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Each episode of “When Football Was Football” will take the listener back to the very early days of the National Football League. Your host, Joe Ziemba, will share a forgotten or lost story from one of the NFL’s two oldest teams: The Bears and the Cardinals. Team championships, individual exploits, or long-buried items of interest from the earliest years of the NFL will be dusted off and resurrected for the listener. Not for the football faint-of-heart since these programs will document when the struggling Bears nearly went out of business or when Cardinals’ players earned $15 a game and were proud of it! It’s NFL history—with a twist!

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Each episode of “When Football Was Football” will take the listener back to the very early days of the National Football League. Your host, Joe Ziemba, will share a forgotten or lost story from one of the NFL’s two oldest teams: The Bears and the Cardinals. Team championships, individual exploits, or long-buried items of interest from the earliest years of the NFL will be dusted off and resurrected for the listener. Not for the football faint-of-heart since these programs will document when the struggling Bears nearly went out of business or when Cardinals’ players earned $15 a game and were proud of it! It’s NFL history—with a twist!

    Original Chicago Bulls Threaten Bears: 1926

    Original Chicago Bulls Threaten Bears: 1926

    The original Chicago Bulls of 1926. Unlike the NBA champions of almost 70 years later, these Bulls were members of the newly formed AFL. And the creation of that team sent shock waves through the existing pro football establishment in Chicago.

    • 13 min
    SHN Presents: The Official PFRA Podcast - SHN Trailers

    SHN Presents: The Official PFRA Podcast - SHN Trailers

    The Official PFRA Podcast is part of the Sports History Network

    • 3 min
    December 28, 1947: Coach, Was You Worried?

    December 28, 1947: Coach, Was You Worried?

    It was the morning of December 28, 1947, 75 years ago today, and both the Philadelphia Eagles and the Chicago Cardinals were preparing for their eagerly awaited NFL title game at Comiskey Park in Chicago.

    • 13 min
    Remembering the 82nd Rose Bowl of 1996 with Joe Ziemba, USC vs. Northwestern - Pigskin Dispatch

    Remembering the 82nd Rose Bowl of 1996 with Joe Ziemba, USC vs. Northwestern - Pigskin Dispatch

    Author and historian Joe Ziemba of the When Football was Football Podcast joins us to discuss the 1996 Rose Bowl game between USC and Northwestern. The people, plays, and great stories associated with the 70th Rose Bowl Game. Joe has a fantastic book on Chicago area pro football titled Bears versus Cardinals, that is an excellent piece of reading for any fan of football history!
    Join us at the Pigskin Dispatch website and the Sports Jersey Dispatch to see even more Positive football news! Sign up to get daily football history headlines in your email inbox @ Email-subscriber
    Miss our football by the day of the year podcasts, well don't, because they can still be found at the Pigskin Dispatch website.

    • 19 min
    December 27, 1947: $2 For Your Evening Meal

    December 27, 1947: $2 For Your Evening Meal

    As we continue our tribute to the 1947 Chicago Cardinals NFL championship, we head back to December 27, 1947, the day before the title game with the Philadelphia Eagles at Comiskey Park in Chicago.

    • 10 min
    Remembering the 74th Rose Bowl Game between USC and Michigan State with Joe Ziemba - Pigskin Dispatch

    Remembering the 74th Rose Bowl Game between USC and Michigan State with Joe Ziemba - Pigskin Dispatch

    The 74th Rose Bowl between USC and Michigan State was a fun game. Joe Ziemba of the When Football was Football Podcast joins us to discuss the game played in early January of 1988.
    Join us at the Pigskin Dispatch website and the Sports Jersey Dispatch to see even more Positive football news! Sign up to get daily football history headlines in your email inbox @ Email-subscriber
    Miss our football by the day of the year podcasts, well don't, because they can still be found at the Pigskin Dispatch website.

    • 18 min

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