Podcast History Lessons
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(05/11/2021) Episode #196 - The Fifth Down Game: Cornell vs. Dartmouth, 1940.
(05/04/2021) Episode #195 - How NFL Hall of Famer Mel Hein almost didn't sign with the New York Giants.
(04/27/2021) Episode #194 - Two CFL teams draft dead players in back-to-back drafts.
(04/20/2021) Episode #193 - The 1953 Heisman Trophy winner, Johnny Lattner.
(04/13/2021) Episode #192 - The first Grey Cup game. (1909)
(04/06/2021) Episode #191 - Neil Parry, college player with a prosthetic leg.
(03/30/2021) Episode #190 - The 1929 Rose Bowl and "Wrong Way" Reigals.
(03/23/2021) Episode #189 - The last Division I college football team to score 100 points in a game.
(03/16/2021) Episode #188 - O.J. Brigance, the only player to win a Super Bowl and Grey Cup, in the same city.
(03/09/2021) Episode #187 - The creation of the Lombardi Trophy.
(03/02/2021) Episode #186 - 1965 AFL All-Star Game in New Orleans is canceled. (Black History Month)
(02/23/2021) Episode #185 - The 1965 AFL All Star game and why it had to be moved (Black History Month)
(02/16/2021) Episode #184 - Jack Trice and why the Iowa State stadium is named after him (Black History Month)
(02/09/2021) Episode #183 - Bill Willis helped integrate the NFL. (Black History Month)
(02/02/2021) Episode #182 - Marion Motley helps integrate the NFL. (Black History Month)
(01/26/2021) Episode #181 - How Dick "Night Train" Lane got his nickname.
(01/19/2021) Episode #180 - The origin of the 12th Man at Texas A&M.
(01/12/2021) Episode #179 - The NBA star who saved the CFL Grey Cup Trophy.
(01/05/2021) Episode #178 - The only woman to marry two Heisman Trophy winners.
(12/29/2020) Episode #177 - Ernie Nevers scores six touchdowns and 40 points in a 1929 NFL game.
(12/22/2020) Episode #176 - William "The Refrigerator" Perry plays for the London Monarchs.
(12/15/2020) Episode #175 - Before "He Hate Me" there was "Wahoo."
(12/09/2020) Episode #174 - The history of NFL games played on Wednesdays.
(12/01/2020) Episode #173 - The relationship between the NFL and Thanksgiving football.
(11/24/2020) Episode #172 - The story of Howard's Rock at Clemson University.
(11/17/2020) Episode #171 - Texas Tech's Masked Rider mascot.
(11/10/2020) Episode #170 - The longest field goal in college football history.
(11/03/2020) Episode #169 - Football and Politics.
(10/27/2020) Episode #168 - Why does Alabama have an elephant for a mascot?
(10/20/2020) Episode #167 - The only CFL player to rush for 2,000 yards in a single-season.
(10/13/2020) Episode #166 - The three NFL games played on a Tuesday since 1946.
(10/06/2020) Episode #165 - The origin of the Hail Mary Pass.
(09/29/2020) Episode #164 - Bob St. Clair, NFL player by day, Mayor of Daly City, CA by night.
(09/22/2020) Episode #163 - Smokey Stover, played in a Super Bowl and a Grey Cup in the same year.
(09/15/2020) Episode #162 - The two meetings that founded the NFL in 1920.
(09/08/2020) Episode #161 - The 1940 Grey Cup game's two-game format.
(09/01/2020) Episode #160 - Who was Austin Peay?
(08/25/2020) Episode #159 - The Madden Cover Curse.
(08/18/2020) Episode #158 - Mel Farr, Superstar!
(08/11/2020) Episode #157 - Our Third Anniversary Recap Show
(08/04/2020) Episode #156 - There once were two teams called the Roughriders in the CFL at the same time.
(07/28/2020) Episode #155 - The CFL Baltimore Stallions, 1995 Grey Cup Champions. (Ron Snyder Interview)
(07/21/2020) Episode #154 - The Platypus Trophy, Oregon vs. Oregon State.
(07/14/2020) Episode #153 - Mike, Wilson, the only player to play in the AFL, NFL, CFL, WFL and USFL.
(07/07/2020) Episode #152 - Alex Karras "walks" back to Detroit after a preseason loss to the Denver Broncos.
(06/30/2020) Episode #151 - The Old Brass Spittoon Trophy.
(06/23/2020) Episode #150 - Lehigh and Lafayette, the most played rivalry in all of college football.
(06/16/2020) Episode #149 - UGA, the mascot of the Georgia Bulldogs.
(06/09/2020) Episode #148 - Detroit Lions running back Billy Sims almost became a member of the USFL Houston Gamblers.
(06/02/2020) Episode #147 - Vince Lombardi coaches the Washington Redskins in 1969.
(05/26/2020) Episode #146 - The Old Oaken Bucket Trophy.
(05/19/2020) Episode #145 - Herschel Walker has the greatest single rushing season in pro football history.
(05/12/2020) Episode #144 - The story behind the CFL Banjo Bowl.
(05/05/2020) Episode #143 - The time singer Marvin Gaye tried out for the Detroit Lions.
(04/28/2020) Episode #142 - The only time Curly Lambeau and Vince Lombardi ever met on the gridiron. (Sparky McEwen Interview - Part 2)
(04/21/2020) Episode #141 - The college football game trophy known as Floyd of Rosedale. (Sparky McEwen Interview - Part 1)
(04/14/2020) Episode #140 - 1944 Heisman Trophy Winner Les Horvath from Ohio State. (Actor, writer Bret Green Interview)
(04/07/2020) Episode #139 - The Cradle of Coaches. (WMU football coach Tim Lester Interview)
(03/31/2020) Episode #138 - The Origin of the "Taxi Squad."
(03/24/2020) Episode #137 - The on-field death of Detroit Lions wide receiver Chuck Hughes. (Motivational Speaker Paul Artale Interview)
(03/17/2020) Episode #136 - The lowest scoring game ever in the CFL.
(03/10/2020) Episode #135 - The Little Brown Jug, the first trophy game in major college football.
(03/03/2020) Episode #134 - Sportscaster Ahmad Rashad proposes on national television.
(02/25/2020) Episode #133 - Future President Gerald R. Ford and his U of M college teammate. (Black History Month)
(02/18/2020) Episode #132 - Kenny Washington, NFL Pioneer. (Black History Month)
(02/11/2020) Episode #131 - Woody Strode, NFL pioneer and Hollywood actor. (Black History Month)
(02/04/2020) Episode #130 - Pro Football Hall of Famer, Duke Slater. (Black History Month) (Tim Capper of ArenaFan.com Interview)
(01/28/2020) Episode #129 - Why the Pittsburgh Steelers only have a logo on one side of their helmets.
(01/21/2020) Episode #128 - The 1921 Tonawanda Kardex of the NFL.
(01/14/2020) Episode #127 - The History of the Huddle.
(01/07/2020) Episode #126 - Why are Div. II Slippery Rock scores featured at University of Michigan football games.
(12/31/2019) Episode #125 - The Year in Review.
(12/24/2019) Episode #124 - The day William Clay Ford bought the Detroit Lions.
(12/17/2019) Episode #123 - Norma Hunt, the owner of the Kansas City Chiefs.
(12/10/2019) Episode #122 - The Minnesota Vikings of the American Football League?
(12/03/2019) Episode #121 - Green Bay gets kicked out of the NFL.
(11/26/2019) Episode #120 - Two different footballs used in Super Bowl I.
(11/19/2019) Episode #119 - Harvard's Little Red Flag.
(11/12/2019) Episode #118 - The story of college football's Commander-in-Chief's Trophy.
(11/05/2019) Episode #117 - How Canada honored one CFL team on its 100th anniversary.
(10/29/2019) Episode #116 - The statue of a legendary Army football coach, that West Point refused to allow on its campus.
(10/22/2019) Episode #115 - A college football game that both teams claim as a victory.
(10/15/2019) Episode #114 - The NFL draft pick who became an astronaut.
(10/08/2019) Episode #113 - What is a Nittany Lion and what is a Hokie?
(10/01/2019) Episode #112 - The only player in the Arena Football League to ever rush for 100 yards in a single game.
(09/24/2019) Episode #111 - The last major college star to forgo the NFL and sign with the CFL.
(09/17/2019) Episode #110 - Bronko Nagurski comes out of retirement in 1943.
(09/10/2019) Episode #109 - Three Heisman Trophy winners who played in the Ivy League.
(09/03/2019) Episode #108 - 1940 NFL championship game. Bears beat Redskins 73-0.
(08/27/2019) Episode #107 - TV viewers almost missed the end the 1958 NFL championship game.
(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 Show)
(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. (Black History Month)
(02/19/2019) Episode #80 - Emlen Tunnell, the first African-American to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (Black History Month)
(02/12/2019) Episode #79 - Wally Triplett, first African-American player to be drafted by, and play for, an NFL team. (Black History Month)
(02/05/2019) Episode #78 - Charles Follis, The Black Cyclone from Wooster. (Black History Month)
(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. (Black History Month)
(02/20/2018) Episode #28 - Ulysses "Crazy Legs" Curtis - An All Time Argo. (Black History Month)
(02/13/2018) Episode #27 - Warren Moon wins six consecutive Grey Cup titles in Canada. (Black History Month)
(02/06/2018) Episode #26 - Johnny Bright has his jaw broken on the field. (Black History Month)
(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.