The tension between the NFL and AFL during the 1960s was great, but it reached its fever pitch when the Oakland Raiders signed Roman Gabriel in 1967. The Raiders originally drafted Gabriel in the 1962 AFL Draft, but he instead signed with the Los Angeles Rams. The Raiders, however, were able to seize on Gabriel’s dissatisfaction with his use in Los Angeles and he signed with the Raiders. While some players had opted to sign with the AFL out of college instead of the NFL (like Joe Namath), Gabriel was widely considered one of the first NFL stars to be lured away by the upstart league according to AP reports at the time. The AFL was believed to have attempted […]
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Adrian Peterson has a chance to break Eric Dickerson’s hallowed single-season rushing record. The Los Angeles Rams runner rushed for 2,105 yards in 1984, in just his second season in the NFL. With that in mind, we take a look back at the careers of Dickerson and Peterson through trading cards in a little feature we like to call The Cardboard Bio.
Steelers fans love the Terrible Towel. In fact, there hasn’t been an inexplicable love for an inanimate object this big since Germans started flocking to David Hasselhoff concerts. But there hasn’t been any empirical data to back that up, until now.
Posted: Sunday, January 9th, 2011 | Adam Rank Tags: Pick Six, Adam Vinatieri, Billy Waddy, Dallas Cowboys, David Tyree, Joe Namath, Los Angeles Rams, Marshawn Lynch, New England Patriots, Pick Six, Roger Staubach, Super Bowl III, Super Bowl XLII, Super Bowl XXXVI, Tom Brady, Vince Ferragamo
The Twitterverse has spoken. Marshawn Lynch‘s touchdown run was the greatest of all time. The Seahawks upset of the Saints was the greatest of all time. The Pick Six is the greatest internet creation of all time. Alright, I might only be trending that last one. But let’s have some perspective.
Posted: Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 | Adam Rank Tags: Pick Six, Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Colt McCoy, Dallas Cowboys, George Allen, Green Bay Packers, Hines Ward, Houston Oilers, John Harbaugh, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, Nick Bakay, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Tom Landry, Washington Redskins
Some rivalries come and go, but bitter divisional rivalries always continue to fester.
Total Access counted down the Top 10 rookie seasons of all-time and they came to the only conclusion possible — Eric Dickerson of your Los Angeles Rams in 1983 (the second overall selection that year).
Posted: Monday, September 21st, 2009 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Brady Quinn, Cleveland Browns, Deacon Jones, Eddie DeBartolo Jr., Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams, Mark Sanchez, Miami Dolphins, Mike Singletary, New England Patriots, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Todd Haley, Tom Brady
The 49ers honored former owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. prior to Sunday’s win over the Seahawks. But nobody will ever confuse this year’s version of the 49ers and those great teams that DeBartolo presided over in the past. Well maybe in one category — winning.
Posted: Friday, August 7th, 2009 | Adam Rank Tags: Bob Lily, Dallas Cowboys, Drew Pearson, Gil Brandt, Hall of Fame, Herb Scott, Los Angeles Rams, Randy White, Rayfield Wright, Roger Staubach, Tony Dorsett
NFL.com conducted a marathon Hall of Fame chat today. And it was quite a punch into the sternum of Los Angeles Rams fans.
Posted: Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Anthony Armstrong, Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Eddie Meador, Jay Cutler, Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, Plaxico Burress, Tony Romo
The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that a fourth team has entered the bidding for troubled WR Plaxico Burress.