'The Tillman Story' explores how the military tried to spin the NFL star's death to its advantage, creating a myth that his family refused to believe.
1945: Charley Trippi was a University of Georgia halfback drafted by the Chicago Cardinals. The prize catch in a bidding war between the NFL and the All-America Football Conference, which led to his signing a four-year $100,000 contract with the Chicago Cardinals (the precursors of today's Arizona Cardinals). … During the course of his NFL career, he switched from halfback to quarterback and back to halfback, before finishing as a defensive player. … Turned in a sensational performance in the 1947 championship game, rushing for 206 rushing yards while wearing sneakers for better traction on a frozen field. The 28-21 victory over Philadelphia marked the only time the Cardinals ever won an NFL title.
It used to be said that defense wins championships. Super Bowl 2010 highlights how much that has changed: both the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints rank pretty low in defense.
A ski fan waves a swiss flag, backdropped by the Eiger mountain during the World Cup Men's downhill skiing event in Wengen on Jan. 16.
Six players in Super Bowl XLIII have Polynesian heritage – a record number for the big game.
Super Bowl XLIII will put on display how football is being redefined in front of fans' eyes.