From the 55 Yard Line

Sports journalist Scott Adamson, along with fellow enthusiast and armchair historian Greg James, take a hot read with guests on the history, remembrances, culture, lore, legends, and meaning of pro football around the world. Every few weeks the pair will sit down with authors who, through their books, have given all of us a close-up look and perspective at the game we have grown up with and enjoy no matter where on the map we may call home, be it in Tokyo cheering for the Roughriders, in America’s south rooting for the J E T S, or in Chicago cheering for Da Bears.

What has brought Scott and Greg together has been their love of professional football not just in America, but in Canada where Americans make up many of the players and who for too long have gone unrecognized in their native land.  In their podcast, they will take on a global view of the game and seek to entertain and educate on what the game means to those who have the same passion as they do and also in the larger context of history and sports economics in the 21st Century.

Host - Scott Adamson

Scott Adamson hails from Birmingham, Alabama, known as the “Football Capital of the South” and a place that has hosted more pro football teams than just about any other city, none of which have been in the NFL and all that have failed. Quickly. As veteran sportswriter he can attest that being a fan, no matter the brand of team is the triumph of hope over experience.

 Having decided at an early age that tackle football was the greatest sport man had yet to invent, Scott took on a fan’s-eye view of life with Brand X football in his book “The Home Team: My Bromance with Off-Brand Football,” which is a funny, somewhat tortured, journey of a fanatic’s lifelong quest for a hometown team of his own.

Scott’s website – Adamsonmedia.com

Host - Greg James

Greg James hails from Chicago, Illinois, which he describes as the “Pro Football Capital of America” as it was where the NFL’s oldest teams were birthed on the dirt infields of Comiskey Park and Wrigley Field. Unlike Scott, Greg is far from a professional sportswriter, but he is an armchair pro football historian who aspires in his retirement to be a sports journalist and tell the stories yet untold of gridiron football around the world. Greg is a big fan of Howard Cosell who in his own 25 year career as a navy intelligence officer made a concerted effort to emulate Howard in “telling it like it is.” Additionally, Greg is an avid computer simulation football enthusiast who has found in the game a way to keep the past truly alive.

You can find Greg at www.cflamerica.ca

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