2017 NFL Draft – The History, Fascinating Facts & the Draft Order

2017 NFL Draft – The History, Fascinating Facts & the Draft Order

All NFL fans are ready to settle down in front of the television at home or in a sports bar to view the 2017 NFL Draft at 8:00p EDT starting on Thursday, April 27th. The Draft has become so abundantly popular that it garners prime time television coverage. But before it become a prime time event, it started with humble roots. The First National Football League Draft In December of 1934, Bert Bell, co-owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, felt that his team’s lack of competitiveness in the league made it difficult for the Eagles to sell tickets and be profitable. Many … Read More

The History of Churchill Downs

The History of Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs has been home to the most exciting 2 minutes of racing since 1875.  Churchill Downs was named after John and Henry Churchill, who leased the land to their nephew, Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr (grandson of William Clark of the famous Lewis and Clark team). The Founding of Churchill Downs When Clark founded Churchill Downs, Kentucky’s thoroughbred horse racing and breeding industry was in decline.  Kentucky was damaged by the civil war, but Clark was looking for a way to revitalize the horse industry.  Clark started the Louisville Jockey Club and sold subscriptions to the track to fund … Read More