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Today is Sunday, December 17, 2017

Today in
Sports History

1933 - The Chicago Bears defeated the New York Giants in the first National Football League interdivisional championship game. The Bears won 23-21.

1967 - Noland Smith (Kansas City Chiefs) set a record when he ran a kickoff return 106 yards.

1984 - Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins) set NFL season records for touchdowns (48), completions (362) and yards (5084).

1991 - The NBA's most one-sided game took place when the Cleveland beat Miami 148-80.

1993 - FOX outbid CBS for the National Football Conference TV package.

1994 - George Foreman was a guest on "Saturday Night Live."

2000 - Terrell Owens (San Francisco 49ers) caught an NFL-record 20 passes for 283 yards and a touchdown against the Chicago Bears. The previous record was held by Tom Fears (Los Angeles Rams) with 18 catches on December 3, 1950, against the Green Bay Packers. Owens also broke Jerry Rice's franchise record of 16 receptions set in 1994 against the Los Angeles Rams.






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Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth
- Lou Gehrig
July 4, 1939





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