Posts Tagged ‘NFL’

The First Ever NFL Playoff Game

Tweet This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to learn about the first ever NFL playoff game.  Back then the league champion was determined by the team with the best record.  However, the Portsmouth Spartans and the Chicago Bears had the same record.  Thus, the league determined a playoff for the championship…

Listen to this episode

American Football League – The Road to a Merger

Tweet This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to learn about how the American Football League went from being at the doorstep of the NFL to a legitimate contender for fans.  So strap on your seat belt, and let’s get ready to take this baby up to 88mph.   GET YOUR FOOTBALL…

Listen to this episode

The Founding of the American Football League

Tweet This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to learn about the founding of the American Football League.  Most did not take consider the AFL a serious competitor at the beginning.  NFL owners scoffed at the inferior league, and they had reason to believe the AFL would not survive.  Players often preferred…

Listen to this episode

AFL- NFL Merger (A Brief History)

Tweet This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to learn about one of the most important events in NFL history, the AFL – NFL merger.  It was thought at the beginning the AFL was just another league that would get stomped out by the NFL, but things pretty quickly, culminating with a…

Listen to this episode

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…

Listen to this episode