A Pro Football Hall of Famer known for plenty of production during a legendary career, never winning the big one and being the subject of an iconic piece of American sports photography has died.
He’s NFL and LSU legend Y.A. Tittle. He was 90 years old.
When he retired at age 38 in 1962 after a 17-year career with the Colts, 49ers and Giants, he was the NFL’s career leader in passing touchdowns and yards. The two-time MVP racked up more than 33,000 yards and 242 touchdowns — marks that still rank 35th and 25th in league history despite massive changes in the game since then. His 36 touchdown passes in 1963 were a league record until it was topped by Dan Marino in 1984.
It’s a tradition that’s been on the field for many years now, but it’s not always been available to fans.
But, no worries, the MLB St. Patrick’s Day caps are available now from New Era.
If you didn’t know, the tradition is something that you can thank the Cincinnati Reds for as that team started this spring training trend almost 40 years ago.
Loot Crate is hitting the baseball diamond and the aces are leading the way.
The Sports Crate subscription box has launched and 10 MLB teams are up for grabs for fans who want a box of stuff for their team delivered to them on a regular basis. Among the items inside each crate is a uniquely styled action figure for one of the team’s top pitchers as the theme for this debut is “Bring The Heat.”
Which teams made the cut? Check out the figure slideshow above and keep reading for more details and a look inside every crate.
A pair of guitars are heating things up on the auction block — but not where you might expect.
They can be found on MLB Auctions.
One of the headlines from Friday read, “Metallica serenades Willie Mays during San Francisco Giants’ 4th-annual Metallica Night” — an event where members of the Bay Area band played “Happy Birthday” for Mays (he turned 85 yesterday) and played the national anthem before the game. Their equipment from that night is being auctioned for charity.
You can find them in packs. You can find them as 5x7s. You can find them as posters. You can find them as 1/1s.
What are they? They’re 2016 Topps MLB Wacky Packages and they arrived on Wednesday in all of those formats via the typical hobby channels or via Topps.com for larger sizes.
Rather than re-hash the details (which you can find on The Buzz with a search), here’s a look at many of the pieces from the product.
They’ve snuck their way into memorabilia cards in recent years making the actual items used on the field a bit more accessible, but one of the simplest traditions in Major League Baseball is nearly here.
Every big-league team wears green uniforms of some type during action on or around St. Patrick’s Day and, of course, fans can get in on the action, too.
The Dallas Cowboys’ QB put up impressive numbers in a game that was never even close — but they still count.
Kellen Moore threw for 435 yards and three touchdowns (also throwing two picks and losing a fumble) in a 34-23 loss to Washington on Sunday, marking the end of a dismal season for the Cowboys and his last chance to make an impression on collectors before Tony Romo returns from injury next season. He ends the year with just four TDs and six picks since he only played in two other games this season — all losses.
Will a game like this breath some long-term life into his 2012 Rookie Cards? Probably not, but it’s a reminder that a good game can bring the spotlight to anyone in any week in the NFL — so he gets the nod here.
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Keep reading for four more guys who generated some buzz on the field this week. (Note: selections made before late games were completed on Sunday … and watch for our yearly version of this list later this week.)