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  • BOYD DOWLER : Packers Legend Chats Lombardi and More November 20, 2020
    Green Bay Packers legend Boyd Dowler joins The Game before the Money Podcast and brings us into the Packers' locker room with stories about winning 5 NFL championships under Vince Lombardi. Hear his memories about winning the 1959 NFL Rookie of the Year award, scoring the longest NFL receiving touchdown of 1960, and how President […]
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  • Chad Hennings -- Veteran's Day Salute with Air Force, Dallas Cowboys Legend November 10, 2020
    Chad Hennings shares stories about dangerous flying missions during the Gulf War and Super Bowl wins with the Dallas Cowboys. We repost this episode to honor our veterans.  Chad Hennings is the only Air Force lineman to win the prestigious Outland Trophy. The Dallas Cowboys drafted him despite his upcoming commitment to military service, much […]
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  • PETE KOCH – Chiefs, Raiders, Film Star November 4, 2020
    Pete Koch interviews with The Game before the Money Podcast and talks about his NFL career and starring in the movie Heartbreak Ridge with Clint Eastwood. Pete Koch talks about being a first-round draft pick in 1984 and what it was like to hold out for a better contract. He also shares stories about starting […]
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  • Bob Griese – 2 SB Wins After Injury Like Dak Prescott’s October 27, 2020
    Bob Griese, the Miami Dolphins’ Hall of Fame quarterback, talks about playing in the 1972 AFC Championship Game after returning from a dislocated ankle injury similar to that of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott. In this episode we hear a brief interview clip from Griese’s interview for the book, The Game before the Money: Voices […]
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  • Presidential Football: U.S. Presidents and Football October 22, 2020
    What future president played football against Jim Thorpe? What president won an NCAA national championship? Who is the only president to attend an AFL game? Find out the answers on this episode. Let’s have some election-time fun and look at presidents with a connection to football. One worked as an assistant coach on a team […]
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  • John Lobon of the Syracuse 8 -- 50 Years Later October 14, 2020
    John Lobon shares his experience as a member of the Syracuse 8, a group of Syracuse football players who stood up for student-athlete rights and against racial injustice. The players were ultimately suspended for the entire 1970 season but later vindicated in an investigative report ordered by the university. John Lobon tells the story of […]
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  • Ron McDole -- Bills, Redskins, NFL Legend "The Dancing Bear" October 7, 2020
    Ron McDole shares NFL and AFL stories on The Game Before the Money Podcast. He is the NFL's all-time leader in interceptions by a defensive lineman. His storied 18-year career includes winning the 1964 and 1965 AFL Championships with the Buffalo Bills, and playing in Super Bowl 7 as part of Washington's Over the Hill […]
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  • Columbia Football and the Manhattan Project September 29, 2020
    Did you know the Columbia University football team helped with the Manhattan Project? Don’t feel bad if you didn’t know that – the players didn’t know either! Learn what role the Columbia Lions football played in the top secret Manhattan Project on this 5 Minutes of Football History edition of The Game Before the Money […]
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  • Walt Garrison -- Dallas Cowboys -- Stories From the Vault September 22, 2020
    Walt Garrison played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1966-1974. In this podcast, you will hear excerpts from his interview for The Game before the Money: Voices of the Men Who Built the NFL. You will get a feel for what it’s like to sit down with a true NFL legend and hear him share some […]
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  • GREAT NFL SEASON OPENERS September 16, 2020
    We toast the kickoff to the 2020 NFL season by celebrating some of the best NFL Week 1 games of all-time. What are some of the best Week 1 moments in NFL history? We look at some record-setting performances, including one NFL record that has stood for nearly 70 years! Take a trip to the […]
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  • Karl Mecklenburg – 1980s Broncos Stories and More September 9, 2020
    Karl Mecklenburg played linebacker for the Denver Broncos and helped guide the team to three Super Bowls. Hear him share memories of “The Drive” in the 1986 AFC Championship Game and “The Fumble” in the 1987 AFC Championship Game. You will also hear his inspirational story of hard work and dedication that earned him a […]
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  • A Brief History of Football Protests September 1, 2020
    Have the recent boycotts in the NBA and Major League Baseball made you wonder if national events and protests affected pro and college football in the past? This episode of The Game before the Money provides an overview of three times players protested  against the social climate: the 1965 AFL All-Star Game, the Wyoming Black […]
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  • Goose Gonsoulin: Stories from the Vault. PLUS 2021 HOF Class! August 26, 2020
    In an exciting new addition to The Game before the Money Podcast we premiere, “Stories from the Vault” – great moments from the interviews for The Game before the Money: Voices of the Men Who Built the NFL that weren’t used in the book. Goose Gonsoulin was the first member of the Denver Broncos and […]
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  • Pete Brewster talks 50s Browns, Super Bowl 4 Chiefs August 18, 2020
    Pete Brewster played nine seasons in the NFL, including seven with Paul Brown’s legendary Cleveland Browns of the 1950s and made the Pro Bowl as a receiver. He also worked as an assistant coach for the Kansas City Chiefs when they won Super Bowl 4 and was a member of the very first Minnesota Vikings […]
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  • The Amazing Story of Night Train Lane August 12, 2020
    Many fans know that Dick “Night Train” Lane holds the single-season interception record. Did you also know he also co-holds the record for the longest touchdown reception in Cardinals history? Hear the story as told by Cardinal quarterback Odgen Compton. There are incredible triumphs and incomparable tragedies in Night Train Lane’s life – literally right […]
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  • Richard Nixon Talks Football with George Allen August 4, 2020
    President Richard Nixon called to congratulate Washington Redskins head coach George Allen his team defeated the Dallas Cowboys in October of 1972. This episode features the lion’s share of their conversation which was about 15 minutes.   Football dominates the conversation as the two discuss Washington’s come-from-behind victory at home. Nixon displays a solid knowledge […]
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  • Roger Zatkoff -- NFL and Michigan Legend Shares Stories July 28, 2020
    Roger Zatkoff starred at linebacker for the University of Michigan in the early 1950s. He went on to star in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions. He won the NFL Championship with the 1957 Lions.   Hear Roger share stories of playing for Michigan under iconic coach Bennie Oosterbaan and winning […]
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  • The 1972 Oakland Raiders July 21, 2020
    Can a season be defined by one play?    The 1972 Oakland Raiders are best remembered as the team on the wrong side of the Pittsburgh Steelers Immaculate Reception play. What was the team's season really like? Find out on this episode of The Game before the Money Podcast.   The football history podcast is hosted […]
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  • 4 Character and Leadership Lessons from 1970s NFL Football July 14, 2020
    You often hear people say, "Football builds character."  Here are four life lessons that can be gleaned from 1970s NFL football that you can apply to your life and career today! The Game before the Money Podcast comes out each Tuesday. You can learn more at https://TheGameBeforeTheMoney.com. 
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  • NFL Teams That Have Changed Names -- 5 Mins of FB History July 7, 2020
    What NFL franchises have changed nicknames through the years? We look at 5 franchises who have rebranded themselves under a new name. Teams include the Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears, New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys, and Oakland Raiders. This is a 5 Minutes of Football History edition of The Game before the Money Podcast. New editions of […]
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