The phrase, the Golden Age of pro football, is somewhat inaccurate. It should have been called the Golden Age of Offense. Especially gilded in the 1950s were quarterbacks with big arms, gutty leaders, field generals who take-charge in the huddle. They called their own games, and generally speaking, drove a team to victory or loss with the strength of their arms. Y. A. Tittle was one of them. It 's been said he was one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game. The San Francisco signal-caller would go by many names, even so far as to explain what the Y and A stood for in his name. He stated that the Y was for Yelberton, while the A was short for Abraham. In addition, fans choose to call him “Yat,” or in reference to his thinning …show more content…
Ironically, Tittle is remembered best for a gimmick: the “alley-oop” play, where he would team up with the 6-foot-3 acrobatic receiver R.C. Owens on a pass play born by accident, and became a calculated pass play. Tittle would loft a high, usually high wobbly 35-45-yard pass, and Owens would out- leap his defenders, just as he did as a hoopster in college. But for Tittle, the 1957 season was one of triumph and agony. Last second victories became a 49ers trademark. “We won five games in the last couple of minutes,” said Tittle. Though, the 49ers chance at a championship berth came to an abrupt end, as Detroit claimed the Western Division playoff contest against the 49ers, defeating the home team at their own game, with a come-from-behind win 31-27. That defeat to the Lions would indelibly live on as the signature game of the 49ers throughout the decade. It is a pity Tittle never put the arm on a championship team, as a 49er or any of the other teams that he would play for over the next 7 years. A championship was his “white whale.” He always committed his body and soul to its capture. Sometimes winning isn 't everything, it is the will to win and that is the only thing... and that would carry Tittle to being enshrined into the Pro
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Walter Iooss Jr. is a Sports Illustrated Photographer who captured the famous catch by Dick Clark in 1981 NFC Championship game. Iooss had followed the Dallas Cowboys for the whole 1981 season. He was bonding with people from the organization as if he was truly a part of it. Because of this, once he took the picture, he was so devastated for the team he forgot he had just taken an unbelievable picture. Iooss stated, “It was the worst thing that could’ve happened for the Cowboys, but I had to let go of personal issues and relationships and be a professional, whether you’re rooting for someone or not.
In the 80’s and 90’s the san francisco 49ers won a total of five super bowls under Joe montana and steve young. Over the span of two decades this team dominated its competition from montana to young, there seemed to be a steady rate of success through the years. This success caught the attention of a young boy by the name of Tom Brady who idolized the legendary Joe Montana and inspired him to become the quarterback he is today. But just as montana was replaced by a younger Steve Young we are faced with the same predicament in the aging Brady and the younger, fresher Garoppolo.
The victor was the Superbowl champions and the considered the best in the
He was missing the freedom we all have: the freedom to choose he was a star on the field. He was exceptional among the players. He even made it to the Rose Bowl! The Rose Bowl is the ultimate accomplishment and he won! However, he had been raised in such a strict structure that when he did get some freedom to hang out with friends and party, he had no control!
Introduction and Conclusion Every little boy dreams of being a football star. Unfortunately, the chances of getting into the (National Football League)NFL are only about two percent. One person who beat these odds is Jerry Rice. Jerry Rice is one of the best NFL players.1)First we will talk about Jerry Rice’s background, where he came from and so forth, 2)then we will talk about his accomplishments, 3)and lastly we will talk about how he has impacted his community.
When you hear the name Manning most people think football. That would be because the Manning family is the most popular family in NFL. If you live in America there is a great chance you have hear the name Archie Manning. To the younger generation like mine he is known as the father of Peyton and Eli. However to those that watched football in the late 1970s and 1980s he is own as one of the greatest quarterbacks not to win the Super Bowl.
He is also one of only nine players in NFL history to catch 1,000 career passes. Popularly known by T.O., Owens is known for over the top touchdown celebrations and public persona as he is for his talent on the field. The San Francisco 49ers drafted Owens in the third round of the 1996 NFL Draft. Owens played his first professional game against the New Orleans Saints, where he played on the 49ers' special teams. In Owens first season in the NFL he was relatively quite as most rookies are when put on special teams but a light shined on him in 1997.
For the first time since 1990, the New York Giants are the reigning Super Bowl champions. Their thrilling victory over the 18-0 New England Patriots is already being called one of the greatest football games every played. Even casual football fans found themselves following the ups and downs of Big Blue last season. It all started when bookie Tim Mara bought the New York Giants in 1925 for a whopping $500 and then almost went bankrupt when they lost their first three games. Six years later, Mara passed team ownership to his sons Jack and Wellington.
Fritz Pollard was one of the greatest football players of his time, but has been significantly overshadowed by players who have came after him. One of the main reasons he may be forgotten is because of the term “Modern Day NFL”. He was the first African American in the NFL, but not the so-called “Modern Day NFL. He has a countless number of awards and prizes due to his fantastic play on the football field, but he will be bettered remembered for being the first African American football player. Fritz was an African American who played during a time when America was highly segregated.
During his years as a star football player, Franco Harris completed 91 touchdowns, ran 12,120 yards and caught a total of 307 passes - 9 of which lead to touchdowns. Throughout his career, Harris achieved - Four-time Super Bowl (IX, X, XIII and XIV) title-holder MVP (Super Bowl IX) AFC Rookie of the Year and NFL Offensive Rookie of the
In today’s society, we have former National Football League(NFL) quarterback Collin Kapernick who’s no longer in the NFL because of his protest against racial inequality. However, many people believe he is no longer in the NFL because of his talent. Kapernick led the 49ers to Super Bowl 47. Although they didn’t win, he threw for 302 yards with a touchdown and rushed for 62 yards. Therefore, he didn’t get kicked out of the league because he wasn’t good enough, but for sitting down during the national anthem.
Al Davis handed over the reins to Madden in 1969, who helped the Raiders establish themselves as an NFL power in the post-merger era. In his first year he lead the Raiders he lead his team to 12-1-1 and would go on to win the super bowl in 1976. Madden created accountability and collaboration across leadership structures. His credibility grew stronger with his weekly team and management meetings and deep diving into every part of the organization, to help turn things around.
American football has quickly become America’s favorite sport, nothing like turning on the TV on a Saturday or Sunday and watching some football with friends or family. Whether you love it or hate it there is no denying that football has become one of the most popular sports on the planet. Despite the controversy surrounding the dangers of football, it has still developed into a multi-billion dollar industry. Pretty much everyone has heard of football or the stars that surround it, but few people know how football got its start. Football is believed to have descended from the ancient Greek game of harpaston.