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The Lost Teams Podcast
23 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
Lost Teams Episode 29: LA KISS
In Episode 29, Andrew and Anthony discuss the Los Angeles KISS, an arena football team owned by the band KISS. the team lasted three years and was more of a circus than a successful football franchise. Check out more in this episode!
28 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
Lost Teams Episode 28: Detroit Caesars
In episode 28, Andrew tells the story of the Detroit Caesars, a professional softball team in the American Professional Slo-Pitch Softball League. The team was owned by Little Caesar's founder and professional sports owner Mike Ilitch. Ilitch paid some of his players more than the MLB minimum salary and filled the team's home stadium. Find out more here!
31 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
Lost Teams Episode 27: New York/ Brooklyn Americans
In episode 27, Anthony tells the story of the New York/Brooklyn Americans. They were New York City's first NHL team and the second American NHL team behind the Boston Bruins. The Americans were wildly popular in their first season despite not being competitive. As a result, New York's second NHL team, the Rangers were founded and spelled the eventual end of the Americans. Find out more in episode 27!
32 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Lost Teams Episode 26: Dallas Texans
In episode 26, Anthony tells the story of the Dallas Texans. The last NFL to disband without moving to another city or carrying on its legacy to any other team. The team helped integrate the NFL and break the color barrier but failed to support its black fans and players off the field. It was also coached by a man who preferred his players play volleyball or drink during practice but somehow is responsible for one of the biggest upsets in football history. Once it collapsed, the aftermath changed professional football forever in multiple cities.
24 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Lost Teams Episode 25: The Winnipeg Thunder
In episode 25, Andrew Lennox tells the story of the Winnipeg Thunder basketball team, who made an honest effort to survive but ultimately succumbed in a league that only allowed players 6 foot 5 and below to compete.
20 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Lost Teams Episode 24: The Spirits of St. Louis
In episode 24, Anthony tells the short but riveting story of the Spirits of St. Louis, an ABA basketball team that only lasted two seasons but carried a legacy that lasted almost four decades. From their star players to the startling upset they pulled and the insane ending of their franchise, the Spirits have a fascinating story.
32 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
Lost Teams Episode 23: Las Vegas Thunder (The Return)
After an uninspired first attempt at discussing the Las Vegas Thunder, Anthony and Andrew try again. This time with more energy and info on some of the NHL players that played on the Thunder including Manon Rheaume, the female goalie who played an exhibition game for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Also find out which NHL referee played for the Thunder before his NHL reffing days.
37 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Lost Teams Episode 22: Kentucky Colonels
In episode 22, Anthony tells the story of the Kentucky Colonels, one of the most successful ABA teams that did not get absorbed into the NBA. The Colonels not playing in the NBA set in motion a mind blowing series of events. Listen in to find out.
73 minutes | May 25, 2021
Lost Teams Episode 21 Part 2: Interview with Shannan Mitchem Lovelady of the Colorado Silver Bullets
In episode 21 Part 12 Andrew an Anthony continue their interview with Shannan Mitchem Lovelady a member of the Colorado Silver Bullets women's professional baseball team. In Part 2 Shannan tells us more about Phil Niekro, some more funny and interesting stories from her time in the game and goes into the grind of what it was like being a female professional baseball player.
63 minutes | May 18, 2021
Lost Teams Episode 21 Part 1: Interview with Shannan Mitchem Lovelady of the Colorado Silver Bullets
In episode 21 Part 1, Andrew an Anthony interview Shannan Mitchem Lovelady a member of the Colorado Silver Bullets women's professional baseball team. Shannan was a member of the team for its entire existence. She discusses life as a female professional baseball player including stories about her favorite teammates, her coach Phil Niekro, and what she and her teammates went through in a male dominated sport, playing against men.
29 minutes | May 11, 2021
Lost Teams Episode 20: Buffalo Stampede
In episode 20, Andrew tells the story of the Buffalo Stampede, a roller hockey team from Roller Hockey International, a league that existed through most of the 1990s.
54 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Lost Teams Episode 19: Quebec Nordiques featuring Jeff Hardwick
In Episode 19, guest host Jeff Hardwick tells the story of the Quebec Nordiques, who began as a punchline in the WHA and worked their way up to becoming one of the league's flagship teams before being absorbed into the NHL.
27 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Lost Teams Episode 18: Boston Minutemen
In episode 18, Anthony tells the story of the Boston Minutemen, a professional soccer team in the NASL. The Minutemen had a number of imported international players including Eusebio, a Portuguese star who is considered the second best from that country all time after Christiano Ronaldo. The Minutemen were also involved in a riot when Boston played Pele's New York Cosmos.
31 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Lost Teams Ep. 17(Part 2): Seattle Kraken with special guest Allison Bickford
Seattle Kraken Director of Corporate Partnership Activation Allison Bickford tells us about what it's like working for the Seattle Kraken and what we might expect when they debut in 2021. Allison tells us about the arena, the city's reception to the team, and some of the ideas around game experience and the history of Seattle hockey that people have been kicking around the office.
54 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Lost Teams Episode 17 (Part 1): Seattle Metropolitans (hockey) with author Kevin Ticen
Special guest Kevin Ticen, author of "When It Mattered Most: The Forgotten Story of America’s First Stanley Cup, and the War to End All Wars," tells us about the Seattle Metropolitans, the first team based in the US to win the legendary trophy for hockey's best team. We also discuss the return of hockey to Seattle with the Seattle Kraken.
34 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Lost Teams Episode 16: Pittsburgh Maulers (USFL) featuring special guest Drew Crossley
Special guest Drew Crossley, creator of funwhileitlasted.net tells us the story of the Pittsburgh Maulers, a pro football team that played one season in the USFL.
20 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Lost Teams Episode 15: The Leadville Blues (Baseball)
Anthony tells the story of the Leadville Blues, a baseball team from the late 1800s that hired a bunch of major leaguers to compete for their city, which is the third-highest city in the United States.
23 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Lost Teams Episode 14: The American Defenders of New Hampshire (Nashua Pride)
In Episode 14, Andrew tells the story of the Nashua Pride/ The American Defenders of New Hampshire, a former independent minor league baseball team in the Can-Am League.
33 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Lost Teams Episode 13: The Toronto Blueshirts (Hockey)with "Rollie the Goalie"
In Episode 13, guest host "Rollie the Goalie" tells us the story of the Toronto Blueshirts, another team that predated the NHL but was a major reason the league came into existence. Find out why!
32 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
Lost Teams Episode 12: The Vermont Expos/Lake Monsters (Milb)
In episode 11, Anthony tells the story of the Vermont Expos/Lake Monsters, the short-season minor league baseball team that was an affiliate of the Montreal Expos and later the Washington Nationals and Oakland As.
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