A Tribute to Former NFL Player Eddie Meador

In this episode, we’re going to do something a little different. On September 4th, 2023, Los Angeles Rams’ great Eddie Meador passed away at the age of 86. FLA founder Ken Crippen was fortunate enough to have interviewed Eddie back in 2012 for an article he wrote for National Football Post. The difference with this … Read more

Episode 107 – Interview with Former Player Ben Troupe

Ben Troupe was drafted by the Tennessee Titans. He played for them from 2004 through 2007, before going to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the 2008 season. That leads me to this week’s special guest Ben Troupe. Yes, he played in the NFL. Yes, he is a successful author and podcaster. But what truly makes … Read more

Episode 106 – Interview with Former Player Jeff Nixon

Today’s special guest is former Buffalo Bills safety Jeff Nixon. He was drafted out of the University of Richmond by the Buffalo Bills in the 1979 NFL Draft. He played for the team from 1979 through 1984. For the Pro Football History Nugget of the week, we talk about TWO special aspects of the 1980 … Read more

Episode 105 – Archival Interview with “The Mad Bomber” Daryle Lamonica

After graduating from Notre Dame, Lamonica started his professional football career with the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League. He was traded to the Oakland Raiders in 1967 and led them to the AFL Championship. After a single season with the Southern California Sun of the World Football League in 1975, Lamonica retired from … Read more

Episode 104 – Interview with Female Trailblazer Shannon Eastin

Today’s very special guest is Shannon Eastin, the NFL’s first female on-field official. She was brought in during the 2012 season when the NFL locked out officials prior to the season.   To purchase Shannon’s book, go to: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538181607/Lady-Ref-Making-Calls-in-a-Man’s-World For the Pro Football History Nugget of the Week, we discuss the historic accomplishments of Terri … Read more

Episode 103 – Interview with Hall of Fame Selector Clark Judge

For this episode, our special guest is Pro Football Hall of Fame selector Clark Judge. Clark is a writer, co-host of the “Eye Test for Two” podcast with fellow Hall of Fame selector Ira Kauffman, and now co-runs the Talk of Fame Two website. For the Pro Football History Nugget of the Week, we go … Read more

Episode 102 – Archival Interview with HOFer Gino Marchetti (Part 2)

Gino Marchetti is considered one of the greatest defensive ends in pro football history. He played for the 1952 Dallas Texans of the National Football League (NFL) before joining the Baltimore Colts in 1953. He was with the Colts until 1966, including winning back-to-back championships in 1958 and 1959. He was inducted into the Pro … Read more

Episode 101 – Archival Interview with HOFer Gino Marchetti (Part 1)

Gino Marchetti is considered one of the greatest defensive ends in pro football history. He played for the 1952 Dallas Texans of the National Football League (NFL) before joining the Baltimore Colts in 1953. He was with the Colts until 1966, including winning back-to-back championships in 1958 and 1959. He was inducted into the Pro … Read more

The Official Football Learning Academy Podcast

The Official FLA Podcast is part of the Sports History Network – The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear. EPISODE SUMMARY Join us to learn about The Official Football Learning Academy Podcast by listening to this trailer episode. THE OFFICIAL FOOTBALL LEARNING ACADEMY PODCAST BACKGROUND Each week, the official Football Learning Academy podcast will take you deep into … Read more