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An oral history of pro and college football. Former NFL, AFL, and NCAA football greats share unforgettable stories about their lives and careers.

The Game Before the Money: Oral History of Pro and College Football Jackson Michael

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

An oral history of pro and college football. Former NFL, AFL, and NCAA football greats share unforgettable stories about their lives and careers.

    The REAL Story of the NFL Draft - Upton Bell

    The REAL Story of the NFL Draft - Upton Bell

    Upton Bell, son of NFL commissioner Bert Bell who invented the draft, tells the real history of the NFL Draft. Upton also shares his drafting experience as an executive with the Colts and Patriots. 

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    #NFLDraft #NFLHistory #BertBell

    • 44 min
    E63: Jack Ham Talks Steelers Penn State Greatness

    E63: Jack Ham Talks Steelers Penn State Greatness

    Hall of Fame linebacker Jack Ham tells stories about winning the Orange Bowl with Penn State and the AFC rivalries the Steelers had in the 1970s. He names the two toughest running backs he played against, college and pro. Who do you think they were?

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    • 12 min
    E62: Bill Butler of the 50s and 60s Packers, Cowboys, Steelers, Vikings

    E62: Bill Butler of the 50s and 60s Packers, Cowboys, Steelers, Vikings

    Bill Butler played for the 1959 Green Bay Packers during Vince Lombardi’s first season as head coach. He next played for Tom Landry on the first-ever Dallas Cowboys team. He also played for the Steelers and Vikings. He talks about growing up in Wisconsin, playing college football at UT Chattanooga, and shares fantastic stories about his NFL career and the colorful characters he played with and for during his six NFL seasons.


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    • 58 min
    E61: Orlando Pace On Dick Vermeil and Rams Super Bowl Win

    E61: Orlando Pace On Dick Vermeil and Rams Super Bowl Win

    Hall of Fame offensive lineman Orlando Pace talks about playing for Coach Vermeil and winning Super Bowl 34 with the Rams. Coach Vermeil shared his stories on Episode 49 of The Game Before the Money Podcast.


    Orlando Pace was the first-overall pick of the 1997 NFL Draft. This episode gives listeners a great perspective of what it was like to play for Coach Vermeil and provides a firsthand account of Super Bowl 34.


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    #Rams #SuperBowl

    • 9 min
    E60: 40th Anniversary of The Catch and Candlestick Park

    E60: 40th Anniversary of The Catch and Candlestick Park

    U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein and groundskeeper George Toma share memories of getting Candlestick Park ready to host the 1981 NFC Championship Game between the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys, a game made famous by “The Catch.” Candlestick Park’s playing surface needed many renovations to be in shape for the big game and the city rose to meet the challenge.


    Senator Feinstein was San Francisco’s mayor in 1981. She shared quotes via email through a staff member.


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    • 23 min
    E59: Mark Moseley - The Pressure Kicker

    E59: Mark Moseley - The Pressure Kicker

    Kicker Mark Moseley discusses kicking under pressure and some of his legendary field goals with the Washington Redskins. He also shares about his incredible NFL journey, going from a man calling teams for a tryout to becoming the only full-time placekicker to win the NFL’s Most Valuable Player Award.


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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

bs12374 ,

Amazing show!!

I love all this content and how the show is ran! So knowledgeable and so amazing to do this show!!

BookBuyer71 ,

Outstanding

An amazing podcast. Jackson Michael is an extremely knowledgeable host. I love the stories especially the interviews with AFL players. Thank you!

sdr66 ,

Knowledgeable and engaging

The host gives a very good look at football, standing squarely at the intersection of sports and history.

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