Relive one of the most magical seasons in Houston NFL history with the book, Red, White, and Columbia Blue: Chasing the Dream with the 1979 Houston Oilers, written by noted football historian Jackson Michael. Go game-by-game through the 1979 Houston Oilers NFL season through the stories of the Houston Oilers legends who played the game.
The Game Before the Money Podcast features NFL and college football legends sharing their stories, memories, and insights, in their own words. The podcast continues the football oral history collection that started with the book published by the University of Nebraska Press. Podcast guests have included Green Bay Packers legend Boyd Dowler, Denver Broncos star Karl Mecklenburg, and legendary coaches Dick Vermeil, Marv Levy, and Tom Osborne.
My NFL history book, The Game before the Money: Voices of the Men Who Built the NFL, published by the University of Nebraska Press, is acompilation of interviews I had with forty NFL legends from the 1930s – 1970s, providing an unprecedented look at NFL history from their perspective.
Gain firsthand knowledge of the game and the history of the NFL from legends like Sonny Jurgensen, Paul Hornung, Don Maynard, Carl Eller, Dan Reeves, Walt Garrison, Elvin Bethea, and Conrad Dobler and more.
In addition to The Game Before the Money Podcast, I also produce The Texas Sports Hall of Fame’s Podcast. This one hones in on Texas sports legends and their unforgettable and often unknown stories and insights. Now in its third season, the episodes include documentaries with Bob Lilly, Raymond Berry, Jerry Levias, and Drew Pearson.
Almost thirty years later since the 1979 AFC Championship Game, former Houston Oilers recount an era that captured the hearts and minds of fans and a city in the one-hour documentary, We Were the Oilers: The Luv Ya Blue! Era. The team and the city of Houston came together with acommon dream of winning the Super Bowl.