Posts Tagged ‘football’

First Televised NFL Game

Tweet This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to a time when watching the NFL on television sets would have been considered Voodoo magic.  That all started to change on October 22, 1939.  On this day, the Philadelphia Eagles would square off with the Brooklyn Dodgers in what may have seemed like…

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First Televised NFL Draft

Tweet This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to a time when ESPN was not a juggernaut.  The network had just launched a few months prior, and the President of the newly minted network devised a brilliant plan with then-Commissioner Pete Rozelle to televise the NFL Draft.  Lem Barney was given the…

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Jay Berwanger and the First NFL Draft

Tweet This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to 1936 to witness the first NFL draft.  Times were different for the players and owners pre-draft era.  Some say the NFL draft saved professional sports because it helped balance the leagues.  Others say the birth of the NFL draft was a major turning…

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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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