Podcast History Lessons
(05/21/2019) Episode #93 -
(05/14/2019) Episode #92 - There were three 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.