Ollie Matson: The Hall of Famer Traded For 9 NFL Players

There have been very few Olympic medalists that are also in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In fact, we can think of only two: Jim Thorpe and Ollie Matson. Thorpe grabbed the gold medal in both the decathlon and the pentathlon in 1912 at the Stockholm games, while Matson won both a silver and … Read more

Unheralded NFL Games From the 1970s

For every great and historic game in NFL history, there are undoubtedly hundreds of other games that were probably just as exciting. They just did not possess the ramifications that many of those historic games did.  For the next several Pigskin Past programs, I will try to talk about and re-explore some of those thrilling … Read more

Cleveland – The Original Home of the Los Angeles Rams

The Cleveland Rams won the 1945 NFL Championship and were often referred to as “sport’s first spectacular postwar team.”  Then, 27 days after winning the championship, the Cleveland Rams moved to Los Angeles.  This made the franchise the only NFL team to play in a new city the year following a Championship run.  On this … Read more

One of the Biggest NFL Games of the Sixties

Two teams with a combined record of 21-1 played each other on December 7, 1969, with everything on the line: for the Los Angeles Rams, a perfect season. For the Minnesota Vikings, home-field advantage in the playoffs. This is the story of the biggest game of the 1969 season. This article is also a podcast … Read more

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