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  • A Tribute to Don Sula -- 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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  • Episode 9: Tom Osborne and Nebraska Football Pt. 2 January 10, 2020
    This is part two of a two-part series with Tom Osborne. We delve into Coach Osborne's head coaching career in this episode. Osborne led Nebraska to three national championships in four years. He came literally within inches of winning two more national championships during the 1980s and missed yet another national championship in 1993 by […]
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  • EPISODE 8: Tom Osborne and Nebraska Football Part 1 June 6, 2019
    Nebraska football coaching legend Tom Osborne joins The Game Before the Money Podcast. In Part 1 of a two-part series, we discuss his early life, his time working as an assistant for legendary Nebraska coach Bob Devaney, and Nebraska's back-to-back National Championships in 1970 and 1971.  You'll hear inside details about the Cornhuskers' game plan […]
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  • EPISODE 7: John Wooten -- Browns Legend, 64 NFL Championship, Stories of Jim Brown, Paul Brown, Ernie Davis April 22, 2019
    John Wooten truly is a legend. Coming into the NFL in 1959, he blocked for Jim Brown, played for Paul Brown, and was a key part of the 1964 Cleveland Browns NFL championship team. Hear him share stories of his friendships with Ernie Davis and Muhammad Ali, including great info on the famous "Cleveland Summit" […]
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  • Episode 6: Eddie Meador -- LA Rams All-Time Interception Leader January 5, 2019
    Eddie Meador played defensive back for the Los Angeles Rams from 1959-1970. The Pro Football Hall of Fame named him to their 1960s All-Decade Team. Nearly 50 years after his last game, Eddie still holds Rams team records for interceptions, blocked kicks, fumble recoveries, and is tied for the franchise lead in interceptions returned for […]
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  • Episode 5: Terry Baker -- 1962 Heisman Trophy Winner November 28, 2018
    TERRY BAKER won the 1962 Heisman Trophy. He also played in the 1963 Final Four. Sports Illustrated named him Sportsman of the Year in 1962, and he was the first-overall pick of the 1963 NFL Draft. He played professionally for the Los Angeles Rams. Hear his amazing stories about winning the Heisman, playing in the Final Four, […]
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  • Episode 4: Bert Bell -- The Great Commissioner October 25, 2018
    Bert Bell founded the Philadelphia Eagles in 1933. In 1946, he took over as NFL Commissioner. His innovations provide a backbone for the modern game and pro sports in general. A few of his innovations include: the player draft, overtime, and the weekly injury report. He also vaulted the NFL into the age of television. […]
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  • Episode 3: Ron McDole -- Bills AFL Championships, Redskins Over the Hill Gang September 30, 2018
    Ron McDole 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 Gang. Please visit our website, https://TheGameBeforeTheMoney.com . […]
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  • Episode 2: Pete Koch -- Bengals, Chiefs, Raiders -- Film Star September 17, 2018
    Pete Koch joins The Game before the Money podcast. Pete was a first-round draft pick of the Bengals in 1984, and later played for the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Raiders. He also starred with Clint Eastwood in the movie Heartbreak Ridge.  He discusses what it was like to be a first-round draft pick, the […]
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  • Episode 1: Chad Hennings -- Dallas Cowboys Legend, 3x Super Bowl Champ September 7, 2018
    Dallas Cowboys legend Chad Hennings joins The Game Before the Money. The 3x Super Bowl Champ discusses the adversity the Cowboys overcame to win, his fighter jet experience in the Gulf War, and assiting others toward their own victories.
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  • The Game Before the Money Podcast -- Preseason Episode August 23, 2018
    Opening episode describing podcast and announcing first guests. Take a step back in time with pro and college football legends. Based on the book, The Game before the Money: Voices of the Men Who Built the NFL, published by the University of Nebraska Press. 
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