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!

We smacked the rewind button on the cassette of Gridiron history and stopped at the pro football season of 1929. A year that saw the NFL add an official and gain a new champion. Our year-by-year look at the history of the gridiron, Football History Rewind. Check out the standings, the all-pro team with player...
The tradition of wearing the varsity letter, a letterman jacket, or a varsity sweater is one that, in many places, still carries on to this modern day. It is so common in Americana we may take it for granted, but this badge of honor has a long and storied tradition. Our friend Timothy P Brown...
Our continuing search and research of football history has landed us in the Big Apple for a look at the very interesting story of a pro football franchise named the Staten Island Stapletons. Find the full post with the embedded podcast here. Join us at the Pigskin Dispatch website and the Sports Jersey Dispatch to...
The nickname of Nittany Lions is unique in College athletics and belongs to only one school; Penn State University. The question arises, though, what exactly is a Nittany Lion? We did some research and dug up some rather interesting stories. Find more information and the source articles on the Pigskin Dispatch website. Join us at...
Timothy P Brown posted a recent article describing an exciting award that some of our Nation’s military training facilities once vied for on the football field. Tim joins us to bring this exciting subject in gridiron lore to light in this podcast episode as we continue our journey to preserve history. Timothy Brown’s FootballArchaeology.com has a daily...
In this edition, we take a look at the history of one of the best early professional football teams, the Duquesne Country and Athletic Club of the late nineteenth century. Check out our written post here on the DC&AC teams. Join us at the Pigskin Dispatch website and the Sports Jersey Dispatch to see even...
Hitting the rewind button once again to take us back in time to a particular year in football shows us a couple of great stories of the college game in 1929. An injured coach is a continual inspiration to his players, and there was one proud mother in New Haven. These stories and more in...
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 day of the year podcasts, well don’t, because they can still be found at the Pigskin Dispatch website.
The Pittsburgh All-Stars Professional Football team lasted just one season, but the impact they had on pro football is essential. The roster had some of the top players and management in the game at the time, and it made a difference. Join us at the Pigskin Dispatch website and the Sports Jersey Dispatch to see even...
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 day of the year podcasts, well don’t, because they can still be found at the Pigskin Dispatch website.

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