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NFL: Football Teams with the Most Hall of Fame Game Wins

Tom Benson Hall Of Fame Stadium In Canton, Ohio Where The Hall Of Fame Game Is Played

Tom Benson Hall Of Fame Stadium In Canton, Ohio, Where The Hall Of Fame Game Is Played

NFL Football is officially on.

The end of every (at last, it’s over) offseason is declared with the Hall of Fame exhibition game.

It’s played, of course, in Canton, Ohio, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, on the Sunday following Saturday’s induction ceremony, and kicks off the preseason.

On Saturday, six players and two general managers were enshrined, including Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Junior Seau and five-time (the most) Super Bowl champion Charles Haley.

On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings won their third HOF Game over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Three other teams have won three times.

That’s not the most, though. The Washington Redskins edge out the Chicago Bears 5-4 for the top two slots.

TEAM HOF GAME WINS YEAR LOSER SCORE AS
Washington Redskins 5 1965 Detroit Lions 20 – 3
1975 Cincinnati Bengals 17 – 9
1989 Buffalo Bills 31 – 6
2004 Denver Broncos 20 – 17
2008 Indianapolis Colts 30 – 16
Chicago Bears 4 1968 Dallas Cowboys 30 – 24
1977 New York Jets 20 – 6
1990 Cleveland Browns 13 – 0
2005 Miami Dolphins 27 – 24
Minnesota Vikings 3 1982 Baltimore Colts 30 – 14
1997 Seattle Seahawks 28 – 26
2015 Pittsburgh Steelers 14 – 3
New York Giants 3 1985 Houston Oilers 21 – 20
2002 Houston Texans 34 – 17
2014 Buffalo Bills 17 – 13
Oakland Raiders 3 1979 Dallas Cowboys 20 – 13
1993 Green Bay Packers 19 – 3 Los Angeles Raiders
2006 Philadelphia Eagles 16 – 10
Pittsburgh Steelers 3 1963 Cleveland Browns 16 – 7
1983 New Orleans Saints 27 – 14
2007 New Orleans Saints 20 – 7
Cleveland Browns 2 1981 Atlanta Falcons 24 – 10
1999 Dallas Cowboys 20 – 17
Dallas Cowboys 2 2010 Cincinnati Bengals 16 – 7
2013 Miami Dolphins 24 – 20
Indianapolis Colts 2 1964 Pittsburgh Steelers 48 – 17 Baltimore Colts
1996 New Orleans Saints 10 – 3
Kansas City Chiefs 2 1972 New York Giants 23 – 17
2003 Green Bay Packers 9 – 0
New England Patriots 2 1986 St. Louis Cardinals 21 – 16
2000 San Francisco 49ers 20 – 0
New Orleans Saints 2 1970 Minnesota Vikings 14 – 13
2012 Arizona Cardinals 17 – 10
Philadelphia Eagles 2 1967 Cleveland Browns 28 – 13
1978 Miami Dolphins 17 – 3
San Francisco 49ers 2 1973 New England Patriots 20 – 7
1987 Kansas City Chiefs 20 – 7
St. Louis Rams 2 1971 Houston Oilers 17 – 6 Los Angeles Rams
2001 Miami Dolphins 17 – 10
Arizona Cardinals 1 1974 Buffalo Bills 21 – 13 St. Louis Cardinals
Atlanta Falcons 1 1994 San Diego Chargers 21 – 17
Carolina Panthers 1 1995 Jacksonville Jaguars 20 – 14
Cincinnati Bengals 1 1988 Los Angels Rams 14 – 7
Denver Broncos 1 1976 Detroit Lions 10 – 7
Detroit Lions 1 1991 Denver Broncos 14 – 3
Green Bay Packers 1 1969 Atlanta Falcons 38 – 24
New York Jets 1 1992 Philadelphia Eagles 41 – 14
Seattle Seahawks 1 1984 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38 – 0
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 1998 Pittsburgh Steelers 30 – 6
Tennessee Titans 1 2009 Buffalo Bills 21 – 18
Baltimore Ravens 0
Buffalo Bills 0
Houston Texans 0
Jacksonville Jaguars 0
Miami Dolphins 0
San Diego Chargers 0

Photo: Pro Football Hall of Fame via fox8live.com

NASCAR: Tony Stewart and Drivers with the Most Watkins Glen Wins

Tony Stewart Making A Turn At Watkins Glen In The Old Spice No. 14

Tony Stewart Making A Turn At Watkins Glen In The Old Spice No. 14

The coming-on Joey Logano won for the first time at Watkins Glen International today (and in the final lap, no less), one of 20 different NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers to take down the road course since the stock-car league began racing there in 1957.

Actually, Watkins Glen, in western New York State, was part of the top tour in just ’57, 1964 and 1965 before becoming enshrined in NASCAR’s annual schedule in 1986.

The Glen is currently one of only two road courses run during the season (Sonoma Raceway in California is the other).

These two tracks stand in stark contrast to the majority of NASCAR tracks on the schedule, which are run on ovals or ellipses. Road courses have several turns around, requiring drivers to brake and maneuver more frequently within a single lap. They are more Formula 1 than NASCAR.

It’s a specialist skill, really. Some racers have it, and some of the best don’t (Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Richard Petty for some prime examples).

Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon have it, and also the most wins at the Glen with five and four, respectively. Gordon won three times in a row, as did Mark Martin in third.

Another four drivers have won it twice, making just seven multiple winners over 33 races.

DRIVER WATKINS GLEN WINS YEAR (MAKE)
1. Tony Stewart 5 2002 (Pontiac), 2004 (Chevrolet…), 2005, 2007, 2009
2. Jeff Gordon 4 1997 – 1999 (Chevrolet…), 2001
3. Mark Martin 3 1993 – 1995 (Ford)
4. Kyle Busch 2 2008 (Toyota…), 2013
4. Marcos Ambrose 2 2011 (Ford…), 2012
4. Ricky Rudd 2 1988 (Buick), 1990 (Chevrolet)
4. Rusty Wallace 2 1987 (Pontiac…), 1989
8. A.J. Allmendinger 1 2014 (Chevrolet)
8. Billy Wade 1 1964 (Mercury)
8. Buck Baker 1 1957 (Chevrolet)
8. Ernie Irvan 1 1991 (Chevrolet)
8. Geoff Bodine 1 1996 (Ford)
8. Joey Logano 1 2015 (Ford)
8. Juan Pablo Montoya 1 2010 (Chevrolet)
8. Kevin Harvick 1 2006 (Chevrolet)
8. Kyle Petty 1 1992 (Pontiac)
8. Marvin Panch 1 1965 (Ford)
8. Robby Gordon 1 2003 (Chevrolet)
8. Steve Park 1 2000 (Chevrolet)
8. Tim Richmond 1 1986 (Chevrolet)

Photo: David Boe, AP via bleacherreport.com

Bob Baffert and Trainers with the Most Haskell Invitational Wins

Bob Baffert And Haskell Winner (And Triple-Crown Winner) American Pharoah

Bob Baffert And Haskell Winner (And Triple-Crown Winner) American Pharoah

It’s Bob Baffert…again…and back to back.

American Pharoah went off at the Haskell Invitational today, blowing away the field fresh off his triple crown.

That makes eight Haskell winners for Baffert, himself blowing away Sonny Hine, Todd Pletcher and Warren A. Croll, Jr., who each trained three winners of their own.

Pletcher is the only other trainer with two consecutive wins.

TRAINER HASKELL WINS HORSE YEAR
1. Bob Baffert 8 American Pharoah 2015
Bayern 2014
Paynter 2012
Coil 2011
Lookin at Lucky 2010
Roman Ruler 2005
War Emblem 2002
Point Given 2001
2. Sonny Hine 3 Skip Away 1996
Technology 1992
Skip Trial 1985
2. Todd Pletcher 3 Any Given Saturday 2007
Bluegrass Cat 2006
Verrazano 2013
2. Warren A. Croll, Jr. 3 Holy Bull 1994
Bet Twice 1987
Al Hattab 1969
5. Ben W. Perkins 1 Five Star Flight 1981
5. C. R. McGaughey III 1 Coronado’s Quest 1998
5. D. Wayne Lukas 1 Serena’s Song
1995
5. David A. Whiteley 1 Coastal 1979
5. David Hofmans 1 Touch Gold 1997
5. David R. Bell 1 Kissin Kris 1993
5. Duane Offield 1 Restless Con 1990
5. George R. Arnold 1 Wavering Monarch 1982
5. J. William Boniface 1 Deputed Testamony 1983
5. James J. Sarner, Jr. 1 Holding Pattern 1974
5. James P. Conway 1 Twice Worthy 1970
5. Jerry Hollendorfer 1 King Glorious 1989
5. John W. Russell 1 Majestic Light 1976
5. Lawrence W. Jennings 1 Delta Flag 1978
5. Laz Barrera 1 Affiliate 1977
5. Lynn S. Whiting 1 Big Pistol 1984
5. Mervin Marks 1 West Coast Scout 1971
5. Morris H. Dixon 1 Balustrade 1968
5. Patrick L. Biancone 1 Lion Heart 2004
5. Philip A. Gleaves 1 Wise Times 1986
5. Reynoldo H. Nobles 1 Thanks To Tony 1980
5. Richard E. Dutrow, Jr. 1 Big Brown 2008
5. Richard Mandella 1 Dixie Union 2000
5. Robert J. Frankel 1 Peace Rules 2003
5. Stephen A. DiMauro 1 Wajima 1975
5. Steve Asmussen 1 Rachel Alexandra
2009
5. Thomas Bohannan 1 Lost Mountain 1991
5. W. Elliott Walden 1 Menifee 1999
5. William J. Resseguet 1 Our Native 1973
5. William T. Raymond 1 Freetex 1972
5. Woody Stephens 1 Forty Niner 1988

Photo: Pat McDonogh via courier-journal.com

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