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Pigskin Tales Podcast
23 minutes | Sep 25, 2021
Red Grange part 7
This is the last part in a series of stories on the NFL legend Red Grange. He was a modest player whose speed and agility combined with size and strength, made him the first player to play football professionally for a large sum of money. His contract with the Chicago Bears was for 3 years and $100,000. After he retired from football he was an assistant coach, an insurance salesman, and a TV-radio broadcaster for 10 years. He is the most pivotal figure in pro football history because of how he entered the league.
1 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
Sports History Network Presents: Wrestling With Heels On (Trailer) - SHN Trailers
Wrestling With Heels On is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear.NETWORK SPONSORSRow One - the vintage shop for sports history fans!ABOUT WRESTLING WITH HEELS ONHi EVERYONE. MY NAME IS ARIEL GONZALEZ, ORIGINALLY FROM BROOKLYN, NOW LIVING IN THE GARDEN STATE AND I HAVE A NEW PODCAST SHOW CALLED WRESTLING WITH HEELS ON. BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE SPORTS HISTORY NETWORK, OF COURSE. ON THE PODCAST, I GET TO REMINISCENCE ABOUT MY FAVORITE WRESTLING BAD GUYS FROM YESTERYEAR. LIGHT ON STATS AND HEAVY ON NOSTALGIA, THIS LITTLE TRIP DOWN VILLAINY LANE GIVES ME A CHANCE TO VISIT THE DARK CORRIDORS OF MY WRESTLING SOUL. AND IT’S ALSO FUN TO HAVE A PODCAST. SO JOIN ME AS I WAX NOSTALGIC ABOUT MY FAVORITE WRESTLING WEIRDOS AND NE’ER DO WELLS, THE NO-GOODNIKS OF A NO-LONGER TIME THAT STILL HAUNT ME TODAY. JUST KEEP IN MIND, LIKE SOME PEOPLE MY AGE, MY RECALL OF PEOPLE AND EVENTS CAN GET A LITTLE WOBBLY SOMETIMES. SO DON’T WORRY IF I GET IT WRONG. OH! WHAT DO YOU EXPECT? I’M WRESTLING WITH HEELS ON.
18 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
Red Grange Part 6
Red Grange and the Chicago Bears embarked on a 9 game barnstorming tour from Florida to California and Washington state. The Bears won 8 of their 9 games and dominated every single one. Ernie Nevers made his NFL debut in Jacksonville but lost 19-6.
18 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
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21 minutes | Aug 29, 2021
Red Grange part 5
Red Grange is a college football star. his long runs and multiple touchdowns leave the crowd in awe as he runs. In this episode. hear how CC Pyle, Red Grange, and George Halas sign a contract paying Red up to $100,000. Red also begins to play for the Bears in November 1925.
20 minutes | Aug 15, 2021
Red Grange part 4
Red Grange was one of the most popular figures in college football between 1923 and 1925. He became the first football player in NCAA history to sign a deal to play football professionally with the fabled Chicago Bears. This episode focuses on the handshake deal that took place between Red and CC or known to some as Cash and Carry Pyle.
1 minutes | Aug 15, 2021
Pigskin Tales Podcast Trailer
In this modern age ofprofessional sports, the national football league is by far the most popularsport in America. Why? Because some games can be dramatic; some games can be ablowout; a fan will never really know how the game will go until they actuallywatch it. Podcasts are by far the most popular right now with over 2 millionshows available on multiple streaming platforms. This is Pigskin Tales; Thestories of the original Pro Football players, the ones that started it all.Some, you might have heard of but knew little about. This is a dep dive intohow they made it. So get comfy wherever you are and enjoy some pigskin tales.
15 minutes | Aug 1, 2021
Red Grange part 3
Red Grange became the most popular college football star in America in the early 1920's. by the time he was a senior at the University of Illinois, he attracted a local business man named CC Pyle . This part of the story focuses on who CC was and how he got involved with Red Grange.
15 minutes | Jul 18, 2021
Red Grange part 2
This is a continuation of the Red Grange story. He helped legitimize the NFL in the early 1920's. This part focuses on his performance during the rival game against the Michigan Wolverines.
15 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Red Grange Part 1
Yesterday's Sports is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear.EPISODE SUMMARYThis is the first episode in a new series about the NFL star who legitimized the league in 1925. He was a consensus All-American at the University of Illinois for 3 seasons before abruptly signing with the Chicago Bears. He played in the NFL until 1934, then held a radio broadcasting career for 25 years. Get a FREE 1-Week Trial to Newspapers.com to learn about this topic and much more!!!ABOUT PIGSKIN TALESThe podcast is a single hosted biography-style show that is informative utilizing historical context. it is the re-telling of an athlete’s life story through newspaper clippings and youtube videos. the host adds their own opinion on the athlete’s performance based on stats found online at profootballreference.com it is not connected to the NFL in any way. The podcast is strictly written and produced by a guy who loves history and football.PIGSKIN TALES PAGEABOUT HOST - ROSS BLILIEThe host of the Pigskin Tales podcast is Ross Blilie ( pronounced BLY-LEE). He lives in Grand Forks, ND with his wife and dog. He started podcasting in March of 2018 as a suggestion from his older brother to continue with his love of being on the radio Ross has worked in several radio stations as an announcer in both Fargo, ND, and Grand Forks, ND. Ross’s radio career started in 2004 as an intern for Y-94 in Fargo, ND. Eventually, he made his way to Grand Forks in 2011. He has college degrees from MSUM in Moorhead, MN, and Mayville State University in Mayville, ND.Follow Ross on Twitter – @pigskintalespod
16 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Ernie Nevers " Big Dog" part 4
This is the final installment of the amazing and interesting life of Ernie "Big Dog" Nevers. This part focuses on his life after professional football. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ross-a-blilie/support
19 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Ernie Nevers " Big Dog" part 3
This is the 3rd part of the Big Dog's story. It focuses on his life after he retired from football. He became a coach at both the collegiate level and professional levels. he also enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ross-a-blilie/support
19 minutes | Jun 6, 2021
Ernie Nevers " Big Dog" part 2
This is a continuation of the story of Ernie Nevers AKA the Big Dog. He played for Stanford University from 1921-1925. He became a 5 time All pro fullback for the Chicago Cardinals from 1929-1931. He also played for the Duluth Eskimos from 1926-1927. In addition, He played professional Baseball for the St. Louis Browns from 1926-1928. He also played with the Mission Bells, a semi-pro baseball team in California for 2 seasons. This part focuses on his time with the Chicago Cardinals and his record breaking game against the Bears. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ross-a-blilie/support
36 minutes | Jun 5, 2021
Ernie Nevers " Big Dog"
this is the first part of a 3 part series of Ernie Nevers. He played for the Chicago Cardinals ( later renamed the Arizona Cardinals) from 1926-1931. He was an extraordinary athlete in high school, college, and professionally. Take a listen and rate this episose on Apple podcasts or whereever you get your podcasts. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ross-a-blilie/support
13 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Tommy Mason " Number 1 draft pick"
Tommy Mason was THE first pick of the newly established NFL franchise Minnesota Vikings in 1960. He played Running Back and became an all star on a team full of misfits --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ross-a-blilie/support
7 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Intro to Pigskin Tales Podcast
This is my story of how I decided to change things up and write stories instead of doing game analysis --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ross-a-blilie/support
41 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Bill Brown "Boom Boom"
Bill Brown was another superstar running back for the Vikings whose straight ahead punishing style of running led the team to 3 super bowls. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ross-a-blilie/support
9 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Dave Osborn "The Cando Flash"
Dave Osborn grew up in a tiny town in northern North Dakota. His nickname was “the Cando Flash. “He played running back for the Vikings from 1965 – 1976. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ross-a-blilie/support
29 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Jerry Reichow "Old Reliable"
“Old Reliable” played for the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings for 8 seasons in the AFL and NFL. Hear his story about his playing days and his front office days as a scout for the Vikings. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ross-a-blilie/support
16 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Grady Alderman "Little Gritty"
“Little Gritty” Grady Alderman was one of the smallest framed offensive lineman in Minnesota Vikings franchise history. Listen to how he made a name for himself but was not selected to the Pro Football Hall of fame --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ross-a-blilie/support
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