America’s Unsung Pioneering Athlete
One of the most important, if perhaps least known, figures in modern American sports history is George “Tex” Rickard. In some ways, his story is almost too extraordinary to be true.
During the first month of the 2014 NFL season the Oakland Raiders lost four games, were outscored by more than fifty points and fired their head coach Dennis Allen. At practice on October 6, 2014 Allen’s replacement Tony Sparano did something unusual: he buried a football.