The Cleveland Browns face off with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football, the playoff edition. The last time the Browns made the playoffs was the 2002 season, 18 years ago. Somehow, despite the lack of winning, the Browns continue to have the most dedicated fans in the NFL. Somehow, 2002 seems like "forever ago" while also feeling like "there is no way 2002 was THAT long ago!" For some Browns fans, 2002 is a year they can't even remember while for others it was just another year of their adult life, just the rare one where the Browns were winning. Our partners at CBS Sports shared some of the interesting tidbits from what life was like in 2002: Top movie "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" was the number one film in the United States for the weekend of Jan. 5, 2003. Top song "Lose Yourself" by Eminem stood at No. 1 in early January 2003. Other notable popular songs of the time include: Average gas price $1.59/gallon Technology Popular video game consoles were … [Read more...] about Browns Playoffs: Where Were You in ’02?
USC commit Jaxson Dart - Ultimate Highlights 6,578 views 3:01 MaxPreps named Jaxson Dart of Corner Canyon (Draper, Utah) as its National High School Football Player of the Year for 2020, making him the 15th honoree by the organization. However, National Player of the Year awards go back as far as 1947 when the first high school All-American team was selected by a group called the Wigwam Wisemen.MaxPreps is now taking it a step further and has retroactively selected a National Player of the Year for each season dating back to 1910. The list tries to stay true to those "players of the year" who were selected in real time by various media outlets.Parade Magazine chose All-American football teams starting in 1963 while the Wigwam Wisemen All-American teams ran from 1947 to 1961. Other organizations choosing All-American teams during those periods included Scholastic Coach Magazine, Coach and Athlete Magazine, USA Today, Students Sports, ESPN and MaxPreps.MaxPreps retroactively chose … [Read more...] about High school football: Every national player of the year going back to 1910
Best all-time high school football team from each state 45,133 views 10:02 When it comes to determining the greatest team of all-time from each state, the recent offerings from Mater Dei (Santa Ana) and St. John Bosco (Bellflower) certainly come into consideration for California. Any discussion about the greatest teams in the Golden State, however, has to begin with De La Salle (Concord). The only question: Which Spartan team do you pick?De La Salle was named national champion seven times, including four in a row between 2000 and 2003. However, MaxPreps chose the 2001 team because it best exemplified the four pillars that we determined mark greatness — dominance, consistency, efficiency and leadership. We used national rankings to determine dominance, win streaks and state-title streaks to measure consistency, offensive/defensive point totals to mark efficiency and head coaching prowess to measure leadership.The 2001 De La Salle team is just one of example of 50 all-time … [Read more...] about Picking the best high school football team of all-time across every state
Aaron Rodgers High School Football Highlights 60,572 views 2:25 Peyton and Eli Manning are the most successful quarterbacking brothers in NFL history, throwing for a combined 128,963 yards with four Super Bowl championships. But when it comes to the high school level, the Mannings rank down the list of brothers with the most career passing yardage.Peyton and Eli combined for 14,458 yards while at Newman (New Orleans) in the 1990s, placing them No. 19 on the all-time list of quarterback brothers, compiled by MaxPreps. Not surprisingly, Ben and Maty Mauk of Kenton (Ohio) are the No. 1 brother combo. The duo rank Nos. 1 and 2 on the all-time national yardage list and their total of 36,296 yards sits nearly 10,000 yards ahead of the next set of brothers.The list includes seven other brother combinations with at least one who has played at the professional level. Contact Kevin Askeland at [email protected] for corrections, additions or comments. File photo by Darryl Oumi Tua … [Read more...] about High school football: Mannings, Tagovailoas among top 25 most productive brother quarterback combinations
The eye-catching selection of Van de Beek ahead of Fernandes for this FA Cup clash of giants at Old Trafford was all about "rotation", according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. United's manager clearly felt his team could combat a faltering Liverpool team without their star man, albeit leaving him on the bench in case of emergency. "Donny needs to be playing games as well and it's a big game for Donny to come into," Solskjaer told the BBC. Van de Beek has not started a Premier League game since he was hauled off with United trailing at half-time at West Ham in early December, and he might not be starting any soon either given how this game transpired. A 66th-minute switch of the Portuguese for the underwhelming Van de Beek proved pivotal, and the delightful free-kick from Fernandes that settled an absorbing game 3-2 in United's favour was one that had been conceived on Saturday. "I think he stayed about 45 minutes after training yesterday shooting free-kicks, so I was quite … [Read more...] about It’s looking bleak for Van de Beek as Fernandes keeps Manchester United on trophy track