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Connor Groel and other graduate students from Northwestern's Medill School share interesting, lesser-known sports stories.

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Connor Groel and other graduate students from Northwestern's Medill School share interesting, lesser-known sports stories.

    In the Shadows of Titans: The 1999 Jacksonville Jaguars (PILOT)

    In the Shadows of Titans: The 1999 Jacksonville Jaguars (PILOT)

    Here is a pilot recorded in late 2021 for a series called "In the Shadows of Titans" about athletes and teams that had what it took to win a title but ran into someone just a bit better.

    The 1999 Jacksonville Jaguars were the best team in franchise history. Including the playoffs, they lost only 3 games - all of which came against their division rival, the Tennesee Titans.

    • 20 min
    Ep. 20: The 1914 "Miracle" Braves

    Ep. 20: The 1914 "Miracle" Braves

    Connor goes back more than 100 years to one of the most miraculous comebacks in MLB history. The 1914 Boston Braves overcame more than a decade of consecutive losing seasons, a 12-28 start, and a loss to a minor league team to complete the first-ever World Series sweep. A miracle indeed.

    • 13 min
    Ep. 19: Tales of Expansion

    Ep. 19: Tales of Expansion

    Connor tells three different stories related to expansion teams in their first season:

    1) Johnny Kerr becomes the only NBA coach to win Coach of the Year despite his team having a losing record.

    2) The 1974-75 Washington Capitals and 1992-93 Ottawa Senators nearly go winless on the road.

    3) Fran Tarkenton leads the Minnesota Vikings to perhaps the best debut game in expansion team history.

    • 18 min
    Ep. 18: Adrian Dantley Couldn't Stop Scoring

    Ep. 18: Adrian Dantley Couldn't Stop Scoring

    Few players in NBA history have combined offensive production and efficiency like Adrian Dantley. During his time with the Utah Jazz, Dantley was the most talented scorer in the league. But despite his individual success, Dantley was traded from each of his five NBA teams and never won a championship. Here's a look at one of the most unique superstars in league history.

    • 26 min
    Ep. 17: Ed Walsh, MLB's ERA King

    Ep. 17: Ed Walsh, MLB's ERA King

    In the last of a three-part series on pitchers, Connor takes you through the life and MLB career of Ed Walsh, who has the lowest career ERA in MLB history. It's wild that you've never heard of him, right?

    • 11 min
    Ep. 16: Jim Devlin and the 2014 Bahamas Bowl

    Ep. 16: Jim Devlin and the 2014 Bahamas Bowl

    Connor is joined by the 4th and Four podcast's Ashton Pollard to discuss Jim Devlin, who threw every pitch for the 1877 Louisville Grays before receiving a lifetime ban from the National League, and the inaugural Bahamas Bowl, one of the craziest college football games ever played.

    • 40 min

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Started listening to one on a road trip, and couldn’t stop…interesting topics for both sports lovers and casual fans