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Podcast History Lessons

(08/20/2019) Episode #106 - Record setting field goals in the NFL.

(08/13/2019) Episode #105 - 1980 NFL No Announcer Game. (Our Second Anniversary)

(08/06/2019) Episode #104 - Our Second Season Wrap-Up Show.

(07/30/2019) Episode #103 - The 1954 Cotton Bowl.

(07/23/2019) Episode #102 - The Pottsville Maroons and the 1925 NFL title. 

(07/16/2019) Episode #101 - The 1934 NFL Sneakers Game.

(07/09/2019) Episode #100 - A review of our 10 favorite History Lessons so far.

(07/02/2019) Episode #99 - 1962 CFL Grey Cup game, a.k.a. The Fog Bowl

(06/25/2019) Episode #98 - 1984 USFL game played in England.

(06/18/2019) Episode #97 - 1974 World Football League game played in Canada.

(06/11/2019) Episode #96 - The NFL Playoff Bowl, 1960-1969.

(06/04/2019) Episode #95 - The only state without a college football team.

(05/28/2019) Episode #94 - One legendary sportswriter creates two legendary college football nicknames.

(05/21/2019) Episode #93 - The first major college football bowl game that was played indoors.

(05/14/2019) Episode #92 - There were three other American Football Leagues before the AFL of the 1960s.

(05/07/2019) Episode #91 - The Army-Navy game ALMOST led to a duel to the death by two fans in 1893.

(04/30/2019) Episode #90 - Carl Joseph, a one-legged football player.

(04/23/2019) Episode #89 - Mario "Motts" Tonelli, his Norte Dame class ring and the Bataan Death March.

(04/16/2019) Episode #88 - The 1965 AP Sports Photo of the Year.

(04/09/2019) Episode #87 - Yale team manager scores an extra point against Harvard.

(04/02/2019) Episode #86 - Bill Carpenter and Army's Lonesome End Formation.

(03/26/2019) Episode #85 - Four Heisman Trophy Winners who also spent time playing at the Junior College level.

(03/19/2019) Episode #84 - Three Pro Football Hall of Famers who got their start in the USFL.

(03/12/2019) Episode #83 - The origin of the Hook 'em Horns hand gesture.

(03/05/2019) Episode #82 - Cal Hubbard in the Pro Football HOF and the MLB HOF.

(02/26/2019) Episode #81 - Fritz Pollard, the first African-American coach in the NFL.

(02/19/2019) Episode #80 - Emlen Tunnell, the first African-American to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

(02/12/2019) Episode #79 - Wally Triplett, first African-American player to be drafted by, and play for, an NFL team.

(02/05/2019) Episode #78 - Charles Follis, The Black Cyclone from Wooster.

(01/29/2019) Episode #77 - Hornung and Karras are suspended for gambling in 1963.

(01/22/2019) Episode #76 - William Webb Ellis "invents" football.

(01/15/2019) Episode #75 - The 1897 Penn Quakers.

(01/08/2019) Episode #74 - The music of NFL Films.

(01/01/2019) Episode #73 - The very first college football bowl game.

(12/25/2018) Episode #72 - NFL games played on Christmas Day.

(12/18/2018) Episode #71 - The first family of football, the Nesser Brothers.

(12/11/2018) Episode #70 - The Pro Football Hall of Famer who sang backup on a huge Motown hit.

(12/04/2018) Episode #69 - Why a goat is the mascot for Navy athletics.

(11/27/2018) Episode #68 - The one that got away from Doug Flutie in the CFL.

(11/20/2018) Episode #67 - The history of NFL vs. CFL exhibition games.

(11/13/2018) Episode #66 - The 1968 Harvard-Yale game.

(11/06/2018) Episode #65 - The time when the CFL expanded into the United States.

(10/30/2018) Episode #64 - The six pro football quarterbacks who have over 70,000 career passing yards.

(10/23/2018) Episode #63 - The 1944 Tea Bowl.

(10/16/2018) Episode #62 - Chicago and Arizona swap teams in the USFL.

(10/09/2018) Episode #61 - The Longest Game in Pro Football History.

(10/02/2018) Episode #60 - How the Decatur Staleys became the Chicago Bears.

(09/25/2018) Episode #59 - Detroit. Where head coaching careers come to die!

(09/18/2018) Episode #58 - Bud Grant's Incredible Journey.

(09/11/2018) Episode #57 - The 1944 Card-Pitt Team.

(09/04/2018) Episode #56 - The 1943 Phil-Pitt Steagles.

(08/28/2018) Episode #55 - The story behind the iconic Heisman Trophy statue.

(08/21/2018) Episode #54 - Heisman Trophy winners who played in the CFL.

(08/14/2018) Episode #53 - What does a woman in Florida have to do with a football field in Alaska?

(08/07/2018) Episode #52 - Our first anniversary recap show.

(07/31/2018) Episode #51 - The History of the Wishbone offense.

(07/24/2018) Episode #50 - The four NFL teams that have never played in a Super Bowl.

(07/17/2018) Episode #49 - The instant replay challenge system made it's debut in 1985, but it was not in the NFL.

(07/10/2018) Episode #48 - How the Washington Redskins Fight Song helped launch the Dallas Cowboys in 1960.

(07/03/2018) Episode #47 - The charter members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963.

(06/26/2018) Episode #46 - Heisman Trophy winners who never played in the NFL.

(06/19/2018) Episode #45 - The Lion, The Ram and the Assassination of Robert Kennedy.

(06/12/2018) Episode #44 - A trio of Dolphins jumps to the WFL.

(06/04/2018) Episode #43 - The site of the first NFL game in 1920.

(05/28/2018) Episode #42 - Quarterback Joe Kapp is "traded" from the CFL to the NFL in 1967.

(05/22/2018) Episode #41 - The four college football stadiums that are also national historic landmarks.

(05/15/2018) Episode #40 - How the Football Championship Subdivision (Division I-AA) came to be in college football.

(05/08/2018) Episode #39 - The Civil War soldier and the greatest coach/player combo in college football history.

(05/01/2018) Episode #38 - The first football game that was played indoors.

(04/24/2018) Episode #37 - An NFL team drafts the same player, twice!

(04/17/2018) Episode #36 - The Story of the iconic University of Michigan winged helmet.

(04/10/2018) Episode #35 - C.C. Pyle, The First Sports Agent.

(04/03/2018) Episode #34 - The Death of Pat Tillman.

(03/27/2018) Episode #33 - William "Pudge" Heffelfinger, the first pro football player.

(03/20/2018) Episode #32 - The History of the CFL Grey Cup Trophy.

(03/13/2018) Episode #31 - Coach Pop Warner and the Hidden Ball trick play.

(03/06/2018) Episode #30 - The Baltimore Colts Marching Band.

(02/27/2018) Episode #29 - The Black 14 of Wyoming.

(02/20/2018) Episode #28 - Ulysses "Crazy Legs" Curtis - An All Time Argo.

(02/13/2018) Episode #27 - Warren Moon wins six consecutive Grey Cup titles in Canada.

(02/06/2018) Episode #26 - Johnny Bright has his jaw broken on the field.

(01/30/2018) Episode #25 - The 1932 NFL Championship game & a poem dedicated to long-suffering Detroit Lions fans.

(01/23/2018) Episode #24 - Georgia Tech beats Cumberland College 222-0 in 1916.

(01/16/2018) Episode #23 - The 1946 Atom Bowl in Nagasaki, Japan.

(01/09/2018) Episode #22 - The 1968 Heidi game.

(01/02/2018) Episode #21 - The birth of instant replay in 1963.

(12/26/2017) Episode #20 - How President Teddy Roosevelt helped save football in 1905.

(12/19/2017) Episode #19 - The story behind the stadium lights at Eastern Michigan University.

(12/13/2017) Episode #18 - Who was Harlon Hill and why does he have a Division II college trophy named after him?

(12/05/2017) Episode #17 - Five players from the Service Academies who have won the Heisman Trophy.

(11/28/2017) Episode #16 - QB Dutch Clark scores every point in a 1931 NFL game.

(11/21/2017) Episode #15 - The origin of the football uniform.

(11/14/2017) Episode #14 - Which NFL team was the first to have a logo on its helmet?

(11/07/2017) Episode #13 - A Hollywood star is discovered at a CFL game.

(10/31/2017) Episode #12 - Magician Harry Houdini once escaped from a giant football.

(10/24/2017) Episode #11 - The 1942 Rose Bowl was almost cancelled.

(10/17/2017) Episode #10 - Joe Theismann almost wins a CFL Grey Cup in Canada.

(10/10/2017) Episode #9 - A photo of Y.A. Tittle helps Joe Baker get elected sheriff.

(10/03/2017) Episode #8 - A grieving mother saves football in Georgia.

(09/24/2017) Episode #7 - Lamar Hunt bamboozles the Dallas Cowboys into paying his team's move to Kansas City.

(09/18/2017) Episode #6 - John F. Kennedy helped determine the first pick in the 1961 NFL Draft.

(09/10/2017) Episode #5 - How did Harvard University determine the size of today's football field?

(09/03/2017) Episode #4 - Why is Jim Thorpe buried in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania?

(08/27/2017) Episode #3 - Jim Foster invents Arena Football.

(08/20/2017) Episode #2 - Jim Thorpe and Dwight D. Eisenhower meet on the football field in 1912.

(08/13/2017) Episode #1 - George Gipp of Notre Dame scores on a 63-yard dropkick during a freshman game in Kalamazoo, MI.