Football gains color

On September 29, 1951, the University of California Bears and University of Philadelphia Quakers faced off in Philadelphia for the first football game to be telavized in color, airing on NBC. California, ranked fifth in the nation, beat 19th ranked Pennsylvania 35-0. The transition from black and white to color was a one small step of…

The Great Rookie’s seven assist game

  On February 15,  1980, Wane Gretzky assisted seven goals, tying the league record with Detroit Red Wing’s Billy “the kid” Taylor. The seven assists boosted the Edmonton Oilers to a 8-2 home victory over the Washington Capitals. The Oilers finished the season 28-39-13, finishing fourth in the Smythe division. They lost three consecutive games to…