As familes gather across the country to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and to bring in the New Years, I wanted to highlight some of the NFL and College Footballs greatest Christmas Eve/Day games! This is the first time the NFL has scheduled a Christmas game in 5 years. The longest football game ever was played on Christmas day, as the Kansas City Chiefs hosted the Miami Dolphins in the AFC Divisional game, which lasted 82 minutes! There was 14 Hall of Famers who took part in this contest like Dan Shula, Hank Stram, Bob Griese and Len Dawson. This day thou belonged to Ed Podolak, who had 350 all purpose yards. This is a NFL record that still stands to this day, as far as the playoffs are concerned. Miami was able to win the game and advance in the Playoffs, to be booted later down the road. They were able to bounce back pretty well thou, with the season they had in 72! Also in 1971, The Dallas Cowboys played the Minnesota Vikings in a Divisional Playoff match-up! The weather was a major concern and Bob Hayes finally got to see snow! The Cowboys were able to win despite the terrible weather, with a score of 20-12! Bob Hayes is pictured below getting to see this amazing snow! Wish we could marvel at all of God's creations in such a way as Mr.Hayes did. They went on to get defeated by the storied Johnny Unitas and the Colts. In 1989, The NFL returned to Christmas, where the Vikings prevailed over the Bengals on a late Monday night game. The Dallas Cowboys played on Christmas day in 1995 and also won the Super Bowl that season. The NFL has a full slate of Christmas eve and Day games, that will give us something to stay tuned into, for the Celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. I also would like to say Terry Bradshaw should keep quiet, Mike Tomlin is one of the BEST coaches in the NFL and will go down with the likes of Chuck Noll. But he is just a Cheerleader and he is just really nice. Fox needs to check Terry Bradshaw and his thought process, because last time I checked the NFL is about WINNING! Mike Tomlin has done nothing but produce wins and was the fastest coach ever to 100 wins, in Steeler history. Let's move to College Football, Somehow they got to sneak the Hawaii Bowl in tonight at 8:00 PM. This match up will be between Hawaii and Middle Tennessee State and what a awesome trip for Coach Franklin and his young men to take! I never understood why Hawaii always ends up in the Hawaii bowl thou? There was a Pototo Bowl played on Thursday night and it was a SHOOTOUT! I just want to ask Colorado State what part of the Campus they decided to leave the Defense at, in Fort Collins. Big conngrats to Idaho for winning 61-50 and turning around a winless program. Navy lost in the Armed Forces bowl to a non "Armed forces" team in Lousiana Tech! That is a very good win for LA Tech going into the heavy recruiting season! Ohio went down to Troy in the Dollar General Bowl, in my opinion they need a new sponsor (Scout Trout Bowl?). I hope you enjoy Scout Trout's favorite Holiday and remember why we celebrate. This is not about gifts, this is not about Football, this is about the Birth of the man who died on the cross for your sins. So that you may have eternal life, if you so choose. MERRY CHRISTMAS! We will highlight more of this Football madness here, as the Bowl Season gets intense!
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