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CFL America Radio is where North American football is celebrated through game replays, old radio shows, and documentaries in the public domain on the history, remembrances, culture, lore, and legends of pro football in Canada, America and around the world. Additionally, every few weeks journalist Scott Adamson and armchair historian Greg James, from their 55 yard line cheap seats, sit down with authors and historians who, through their works, have given all of us a close-up look and perspect ...
 
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After a nearly two month break, Scott and Greg return to talk about the upcoming season with the radio voice of the Toronto Argonauts, Mike Hogan. In an easygoing Sunday morning conversation, the three talk about his love of the CFL and the Argos, and his memories of seasons pas
 
The companion documentary to the must read book, "Year of the Rocket," by Paul Woods. This is the story of the 1991 Toronto Argonauts, a year in which the Argos were purchased by Bruce McNall, John Candy, and Wayne Gretzky, who then signed Raghib "Rocket" Ismail to what was at the time, the largest contract in football history, and then went on to …
 
Although Warren Moon was overlooked time and again throughout his career, his perseverance led to an unusually long and extremely successful stint as a quarterback in the NFL. In addition to having to fight against the perception that he didn't have what it takes to lead an NFL team, he also had to fight against prejudice in a league that had few b…
 
When a person talks of dynasty in football, usually the thoughts go to the Pittsburgh Steelers of the seventies, the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers of the nineties or the modern-day New England Patriots or even Alabama Crimson Tide or Clemson Tigers. However, in Canada, football dynasty talk invariably leads to the Canadian Football League’…
 
Maybe the most important decision Fran Tarkenton ever made was in 1957, when as a high school senior leading Athens High School to the Georgia state championship, he went with his heart and chose to go to the University of Georgia over Georgia Tech and Auburn. The rest is football history. "Scramblin' Fran" tells the story of the quarterback's unli…
 
A replay from August 2021, in which Scott and Greg are joined by fellow Sports History Network member, Dana Auguster, of the Historically Speaking Sports podcast to talk about the important role African Americans have played in Canada, both on the field, as well as in the front office. Beginning with Robert "Stonewall" Jackson and continuing to the…
 
Fritz Pollard grew up in Rogers Park, Illinois, a largely white suburb of Chicago. The seventh of eight children, young Fritz experienced racism first hand and learned from his family how to pick his battles and subdue his emotions in order to achieve his goals in a predominantly white world. A three-sport athlete at Lane Tech High, Pollard had not…
 
Upton Bell was the owner of the long defunct Charlotte Hornets of the World Football League, a short-lived league that played one full season in 1974 and half of the 1975 season. But, man, it was an exciting time! This story has an unlikely cast of characters, from a world-renowned TV mogul to a world-class con man, a cantankerous sports announcer,…
 
In their first podcast of 2022 Scott and Greg sit down and talk about Scott's impressions about the new USFL and the news conference he attended in Birmingham for the hub city in season one of the fledgling league. After which, Scott and Greg talk with PFRA and CFL historian Ryan Christiansen to discuss his newly published book Border Boys, about t…
 
Madden's passion and excitement for the game was infectious. His legacy will live forever. He helped teach generations about the game of football through all of the media he was involved in. A humble spirit, a man who didn't care about looks, a man who didn't judge a book by its cover. As a coach, he allowed his players the freedom to be themselves…
 
From 2015, Amin and the Vassals review George R. R. Martin’s "The Last Super Bowl" in a spoiler filled discussion that was recorded before the Super Bowl, which thus explain their pro-Seahawks hopes. Sports are universally beloved. Geographically, athletic competitions take on various forms; the NFL, NBA, MLB are strong in America; NHL in Canada; P…
 
On the eve of the Grey Cup, author Paul Woods returns to talk about his best selling book, "Year of the Rocket," about that one time in CFL history where the league upstaged the NFL and with a trio of celebrity owners set about making the CFL cool again. The book tells the story of how Rocket Ismail came to Canada and signed the largest contract in…
 
For the first time in NFL History, a Super Bowl Champion was crowned on their own home turf as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers captured their second Vince Lombardi Trophy. Tampa Bay made history with Tom Brady turning the franchise 17-year playoff win drought into Super Bowl glory, with a 31-9 victory over the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs.…
 
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