George Halas (aka Papa Bear) Founder of the Chicago Bears and the NFL

When you mention the name of George Halas, several things may come to mind. Born in 1895, Halas was the founder of the Chicago Bears as well as the National Football League. But he was also an outfielder for the New York Yankees and the MVP of the 1919 Rose Bowl before settling in as … Read more

Bronko Nagurski (Chicago Bears) – The Monster of the Midway

This week I talk to Chris Willis about his latest book, Bronko Nagurski: The Legendary Story of the Greatest Two-Way Fullback. Bronko Nagurski is one of the names most often referred to on the Sports History Network when it comes to the yesteryear of the gridiron. I even highlighted Bronko in my 7th episode of … Read more

Joe Carr (Columbus Panhandles) – The Father of Professional Football

This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to explore the life and career of Joe Carr, the Father of Professional Football.  He was the NFL President from 1921 – 1939 and was considered one of the most influential people in bringing legitimacy to the league.  Due to his contributions to the league, … Read more