Posts Tagged ‘football history’

NFLPA Now and Into the Future – Focusing on Player Safety

Tweet This episode we fire up the DeLorean to finish the 4-part series on the history of the NFLPA.  The first episode covered Bill Radovich and the beginning of the NFLPA from the era of the 40s and 50s.  Part 2 covered John Mackey vs. NFL and the NFLPA through the 60s and 70s.  Last…

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The NFL Scab Season – NFLPA Through the 80s

Tweet This episode we fire up the DeLorean to take a look back at one of the darkest decades in NFL History, the 1980’s.  The fight between the players and the owners for the freedom to player for team of choice came to a head on multiple occasions.  Last week’s episode covering the NFLPA through…

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John Mackey vs. NFL – NFLPA Through the 60s and 70s

Tweet This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to continue the fight for the players against NFL owners.  Last week was part 1 of a 4 part series covering the history of the NFLPA.  This week covers the 1960s and 1970s.  The announcement of the AFL took things in a different direction…

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Bill Radovich – Father of Sports Labor Action (NFLPA Begins)

Tweet This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to learn about Bill Radovich, the Father of Sports Labor Action.  Bill was a player for the Detroit Lions during the late 1930s and 1940s.  He had what he felt was a simple request, to be traded to a Western team to be close…

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NFL Modern Free Agency – Thank You Reggie White!!!

Tweet This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to learn about free agency in the NFL.  Last week we learned about the history of free agency up to 1992.  Let’s just say this was a good step forward, but the case that really broke open the free agency for players in the…

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