Notre Dame Four Horsemen to First NFL Commissioner (Elmer Layden)

Notre Dame Four Horsemen to First NFL Commissioner – Elmer Layden Elmer Layden is not a household name nowadays.  However, back in the early 1920s, he was a quarter of the famed Notre Dame Four Horsemen.  These guys were one of the most famous College football backfields of all-time.  Elmer’s participation with the Four Horsemen…

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Upton Bell Interview (Part 3) – Owning a WFL Team and Broadcasting

The World Football League The World Football League was a short-lived professional football league, and Upton Bell was the owner of one of the teams, the Charlotte Hornets.  In this episode, we pick right back up with the last part of the Upton Bell episode.  This time we fire up that DeLorean and head back…

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Upton Bell Interview (Part 2) – Learning From Don Shula and the Baltimore Colts

Upton Bell Interview – Part 2 Note – This is part 2 of a 3-part series, diving into Upton’s place in Baltimore Colts history.  If you did not listen to part 1, I highly suggest you listen to last week’s episode about how it was for Upton growing up with Bert Bell first. This episode…

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Upton Bell Interview (Part 1) – Growing Up With Bert Bell

Upton Bell Interview – Part 1 This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to April 15, 1904, the birthdate of Frances Upton.  Frances is the mother of this week’s guest, Upton Bell.  The Football History Dude podcast happened to release on April 15, 2018, so there’s a premonition going on here.  You…

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Matthew Algeo Interview – Last Team Standing – STEAGLES (Part 2)

Matthew Algeo Interview – Part 2 This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to December 26, 1943, and we are at Wrigley Field to watch the 1943 NFL Championship game between the Washington Redskins and the Chicago Bears.  We learned a little about this game back in the episode about Bronko Nagurski. …

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