History of the BCS

For the last time ever, the BCS bowls have been announced. On January 6th, the #1 ranked Florida State Seminoles will face the #2 rated Auburn Tigers in the Vizio BCS National Championship game. Next year, a 4 team playoff organized by the College Football Playoff committee will decide the champion.

Throughout the last 15 years, the BCS has left us with many memories. The endless BCS debates will certainly be missed, but they will be replaced with “Who should be the 4th team in?”. Let’s hope the final BCS Championship Game ends with a bang.

In order to recap the history of the BCS, we designed a fun graphic. Along with the result of every BCS championship, we also showcased individual and team records. It’s been a great ride!

To view the full graphic, click here or click on the preview below.


The History of the NFL on Thanksgiving

It is an annual tradition. Your family sits down at the dinner table to eat a Thanksgiving meal. But to you, it is all about strategy. You think to yourself: “Where do I need to sit so that I can see football on TV?”. You quickly eat your meal and then rush to your favorite recliner. You may doze off for a few minutes, but you know that no one in your family is touching that TV. NFL on Thanksgiving is a tradition every year.

It all began in 1920 with the creation of the National Football League. Since then, an NFL game has been played every Thanksgiving, except for a four year break during World War II. The Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions have hosted a Thanksgiving Day game every year since 1978. The Detroit Lions have played the most games on Thanksgiving Day. They currently have a 33-37-2 record. Two active teams have never played on Thanksgiving. These two teams are the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Carolina Panthers.

This Turkey Day, you can see:

  • Packers at Lions (12:30 ET)
  • Raiders at Cowboys (4:30 ET)
  • Steelers at Ravens (8:30 ET)

Let’s take a look at the history of these Thanksgiving Day games. Click on the graphic to see the full timeline!