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!

Who were the Philadelphia Quakers professional football team? Their history was short lived but had a great coach, was filled with top players, and won a title in their only season of existence. Sound interesting? Well listen in on this tale of football triumph and demise. Come join us at the Pigskin Dispatch website and...
In this episode of  Football Rules History  we chat about a very rare and unknown rule affectionately called the one point safety. We describe it and tell you how many times it has occurred int he NFL in this segment. Come join us at the Pigskin Dispatch website and the Sports Jersey Dispatch to see even...
Timothy Brown of Football Archaeology joins us again this week to educate us on another aspect of football. This week we chat about the a n event called the 1965 AFL Redshirt Draft, a group called LESTO and how they both may have been the stepping stones towards the modern NFL Combine. Come join us...
The journey through football history one year at a time has brought us to the professional level of the gridiron in 1926. This was a pretty eventful season as competition to the young NFL had emerged, and it was from an internal threat! Come join us at the Pigskin Dispatch website and the Sports Jersey...
The Rose Bowl is not called the “Granddaddy of the All” for nothing. This New Years contest has provided some of the largest tests of gridiron greats over the past century. The Stadium itself turns 100 years old soon and so we wanted to collect and celebrate the top moments and people associated with the...
Our guest in this episode is author and historian Matthew DiBiase and he joins us in the Pigpen to discuss one of his books on college football’s best sideline bosses titled, Lords of the Gridiron I: College Football’s Greatest Coaches Come join us at the Pigskin Dispatch website and the Sports Jersey Dispatch to see...
Timothy Brown of Football Archaeology joins us again this week to educate us on another aspect of football. This week we chat about perhaps the oddest football formation I have ever heard about. Come join us at the Pigskin Dispatch website and the Sports Jersey Dispatch to see even more Positive football news! Sign up...
One of the games of the season in 1924 was when Mid-West Rivals the University of Chicago Maroons and the Red Grange led Illinois Illini met in the Windy City. Legendary Coaches Bob Zuppke of Illinois and Amos Alonzo Stagg readied their squads for the game of the season. Os Davis of Truly the GOATs joins...
Author Gregg Ficery has an interesting take on this great team as his Grandfather was one of the franchise’s lead players. He shared a bit of the history of the Massillon Tigers pro team when he visited the Pigpen back in 2021 as he was wrapping up writing his latest book. Recently the book has...
Timothy Brown of Football Archaeology joins us again this week to educate us on another aspect of football. This week we chat about the high-scoring squad of Coe College back in 1914. 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 very...

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