Pigskin Dispatch

About Pigskin Dispatch

The host of the podcast is Darin Hayes who hails from Northwest Pennsylvania. The area is in the center of an NFL triangle approximately 100 miles away from Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Buffalo.

This dynamic helped to ingrain football into the fabric of the region. Darin played football as a youth and then officiated on the high school gridiron for almost 3 decades! 

His love of the game has spurned him to promote the positive aspects of football and preserve the game’s history with this podcast and his websites PigskinDispatch.com and CleteMarxComics.com.

Darin Hayes - Pigskin Dispatch Host

I grew up in North Western PA (still live there) and my earliest memories are in the early 70’s watching Steeler’s games with my Dad and Grandfather. The ’70’s Steelers had finally given some redemption for my Dad and Gramps after the longevity of suffering through some pretty terrible Steelers seasons in an area of the country that is filled with Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills fans along with those of  the Steelers, and that was my hook for football.

I loved watching High School, college and Pro football and even played a bit as a youngster. After college I still had the bug so I got involved in officiating HS football for 27 years. While still officiating I wrote for a couple of officiating websites and really got enamoured in the history of the game and it’s rules. This led me to May of 2020 starting PigskinDispatch.com to help give recognition to the good folks of football and also to preserve the history of the game.

What This Podcast Brings to the Table

The Pigskin Daily History Dispatch Podcast takes the listener through the historical events, people, inventions and plays that had some significance to the game of football on the date discussed.

We try to cover every angle, and look in every nook and cranny to bring these yester-year gridiron nuggets from all levels of American football all over the globe to help tell the story of American football. Check out our websites PigskinDispatch.com & CleteMarxComics.com for more positive football entertainment. So hold on as we are going to go no-huddle and throw quick slants to bring you the Pigskin Daily History Dispatch Podcast!

In a weekly visit from author and gridiron historian Timothy P. Brown, he enlightens us about a team of unique individuals that loved the game of football and, despite obstacles, played the game and won. This group was from the Kentucky School of the Blind in the early 20th century, as yes, even though their...
Football historian and author Gregg Ficery, writer of the book Gridiron Legacy: Pro Footballs Missing Origin Story, discusses one of the key early pro football teams before the NFL, The Homestead Library and Athletic Club. Join us at the Pigskin Dispatch website and the Sports Jersey Dispatch to see even more Positive football news! Sign up to...
We discuss the stories and legends of how Wake Forest football got the name and mascot of the Demon Deacons in this episode. Join us at the Pigskin Dispatch website and the Sports Jersey Dispatch to see even more Positive football news! Sign up to get daily football history headlines in your email inbox @ Email-subscriber...
Author Russ Crawford joined us in the Pigpen to tell us about his latest gridiron book published by Nebraska Press titled Women`s American Football: Breaking Barriers Breaking Barriers On and Off the Field. The history is over a century old and spans beyond North America. Listen in on this exciting history of Women’s Football. Join us at the Pigskin...
We rewind the history of football to the season of 1928 in college football in this episode. The highlights of the season including the top teams, players, coaches, and games. Join us at the Pigskin Dispatch website and the Sports Jersey Dispatch to see even more Positive football news! Sign up to get daily football...
One of the top experts in early football rules history, Timothy P. Brown, joins us to explain the kicking game strategy of early football. The story is eloquently shared below in the link that takes you to Tim’s article, complete with photos of the era. Timothy Brown’s FootballArchaeology.com has a daily football factoid that he shares that...
In this episode, we discuss the history of the Philadelphia Athletics Professional Football team, which played in 1902. Join us at the Pigskin Dispatch website and the Sports Jersey Dispatch to see even more Positive football news! Sign up to get daily football history headlines in your email inbox @ Email-subscriber Miss our football by the...
In this episode, we will take the time to explore the origins of some traditions, a nickname, and a mascot of the Texas A&M football team. Join us at the Pigskin Dispatch website and the Sports Jersey Dispatch to see even more Positive football news! Sign up to get daily football history headlines in your...
In this episode, we discuss the history of the Philadelphia Phillies Professional Football team, which played in 1902. Check out more, including photos and news clippings on the post of this story. Join us at the Pigskin Dispatch website and the Sports Jersey Dispatch to see even more Positive football news! Sign up to get...
One of the top experts in early football rules history, Timothy P. Brown, joins us to explain the experimental game in late 1905 between Washburn and Fairmont to try out some proposed rules intended to make the game safer. The story is eloquently shared below in the link that takes you to Tim’s article, complete...

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