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  1. Stadium 50 salutes bygone sports venues

    Patrick Dorsey

    Some have hosted special speeches. Others? Major milestones. All of them: great games. And they're no longer with us. So, as we celebrate the biggest noncompetition moments in North American stadium history with the Playbook Stadium 50, and as ...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  2. 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
  3. Yearbook, Dec. 7: Three special birthdays

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 7, 1947/1956/1973: Three sports, three Hall of Famers (probably), one birthday -- this day, which 65, 56 and 39 years ago brough Johnny Bench, Larry Bird and Terrell Owens into the world. Their credentials, in case you need to review: Be...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  4. Yearbook, Nov. 30: Bo's special day

    Patrick Dorsey

    Nov. 30, 1962 and 1987: Today is a big day for double-sport legend Bo Jackson. Before starring in both Major League Baseball and the National Football League -- and before winning the Heisman Trophy at Auburn University -- Vincent Edward Jackson was ...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  5. Yearbook, Nov. 12: NFL blackouts approved

    Patrick Dorsey

    Nov. 12, 1953: In the fledgling days of the NFL, commissioner Bert Bell designed a strategy to try to keep local fans from all staying home and watching games on TV. His solution: Blacking them out for all households within a 75-mile radius, a ruling...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  6. Yearbook, Nov. 1: New Orleans Saints born

    Patrick Dorsey

    Nov. 1, 1966: It's All Saints' Day, and 46 years ago, it was New Orleans Saints day -- a special moment in time when then-NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle traveled to the Big Easy to deliver the news: The city was getting a pro football franchise. Jo...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  7. Yearbook, Oct. 4: NFL's replacement players

    Patrick Dorsey

    Oct. 4, 1987: With the NHL lockout under way and the NFL referee lockout a not-so-distant memory, we look back, 25 years back, to a time when replacement players, not replacement referees, roamed the field in official uniforms. The first occurrenc...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  8. Fan View: An NFL panorama-rama

    Patrick Dorsey

    Tekkies rejoiced (mostly) when Apple last week released its new mobile operating system, iOS 6, for all sorts of devices including the brand-new iPhone 5. One new feature of said system: the ability to take panoramic photos, which fans throughout ...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  9. Gallery: The people v. NFL replacement refs

    Patrick Dorsey

    It's been heating up since preseason, and might have boiled over big-time this weekend: NFL players and coaches are getting pretty fed up with the NFL's replacement officials, who were thrust into action because of the league's lockout of its regular...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  10. What's the deal with ... Austin Peay?

    Patrick Dorsey

    We know about the big boys. But what about the little guys? Throughout the 2012 college football season, Playbook Fandom will take a look at some of the less recognizable schools you might see on scoreboards and TV screens. "Let's Go Peay!" "Let's...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  11. NFL training camp gallery: Fan edition

    Patrick Dorsey

    NFL training camp is about working out the kinks, installing new systems, fighting for jobs, and fans. Lots and lots of fans. Fans there to see the new big faces in town. Fans there to taste NFL football, sometimes for the first time. Fans the...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  12. One from the Night: NFL makes its return

    Patrick Dorsey

    No, not for real. The games that count don't start for another month. But NFL preseason play did kick off Sunday night, with the Hall of Fame Game between the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals. The Saints won the game, 17-10....

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  13. NFL players share special Father's Day pics

    Patrick Dorsey

    All NFL players are sons. Some are fathers. Naturally, this makes Father's Day quite meaningful for these athletes. So, to celebrate, a few NFL players have provided Playbook with a first look at some personal photos -- which will be shared on the...

    Blog | June 17, 2012
  14. Special Mother's Day pics from NFL players

    Patrick Dorsey

    Moms make a difference in the NFL. On Friday, Playbook Fandom showed it in this Harbaugh brothers story. And now we bring you some special pictures from a group of NFL players -- shots that are among the many Mother's Day memories each will displ...

    Blog | May 12, 2012
  15. Willis McGahee encourages exercise

    Patrick Dorsey

    Working out? Willis McGahee didn't start really doing it until his third year of playing football. In the NFL. "It was just something that I had to get off my butt and do," the Denver Broncos running back said. "When you're younger, it's OK [n...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  16. Guide to remembering NFL draft prospects

    Patrick Dorsey

    You know Andrew Luck. You know Robert Griffin III. You probably know a few other players. But unless you're a devoted college football fan and/or a draftnik, you likely haven't memorized all the important names from Thursday's NFL draft. That's wh...

    Blog | April 25, 2012