Posts by The Football History Dude

Val Pinchbeck – The NFL Scheduling Czar

Tweet This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to learn about the man who used to create the entire NFL schedule by hand, Val Pinchbeck.  He worked in the NFL as an executive for over 40 years, and was considered by many to have had more passion for the game than any…

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Oldest NFL Franchise – Arizona Cardinals

Tweet This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to learn about the longest continuously operated franchise in professional football.  The Arizona Cardinals do not come to mind for many when thinking about the oldest NFL franchise, but the team is 1 of only 2 of the original teams still in existence. So…

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Bob McNair – Houston Texans Founder and Owner

Tweet This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to learn about the life and career of the late owner of the Houston Texans, Bob McNair.  He was a savior to the city of Houston, bringing an NFL team back after the Oilers packed their bags for Tennessee.  His influence in the owner’s…

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NFL on Thanksgiving Day – A Brief History

Tweet This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to learn about the history of football on Thanksgiving Day.  To many Americans, Thanksgiving Day and the NFL are synonymous.  The Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys have played games for so long we wouldn’t think of any other way.  This episode teaches us a…

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Sammy Baugh – Slingin’ Sammy (Quarterback) Washington Redskins

Tweet This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to learn about the life and career of Sammy Baugh.  Slingin’ Sammy was a pioneer for the forward pass, and he helped put Washington D.C. on the NFL map back in the late 30’s/early 40’s.  So strap on your seat belt, and let’s get…

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