The Very First NFL Wildcard Playoff Weekend

On December 24, 1978, the extension of the NFL’s very first 16-game regular season and two more playoff teams resulted in the league’s very first Wildcard Playoff Weekend. Two more teams would increase the total number of teams per conference to make the playoffs to five each. You would have your three division winners in … Read more

Don Sula | Before the Miami Dolphins Super Bowls

Facebook Twitter Episode Summary Don Shula is the winningest coach in NFL history, is the head coach of the only NFL team with a perfect season, went to three Miami Dolphins Super Bowls in a row, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  His great success is well documented.  However, the rocky … Read more

Bobby Beathard – 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinee

Bobby Beathard played a major role in the NFL as a personnel guy.  He was awarded honored in 2018 with his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This episode of The Football History Dude podcast was part of a daily release series leading up to the induction weekend in 2018, where I was … Read more