Posts Tagged ‘NFL’

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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NFL Free Agency – How It All Started (Pre-Modern Era)

Tweet This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to learn about free agency in the NFL   Every year in the middle of March, many NFL players strike it rich.  It wasn’t always this way.  Players didn’t have much leverage at the birth of the NFL.  Sure, we learned about Pudge Heffelfinger becoming…

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Art McNally – NFL Director of Officials and Father of Instant Replay

Tweet This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to learn about the man known as the Father of Instant Replay, Art McNally.  Art gave almost 60 years of his life to the NFL to improve the officiating department.  Last episode discussed Shorty Ray’s impact on the development of the rules.  Art McNally…

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