He then played eight seasons as an offensive tackle for the Tiger Cats, according to the team, earning All Star honors three times and helping win two league titles.”As a player, Bronko was one of the hardest workers in the league and a big part of our Grey Cup championship teams. He was always a pleasure to be around a great teammate and an even better friend,” former teammate Angelo Mosca said in a story on the Tiger Cats website.After his playing days ended, Nagurski had a 30 year career in the paper industry, according to his obituary. He also was a member of the International Falls Fire Department for 14 years.Nagurski is survived by his wife, Bev, three daughters and five grandchildren.Nagurski was born Christmas Day 1937; his father was a standout football player at the University of Minnesota who went on to a Hall of Fame NFL career with the Chicago Bears.The younger Nagurski graduated from International Falls High School and played college football at Notre Dame.
Oct. 21: A banged up Ravens’ team, playing its first game without recently injured LB Ray Lewis and CB Lardarius Webb, lost at Houston, 43 13, in a battle that featured the AFC teams with the best records (5 1). Houston QB Matt Schaub threw 2 TD passes, and RB Arian Foster ran for 2 more, while the Texans’ defense added a safety and a TD with 1 of 2 INTs against QB Joe Flacco.
Late in the first quarter, the Ravens changed tactics after Webb did pick off a pass intended for Julian Edelman at the Baltimore 30. Flacco rolled right on first down and threw deep down the sideline to a wide open Smith. Had the pass not been short, Smith likely would have sprinted into the end zone.
With pass catching, 3rd down back Chris Thompson stealing touches, that’s all I’m willing to commit to for now. The receiving corp is deep here, though. DeSean Jackson is a must start. But I digress is debatable in my books which franchise then comes next on the list of the greatest of Stanley Cup Dynasty teams. Detroit won four of six in the early 50 with Gordie Howe and Ted Lindsay on board. The Islanders, behind Bryan Trottier and Mike Bossy, won four in a row in the early 80 But for my books, both are edged out by the Edmonton Oilers, who captured a stunning five in seven years, from 1984 1990.
Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images 2007: Sean Taylor, a free safety for the Washington NFL team, dies at the age of 24 after being shot the day before by intruders at his Miami, Florida, area home. Five suspects were arrested in connection with the burglary and shooting and eventually all received prison sentences between 18 years and life. [ + ].