I did not forget about this! Welcome back and say hello to the Chiefs!
Hall of Fame
*Names in bold spent their entire career in Kansas City.
This video shows what a Chiefs game is like and includes both the sell-out crowd and the war chant. Enjoy!
Did you know? Jacksonville's bid for a franchise was led by the founder of Nine West (yes, I mean the shoe company!).
It was a complete surprise that Jacksonville won the bid for a franchise because they are the 15th largest city in the country and have a small market for television.
In 1994, a little after they earned the franchise, the Jaguars made their first hire and got Tom Coughlin as their head coach. This move was considered risky because he had never coached in the NFL and they allowed him to choose around him instead of a General Manager.
In 1995, Jacksonville and Carolina entered the league as the first expansion teams in 20 years. Jacksonville finished with a 4-12 record, which is decent for an expansion team.
1996 was a huge year for the team. After a late season comeback, the Jaguars clawed their way to the fifth seed in their first playoffs. In the playoffs, Jacksonville upset both the Bills and the Broncos. Jacksonville's upset against the Broncos, 30-27, is considered one of the three biggest upsets in playoff history.
From 1996-1999, the Jaguars were extremely successful and made the playoffs those years. The last playoff appearance is 2007 and since then Jacksonville has been in a long rebuilding phase... It may end soon...
The stadium has a pool (!!!) and they are the only team so far that has one. Next time you dream about watching football live and chilling in a pool, head on down to Jacksonville! (I don't have that particular dream, but I would definitely go to the pool!)
"All of you serious-minded football helmet heads can have your frozen tundra of Green Bay's Lambeau Field; give me the tropical breezes of the pool deck at Jacksonville's EverBank Field any day." -Mike Bianchi
The mascot for the Jaguars is a special one because he's extremely daring. I've seen him do this stunt this season and this video is from a few seasons back, so it may actually be a tradition. It takes tons of guts to be a mascot and it takes everything to be the Jaguars mascot. Watch the video to see why.
Remember that team from Baltimore?
This is them now.
Feel old yet?
The Colts had moderate success when they moved to Indianapolis but everything changed for them in 1998....
In 1998, the Colts drafted a quarterback from Tennessee. After they drafted him, he disappeared from the face of the earth.. Of course I'm kidding, that's Peyton Manning!
So what exactly did Peyton do for the franchise? Well.....
All of those were under his leadership, including a AFC Eastern Title from 1999.
He also did something else bigger than those Division titles...
In 2007, the Colts won their first and only Super Bowl.
The team was at their peak around this time and appeared in the playoffs in the last few years of the Manning era...
Sadly, all good things must end and this was an extremely sad one for the Colts. After losing Manning to injury caused by the notorious Saints, they were forced to rely on a veteran quarterback. The veteran helped them...by giving them the first draft pick in 2012!
Thanks to him, Luck came to Indianapolis. This kind of Luck was different because it was named Andrew! The team returned to the postseason with Luck and are seen as a decent team now. They had an off season this year but they still have a good quarterback to help them get back on track. Make sure to look out for them this year!
We can't leave out the Colts' appearance on a popular TV show! The team is very beloved where they're from and they would most definitely be mentioned on a show set in Indiana. What other show than Parks and Recreation?! Enjoy!
Houston!!!! This team was a highlight last summer because of the TV show, Hard Knocks. I highly recommend watching if you haven't.
"The people you surround yourself with can either help build you or help break you. Choose wisely." -JJ Watt
I'm not going to forget JJ Watt because he represents the Texans in the best way possible! This video greatly shows who he is and he's a great part of their team.
24 Pro Football Hall of Famers
Bios courtesy of packers.com.
*DISCLAIMER: This video may not be suitable for Lions fans because it contains painful memories that should be forgotten. Sorry to all Detroit fans because we talked about you last week and all your greatness but now we have to talk about your rival. Anyways, Aaron Rodgers is a fantastic quarterback and we should know that by now.
I just really like football.