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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 […]
    Jackson Michael
  • 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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  • The National High School Rushing Record -- Derrick Henry and Ken Hall June 30, 2020
    Ken Hall owned the national high school rushing record for 59 years until NFL star Derrick Henry broke the record in 2012. Learn about the history of the record and where NFL greats like Emmitt Smith and Herschel Walker fit into the mix. This episode is a Five Minutes of Football History edition of The Game […]
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  • Dub Jones -- Cleveland Browns Legend Remembers Championships, Scoring 6 TDs in One Game June 26, 2020
    Dub Jones played for the Cleveland Browns during their glory days winning championships in the NFL and AAFC. He is one of only three players in NFL history to score 6 touchdowns in one game. He shares stories accomplishing the feat and about the 1950 NFL Championship Game. He also was a member of the […]
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  • Super Bowl 54 and Great NFL QB Comebacks June 23, 2020
    A look at Pat Mahomes leading the Kansas City Chiefs to victory in Super Bowl 54 after entering the fourth quarter trailing by 10 points and what similarities that comeback has with two other great fourth-quarter comebacks in NFL championship history: Otto Graham with the 1950 Cleveland Browns and Johnny Unitas with the 1958 Baltimore […]
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  • Gale Sayers -- 6 TDs in 1 Game! 5 Minutes of Football History June 16, 2020
    Chicago Bears rookie Gale Sayers scored on the Bears first possession against the San Francisco 49ers on December 12, 1965. He scored two more touchdowns in the second quarter. Then he kept right on scoring and didn't stop until he blasted the 49ers with six touchdowns on a cold and muddy afternoon at Wrigley Field. […]
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  • Coach Jake Gaither -- Legendary FAMU Coach -- 5 Minutes of Football History June 9, 2020
    Bengals legend Ken Riley recently passed away. In this Five Minutes of Football History we celebrate his college coach Jake Gaither. Coach Gaither stood as one of the most successful and respected coaches in college football for a quarter of a century. His Florida A and M program placed over 40 players into the NFL, […]
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  • Great QBs Who Changed Teams - 5 Mins of FB History June 2, 2020
    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 […]
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  • A Tribute to Don Shula -- 5 Mins of Football History May 26, 2020
    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 […]
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  • Pandemic Football -- Five Minutes of Football History May 19, 2020
    The Spanish Flu pandemic ravaged the 1918 College Football Season. Some teams didn't play a single game, while others played only three or four. Hear how major football teams such as Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Pitt, and Nebraska were affected. This is the first segment of our Five Minutes of Football History series […]
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  • Episode 10: Marv Levy on his Hall of Fame Life and Career March 6, 2020
    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 […]
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