We told you a couple of months ago that we were working on a Braves Dale Murphy jersey. Here is the first sample, along with two mesh batting practice jerseys.
All three will be available this spring.
On January 26, 1997, in the Louisiana Superdome, the Packers and the Patriots faced off in Super Bowl XXXI. The fans barely had time to take a sip of their first beer before the Packers were on the board. On the second play from scrimmage Brett Favre hit Andre Rison for a 54 yard td. Packers took the early lead, 7 - 0.
The Patriots got the ball for the first time but they quickly give it back to the Pack on a Doug Evans interception of a Drew Bledsoe pass. Kicker Chris Jacke hit from the 37 and the green and gold went up 10 - 0.
New England decided to get things going as they scored on their next two possessions. First Bledsoe found Keith Byars for a 1 yard td pass, then connected with Ben Coates on a 4 yard td pass. The Patriots took their first lead, 14 - 10. The first quarter ended with that score, which turned out to be the most combined points ever scored in the first quarter of a Super Bowl.
The Packers #4 didn't let that lead last very long as he tossed an 81 yard bomb to Antonio Freeman with only 56 seconds gone in the second quarter. Jacke kicks another field goal on the next possession and the Packers are back on top 20 - 14.
The Patriots continued to struggle in the second and after Bledsoe threw another interception Favre took over and led the Pack on a long, clock eating drive. The end result was another seven points as Favre took it in himself from the 2 yard line. Packers up 27 - 14.
Curtis Martin got the Patriots back in the game towards the end of the third on a 18 yard td run and the Patriots were only down six, 27 - 21.
Any momentum that the Patriots may have had after that Martin td was destroyed on the ensuing play. Desmond Howard, the eventual game MVP, took the Adam Vinatieri kick and ran it back for a memorable 99 yard td. Mark Chmura and Brett Favre hooked up on the 2 point conversion and Packers never looked back. Final score Packers 35 - Patriots 21.
Watch the video below to see some of the key plays of the Packers third Super Bowl win.
With the NHL All-Star game approaching, we wanted to call attention to an All-Star game played back on January 25th, 1972. The ’71-‘72 season was a busy year for the National Hockey League. A rival league, the World Hockey Association (WHA), was in the midst of starting their inaugural season and was working to steal big name players from the NHL. In an effort to one up its new competition, the NHL announced two new expansion teams, the New York Islanders and the Atlanta Flames. Despite the distractions of the WHA, the NHL had a highly competitive season ’71-’72 and still drew the world’s best talent in the game of hockey. Bobby Hull would score his 600th NHL goal, and Gary Cheevers would set a Boston Bruins record for most consecutive wins with 33 straight victories (a record that still stands today).
For the All-Star game, the game itself would act as a tune up game for the ’72 Summit against the Soviet Nationals. 21 of the 38 players in the All-Star game would go on to play for Team Canada in the ’72 Summit. NHL greats like Bobby Clarke, Phil Esposito, Ken Dryden, Bobby Orr all played in this East vs West Division battle. The game itself was held in the Mets Sports Center, home of the Minnesota North Stars in Bloomington, Minnesota.
All-Star games of today aren’t like the All-Star games of the 70s. Not to say that you could keep your head on a swivel, but you certainly couldn’t keep your head down like in today’s game. In the ’72 All-Star game, there were several tripping and hooking penalties and the game was relatively low scoring. In the end, eventually Norris Trophy winner Bobby Orr set up Boston Bruins teammate Phil Esposito for the game winning goal early in the 3rd period, and the East Division beat the West Division 3-2. Later that season, Team Canada would also go on to beat the Soviet Nationals in the ’72 Summit.
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Last week we told you more of the MLB Fast Ball Henley would be arriving soon and they have. Check out the newest additions for Spring 2011 and find your favorite team!
Well, its on. The Green Bay Packers will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday February 6th at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
After sporting a Mitchell & Ness Pittsburgh Steerlers snapback in his "Black and Yellow" music video, we know who Wiz Khalifa will be routing for (pictured below). What about you? Will the Pack come out on top to capture their fourth Superbowl victory? Or...will it be Pittsburgh's seventh?
Cheer on your team in style. Hit the Packers and Steelers sections of mitchellandness.com to gear up for the big game.
Wiz Khalifa wearing Mitchell & Ness Steelers Arch Snapback in "Black and Yellow" video