Pete Rozelle

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  • Column: A nation grieves and the NFL plays on

    Americans grieved in front of their television sets on a brutally grim Sunday afternoon 50 years ago as a horse-drawn caisson took the body of President Kennedy from the White House to lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda.


  • Detroit Lions' Nick Pietrosante (33), left, and Wayne Walker (55), right, stand during ceremonies honoring slain President John F. Kennedy, before a game between Detroit and the Minnesota Vikings at Metropolitian Stadium in Minneapolis, in this Nov. 24, 1963 photo. (AP Photo)

    LOVERRO: The NFL games no one wanted to play

    Fifty years later, the decision by Pete Rozelle — the man who helped usher the NFL into its place today in America as the national passion — to allow football to be played while feelings were still so raw over JFK's death is still a dark cloud over his legacy.


  • Titans, Oilers owner Bud Adams eulogized

    Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak wore a busy multi-colored tie that he said belonged to and fit the flamboyant personality of team owner Bud Adams.


  • President Richard Nixon (right), shown with Redskins coach George Allen on Jan. 2, 1973, challenged the NFL to change its blackout policy. (Associated Press)

    DALY: NFL on TV was more than a political football to Nixon

    The current occupant of the White House is a basketball guy. Other recent Leaders of the Free World have been partial to golf, jogging and brush clearing. Not Richard Nixon. Nixon loved football — any kind of football.


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