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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 hop on 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 hop on his Delorean and go back in time with him to explore the yesteryear of the gridiron.

    Thanksgiving Special (Interview with Bill Keenist - Detroit Lions Team historian)

    Thanksgiving Special (Interview with Bill Keenist - Detroit Lions Team historian)

    The Football History Dude is part of the https://sportshistorynetwork.com/ (Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Your Favorite Sport's Yesteryear).
    EPISODE SUMMARY
    This week I get to talk to Bill Keenist, a member of the Detroit Lions since 1985. He has had various roles with the company on the PR and Communications side of things, and now he is the team historian. We discuss many topics revolving around the Detroit Lions, which is perfect for me, because I'm a die-hard. We bring up Barry, Thanksgiving memories, and so much more.
    Check out https://sportshistorynetwork.com/football/nfl/thanksgiving-football-history/ (more Thanksgiving memories )on the Sports History Network.
    THE FOOTBALL HISTORY DUDE BACKGROUND
    https://sportshistorynetwork.com/podcasts/the-football-history-dude/ (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.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    NFL's Forrest Gump? (Bill Curry interview)

    NFL's Forrest Gump? (Bill Curry interview)

    Bill Curry played for Vince Lombardi and Don Shula. He snapped the ball to Bart Starr and Johnny Unitas. He played in the first Super Bowl, including winning 4 total NFL championships. He was the head coach at Alabama. But he learned so much more.

    • 46 min
    An American Football Fan From London (Shane Richmond)

    An American Football Fan From London (Shane Richmond)

    What would it be like to be a fan of a sport where the professional league doesn't even play in your home country? Well, except for a few times a year, that is. This week's guest took this concept to the next level, by starting an NFL website.

    • 55 min
    Football and Politics (with Jesse Berrett)

    Football and Politics (with Jesse Berrett)

    Politics and football. Do they go together? In many ways they do, and this week's guest shares the stories of "Pigskin Nation: How the NFL Remade American Politics" throughout the years. This is a uniquely different topic for the show. Enjoy!

    • 56 min
    John Eisenberg - Baltimore Sportswriter and Author of Multiple Books

    John Eisenberg - Baltimore Sportswriter and Author of Multiple Books

    John Eisenberg is a Baltimore Sportswriter and author of multiple books, including The League. He stops by to share stories of "living his dream" and some stories from his NFL books.

    • 46 min
    Cleveland Rams - The NFL Champ That Left Too Soon (with Jim Sulecki)

    Cleveland Rams - The NFL Champ That Left Too Soon (with Jim Sulecki)

    Jim Sulecki stops by to share some interesting stories from his book about the Cleveland Rams - The NFL Champion That Left Too Soon. Learn about the move to Los Angeles, the Rams' role in re-integration of the NFL, and much more.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 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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