Jim Thorpe – “The World’s Greatest Athlete” and NFL Superstar

Jim Thorpe was a legend during his time, and most of us know the name today, more than 100 years after he was given the nickname of “World’s Greatest Athlete.” This is a 2-part series podcast of Jim Thorpe on The Football History Dude podcast.  You can listen to both episodes below, and if you’re … Read more

Why is Ralph Hay Considered the Founder of the NFL?

Ralph Hay Introduction Ralph Hay was an owner of an auto dealership and the Canton Bulldogs, a professional football team.  At the time, professional football in the Ohio region was at the brink of extinction, so Mr. Hay gathered together representatives from 11 different teams on September 17, 1920, to discuss the formation of a … Read more