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!

There once was a team named the Cleveland Bulldogs in the National Football League. They were pretty good, lasted but a short time, and have a fascinating story in football history. Come 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...
Who were the Chicago Tigers football team, and why are they considered one of the original NFL teams? We may have your answers to these questions as we try and preserve pro football history in our story of the Chicago Tigers football team. Come join us at the Pigskin Dispatch website and the Sports Jersey...
Here is what happened in NFL history during the 1925 season. In Football History Rewind we summarize football history one year at a time. Come 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...
One of the top experts in early football rules history Timothy P. Brown joins us in the discussion to chat about the transition of the material composition of helmets. Timothy Brown’s FootballArchaeology.com has a daily football factoid that he shares that is really quite interesting in a short read. They preserve football history in a unique way and we...
One team of the early NFL that still stirs emotion is the now defunct Canton Bulldogs organization. As we learned in Part 4 of this series the team rode a roller coaster ride of success and failure. An 8th place finish in the APFA season 1, a league they helped put together did not sit well with...
Matthew DiBiase is the host of The Packaged Tourist Show podcast and author of some fabulous books on gridiron history including Lords of the Gridiron: College Football’s Greatest Coaches, and Lords of the Gridiron II: Pro Football’s Greatest Coaches. There is more on this book in our daily Pigskin Dispatch Post. Connect with Matthew DiBiase on social media by...
Our journey through football history lands us at the story of a Super Bowl hero. As a matter of fact a hero of the first game that earned the name Super Bowl and that player is an end from the Green Bay Packers, Number 85, Max Magee. Don’t forget about Homefield Apparel to get yourself...
One of the top experts in early football rules history Timothy P. Brown joins us in the discussion to identify some of the stories of the communication regulation of some pioneering football officials. Timothy Brown’s FootballArchaeology.com has a daily football factoid that he shares that is really quite interesting in a short read. They preserve football history in a...
Author Stephen Guinan joins to talk about his latest gridiron book about a great team with an interesting story from his hometown titled, “We Are The Troopers.” Come 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...
ESPN and Andscape Senior NFL Writer Mr. Jason Reid visits the Pigpen to help celebrate a truly historic year in the NFL by discussing his new book, “RISE OF THE BLACK QUARTERBACK” and the players that helped make history happen. You can follow Jason Reid on Twitter : @JReidESPN Come join us at the Pigskin Dispatch website and the...

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