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Pigskin Tales Podcast

Pigskin Tales Podcast

By Ross Blilie
An independently produced sports podcast that features short stories about former NFL players ( NOT endorsed by the NFL)
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Ernie Nevers " Big Dog" part 4
This is the final installment of the amazing and interesting life of Ernie "Big Dog" Nevers. This part focuses on his life after professional football.
14:50
June 21, 2021
Ernie Nevers " Big Dog" part 3
This is the 3rd part of the Big Dog's story. It focuses on his life after he retired from football. He became a coach at both the collegiate level and professional levels. he also enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. 
17:59
June 14, 2021
Ernie Nevers " Big Dog" part 2
This is a continuation of the story of Ernie Nevers AKA the Big Dog. He played for Stanford University from 1921-1925. He became a 5 time All pro fullback for the Chicago Cardinals from 1929-1931. He also played for the Duluth Eskimos from 1926-1927. In addition, He played professional Baseball for the St. Louis Browns from 1926-1928. He also played with the Mission Bells, a semi-pro baseball team in California for 2 seasons. This part focuses on his time with the Chicago Cardinals and his record breaking game against the Bears.
18:24
June 6, 2021
Ernie Nevers " Big Dog"
this is the first part of a 3 part series of Ernie Nevers. He played for the Chicago Cardinals ( later renamed the Arizona Cardinals) from 1926-1931. He was an extraordinary athlete in high school, college, and professionally. Take a listen and rate this episose on Apple podcasts or whereever you get your podcasts. 
34:52
June 4, 2021
Tommy Mason " Number 1 draft pick"
Tommy Mason was THE first pick of the newly established NFL franchise Minnesota Vikings in 1960. He played Running Back and became an all star on a team full of misfits
11:51
April 9, 2021
Intro to Pigskin Tales Podcast
This is my story of how I decided to change things up and write stories instead of doing game analysis
06:23
April 9, 2021
Bill Brown "Boom Boom"
Bill Brown was another superstar running back for the Vikings whose straight ahead punishing style of running led the team to 3 super bowls.
40:11
April 9, 2021
Dave Osborn "The Cando Flash"
Dave Osborn grew up in a tiny town in northern North Dakota. His nickname was “the Cando Flash. “He played running back for the Vikings from 1965 – 1976.
08:43
April 9, 2021
Grady Alderman "Little Gritty"
“Little Gritty” Grady Alderman was one of the smallest framed offensive lineman in Minnesota Vikings franchise history. Listen to how he made a name for himself but was not selected to the Pro Football Hall of fame
15:06
April 9, 2021
Jerry Reichow "Old Reliable"
“Old Reliable” played for the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings for 8 seasons in the AFL and NFL. Hear his story about his playing days and his front office days as a scout for the Vikings.
28:28
April 9, 2021
Norm Van Brocklin "The Dutchman"
Norm Van Brocklin was known as the Dutchman to most people in the NFL. When the Minnesota Vikings were established as a team back in 1960, He was hired as the franchise’s first head coach.
19:30
April 9, 2021
Fran Tarkenton" The Scramblin Man"
Fran , “the scramblin’ man, Tarkenton became a Hall of Fame Quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings from 1961-1969 as well as from 1972-1978. He led the team to 3 super bowls. Hear how he made it to the pros.
20:55
April 9, 2021