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Pop Warner and the World’s First Indoor Professional Football Tournament

Pop Warner

by Steve Sheinkin After four seasons at the Carlisle Indian School, Pop Warner was already considered one of the brightest and most innovative coaches in football.  However, Pop made the dubious decision to take the field for one last game

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Nominating Our Best History Books 2016

As we close in on the end of of the year, we list our best history books of 2016. Over the course of 2016 we published some incredible stories. Everything from military bravery and historic events to unique little known stories that we

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Best Arnold Palmer Quotes of All Time

Arnold Palmer quotes

The best Arnold Palmer quotes originated from the player’s incredible social impact on golf, perhaps unrivaled among fellow professionals. His humble background and plain-spoken popularity helped change the perception of golf as an elite sport. Moving from upper-class pastime to

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The NY Giants Deals That Never Were: Trump, Taylor & Schnellenberger

NY Giants

by Jerry Barca In early December 1984, two days after the NY Giants lost their tenth game of the season, Lawrence Taylor sat down to lunch to deal with Donald Trump. The real estate magnate had recently purchased the USFL’s

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Eddie Sachs: Tragedy 1964 Indy 500

Eddie Sachs

by Art Garner Eddie Sachs: A Curtain of Smoke and Flames “He really embraced it, made me feel at ease,” Mario Andretti remembered. “I never forgot that about Eddie Sachs. He was a real ambassador for the sport and made

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