Sports History

The History of Sports and Athletics

 

Terry Bradshaw

Terry Bradshaw

The Sports History section of the Historyguy.com website features pages and articles on the long and multi-faceted history of sports and athletics in the United States and throughout the world. While the majority of the content in this section highlights Baseball, Football, Basketball, other forms of competition are dealt with, from Figure Skating to Professional Poker.

 

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NCAA Football

Heisman Trophy 2010

Heisman Trophy Winners of the 21st Century

Texas Tech Bowl Game History–The latest on the Mike Leach/Craig James Drama

Mike Leach: Former Texas Tech Coach

Jack Thompson: WSU Quarterback

College Football: New Mexico Bowl History

College Football: St. Petersburg Bowl History

College Football: New Orleans Bowl History

College Football: Las Vegas Bowl History

College Football: Rose Bowl History

 

Major League Baseball (MLB)

World Series Championship Teams by Year

Major League Baseballs’s Number One Draft Picks from 1965 to the Present

Baseball No-Hitters

Chicago White Sox No-Hitters and Perfect Games

Dallas Braden’s Perfect Game on May 9, 2010

Hillis Layne: Washington Senators Third Baseman

National Football League (NFL)

New England Patriots Championship History

New York Giants Championship History

Green Bay Packers Championship History

Arizona Cardinals Playoff History

New Orleans Saints Playoff History

History of Arizona Cardinals City and Name Changes Over The Years

Pittsburgh Steelers Playoff History

Seattle Seahawks Playoff History

Jim Zorn Bio

Dave Krieg Bio-

Auto Racing:

Danica Patrick Biography

Ashley Force Hood Biography and Pictures

Golf:

Tiger Woods Bio

Poker: World Series of Poker (WSOP)

Peter Eastgate Bio

Gambling In Sports:

Given the extremely competitive nature of sport it seems only natural for it to be so closely entwined with gambling that the two activities sometimes overlap and merge. For example, betting is a vital part of horse racing. This can be traced back to the Roman sport of chariot racing, which along with Gladiator contests was the only activity were betting was allowed in Rome. Dice games were illegal, but the law was often flouted. In fact it was well known that the Emperor Caligula was a terrible gambler with dice, dipping in to the Empire’s coffers to fund his loses, and executing wealthy citizens to bet with their remaining estates. His extravagance even went so far as to convert the Imperial Palace into a casino games house for a period, where wealthy citizens would come for summer periods and spend their time gambling on various dice and coin games and frolicking with women – much like modern casinos in Las Vegas.
Boxing:

Muhammad Ali 

Olympics

Figure Skating

Kimmie Meissner

Sasha Cohen

Nicole Bobek

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