Road to Super Bowl I

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Almost everyone knows who played in Super Bowl I and the outcome of that game. But who did the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs defeat to reach Super Bowl I?

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The Green Bay Packers defeated the Dallas Cowboys 34 to 27 for the NFL Championship to reach Super Bowl I. The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Buffalo Bills 31 to 7 for the AFL Championship to reach Super Bowl I.

 

George Foreman’s First Heavyweight Title

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When did George Foreman first win the Heavyweight Boxing Championship and who did he defeat?

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On January 22, 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica, George Foreman beat Joe Frazier by TKO in the second round of their heavyweight championship fight to win his first title.

First Celtics/Lakers NBA Finals

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The Celtics and the Lakers have met in the NBA finals numerous times. When did these two teams first meet in the NBA Finals?

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The Boston Celtics and the then Minneapolis Lakers first met in the NBA Finals in 1959. The Celtics won the championship that year 4-0.

Most Goals in an NHL Season Behind Gretzky

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Wayne Gretzky holds the 1st and 2nd spots on the list of most goals scored in an NHL season (92 in 1981/82 and 87 in 1983/84). Who has the 3rd most goals scored in a season?

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Brett Hull holds the 3rd spot on the list of most goals scored in an NHL season. He had 86 in the 1990/91 season while playing for the St. Louis Blues.

First NCAA Division I Basketball Champion

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What school won the first NCAA Division I Basketball Championship?

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In 1939, Oregon won the first NCAA Division I Basketball Championship. The next four winners were Indiana (1940), Wisconsin (1941), Stanford (1942), and Wyoming (1943).

Name of the NFC Championship Trophy

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What is the name of the NFC Championship Trophy?

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The NFC Championship Trophy is the George Halas Trophy. It is named after the long-time owner of the Chicago Bears. It was first awarded in 1984.

Name of the AFC Championship Trophy

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What is the name of the AFC Championship Trophy?

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The AFC Championship Trophy is the Lamar Hunt Trophy. It is named after the founder of the AFL. It was first awarded in 1984.

Winner of the First NBA Game

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What NBA team was the winner of the first NBA game?

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The first NBA game was played on November 1, 1946 in Toronto. It featured the New York Knicks against the Toronto Huskies. The Knicks defeated the Huskies 68-66. The Huskies folded in 1947.

First to Win the Art Ross Trophy

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What is the Art Ross Trophy and who was the first player to win it?

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The Art Ross Trophy is a National Hockey League (NHL) trophy awarded to the player who leads the NHL in scoring points. The trophy was donated to the NHL in 1947 by Arthur Howie Ross, a former player, coach, and general manager. The first player to win the Art Ross Trophy for the 1947/1948 season was Elmer Lach of the Montreal Canadians.

First Sugar Bowl Game

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When was the first Sugar Bowl game played?

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The first Sugar Bowl game was played on January 1, 1935. Tulane defeated Temple 20 to 14 in that first Sugar Bowl.