunny Rhapsodie Espagnole, played by Stephen Hough. IMO, this performance is really playful, beautiful and elegant, spiced with the feeling of improvisation, from which this piece is very likely to have come out from beneath Liszt’s fingers.

This Day in History: “The Shot Heard ‘Round the World” (1951)

“The Shot Heard ‘Round the World” (1951)

Late in the 1951 baseball season, the New York Giants trailed far behind their crosstown rivals, the Brooklyn Dodgers, in the standings. However, the Giants went on a winning streak, and the two teams finished the regular season with identical 96-58 records. In the first two games of a three-game playoff series, the teams traded wins. In the bottom of game three’s ninth inning, the Giants were trailing 4-2 with two men on base when Bobby Thomson came to bat. What happened next? More… Discuss