Podcast — 1962 Heisman Trophy Winner Terry Baker

Podcast — 1962 Heisman Trophy Winner Terry Baker

Terry Baker won the 1962 Heisman Trophy playing quarterback for Oregon State. Sports Illustrated also named him Sportsman of the Year. He also played in the 1963 Final Four and was the first-overall pick in the NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams. Hear him talk about winning the Heisman and share a couple of great stories about playing for the Rams with players like Deacon Jones and Merlin Olsen. You can listen in the player below, and also listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Spotify, and Stitcher. Special thanks to our sponsors, NB Autographs.

Podcast: Bert Bell — The Great Commissioner

Who came up with the idea for the NFL Draft? The answer is the same man who founded the Philadelphia Eagles, and came up with the idea of overtime, implemented the two-minute warning, came up with the idea of injury reports and the waiver wire. His name is Bert Bell. In this episode, Bell’s son Upton Bell, who worked for the Colts in the 1960s before becoming the New England Patriots GM, is our guest. He walks us through his father’s life and legacy through stories of how Bert Bell came up with the idea for the NFL Draft, how Bell chose the name Eagles for his franchise, and Bell’s role in the early stages of the American Football League. You can listen in the player below, and also listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Spotify, and Stitcher.

Ken Houston reflects on Monday Night Football Walt Garrison play, 45 Years Later.

In October of 1973, the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins faced off in D.C. on Monday Night Football. George Allen stood in his third season as Redskins head coach. Cowboys legend Lee Roy Jordan told The Game before the Money that Allen ramped up the Cowboys/Redskins rivalry into the state of fury it became. The Monday Night Football affair came down to the last play – the Cowboys had the ball on the four yard line with four seconds left, needing a touchdown to tie. Washington’s Ken Houston, a future first-ballot Hall of Famer, made one of the signature plays of his career. He stopped Dallas running back Walt Garrison at the goal line as time expired, after Garrison snatched a pass from quarterback Craig Morton. Houston, who had just been obtained from the Houston Oilers for five players, became hugely popular in Washington overnight. Washington’s 14-7 win put them in a first-place tie with the Cowboys. Houston told The […]

Podcast — Ron McDole — AFL Champion Bills, Over The Hill Gang Redskins

  Ron McDole joins us on The Game Before the Money Podcast. The all-time interception leader for defensive linemen remembers winning the AFL Championship with the Bills, and facing the Chargers Ron Mix in the 1964 and 1965 AFL Championship Games. He also talks about George Allen and the Over the Hill Gang, of which he was a part. Hear the inside story about the most famous play in Super Bowl 7, when Mike Bass returned a blocked kick and subsequent Garo Yepremian interception for a touchdown. He talks about the Washington/Dallas rivalry and a time when pro football teams held training camps at a hotel. Ron played college ball at the University of Nebraska, with Pat Fischer and Mick Tingelhoff. Ron has a new book available on Amazon.com. You can also order The Game Before the Money: Voices of the Men Who Built the NFL on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. You can listen in the player at the top, and also […]

Podcast — Pete Koch — Bengals, Chiefs, Raiders Legend

You can listen in the player below, and also listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Spotify, and Stitcher.       What made Howie Long one of the best players of his generation? Pete Koch fills us in, and brings us into the workout room with Raiders Greg Townsend and Bill Pickel on The Game Before the Money Podcast. The Bengals drafted Koch in the first round of the 1984 NFL draft. They drafted Pete’s college teammate Boomer Esiason in the second round. Pete later played for the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Raiders. He joins us on the podcast, and discusses what it was like to be a first-round draft choice. He also talks about the mid-80s glory years in the AFC West, facing quarterbacks such as John Elway and Dan Fouts. He shares great memories of playing on a Chiefs line that featured outstanding players such as Art Still, Bill Maas, and Mike Bell. […]

Podcast — Dallas Cowboys Legend Chad Hennings

You can listen in the player below, and also listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Spotify, and Stitcher. Dallas Cowboys legend Chad Hennings joined me as the first guest on The Game before the Money Podcast. Listen as the 3x Super Bowl champ remembers reporting to a team with future Hall of Famers like Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin, Larry Allen, and Charles Haley. Hear him tell stories about his fighter jet experience in the Gulf War. Step into the locker room with him to understand the adversity the Cowboys overcame to win 3 Super Bowls in 4 years.   Brought to you by NBAutographs.com NOTE: YOU CAN PURCHASE CHAD’S BOOKS AND LEARN MORE ABOUT HIM AT: ChadHennings.com

The Game Before the Money Podcast!

You can listen in the player below, and also listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Spotify, and Stitcher. Episode 1 of The Game before the Money podcast introduces the new program and announces our first guests. We are about the podcast, which will feature pro and college football legends and others associated with the history of the game. Listen to the introductory episode below, as host Jackson Michael describes what to expect in the upcoming weeks. The show officially launches in September 2018. Early guests will include: Legendary Nebraska coach Tom Osborne (who also briefly played in the NFL), combing through nooks and crannies of Nebraska football history. Dallas Cowboy Chad Hennings will discuss winning three Super Bowls with Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, and Michael Irvin, as well as his time in the U.S. Air Force. Pete Koch will tell you what it’s like to be a first-round draft pick, and also what it’s like to […]

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