Posts Tagged ‘football history’

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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Matthew Algeo Interview – Last Team Standing – STEAGLES (Part 1)

Matthew Algeo Interview – Part 1 This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to December 7, 1941, and we are in the parking lot of New York Giant’s Polo Ground.  We also have a passenger riding shotgun with us.  His name is Matthew Algeo.  Matthew is an award-winning journalist that has reported…

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Phil – Pitt STEAGLES

Tweet This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to a time when Americans were just trying to survive on the homefront while troops were fighting overseas against the Axis.  Supporting the war effort can take a toll on people, including owners of NFL teams.  League rosters were decimated.  The Cleveland Rams folded…

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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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