WATCH: All Saints Day: When the Saints came marching in to New Orleans

On Nov. 1, 1966, All Saints Day forever took on added significance in New Orleans. That's the day NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle announced the Crescent City was being awarded the league's 16th franchise. The team’s name — The New Orleans Saints — was announced on Jan. 9, 1967. New Orleans trumpeter Al Hirt, a part-owner of the Saints upon their founding, said, “We want the...
November 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Houston Texans earn Pete Rozelle Award

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June 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 3/22: Team USA is heading to the championship

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting for our World Baseball Classic championship game tickets to magically appear in our mailbox so we can see Team USA go for their first ever WBC title win.Happy birthday today to Don Chaney, Bob Costas, Sean Berry...
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March 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Titans players to defy NFL rule on ‘My Cause My Cleats’ in Week 14

If you watched an NFL game during Week 13, you no doubt heard the announcers referring to the “My Cause My Cleats” week, as players were allowed to wear cleats advocating the cause of their choosing. The Tennessee Titans were on a bye, so their players did not get to wear any such cleats. Despite that, the NFL will not let Tennessee’s players wear any “My Cause My Cleats” spikes...
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December 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Broncos' PR staff wins Rozelle Award from PFWA

The Denver Broncos' public relations staff has won the Pete Rozelle Award winners from the Professional Football Writers of America for consistently striving for excellence in its dealings and relationships with the media. The Super Bowl champion Broncos earned the award for the third time and the second time in three seasons. This year, Denver beat out the Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati...
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June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-NFL player sues over denied disability benefits

The case of Charles Dimry is a reminder that the NFL continues to face lawsuits from former players concerning their injuries. Dimry, a former fifth-round pick by the Atlanta Falcons in 1988 out of UNLV, is suing the NFL’s retirement plan for denying him disability benefits he tried to claim. Dimry played 12 seasons in the league as a cornerback and says he suffered two major neck...
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March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Steelers Win Pete Rozelle Award

The Pro Football Writers of America announced today the Pittsburgh Steelers were selected for the 2015 Pete Rozelle award, given annually to the best public relation’s staff in the league. The group consists of Burt Lauten, Ryan Scarpino, and Dom Rinelli. Congrats to @Steelers PR staff of @SteelersPRBurt @drinelli & @RyanScarpino for their Rozelle Award. […] Steelers Win Pete...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers PR Staff Nominated for Pete Rozelle Award

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ public relations staff comprised of Burt Lauten, Ryan Scarpino, and Dom Rinelli, are on of five groups nominated for The Pete Rozelle Award. The news was first reported by The Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s Ed Bouchette. @steelers C @MaurkicePouncey #NFLTop100 — NFL Network (@nflnetwork) May 14, 2015 The award, originated in 1990, [...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens must beat Bengals and hope for help to overcome Pete Rozelle's dream of parity...

It's playing out just as the late Pete Rozelle envisioned it...  PARITY... it would be a rare team that could re-PETE after winning a Super Bowl... And so the defending world champion Ravens find themselves at 8-7 having to knock off the 10-5 Cincinnati Bengals just to have a mathematical chance to qualify for the 2013 playoffs as a botttom seed.... and even then, they will need...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

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