Pro Turkey Bowl #1

On November 29, 1934, NBC radio announcer Graham McNamee called the play by play for the first of many Thanksgiving Day appearances for the Detroit Lions. The Lions faced the Chicago Bears who claimed a 19-16 victory at University of Detroit Titan Stadium in front of 26,000. Detroit radio station owner George A. Richards wanted to give the…

Here come the Hawks!

On November 17, 1926, the Chicago Blackhawks took to the ice at Chicago Coliseum for the franchise’s first game, taking a 4-1 victory over the  Toronto St. Pats. The Hawks were headed by Coach Peter Muldoon found themselves embraced by fans from the first puck drop. Sportswriter Frank Schreiber wrote in the Chicago Daily Tribune…

Roger Clemens awarded with fifth Cy Young

On November 16, 1998, Roger Clemens became the first pitcher in Major League Baseball player to be receive a fifth Cy Young Award as he closed the Toronto Blue Jays chapter of his career. He was with the Boston Red Sox at the time. He was awarded with a number of pitching awards including five AL…

Comissioner Landis chosen in Chicago

On November 12, 1920, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis was appointed to serve a seven year term as Major League Baseball’s first commissioner following a conference at the Congress Hotel in Chicago. The Federal Judge was selected by 16 club owners after a three hour discussion. He excepted the position and continued his judiciary service as he took on responsibility…

A seven sack game

On November 11, 1990, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas sacked Seattle Seahawks Quarterback, Dave Krieg a record seven times in the 17-16 home loss. Thomas had 20 sacks for the 1990 season. He is ranked tenth all time in a single season and 16th for career sacks. Despite being sacked 9 times, Krieg walked off the field victorious and Kansas…

40K yards for Elway and Moon

On November 5, 1995, Minnesota Vikings Warren Moon and Denver Broncos John Elway quarterbacks became the sixth and seventh quarterbacks to accumulate 40,000 career passing yards. Moon’s passing led the Vikings to a 27-24 victory over the Green Bay Packers at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He currently has the seventh most passing yards of all NFL quarterbacks with 49,325. Moon started…

Fans get ‘Mad’ at Chicago’s new house

On November 4, 1994, the Chicago Bulls hosted the season opener against the Charlotte Hornets in a 89-83 victory and the first game played at the United Center. Although Michael Jordan, was unable to play, there were still a number of talented individuals who helped bring the Bulls to victory. Scottie Pippen scored 22 points and Larry Krystkowiak scored…