From the 55 Yard Line

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 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 Adamsonmedia.com

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

From the 55 Yardline is part of the Sports History Network – The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear. The video livestream for this episode and past can be found on both the show’s YouTube and Facebook pages EPISODE SUMMARY With approximately three months to go before the kick off of the Canadian Football League season, Greg...
From the 55 Yardline is part of the Sports History Network – The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear. EPISODE SUMMARY Howie Mooney from the Sports Lunatics Show returns to the 55 Yardline to chat with Dave and Greg about his latest book, “More Crazy Days and Wild Nights” in which he again regals readers with more...
From the 55 Yardline is part of the Sports History Network – The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear. EPISODE SUMMARY On Super Bowl eve, Dave and Fran, along with OurSportsCentral.com contributor Fran Stuchbury, talk a little bit about the upcoming game, with Greg pondering the question, “why do old white guys hate Taylor?” Fran then provides...
From the 55 Yard Line is part of the Sports History Network – The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear. EPISODE SUMMARY Greg and Dave spend a morning (Japan)/evening (America) with Pro Football Researchers Association member and World Football League historian Mark Speck. Mark is the foremost expert on the defunct league and has written four books...
From the 55 Yardline is part of the Sports History Network – The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear. EPISODE SUMMARY In this episode, Greg. Dave, and Fran sit down and go around the world to talk about the latest sports news that has gone under the radar screens with hockey, women and men’s soccer, rugby, Canadian...
From the 55 Yardline is part of the Sports History Network – The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear. EPISODE SUMMARY In this episode, which is part two of the previous episode, Greg sits down with Zach Keilman of Pro Football Newsroom, the UFL Podcast, and the Inside the Walls Podcast, to talk about the upcoming year...
From the 55 Yardline is part of the Sports History Network – The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear. EPISODE SUMMARY 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...
In part one of the podcast (apologies in advance for the audio quality due to a bad undersea cable), Greg sits down with the legendary Upton Bell, former NFL executive with both the ’60s era Baltimore Colts and ’70s era New England Patriots, owner of the Charlotte Hornets of the WFL, Boston media personality, author,...
The real men of genius, Dave (who checks in toward the end of the show) and Greg sit down with sports journalist Fran Stuchbury, of OurSports Central, and discuss his wide ranging career covering alternative football and minor league sports. They discuss the UFL, XFL, in all its different versions, USFL, AAF and (after Dave’s...
Real men of genius Dave and Greg talk football and earthquakes in this episode. Specifically, the talk about the upcoming matchup in the college football playoffs of Washington vs. Michigan and how much college bowl coverage has changed since they were kids. Greg talks about the Rice Bowl in Japan, in which the Fujitsu Frontiers...

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