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I began covering the Grand Rapids Rampage for ArenaFan.com in 2003. Since then I have also written articles for OurSportsCentral.com, Rampagefootball.com, fwfusion.com, WMUBroncos.com, AmericanChronicle.com and Yahoo! Voices. I have covered numerous pro football league's including the Arena Football League, arenafootball2, United Indoor Football, the Great Lakes Indoor Football League, the American Indoor Football Association, Continental Indoor Football League, the Indoor Football League, the Ultimate Indoor Football League, the All American Football League, the Canadian Football League and the Alliance of American Football.  



(NFL) Seeing All 32 NFL Teams Over 49 Seasons (February 2024) (TWOF Original)




(Grave) The Grave of Emil Sitko (October 2023) (TWOF Original)

(Grave) The Grave of Ed Healey (September 2023) (TWOF Original)

(Grave) The Grave of Al Babartsky (July 2023) (TWOF Original)

(Grave) The Grave of Ollie Cline (July 2023) (TWOF Original)

(Grave) The Grave of Joe Guyon (June 2023) (TWOF Original)

(Grave) The Grave of Paul Hornung (June 2023) (TWOF Original)

(Grave) The Grave of Isaac Seneca (April 2023) (TWOF Original)

(Graves) The Graves of Larry Wilson and Jimmy Conzelman (April 2023) (TWOF Original)

(Grave) The Grave of Les Bingaman (April 2023) (TWOF Original)




(Grave) The Grave of Gerald R. Ford, Jr. (December 2022) (TWOF Original)

(Grave) The Grave of Gus Dorais (December 2022) (TWOF Original)

(Grave) The Grave of Sam Dunlap (November 2022) (TWOF Original)

(Grave) The Grave of Charles Bidwill, Sr. (October 2022) (TWOF Original)

(Grave) The Grave of Brian Piccolo (October 2022) (TWOF Original)

(Grave) The Grave of Jay Berwanger (September 2022) (TWOF Original)

(Graves) The Graves of Sid Luckman and Motts Tonelli (August 2022) (TWOF Original)

(Grave) The Mausoleum of George Halas (August 2022) (TWOF Original)

(Grave) The Grave of Willie Thrower (August 2022) (TWOF Original)

(Grave) The Grave of Neil Worthington Snow (August 2022) (TWOF Original)

(Grave) The Grave of Harry Wismer (July 2022) (TWOF Original)

(Grave) The Grave of George Jewett (April 2022) (TWOF Original)

(Graves) The Graves of Gus Cifelli and George Strickler (March 2022) (TWOF Original)

(Grave) The Grave of Bo McMillin (February 2022) (TWOF Original)

(All) Football Deaths in 2021 (January 2022) (TWOF Original)




(Grave) The Grave of Jack Trice (July 2021) (TWOF Original)

(Graves) The Graves of Leon Hart and Ara Parseghian (January 2021) (TWOF Original)

(All) Football Deaths in 2020 (January 2021) (TWOF Original)



(Graves) The Graves of William Clay Ford and Ralph Wilson, Jr. (September 2020) (TWOF Original)

(All) Cell Phones and Football (March 2020) (TWOF Original)

(All) Prominent Football Deaths in 2019 (January 2020) (TWOF Original)




(All) Football is Back? No, it Never Left! (August 2019) (TWOF Original)

(Grave) The Grave of Joe F. Carr (July 2019) (TWOF Original)

(Arena) ArenaFan Travelogue - Columbus Destroyers (June 2019) (ArenaFan Link)

(AAF) TWOF Travelogue: AAF Memphis Express (March 2019) (TWOF Original)

(All) Prominent Football Deaths in 2018 (January 2019) (TWOF Original)




(Grave) The Grave of Robert Zuppke (August 2018) (TWOF Original)

(NFL) First NFL Game Site in Dayton (June 2018) (TWOF Original)

(NFL/College) The 2018 Pat Tillman Run (May 2018) (TWOF Original)

(Arena) Countdown to the 2018 AFL Season (April 2018) (ArenaFan Link)




(All) Notable Football Deaths in 2017 (December 2017) (TWOF Original)

(Grave) The Grave of Walter Lingo (April 2017) (TWOF Original)

(Grave) The Grave of Buzz Nutter (April 2017) (TWOF Original)

(All) Las Vegas Raiders, Not the First Pro Football Team in Sin City (April 2017) (TWOF Original)

(NFL) Oorang Indians Historical Marker (March 2017) (TWOF Original)

(Arena) A Match Made in Heaven, the AFL and Me (February 2017) (ArenaFan Link)

(College) Road Trip - 2017 Cotton Bowl (January 2017) (TWOF Original)

(All) Notable Football Deaths in 2016 (January 2017) (TWOF Original)

(Graves) The Graves of Tom Landry and Lamar Hunt (January 2017) (TWOF Original)




(Grave) The Grave of Curly Lambeau (August 2016) (TWOF Original)

(College) Last Chance U - A Review (July 2016) (TWOF Original)

(PFRA) PFRA Meets in Green Bay (July 2016) (TWOF Original)

(Book) Past Time - A Book Review (June 2016) (TWOF Original)

(Arena) Spanish Language Football? No Problem (May 2016) (ArenaFan Link)

(Arena) Two Former AFL Teams Should be Considered for the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame (April 2016) (ArenaFan Link)

(Book) Pop Warner: A Life on the Gridiron (March 2016) (TWOF Original)

(Arena) Gladiators' Schedule is Front-End Heavy at Home (January 2016) (ArenaFan Link)




(All) Notable Football Deaths in 2015 (December 2015) (TWOF Original)

(CFL) The End of a CFL Era in Toronto (November 2015) (TWOF Original)

(Book) Three-Week Professionals - A Book Review (September 2015) (TWOF Original)

(College/NFL) The Cradle of Coaches Plaza (August 2015) (TWOF Original)

(College) The Graves of Six Marshall Football Players (July 2015) (TWOF Original)

(NFL) A Detroit Lions Fan Visits Portsmouth, Ohio (July 2015) (TWOF Original)

(Grave) The Grave of Pop Warner (June 2015) (TWOF Original)

(Grave) The Grave of Charles Follis (May 2015) (TWOF Original)

(Arena) The Good and the Bad in Cleveland (April 2015) (ArenaFan Link)

(Book) The Opening Kickoff - A Book Report (March 2015) (TWOF Original)

(Book) Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside - A Book Report (January 2015) (TWOF Original)




(All) Notable Football Deaths in 2014 (December 2014) (TWOF Original)

(Arena) 2001 Rampage Inducted into Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame (October 2014)

(Book) Young Jerry Ford - A Book Report (October 2014) (TWOF Original)

(Arena) Gladiators Snake-Bitten by Rattlers in ArenaBowl XXVII (August 2014)

(Arena) The 2014 ArenaBowl Matchup (August 2014)

(Arena) Cleveland Rocks...The AFL (August 2014)

(NFL) The Bronko Nagurski Museum (July 2014) (TWOF Original)

(College) The Grave of John Heisman (July 2014) (TWOF Original)

(Arena) Where Should We Put The AFL Hall of Fame? (June 2014)

(PFRA) Professional Football Researchers Association Meets in Cleveland (June 2014)

(College) The Graves of Bob Ufer and Pete Elliott (June 2014)

(Book) Ten-Gallon War - A Book Report (May 2014)

(College) The Grave of Fielding Yost (April 2014)

(Arena) ESPN3 is a Great Way to Watch the AFL (April 2014)

(College) The Grave of Bo Schembechler (April 2014)

(NFL) Ohio Man Keeps NFL Portsmouth Spartans History Alive (April 2014)

(NFL) Jason Hanson Deserves Consideration for the Hall of Fame (January 2014)

(Book) Book Report: Third and a Mile (January 2014) (TWOF Original)

(All) Notable Deaths in The World of Football - 2013 (January 2014) (TWOF Original)




(NFL) 100 Things Lions Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (November 2013)

(CFL) The Story of Ulysses "Crazy Legs" Curtis, A Pioneer in Pro Football's Racial Integration (November 2013)

(NFL) What was the NFL Thinking? (October 2013)

(College) UNC Charlotte Hosts First Ever Football Game (September 2013)

(Book) Book Report: A Civil War - Army vs. Navy (September 2013)

(NFL) Renovations Complete at the Pro Football Hall of Fame (July 2013)

(Arena) Gladiators Host Salute the Troops Night (May 2013)

(College) The Grave of Walter Camp (April 2013)

(Arena) CBS Sports Network Does AFL Proud (March 2013)

(Book) Book Report: Ivy League Autumns (February 2013)

(Book) Book Report: Tell Me to My Face (January 2013) (Angelo Mosca)




(All) 2012 Football Year in Review (December 2012)

(Book) Book Report: Heisman - The Man Behind the Trophy (December 2012)

(High School) High School Football Team Snaps 32-Game Losing Streak (September 2012)

(College) Michigan Wolverines Bringing Back Legendary Numbers (September 2012)

(Book) Book Report: Dutch Clark (September 2012)

(CFL) One Last Trip to Ivor Wynne Stadium (July 2012) 

(College) What to Do with Joe Paterno's Statue (July 2012)

(NFL) Roger Brown's Restaurant & Sports Bar (July 2012)

(Book) Book Report: How Football Explains America (June 2012)

(NFL) NFL Films Studios Hosts PFRA Bi-Annual Meeting (June 2012)

(NFL) The Grave of Vince Lombardi (June 2012)

(Arena) Thonn-Dolezel AFL Careers Cross Paths Many Times (June 2012)

(High School) Former Yale QB Teaching Math in Michigan (May 2012)

(Book) Book Report: Gridiron Gauntlet (April 2012)

(Arena) Arena Football vs. Indoor Football (February 2012)




(All) 2011 Football Year in Review (December 2011)

(Book) Book Report: Integrating the Gridiron (December 2011)

(CFL) Football Season is Over...in Canada (December 2011)

(Arena) Gladiators Rebuilding for 2012 Season (November 2011)

(High School) 8-Man High School Football Growing in Michigan (October 2011)

(College) College Football Uniforms on Acid (September 2011)

(CFL) My Confession: I Love Canadian Football (September 2011)

(Arena) Gladiators Fall to Force in Playoffs 50-41 (August 2011)

(Book) Book Report: The Big Scrum (July 2011) (Teddy Roosevelt Saves Football)

(Arena) Rocco Rushes Gladiators into First Place (July 2011)

(Book) Book Report: Monster of the Midway (June 2011) (Bronko Nagurski)

(Book) Book Report: How You Played the Game (March 2011) (Grantland Rice)

(CIFL) CIFL Predators Improve to 2-1 in Win Over Silverbacks (March 2011)

(UIFL) Sting Win Inaugural UIFL Game (February 2011)

(Book) Book Report: War on the Floor (February 2011) (Arena Football)




(Book) Book Report: The Gipper (December 2010) (Notre Dame's George Gipp)

(Book) Book Report: The President's Team (November 2010) (1963 Navy Football Team)

(Book) Book Report: The Wow Boys (August 2010) (1940 Stanford Football Team)

(Trip) CFL Travelogue: Toronto Argonauts (August 2010)

(Book) Book Report: Twelve Mighty Orphans (July 2010)

(Trip) Where Footballs are Born (July 2010) (Wilson Football Factory, Ada, Ohio)

(Arena) ArenaFan Travelogue: Cleveland Gladiators (July 2010)

(Book) Book Report: Still Kicking (May 2010) (Female Kicker Katie Hnida)

(AFL) Kurt Warner Inducted into Barnstormers Hall of Fame (May 2010)

(AFL) Former Rampage Beat Writer Dies (May 2010)

(CFL) 2010 CFL Canadian Draft (May 2010)

(Trip) The Grave of Jim Thorpe (April 2010)

(AFL) Arena Football Debuts on NFL Network (April 2010)

(AF1) Kurt Warner - The Face of AF1? (February 2010)

(Book) Book Report: Night Train Lane (February 2010)

(Book) Book Report: Nothing Comes Easy (January 2010) (Y. A. Tittle)

(AF1) What's Next for Grand Rapids? (January 2010)




(Book) Book Report: The Only Game That Matters (December 2009) (Harvard-Yale)

(College) College Football Playoffs? Not For Me, Thank You (December 2009)

(Book) Book Report: Gridiron Glory (November 2009) (Army-Navy)

(Book) Book Report: Going Long (October 2009) (American Football League)

(College) College Football Hall of Fame Belongs in South Bend, not Atlanta (October 2009)

(af2) af2 Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz Hold Open Tryout in Grand Rapids (September 2009)

(Book) Book Report: Field of Valor (August 2009) (Army-Navy Heisman Winners)

(af2) Iron Loses Season Finale to Firebirds, 58-55 (July 2009) - by Randy and Adam Snow

(AFL) Reality Show "4th and Long" Features AFL Players (June 2009)

(af2) af2 Travelogue: Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz (June 2009)

(CIFL) Freedom Come Up Short In CIFL Title Game (June 2009)

(Book) Book Report: Boots on the Ground by Dusk (June 2009) (Pat Tillman)

(College) The Grave of George Gipp (May 2009)

(CIFL) Raptors Run Past Fort Wayne (May 2009) - by Randy and Adam Snow

(AFL/IFL) Former Rampage Player Leif Murphy Back with IFL Storm (May 2009)

(CIFL) Freedom Double Up on Wheeling (May 2009) - by Randy and Adam Snow

(CIFL) Fort Wayne Falls to Chicago 56-41 (April 2009) - by Randy and Adam Snow

(IFL) Saginaw Wins the First IFL Game (March 2009)

(CIFL) An Xplosion in Fort Wayne (March 2009)

(af2) Iron Lose to Barnstormers in Opener (March 2009) - by Adam Snow

(af2) ArenaFan Travelogue: af2 Milwaukee Iron (March 2009)

(Book) Book Report: Thunder on the Tundra (March 2009) (High School Football in Barrow, Alaska)

(Book) Book Report: I've Got Things to Do with My Life (March 2009) (Pat Tillman)

(Book) Book Report: The Big House (February 2009) (Building Michigan Stadium)

(AFL/af2) Rampage Connections Abound in af2 (February 2009)

(Book) Book Report: Passing Game (January 2009) (Benny Friedman)




(AFL) A Year Without Arena Football? (December 2008)

(Book) Book Report: Loyal Sons (December 2008) (The Four Horsemen of Notre Dame)

(Book) Book Report: The Galloping Ghost (November 2008) (Red Grange)

(Book) Book Report: The Way We Played the Game (October 2008) (1903 High School Football)

(AFL) Sportexe: Bringing Arena Football to You (October 2008)

(Book) Book Report: The All Americans (September 2008) (1941 Army-Navy Players)

(CIS) College Football: Canadian Style (September 2008)

(Book) Book Report: Leatherheads of the North (August 2008) (Ernie Nevers / 1926 Duluth Eskimos)

(Book) Book Report: Carlisle vs. Army (June 2008)

(CIFL) Sting Capture CIFL Title, Beat Kalamazoo 41-37 (June 2008)

(CIFL) Former Battle Creek Crunch Players in CIFL Title Game (June 2008)

(AFL) Taking the Wife to a Game. What was I Thinking? (May 2008)

(CIFL) Former Michigan State Player Ejelonu Now with CIFL Sting (May 2008)

(AFL) Leif Murphy, from UIF to the AFL (April 2008)

(AFL) How I Spent My Monday Night (March 2008)

(AFL) Rampage QB Happy to be in Grand Rapids (February 2008) (Adrian McPherson)

(Book) Carlisle Indian School Football Team is Subject of New Book (February 2008)

(AAFL) AAFL and Team Michigan Conduct Inaugural Draft (January 2008)

(CIFL) A Tale of Two (CIFL) Cities (January 2008)

(Book) New Book Looks at Early Notre Dame Football History (January 2008)

(af2) af2Network Brings Players and Coaches Together (January 2008)




(Book) New Book Looks at the History of the Forward Pass (December 2007)

(Book) The Water Boy: Bob Ackles' Life in Pro Football (November 2007)

(Book) New Book Takes Readers Inside College Football (November 2007)

(CIS) 2007 CIS Vanier Cup: Canadian College Football Championship Game (November 2007)

(AFL) 100 ArenaFan Articles...and Counting (November 2007)

(AFL) Rick Frazier Remembered (November 2007)

(AAFL) 2008 Team Michigan AAFL Schedule Preview (October 2007)

(CIFL) The Fort Wayne Freedom is Back (October 2007)

(CIFL) Xplosion Name Sparks Head Coach (October 2007)

(College) College Football: More Than Just the Top 25 (October 2007)

(Book) New John Grisham Book Features Football in Italy (October 2007)

(Book) New Book Chronicles 2006 GLIFL Battle Creek Crunch Season (September 2007)

(AAFL) AAFL Holds Tryout in Detroit (September 2007)

(AFL) 2007 Fort Wayne Fusion Season in Review (August 2007)

(CFL) CFL Travelogue: Hamilton Tiger-Cats (August 2007)

(CIFL) The Greatest Game That Nobody Saw (July 2007)

(AFL) AFL in the Hall of Fame (July 2007)

(AFL) Herd Booster Club Supports Rampage (May 2007)

(CIFL) CIFL Looking Good In its Second Season, says Co-Founder Jeff Spitaleri (April 2007)

(AFL) The Price (Guide) is Right (March 2007)

(CIFL) Xplosion Sign Little John Flowers (March 2007)

(CIFL) Muskegon Thunder Hold Fan Meet and Greet (March 2007)

(AFL/Other) Pro Football Teams in Michigan - An Inside Job (March 2007) (TWOF Original)

(af2) A Youthful In-Fusion in Fort Wayne (March 2007)

(NFL) Charlie Sanders - Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2007 (February 2007)

(CIFL) Xplosion Hopes to Raise the Roof (February 2007)

(CIFL) Muskegon Thunder Hold Public Signing Event (January 2007)




(AFL) 2006 Football Year in Review (December 2006)

(College) Motor City Bowl 2006 (December 2006)

(af2) af2 Expansion Taps Indoor Leagues (December 2006)

(af2) 2007 Fort Wayne Fusion Home Schedule Preview (December 2006)

(College) Celebrating Veterans Day with Football (November 2006)

(CIFL) An Xplosion in Kalamazoo (October 2006)

(AFL) Rampage Feature: Surviving, Thriving Through 10 Years (September 2006)

(AFL/GLIFL) Crunch Writer Works out for AFL Rampage (September 2006)

(CFL) CFL Football: Labour Day in Canada (September 2006)

(Memorabilia) Are You Sure That Autograph is Real? (September 2006)

(AFL/GLIFL) Crunch Player tries out for the Rampage (August 2006)

(AFL) The First "Arena" Football game? (August 2006) (1932 NFL Championship Game)

(College) The Grave of Knute Rockne (August 2006)

(AFL) ArenaFan Travelogue: af2 Quad City Steamwheelers (July 2006)

(AFL) Helmets Make the Team (July 2006)

(AFL) So Long, NBC (July 2006)

(GLIFL) Crunch Win First Home Game, Improve to 3-4 (June 2006)

(AFL) Where are they now? Josh Bush (May 2006)

(GLIFL) Comeback Kickoff (April 2006)

(GLIFL) Crunch Lose Opener to Pirates (April 2006)

(UIF) Freedom Hold off Bandits in Season Opener (March 2006)         




(College) The College Football Internet Challenge - Update (December 2005)

(GLIFL) Battle Creek Crunch Hold First Open Tryout (December 2005)

(AFL) Is Arena Football Becoming Mainstream? (November 2005)

(College) The College Football Internet Challenge (August 2005)

(UIF) Carlos Smith playing in the UIF (August 2005) (TWOF Original)

(AFL) Michael Bishop playing in CFL (July 2005)

(AFL) Upper Deck AFL Card Set in Stores Now (May 2005)




(AFL) Jay Van Andel Dies at age 80 (December 2004)

(AFL) Neutral Site for ArenaBowl is Fan Unfriendly (August 2004)

(af2) ArenaFan Travelogue: af2 Green Bay Blizzard (July 2004)

(AFL) Grand Rapids Fan Wears Team Logo with Pride (May 2004)

(AFL) How I spent My Friday Night (March 2004)




(AFL) Ron Jaworski Finally has His Team, With a Little Help (October 2003)

(AFL) Rampage Star in TV Commercial (May 2003)

(AFL) Rampage Come Up One Yard Short in OT (April 2003)




(AFL/USFL) The Football Name Game (October 2000) (TWOF Original)


In 2005, I wrote a series of articles for ArenaFan.com called "The 12 Months of Football" which chronicled my travels throughout the year as I attempted to attend at least one football game every month that year. I have reposted that series here as well as many other articles I have written for various outlets. I have also added pictures to some of the articles that were not included with the original articles.

The 12 Months of Football (January-June 2005)

The 12 Months of Football (July 2005)

The 12 Months of Football (August 2005)

The 12 Months of Football (September 2005)

The 12 Months of Football (October 2005)

The 12 Months of Football (November 2005)

The 12 Months of Football (December 2005)


Links to other articles

All My ArenaFan.com Articles

All My OurSportsCentral.com Articles 

(Select a year, 2005-2011, then click on View Year, and scroll down until you find my name, Randy Snow)

Links to audio files

Under the Roof on OurSports Central.com (Podcast)

(I did the "1st & 10" segment in 2007 beginning on April 19)