Duke Slater – Pro Football Hall of Fame Centennial Class Member (2020)

When you first heard about the Pro Football Hall of Fame Centennial Class, did you know the name, Duke Slater?  If you did not, you were not alone.  He is a long-forgotten name in the annals of football glory.  Many referred to him as one of the greatest football players of all-time, or the greatest … Read more

Rock Island Independents | Original NFL Team

Rock Island Independets | Original NFL Team Can you name all 14 of the original NFL teams? Would you have guessed one of the big-time teams of the inaugural 1920 NFL season hailed from one of the good ole’ Quad Cities? That’s right. The Rock Island Independents were a founding and original team of the … Read more

Jim Thorpe – “The Legend” – Part 2 (First President of the NFL)

Tweet This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to explore part 2 of a 2-part series of Jim Thorpe, “The World’s Greatest Athlete”.  The timeline covered in this episode is Jim’s contribution to professional football and the NFL, which would end up turning him into “The Legend” on the all-time NFL team.  … Read more