WLAF Memories and Mourning the End of Sports Illustrated

From the 55 Yardline is part of the Sports History Network – The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear.


In this episode, Greg and Fran cover down for Dave as he digs out of the snow near Buffalo, and react to the news of the day of the demise of Sports Illustrated and what the magazine meant to them growing up. They then dive into a discussion of the lack of responsible journalism within the ranks of the United Football League media, and why not just any blogger can considered a sports journalist. Fran then takes Greg around the minor leagues with OurSportsCentral.com and talks women soccer, rugby, and hockey. They then talk a little football movie talk and then reminisce about the World League of American Football and what lessons still need to be learned about growing the gridiron game internationally, including in Japan, where Greg cohosts the Gridiron Japan podcast.


From the 55 Yardline is anchored by former rugby player and sports executive David Cieslinski, who resides near the Canadian border, and retired naval intelligence and information warfare officer Greg St. James, who resides in Japan (he is also the co-host of the Gridiron Japan podcast). Both are avid armchair sports historians and sports simulation enthusiasts, who, despite the vastness of geography, have found a way to leverage technology to help keep the games they love truly alive, both on the screen and on the internet airwaves.

In addition to Dave and Greg, From the 55 Yardline also features veteran journalist and contributor Fran Stuchbury, of https://OurSportsCentral.com, where he writes extensively on the happenings in minor league sports.

The show was previously co-hosted by retired sports journalist Scott Adamson, whose continued writings. sports coverage and articles can be found at https://www.Adamsonmedia.com

David, Greg, and Fran can be contacted directly via the podcast’s Twitter account at https://www.twitter.com/Fromthe55.

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