Podcast — Ron McDole — AFL Champion Bills, Over The Hill Gang Redskins

Podcast — Ron McDole — AFL Champion Bills, Over The Hill Gang Redskins

  Ron McDole joins us on The Game Before the Money Podcast. The all-time interception leader for defensive linemen remembers winning the AFL Championship with the Bills, and facing the Chargers Ron Mix in the 1964 and 1965 AFL Championship Games. He also talks about George Allen and the Over the Hill Gang, of which he was a part. Hear the inside story about the most famous play in Super Bowl 7, when Mike Bass returned a blocked kick and subsequent Garo Yepremian interception for a touchdown. He talks about the Washington/Dallas rivalry and a time when pro football teams held training camps at a hotel. Ron played college ball at the University of Nebraska, with Pat Fischer and Mick Tingelhoff. Ron has a new book available on Amazon.com. You can also order The Game Before the Money: Voices of the Men Who Built the NFL on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. You can listen in the player at the top, and also […]

This Might Surprise You — Pro Football Training Camp at a Motel

In Episode 4 of The Game Before the Money Podcast, Ron McDole said that when he arrived at the Bills’ team hotel, he was surprised to find out that it was also their training camp. Indeed, the Camelot-Voyager Motor Inn hosted the Bills’ training camp for several years in the 1960s. Here is footage via WIVB-TV’s Twitter account.     THROWBACK THURSDAY: Buffalo Bills practicing in July 1966 at the Sheraton Camelot Motor Inn, Blasdell. pic.twitter.com/irHmi2zLsk — News 4, WIVB-TV (@news4buffalo) July 30, 2015   You might also enjoy reading this article from the Niagara Gazette remembering those years and later training camps held at Niagara.    

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