20 episodes

Each week, I'll tell you about games, players, coaches, and teams who aren't necessarily forgotten but are not as well-known as they should be. This isn't just a podcast for those whose memory will be jogged by these retellings. I'm 22 years old, and I'm an advocate for a greater historical perspective among younger NFL fans. So come join me as I take my weekly trip upstairs into the Football Attic. Just be sure to watch your step!"

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Each week, I'll tell you about games, players, coaches, and teams who aren't necessarily forgotten but are not as well-known as they should be. This isn't just a podcast for those whose memory will be jogged by these retellings. I'm 22 years old, and I'm an advocate for a greater historical perspective among younger NFL fans. So come join me as I take my weekly trip upstairs into the Football Attic. Just be sure to watch your step!"

    Interviewing Jerry Foley of The Giant Insider

    Interviewing Jerry Foley of The Giant Insider

    This week on "Football Attic," I interview Jerry Foley, senior editor of "The Giant Insider" and the biggest New York Giants fan I know.

    • 17 min
    Interviewing A Fellow NFL Films Fan

    Interviewing A Fellow NFL Films Fan

    On this week's episode, I welcome Matt Pizzano, one of my friends from Twitter. He discusses his experience growing up as a Giants fan, and how he came to love NFL Films.
    Follow Matt on Twitter @matt_pizzano

    • 18 min
    An Interview With My Father

    An Interview With My Father

    Football Attic is part of the https://sportshistorynetwork.com/ (Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Your Favorite Sport's Yesteryear).
    EPISODE SUMMARY
    This week I interview my father, a lifelong Philadelphia Eagles Fan.
    FOOTBALL ATTIC BACKGROUND
    My name is John Gidley, and as I’m looking on my bookshelf, I see a lot of books about the National Football League.
    There’s a book about the 72 Dolphins, one about the 85 Bears, another about the Immaculate Reception. Let’s be honest with ourselves, though: how many times have we heard these stories?
    Where are the tales of the men who aren’t as prominent? Stories of the dominant Washington team of 1991, or of the stonewall defense of the 1977 Atlanta Falcons, or of the days when the Philadelphia Eagles wore white helmets? Well, there’s only one place to find those, right here in the Football Attic.
    Each week, I’ll tell you about games, players, coaches, and teams who aren’t necessarily forgotten but are not as well-known as they should be. This isn’t just a podcast for those whose memory will be jogged by these retellings.
    I’m 22 years old, and I’m an advocate for a greater historical perspective among younger NFL fans. So come join me as I take my weekly trip upstairs into the Football Attic. Just be sure to watch your step!

    • 19 min
    First NFL Christmas Day Games

    First NFL Christmas Day Games

    I thought it would be fitting to spend today's episode looking back on the first National Football League games to be played on Christmas, and the circumstances that led to those games being the only ones of their kind for almost 20 years.

    • 7 min
    How the 2000 Ravens Could Have Gone 16-0

    How the 2000 Ravens Could Have Gone 16-0

    Today, we're going to talk about another one of the most dominant defenses in NFL history: the 2000 Baltimore Ravens.

    • 11 min
    The Dome Patrol

    The Dome Patrol

    Today, we're going to talk about one of the greatest NFL defenses in recent memory, one that doesn't get its fair remembrance due to a lack of Hall of Famers and a lack of playoff wins - "The Dome Patrol"

    • 11 min

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