Category: vintage sports

Notre Dame quarterback, Terry Hanratty, and USC running back, O.J. Simpson, give President-elect Richard Nixon an autographed ball with other College Football All-American stars on December 2, 1968.

A few days later O.J. Simpson won the Heisman Trophy. Leroy Keyes came in second voting and Terry Hanratty in third. Simpson also won the 1968 United Press International College Football Player of the Year Award for the second consecutive year.

Boxer Joe Louis in Chicago, 1935.

Joe Louis nicknamed the “Brown Bomber,” reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949.

He

successfully

defended his title a record 25 times.

1986 NFL Playoffs

New York Giants Harry Carson (53), Lawrence Taylor (56) give defensive coach Bill Belichick a

Gatorade Shower after the Giants defeated the San Francisco 49ers 49-3 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on January 4, 1987.

(Photos by Jerry Wachter/Sports Illustrated)

Boxer Joe Louis

photographed by Carl Van Vechten

at Greenwood Lake

on September 15, 1941.

Joe Louis nicknamed the “Brown Bomber”, reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949 .

O.J. Simpson, running back for the Buffalo Bills, poses with his wife, Marguerite, daughter Arnella, 4, and son Jason, 2, in Buffalo, New York on October 10, 1973. 

In 1973, Simpson became the first player to break the highly coveted 2,000-yard rushing mark with 2,003 total rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. For his performance he won that year’s NFL MVP Award,

NFL player of the year and

The Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award. While other players had broken the 2,000-yard mark since Simpson, his record happened when the NFL only had 14-game seasons; as opposed to the now 16-game seasons.