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.

After a nearly two month break, Scott and Greg return to talk about the upcoming season with the radio voice of the Toronto Argonauts, Mike Hogan. In an easygoing Sunday morning conversation, the three talk about his love of the CFL and the Argos, and his memories of seasons past.
A replay from August 2021, in which Scott and Greg are joined by fellow Sports History Network member, Dana Auguster, of the Historically Speaking Sports podcast to talk about the important role African Americans have played in Canada, both on the field, as well as in the front office. Beginning with Robert “Stonewall” Jackson and...
In their first podcast of 2022 Scott and Greg sit down and talk about Scott’s impressions about the new USFL and the news conference he attended in Birmingham for the hub city in season one of the fledgling league. After which, Scott and Greg talk with PFRA and CFL historian Ryan Christiansen to discuss his...
On the eve of the Grey Cup, author Paul Woods returns to talk about his best selling book, “Year of the Rocket,” about that one time in CFL history where the league upstaged the NFL and with a trio of celebrity owners set about making the CFL cool again. The book tells the story of...
On the eve of the Grey Cup semi-finals Scott and Greg sat down with Rich Podolsky, author of the best selling book “You Are Looking Live!: How The NFL Today Revolutionized Sports Broadcasting” to discuss with him his reflections and remembrances of his time at CBS Sports on the ground breaking pregame show where he...
On the day the USFL was “rebooted and reimagined,” Scott and Greg sat down with sports historian and Baltimore native Ron Snyder to discuss his book on the CFL Colts/Stallions entitled “The Baltimore Stallions: The Brief, Brilliant History of the CFL Champion Franchise,” as well as the rich legacy of football in Baltimore and how...
Scott and Greg put on their parachute pants and fire up the Commodore 64 as they sit down with prolific sports author Jeff Pearlman to talk about the United States Football League and stories from his book, “Football for a Buck,” about the wild times of a league that left us way to soon and...
In this episode Greg sits down for a conversation with Ottawa sports historian Howie Mooney, co-author of Third & Long: The Proud History of Football in Ottawa, co-host of The Sports Lunatics podcast, and feature writer with the Fired Up Network, to talk not just Rough Rider, Renegade, and RedBlack history, but also the sports...
In the episode Scott and Greg sit down with noted professional football historian Michael MacCambridge, whose award-winning book “America’s Game: The Epic Story of How Pro Football Captured A Nation” is widely considered the definitive modern history of pro football in America. We discuss his current book, which is devoted to professional football in England,...
Scott and Greg are joined by former CFL All-Star Bryant Turner, Jr., who talks about his love for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, his best memories from his playing days and how important fan/player relationships are in professional football. From 2011 through 2015 Bryant spent five seasons in blue and gold, followed by two seasons in...

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