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. […]

A Brief History of — The NFL Draft

Enormous media coverage surrounds today’s NFL draft. It wasn’t always that way. Bob Griese told us he didn’t know the draft had taken place – even though he was the fourth-overall pick. Players from The Game before the Money era often learned their pro football destinations through newspapers, college coaches, […]

This Might Surprise You: Joe Theismann

Memories of Joe Theismann, with his thick eye black and bright single-bar facemask, are often synonymous with the Washington Redskins. But what if he hadn’t worn number 7 for the red and gold? That almost was the case as Theismann, a collegiate star for Notre Dame, was actually drafted by […]