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The Football History Dude is a show dedicated to teaching fans about the rich history of the NFL and other professional football leagues. Each episode your host, Arnie Chapman, asks you to him and a guest in his Delorean and go back in time with him to explore the yesteryear of the gridiron.

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The Football History Dude is a show dedicated to teaching fans about the rich history of the NFL and other professional football leagues. Each episode your host, Arnie Chapman, asks you to him and a guest in his Delorean and go back in time with him to explore the yesteryear of the gridiron.

    5 Year Anniversary of The Football History Dude

    5 Year Anniversary of The Football History Dude

    The Football History Dude is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear.
    NETWORK SPONSORS
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    EPISODE SUMMARY
    April 18, 2023, marks the 5-year anniversary of The Football History Dude podcast's first episode being released. I've enjoyed it all, and I want to thank all of my supporters along the way. I'm taking a little bit of a hiatus from this podcast, so I can focus on growing the Sports History Network, and releasing episodes for my new show (Fantasy Football Origin Stories).
    THE FOOTBALL HISTORY DUDE BACKGROUND
    The Football History Dude is a show dedicated to teaching NFL fans about the rich history of the game we all know and love. I’m your host, Arnie Chapman, and I’m just a regular dude that loves football and is a nerd when it comes to learning about history. I created this show to share the gridiron knowledge nuggets I gain from researching various topics about the history of the National Football League. Each episode I welcome you to climb aboard my DeLorean to travel back in time to explore the yesteryear of the gridiron, and yes, that’s a reference to the Back to the Future Movies.
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    • 10 min
    Fantasy Football Origin Stories: Matthew Berry (The Talented Mr. Roto)

    Fantasy Football Origin Stories: Matthew Berry (The Talented Mr. Roto)

    ***This episode was originally aired on Fantasy Football Origin Stories***
    Fantasy Football Origin Stories is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear.
    EPISODE SUMMARY
    In this fourth episode, Matthew Berry (The Talented Mr. Roto) rides shotgun in the DeLorean, to take us back in time and learn about his Fantasy Football Origin Story. We talk about many topics, including:

    Matthew's first recollection of fantasy football 

    How he used a Hollywood writing career (most specifically Married With Children) to launch his fantasy football career

    The process of writing for Married With Children and how he uses the process of organizing a story in fantasy football

    The origin of his nickname, "Talented Mr. Roto"

    His experience working Avengers: Endgame

    Some of Matthew's most trusted friends in the fantasy space and what they contribute

    Much more

    If you’re a fan of fantasy football, there's an almost 100% chance you've heard of Matthew Berry. You have certainly listened to him before your drafts, figuring out how to adjust your starting lineup, and most importantly the laughter you received listening to his shows. 
    Either way, fantasy football fan or not, this episode will give you a little history into the origin story of one of the most influential people in the industry of all-time. So sit back, relax, and crank that baby up to 88mph!!!
    MATTHEW BERRY BIO
    ***This bio is from the NBC Sports website***
    Football Analyst
    Matthew Berry, the celebrated fantasy football commentator and industry pioneer, joined NBC Sports in August 2022 as an analyst to provide his unique fantasy football and sports betting expertise. Berry regularly appears on Football Night in America and Sunday Night Football Final, Peacock’s exclusive NFL post-game show.
    Throughout the NFL season, Berry hosts a weekly game-day fantasy football and sports betting show on Sundays from as well as “Fantasy Football Happy Hour with Matthew Berry,” a daily weekday show on Peacock and NBC Sports Digital properties.
    Berry also contributes weekly articles and video content across Rotoworld on NBCSportsEdge.com and NBC Sports digital properties, including his popular Love/Hate article, weekly fantasy football rankings, and more.
    Prior to joining NBC Sports, Berry spent 15 years at ESPN (2007-2022) as the lead fantasy football expert and is universally recognized as one of the pioneers of the fantasy sports industry. While at ESPN, Berry became one of the most popular sportswriters at the company, with his “Love/Hate” columns regularly among the most read pieces on ESPN.com on a weekly basis. Berry hosted ESPN2’s Sunday morning show Fantasy Football Now and The Fantasy Show, which was ESPN’s first daily show devoted to fantasy sports. He also appeared on programs such as Monday Night Countdown, Sunday NFL Countdown, SportsCenter, NFL Live, and ESPN’s annual coverage of the NFL Draft. He also was host of the Fantasy Focus Football podcast, which was one of ESPN’s top podcasts on a yearly basis. It was named best Fantasy Sports Podcast for 2015 and 2016 by the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.
    Berry is one of only five people to be named to the Hall of Fame for both the Fantasy Sports Trade Association and the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He wrote the New York Times best-selling book Fantasy Life in 2013 and won an Emmy for his work on ESPN2’s Fantasy Football Now. Constantly aiming to innovate fans’ fantasy sports experience, Berry created and will continue to be involved with the top-rated Fantasy Life app and newsletter. He has more than two million social followers.
    Berry was raised in College Station, Texas, and is a graduate of Syracuse University.

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    • 53 min
    Fantasy Football Origin Stories: John Bush (Science of Fantasy Football)

    Fantasy Football Origin Stories: John Bush (Science of Fantasy Football)

    ***This episode originally aired on Fantasy Football Origin Stories***
    Fantasy Football Origin Stories is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear.
    EPISODE SUMMARY
    In this third episode, Dr. John Bush rides shotgun in the DeLorean, to take us back in time and learn about his Fantasy Football Origin Story. We talk about many topics, including:

    John's first recollection of fantasy football 

    His domination of the "Science Hell" fantasy football league

    His origin story in creating fantasy football content

    Some of Dave’s most memorable moments in fantasy football

    His approach to teaching fantasy football via scientific method and other "sciency" approaches to the craft

    His advice on how to become a better fantasy football player

    Much more

    If you’re a fan of fantasy football, and looking for a way to think differently, this is the episode for you. Either way, fantasy football fan or not, this episode will give you an education on some statistics you may have never thought about before. So sit back, relax, and crank that baby up to 88mph!!!
    LEARN MORE ABOUT DR. JOHN BUSH AND HIS WORK:

    Science of Fantasy Football website

    Fantasy Football Professor YouTube page

    Dr. John Bush on Twitter


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    • 49 min
    Fantasy Football Origin Stories: Dave Richard (CBS Sports Fantasy Football Today)

    Fantasy Football Origin Stories: Dave Richard (CBS Sports Fantasy Football Today)

    ***This episode originally aired on Fantasy Football Origin Stories****
    Fantasy Football Origin Stories is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear.
    EPISODE SUMMARY
    In this second episode, Dave Richard rides shotgun in the DeLorean, to take us back in time and learn about his Fantasy Football Origin Story. We talk about many topics, including:

    Dave's first recollection of fantasy football (his first-ever draft pick holds a special place in my heart)

    The origin story that resulted in working on one of the most popular fantasy football podcasts, Fantasy Football Today, a CBS Sports Podcast

    Some of Dave’s most memorable moments in fantasy football

    His “fantasy superpower”

    What podcasting was like way back in the beginning

    Some advice if you're looking to "break into the industry"

    Much more

    If you’re a fan of the Fantasy Football Today podcast, this episode will give you some insight into one of your favorite hosts. If you’ve never heard of the Fantasy Football Today podcast, this episode will make you fall in love with one of the O.G. analysts and want to start listening today. Either way, fantasy football fan or not, this is a fun interview. So sit back, relax, and crank that baby up to 88mph!!!
    DAVE RICHARD BIO
    *** Bio from the CBS Sports website***
    Dave Richard has spent nearly his entire career covering the National Football League. Beginning with NFL.com at the boom of the Internet, Richard was that site's first Fantasy Football writer before transitioning to CBS Sports in 2006. 
    Since then he's crunched the numbers, studied the film, developed tiers and trade charts, previewed every NFL game, talked to the decision makers, spoken on the radio, appeared on live television, earned multiple honors and watched a lot of football. And he's done it with one goal in mind: to help you win your league.

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    • 50 min
    Fantasy Football Origin Stories: Adam Aizer (CBS Sports Fantasy Football Today)

    Fantasy Football Origin Stories: Adam Aizer (CBS Sports Fantasy Football Today)

    ****This episode was originally aired on my new podcast, Fantasy Football Origin Stories****
    Fantasy Football Origin Stories is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear.
    EPISODE SUMMARY
    In this inaugural episode, Adam Aizer rides shotgun in the DeLorean, to take us back in time and learn about his Fantasy Football Origin Story. We talk about many topics, including:

    Aizer's first recollection of fantasy football

    The origin story that resulted in hosting one of the most popular fantasy football podcasts, Fantasy Football Today, a CBS Sports Podcast

    Some of Adam's most memorable moments in fantasy football

    His "fantasy superpower"

    What podcasting was like way back in the beginning

    Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?

    Much more

    If you're a fan of the Fantasy Football Today podcast, this episode will give you some insight into one of your favorite hosts. If you've never heard of the Fantasy Football Today podcast, this episode will make you fall in love with the host, and want to start listening today. Either way, fantasy football fan or not, this is a fun interview. So sit back, relax, and crank that baby up to 88mph!!!

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    • 33 min
    SHN Presents: Fantasy Football Origin Stories - SHN Trailers

    SHN Presents: Fantasy Football Origin Stories - SHN Trailers

    When Football Is Football is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear.
    HIGHLIGHTED SHOW
    Welcome to Fantasy Football Origin Stories, a weekly show here on the Sports History Network, where each episode is a journey back in time to explore some unique experiences from some of the coolest and most influential people in the fantasy football industry.
    My name is Arnie Chapman, also known as The Football History Dude, and fantasy football is one of my greatest passions. I want you to come along with me each Wednesday to explore the yesteryear of this game of skill we all love so much. Yeah, that’s right, it’s a game of skill, all you wannabe champs out there.
    This is an ode to the spreadsheet warriors, the game tape gurus, team name savants, and everyone in between. I’ll take you behind the scenes to explore the origin stories of your favorite fantasy football analysts, but I won’t stop there, because this show will include all roles in the industry.
    You’ll get to know the game behind the game that’s behind the game like you’ve never heard it before, and I can't wait for you to ride shotgun with me back in time, to learn about some of these armchair gridiron knowledge nuggets.
    And remember, you got to tell all of your fantasy football-loving friends that this show is available to listen to for free in any app that supports podcasts. It’ll be the one fantasy football show you’re ok with sharing. Because even though there might be a fantasy tip here and there, this show is all about getting to know the people in the industry, not a weekly list-building show.
    This show is also a proud member of the Sports History Network, the Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear. So grab your friends, and hop aboard my DeLorean, because we’re about to get this baby up to 88mph.
    Learn more about the show on the Sports History Network.
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    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Macjeremymac ,

Thanks

You keep getting better and better. Awesome guests and interviews. Get some Titans on and your show would be perfect. Keep it up budddy.

bl92ud96mu01 ,

Annoying

I give up. Great in theory and good information. Needs a new host desperately. Someone who isn’t a LOTR fanboy. Someone who can come close to pronouncing words the same as others who speak English. At least use Google to figure out words instead of guessing like a 3 year old. I was looking forward to hearing about the “me-uh-MY” Dolphins and “jack-SON-villa” Jaguars but will simply hope for a new host.

kat13g4140 ,

Smart advertising

Saw an advertisement for this podcast on the back of an suv while driving north on I-75. You got me! Great podcast

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