Important events in sports history from February 7 to 14th

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In this new series each week we will share some important events in sports history.  First up February 7 to 14th.

February 7th

  • 2021 Tom Brady wins his 7th NFL Championship and 5th Super Bowl MVP when the Tampa Bay Bucs defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 31 to 9.

February 8th

  • 1936 In the first ever NFL Draft, Jay Berwanger from the University of Chicago was the first pick by the Philadelphia Eagles.

  • 1963 The AFL’s Dallas Texans become Kansas City Chiefs.

  • 1986 Spud Webb of the Atlanta Hawks wins NBA Slam Dunk Competition at 5’7″

  • 1987 The West beats East, 154-149 (OT) in the 37th NBA All-Star Game in Seattle, WA. Tom Chambers of the Seattle Super Sonics wins MVP and eventually becomes the first NBA player to gain a guaranteed contract.

  • 1996 The NFL & Cleveland allows Art Modell to move his NFL franchise to Baltimore but he had to leave the Browns’ name behind.

February 9th

  • 1980 Rick Barry, of the Houston Rockets is the 1st person in the NBA to score 8 3-pointers in a game.

February 10th

  • 1989 The WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition & not a sport, in a New Jersey court to gain deregulation.

February 11th

  • 1990 James “Buster” Douglas Knocks out Mike Tyson in a huge 10th round upset to win the Heavy Weight Championship in boxing.


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