This foray into football began innocently enough for Giorgio Tavecchio. It was fun. A catchy Italian song from the 1950s, “Eh, Cumpari!” by Julius La Rosa, bounced from the stadium speakers at Campolindo High in Moraga, California, whenever the Italian-American took the field for a field goal or extra point. He relished the time spent with friends....

In the 1950s the NFL continued to expand. The Cleveland Browns, the dominant team of the AAFC competing league that during the decade in the league, won the NFL title in 1950 on their first participation. In 1951, after a stop that lasted from 1942, the Pro Bowl came back. In 1953 the racial policies of the league were challenged by a Federal Court...

Even the most peripheral of football fans have heard of Vince Lombardi. In his eight seasons with the Green Bay Packers, he coached them to five NFL championships, including Super Bowls I & II. Indeed, the Super Bowl Trophy is now named after him. Among his most famous quotes are his thoughts on winning through teamwork, and these include: “People...

Not only does Al Pacino have a lot in common with Joe Paterno — both are iconic Italian-Americans born in New York before the United States joined World War II with last names that differ by only a syllable — he also looks a lot like in him. On Sunday, Variety.com published an image of Pacino, who will play the all-time winningest college football...

One of the greatest to wear Kentucky’s blue and white passed away on Saturday after a battle with cancer. A future Hall of Famer, Vito “Babe” Parilli helped bring national recognition to UK football during the golden era of Bear Bryant. Parilli, a first-team All-American in 1950 and 1951 and a member of the National Football Foundation College Hall...

At the beginning of the 1920s, the idea of ​​"business of sport" was replacing the idea of the "sport of business". In 1920 the APFA-American Professional Football Association organized the first pro football tournament. Football, coming out of university campuses, summoned paying spectators, paid players and companies supporting the activity of th...

Americans love sports!  Though the same could be said truthfully about elsewhere, it is especially true here.  The reasons for this are manifold.  The fact that television, which gave spectator sports to the masses, was invented and first popularized here no doubt played a large part.  Capitalism may have been a Dutch invention but crass Capitalism...

The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent K Giorgio Tavecchio, the club announced Wednesday. Tavecchio has spent time with the Raiders in the each of the last three training camps, including the 2015 and 2016 offseason program, and has connected on a combined 6-of-7 field goal attempts in preseason action for the Silver and Black. The 5-foot-10, 1...

Flying is not Michigan running back Ty Isaac’s favorite thing to do. “I hate flying,” he said recently. He has spent some time strategizing how he will handle the nine-hour flight from Detroit to Rome when the majority of the team travels on Saturday for a unique sightseeing and educational trip that will also include the Wolverines’ final three sp...

Stony Brook Football was getting ready to fly up to Maine for a game that weekend. The team lugged several trunks filled with extra uniforms, helmets, cold weather gear, tape for trainers — the standard haul for a road game. But the team was to fly on a smaller plane than they are accustomed to and would therefore not take all the trunks that they...