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Celebrating pro and college football history, one legend at a time. Guests include legends of the National Football League, American Football League, and NCAA football.

The Game Before the Money: NFL, AFL,and NCAA Football Legends Jackson Michael

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Celebrating pro and college football history, one legend at a time. Guests include legends of the National Football League, American Football League, and NCAA football.

    Great QBs Who Changed Teams - 5 Mins of FB History

    Great QBs Who Changed Teams - 5 Mins of FB History

    In this weekly episode of 5 Minutes of Football History, I look at great quarterbacks who finished their careers with new teams, like Tom Brady is doing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
    5 Minutes of Football History comes out each Tuesday. I also periodically release documentary podcasts featuring NFL and college football legends. Please subscribe to the podcast and visit TheGameBeforeTheMoney.com for more info.

    • 6 min
    A Tribute to Don Sula -- 5 Mins of Football History

    A Tribute to Don Sula -- 5 Mins of Football History

    Don Shula stands as one of the greatest coaches in NFL history. His name is forever attached to the Miami Dolphins but he also coached another franchise to the Super Bowl. 
    Did you know that Shula also played in the NFL? Not only did he enjoy a 7-year playing career, he also played for two Hall of Fame coaches. 
    Learn about Don Shula's life and career in this episode of The Game before the Money Podcast. This episode is a "Five Minutes of Football History" segment. New episodes appear every Tuesday.
    The Game before the Money Podcast is hosted and produced by Jackson Michael, author of The Game before the Money: Voices of the NFL. You can learn more at TheGameBeforeTheMoney.com. 

    • 10 min
    Pandemic Football -- Five Minutes of Football History

    Pandemic Football -- Five Minutes of Football History

    The Spanish Flu pandemic ravaged the 1918 College Football Season. Hear how major football teams such as Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Pitt, and Nebraska were affected. This is a "Five Minutes of Football History" segment.

    • 6 min
    Episode 10: Marv Levy on his Hall of Fame Life and Career

    Episode 10: Marv Levy on his Hall of Fame Life and Career

    Coach Levy led the Buffalo Bills to four straight Super Bowls. Most NFL fans know him for that epic run. His life story and coaching history proves incredible beyond that remarkable feat. In fact, when he became head coach at the University of California in 1960 he added a high school coach to his staff who later became one of the most successful head coaches in NFL history. Even more amazingly, there was even another future NFL coaching legend who attended Levy's practices at Cal. Hear Coach Levy share his memories of those days in this football history podcast.
    Many fans will also be surprised to learn that his four Super Bowls with the Bills weren't Levy's first visits to the big game. He worked as an assistant to George Allen on the 1972 Washington Redskins in Super Bowl 7. Coach Levy shares his memory of that game and working for Allen with the Los Angeles Rams in this episode The Game Before the Money Podcast.
    You'll step inside Coach Levy's office as he and Bills General Manager Bill Polian work a trade for star linebacker Cornelius Bennett. Coach Levy will also take you into the Bills' draft day war room as they select future Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas. 
    The Game Before the Money Podcast is hosted and produced by Jackson Michael, author of the book The Game Before the Money: Voices of the Men Who Built the NFL, an acclaimed oral history of pro football that includes interviews with 40 NFL legends, including Bart Starr, Frank Gifford, and Jack Youngblood.
     

    • 44 min
    Episode 9: Tom Osborne and Nebraska Football Pt. 2

    Episode 9: Tom Osborne and Nebraska Football Pt. 2

    This is part two of a two-part series with Tom Osborne. We delve into Coach Osborne's head coaching career in this episode. Osborne led Nebraska to three national championships in four years. He came literally within inches of winning two more national championships during the 1980s and missed yet another national championship in 1993 by a missed field goal at the end of the Orange Bowl.
    Hear Coach Osborne discuss his halftime speech and play calling in an Orange Bowl victory over Miami that gave Nebraska the 1994 national championship. We also examine Coach Osborne's famous decision to go for two points at the end of the 1984 Orange Bowl. You will also listen to Coach Osborne explain the reasons behind Nebraska's changes to the option offense and the 4-3 defense, as well as a look into the team's innovative Unity Council -- all elements that helped elevate Nebraska football into college football's highest tier. 
    Relive some of Nebraska Cornhusker football's greatest moments in the 1980s and 1990s -- from the "Scoring Explosion" to the Tommy Frazier's amazing run against Florida, from the "Fumblerooskie" to the "Flea Kicker." 
    The Game Before the Money Podcast is produced and hosted by Jackson Michael, author of The Game before the Money: Voices of the Men Who Built the NFL and writer/director of We Were the Oilers: the Luv Ya Blue Era!. The podcast is sponsored by NBAutographs.com and the transcription partner is Sonix.ai. Special thanks to Coach Osborne, the University of Nebraska Press, and Teammates.org for this podcast.

    • 53 min
    EPISODE 8: Tom Osborne and Nebraska Football Part 1

    EPISODE 8: Tom Osborne and Nebraska Football Part 1

    Nebraska football coaching legend Tom Osborne joins The Game Before the Money Podcast. In Part 1 of a two-part series, we discuss his early life, his time working as an assistant for legendary Nebraska coach Bob Devaney, and Nebraska's back-to-back National Championships in 1970 and 1971. 
    You'll hear inside details about the Cornhuskers' game plan in their legendary 1971 Game of the Century showdown with Oklahoma, how Coach Osborne became an assistant and later head coach of the Cornhuskers, and a brief overview of Nebraska football history in the years before Bob Devaney arrived. Also hear about Coach Osborne's exceptional athletic career before he became an NCAA coaching icon.
    What nicknames did Nebraska go by before they were the Cornhuskers? What traits made Bob Devaney a winning head coach? What famous beverage was created in Coach Osborne's hometown? Learn all of this and more in "Tom Osborne and Nebraska Football -- Part 1" on The Game Before the Money Podcast. 
    The Game Before the Money Podcast is produced and hosted by Jackson Michael, author of The Game before the Money: Voices of the Men Who Built the NFL and writer/director of We Were the Oilers: the Luv Ya Blue Era!. The podcast is sponsored by NBAutographs.com and the transcription partner is Sonix.ai. Special thanks to Coach Osborne, the University of Nebraska Press, and Teammates.org for this podcast.

    • 24 min

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Big fan of Jackson Michael’s football history!

Congratulations, Jackson, on your new podcast. Really liked your book and this is the perfect next stage of documenting football history both in the pros and in college. Saves you from compiling another book. This is the digital age for eternity, well catalogued and preserved, released sooner to the public, and accessible to all.
Just heard the introduction and was bummed those already recorded episodes (including the Tom Osborne) were not uploaded yet. 5 Stars in advance! Keep up the good work.

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