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  1. Cinderella Stories: Northwestern State U.

    Patrick Dorsey

    The 68-team field is set, the bracket is out, and the NCAA tournament soon will begin. Before the final 64 take the court on Thursday and Friday, Playbook has chosen a few small schools to examine a bit closer, taking a look at their exploits inside ...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  2. Flashback: When 'old' Lakers were young

    Patrick Dorsey

    After the Los Angeles Lakers' home loss to the Philadelphia 76ers Tuesday night, Kobe Bryant -- he of 34 years on this planet -- called the Lakers "an old damn team." And although some will say you're only as old as you feel, in real-age numbers i...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  3. Yearbook, Dec. 23: Chaminade shocks UVa

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 23, 1982: In November, a small Hawaii-based school named Chaminade -- which plays in Division II -- beat the Texas Longhorns 86-73 at the Maui Invitational. It happened not quite 30 years after the Silverswords pulled off one of the most shoc...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  4. Yearbook, Dec. 22: Browns win first title

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 22, 1946: It's common practice to mock the Cleveland Browns these days. But once upon six decades ago, this team was almost unstoppable. Take this date 66 years back, when the Browns -- a charter franchise in the All-America Football Conferen...

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  5. Yearbook, Dec. 21: Basketball begins

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 21, 1891: If the world ends today, it will occur on a date that another world -- a sports world, anyway -- began. Yes, on this date 121 years ago, Dr. James Naismith penned the rules of the game, showed them to his Springfield, Mass., YMCA gy...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  6. Yearbook, Dec. 20: Red Sox deal accepted

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 20, 2001: On this day 11 years ago, after a fast-escalating bidding war, a group led by then-Marlins owner John Henry -- how long ago does that seem, Miami fans? -- had its offer to buy the Boston Red Sox for nearly $700 million accepted. Now...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  7. Yearbook, Dec. 19: The blizzard bowl

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 19, 1948: The grounds crew couldn't move the tarp, so they called on players from both teams to help. No one could see the field, so officials had to estimate first downs. Heck, the game was so snow-covered, anyone who brought a shovel and a wor...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  8. Yearbook, Dec. 18: Seahawks seal division

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 18, 1988: It didn't clinch their best record. It didn't seal their first playoff berth. But this day 26 years ago did bring the Seattle Seahawks something to which they had never laid claim -- a division title. It came thanks to a 43-37 win a...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  9. Yearbook, Dec. 17: Two NFL legends lost

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 17, 2003 / Dec. 17, 2008: On this day not long ago -- nine years for one, and four for the other -- the NFL lost a pair of quarterbacking legends: Otto Graham and Sammy Baugh. Graham was 82. Baugh was 94. Graham was no longtime quarterback, b...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  10. Yearbook, Dec. 16: 1972 Dolphins go 14-0

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 16, 1972: This year, of course, is the 40th anniversary of the first and only NFL team to go undefeated and untied throughout the entire season. This day, meanwhile, is the 40th anniversary of another (albeit less heralded) league first -- be...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  11. Yearbook, Dec. 15: Giants promote Parcells

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 15, 1982: They didn't even wait 24 hours. Thirty years ago today, shortly after then-coach Ray Perkins announced he'd be leaving at season's end for Bear Bryant's old job with the Alabama Crimson Tide, the New York Giants promoted defensive coor...

    Blog | December 15, 2012
  12. Yearbook, Dec. 14: The pose is confirmed

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 14, 1991: Not that it was any big surprise -- he ended up with the second largest margin of victory at the time -- but on this day 21 years ago, Desmond Howard (now ESPN's own) won the Heisman Trophy after a sensational year at wide receiver for...

    Blog | December 14, 2012
  13. 16 great photos of bygone bowl games

    Patrick Dorsey

    Bowl season begins Saturday, with the Gildan New Mexico Bowl and the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl leading the cavalcade of games -- 35 in all -- from December to January. But some from the past will be missing -- some that were played for decades, oth...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  14. Yearbook, Dec. 13: A historic Heisman

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 13, 1997: Manti Te'o almost joined him but fell just short of becoming the second primarily defensive player to win the Heisman Trophy. The first and still only? Charles Woodson, whose cornerback (and receiver/returner) exploits with the Mich...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  15. Yearbook, Dec. 12: MLB's $100 million man

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 12, 1998: Twelve years ago yesterday, Alex Rodriguez signed baseball's first $200 million deal. Almost exactly two years earlier -- 14 years ago today -- Kevin Brown became MLB's first $100 million man. That's when Brown, the right-handed ...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  16. Yearbook, Dec. 11: A-Rod's record deal

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 11, 2000: Before this date 12 years ago, the largest contract in baseball history belonged to pitcher Mike Hampton, who signed just days earlier for eight years, $121 million. Then Alex Rodriguez happened. Yes, the man who would go on to b...

    Blog | December 11, 2012