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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.
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. 
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.
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. 
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
April 9, 2021