Previously in Sports

By Rachel Puglia
Elm Staff Writer

  • On Oct. 29, 1989, safety Erik McMillan of the New York Jets tied the NFL record, held by many, for most fumble-return touchdowns in a season when two weeks after he had a 74-yard return TD at New Orleans, he had a 45-yard return score against San Francisco.
  • On Oct. 30 1985, the Detroit Red Wings pulled off a 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins with the help of Danny Gare’s hat trick.
  • The Indianapolis Colts and the Kansas City Chiefs combined for 80 points and 1,095 net offensive yards, on Oct. 31, 2004, but the Chiefs went home with the win 45-35 over the Colts.
  • On Nov. 1, 1966, the National Football League awarded the 16th franchise to New Orleans as NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle made the announcement at New Orleans’ Ponchartrain Hotel. The headline that afternoon was “N.O. Goes Pro!”
  • On Nov. 1, 1924, a young grocery store financier from Vermont, Charles Francis Adams, who had fallen in love with the game of ice hockey while watching the Stanley Cup playoffs, paid the National Hockey League $15,000 for the privilege of owning a team in the finest hockey league in the world and icing the first American based squad in the NHL. Since that day, the Boston Bruins have been at the center of ice hockey in New England.
  • The Indianapolis Colts recorded their first shutout, 56-0 over Green Bay, on Nov. 2, 1958. This marked their sixth straight win and set the club record for the largest margin of victory.

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