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Sports History This Week brings to life moments in competition that redefined sports and our culture. Every week, host Kaelen Jones will unpack one sporting event that occurred within that calendar week sometime in the past. Through gripping narratives, illustrative archival and interviews with athletes and experts, Jones will guide listeners through the pivotal triumphs, failures and turning points that shaped today’s sports world and beyond. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more ...
 
Welcome to Drunk Sports History. Shea in Irving is gonna have a few drinks and discuss the degenerates of sports. The gamblers, the addicts, the womanizers. The type of guys that drinks beer and smokes weed til they get to the stadium and then leveled off with some uppers, coffee, and a cigarette to do their job. Will look at the players, teams, and games throughout history that make it all worth watching and gamble on. Subscribe. Get it In. Y’all.
 
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Sport in History Podcast

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The Sport in History Podcast brings you the latest in cutting edge research with interviews and talks with leading sports historians and up and coming researchers into Sports History. The podcast is a British Society of Sports History production from the UK's leading scholarly society for the history of sport. Click through to our website for further information on our events and to find out how to join the Society.
 
Join celebrated history professor Matthew Andrews for discussions about sports from their earliest days in the colonies all the way to their present status as culture defining billion dollar industries. Sports are more than a collection of games, much more. From Jackie Robinson to the 1968 Olympics to Mia Hamm, sports have provided a stage for important conversations about equality and justice, and helped push the American experiment forward one generation after the next. Check back for new ...
 
Welcome to the Sit Down, a crime history podcast that delves into the long obsessed archives of crime. Weekly, we look at the sinister and evil lives of the world's most ruthless people. Ones that are both alive and dead. Everything from the Mafia, to the drug trade, cartels, terrorists, war criminals, serial killers, white collar criminals and more. Hosted by Jeff Nadu.
 
Classy Sports Law History is a monthly podcast hosted by Jaime Miettinen (aka Sports Law Blonde). Each episode features different special guest(s) who select a drink of choice for us to indulge in as we chat about important events in sports law history that have particular relevance today. Even though it is for entertainment purposes, you may find yourself learning a little something. Live & learn a little. Enjoy!
 
The Amazing History of Sports explores topics that explain the history & evolution of all sports. Our shows range from 15-45 minutes long, and topics range from the reasoning behind the tennis scoring system to why Americans call the sport soccer, not football. Join Don Darouse & a co-host as they unveil lesser-known incredible sports topics. We strive to bring you topics that even a casual sports fan will enjoy.
 
Traverse the triple decker steel cage full of rare white bengal tigers and fingerpoke the ghost of WCW with DoubleCakes and Doc Destructo. We pathologize, eulogize, and yapapize a bygone era of Big Boys. Get thrown from dizzying heights and buried under big, bald sons o'bitches. Put your butt in the seat for The Greatest Podcast in the History of Our Sport.
 
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When Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists on the podium of the 1968 Olympic Games, it reverberated across both the political and sports worlds. Matt Andrews delves into the unrest that led black athletes to take a stand at the Olympics, including the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informat…
 
September 29, 1999. Mario Kart 64, The Legend of Zelda, and Donkey Kong sit atop the gaming world. A new franchise, though, is about to explode onto the scene: Tony Hawk Pro Skater. The hype wave has been building thanks to a free demo. And then at the X-Games – Tony Hawk lands the 900. All of the sudden, Hawk and skateboarding are thrust into the …
 
Jeff welcomes former Bonanno associate Gene Borello to the podcast. Gene tells his story from the beginning, born into a family with ties to the Mafia from Ozone Park and Howard Beach in Queens. We talked about his teenage years getting into petty crime and ultimately becoming a bookmaker, loan shark, debt collector, home invader and earner/enforce…
 
Professor Richard Holt, whose critical sport on British sport history, opens the BSSH's 40th anniversary with a retrospective keynote on the development of British sport history and the areas still in need of historical attention. We are thankful to Professor Holt for a fascinating paper, which can also be found in print form online at https://www.…
 
Hi, The Untold History of Sports in America fans! The best-selling author of The Paradox of Choice and Why We Work, this eminent psychologist and leadership guru returns to help you tackle the biggest decisions of your life. The new life-changing series, The Happiness Formula, weaves vivid case examples, research-based psychological insights, and d…
 
During the Cold War, black athletes were touted on the world stage by the U.S. as proof that the American system was superior. But soon, some of them chose to speak out politically against their country, and they were led by Muhammad Ali. Matt Andrews explains Cassius Clay's journey to "The Louisville Lip" and The People's Champ. See omnystudio.com…
 
Join Conor and Professor Mike Cronin for a retrospective discussion on Professor Cronin's own career in Irish sport history, the rise of sport history as a discipline in Ireland and the areas still in need of attention.Professor Mike Cronin has been the Academic Director of Boston College Ireland since 2005. He was educated at the University of Ken…
 
The Olympic Games served as a theater for the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States, competing to answer the question, who has the better system for maximizing human potential? Matt Andrews delves into these Games, and how they helped to propel black female American athletes and the Presidential Fitness Test. See omnystudio.com/li…
 
September 23, 2001. In his first game back after the tragic events of September 11th, Drew Bledsoe -- the highest paid quarterback in the NFL and the undisputed face of the New England Patriots -- is hoping to lead his team to his second Super Bowl appearance. But a brutal fourth quarter hit lands Bledsoe in the hospital, and his backup -- a relati…
 
Jeff delves into one of the most violent demented group of killers the Mafia has ever seen. The group run by Roy Demeo and Nino Gaggi killed dozens and possibly hundreds of people by various methods but ultimately through a process they used in the Gemini Lounge. Eventually though through paranoia and deceitful behavior the world came crashing down…
 
In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier as a Brooklyn Dodger. He and his family received death threats, teammates signed a petition refusing to play with him, and he was trained to ignore racist taunts from the crowd. Matt Andrews explores Robinson's career, his impact on American history, and the hidden cost of integration in sports. See …
 
Matt Andrews explores the legacy of professional boxer Joe Louis, one of the first black athletes that many white Americans supported. Andrews also talks about the 1936 Olympic Games, where Hitler's racist goals were refuted by the performances of American black athletes like Jesse Owens. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
September 17, 1920. Football in America has arrived. Team after team joins the growing landscape: the Muncie Flyers, the Rock Island Independents, the Decatur Staleys. While more teams are waiting in the wings, the on-field product is a bit of a mess. Few fans are interested, players are on shaky contracts, and—maybe most importantly—the game itsel…
 
Jeff returns back from a short break under the Barstool Sports Podcast Network with a brand new season of the show. In this episode, we delve into the life of the most prolific drug trafficker in the history of the civilized world, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. We tell his story from the beginning all the way to his rise in the cartel world, to creati…
 
Briskly performed housework was considered an acceptable form of exercise for women in the 19th century. Matt Andrews lays out the journey for women in sports, including the bicycle craze of the 1890s, the mother of women's basketball, and the other Babe in American sport history: Mildred "Babe" Didrikson. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy in…
 
Rob Colls is Professor Emeritus of Sports History at De Montfort University.In his Keynote speech at the BSSH Conference 2022 he talks passionately about his life as a historian of sport and his research for his award-winning book, 'This Sporting Life', which tells the story of sport in England from the 18th to the 20th Centuries.…
 
In the 1920s, sports writers and agents sold Americans on larger-than-life heroes, athletes that people could live through vicariously while celebrating their "rags to riches" backgrounds. Matt Andrews tells the story of two men that embodied the American dream and became sports legends: Babe Ruth and Jack Dempsey. See omnystudio.com/listener for p…
 
September 10, 1989. The Atlanta Falcons are excited to witness the debut of their highly-anticipated rookie, whom they took fifth overall in the NFL Draft earlier that year. He’s young, he’s flamboyant, and he has not one, but two already-famous nicknames: Neon Deion and Prime Time. This is Atlanta’s first introduction to Deion Sanders, who would b…
 
In the last episode, Matt Andrews covered the disaster that was the first U.S.-held Olympics. Today, he discusses one of the most famous American Olympic athletes, Jim Thorpe. Andrews explains how Thorpe redefined what an American athlete looked like and embodied the fight against amateur sports. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
EDI Rep on the BSSH Exec Dr Amanda Callan-Spenn hosts a round table discussion of the issues around Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the world of sports history with a panel of academics at various stages of their careers at the BSSH 2022 Conference at De Montfort University.On the panel:-Dr Paul Campbell (University of Leicester)Dr Lydia Furse…
 
The Olympic Games were revived for the modern era in the late 1800s, setting the stage for the U.S. to host for the first time in 1904. Matt Andrews details how those Games are responsible for several fiascos-including a human zoo, the death of four water polo players from bacteria-filled water, and the grim origins of the hot dog. See omnystudio.c…
 
September 1, 2007. A roaring crowd overlooks a football field in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The top-ranked University of Michigan team is going up against a small North Carolina school, Appalachian State University. Michigan paid App State to come to town... and lose. And yet, things have not gone as planned. Michigan trails by two points with just six s…
 
Sports are a presence in Americans' daily lives. But it wasn't always that way. Today, Matt Andrews explains how basketball was invented at the YMCA, why gym class is called Physical Education, and how sports were used to Americanize immigrants. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.iHeartPodcasts
 
Join Conor Heffernan and Dr. Alexander Jackson as they discuss Dr. Jackson's new book, Football's Great War: Association Football on the English Home Front, 1914–1918. Learn how English football survived without professional football, the players who played on regardless, illicit payments and so much more.Dr. Jackson's new book is available to buy …
 
Matt Andrews tells the story of legendary boxer Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion, and how he triumphed in arguably the most significant sporting event in American history. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.iHeartPodcasts
 
August 27, 1976. Renee Richards expects to play tennis at this year’s U.S. Open. Coming off several impressive performances in top amateur tournaments, she wants to try her hand against the best competition in the world. But today, shortly before the tournament is set to begin, the USTA bars her from playing on the basis of her gender identity. A m…
 
On Episode 72, Jeff and Blackjack delve into the life of Genovese capo Alphonse Malangone. Allie Shades was a huge earner and overseer of one of the most lucrative rackets in the history of the Mafia. He was powerful, knew all the right people and even allegedly at one point with John Gotti moved to hopefully take over the family. In the first 30 m…
 
For 100 years, if you wanted to gauge the access Black Americans had to the American Dream, you could look to how black athletes were treated in sports. In our seventh episode, Matt Andrews explores how successful black jockeys and black cyclists were pushed out by their white competitors. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
In our last few episodes, Matt Andrews covered horse racing, baseball, and boxing. Are you ready for some football? Let's talk about the current great American pastime. Understanding how football got so popular takes us into some real American history. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
August 16, 1960. Captain Joe Kittinger steps into the passenger compartment of a balloon. He's preparing to travel higher than anyone has ever been in open-air: more than 100,000 feet. From there, he plans to jump. Today, Joe Kittinger sets the unofficial record for longest and highest parachute jump along with the longest free fall in history. His…
 
On Episode 71, Jeff delves into the life of Colombo heavyweight and lunatic Joel Cacace. Cacace rose through the ranks after owning a flower shop and surviving an assassination attempt. He ultimately would be involved allegedly in several high profile murders. In 1997, after an NYPD officer was killed, Waverly became someone the FBI believed ordere…
 
Welcome to Episode 4, where Matt talks baseball. How did baseball become our national pastime? How did a relatively simple game become such a massive business? And what can the rise of baseball teach us about the evolution of America? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.iHeartPodcasts
 
August 11, 2008. It's Day 3 of the Summer Olympics in Beijing, and Michael Phelps is ready. This is the 4x100 freestyle, a swim relay race where Phelps and his team will look to overcome the odds and win gold. But for Phelps, one gold medal isn't enough. He wants to win eight of them. But this race will prove to be his largest obstacle yet. Today, …
 
On Episode 70, Jeff delves into the life of Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. Bout began his life as a soldier ultimately starting an air transport business and then began moving guns and weapons to foreign rebels and governments. In the end he was arrested by the DEA in an elaborate scheme and got a long prison sentence. He was been in the news rec…
 
In our third episode, Professor Matt Andrews brings us into the 19th century. He explores the changes that allowed for a truly national sports culture. He chronicles the rise of the first great spectator sport in the United States. And he ends with a new justification for sports that emerged in this era — an idea that still holds sway today. See om…
 
In Episode 2 Matt compares the contrasting sports cultures found in the New England and Southern colonies. Lots of interesting insights spin out from there, including how the gentry classes used sports to separate themselves from the common folk. Also covered: horse racing, fox hunting, bull and bear fighting .. and .. gander pulling? See omnystudi…
 
In Episode 1 host Matt Andrews introduces The Untold History of Sports and provides a road map of topics covered. He covers how the emotions, vocabulary, and rituals surrounding sports are closely linked with America's religious heritage. Also covered: the history of lacrosse, English festive culture in the 1600’s, and Puritan opposition to sport. …
 
August 2, 1921. Hundreds wait inside a Chicago courthouse for the verdict. Seven Chicago White Sox players are accused of intentionally throwing the World Series, losing on purpose to collect a payout. For decades, gambling has been a part of America's pastime, but this fix is too big to ignore. The nation feels betrayed, yet is transfixed by the s…
 
On Episode 69, Jeff delves into the life of Salvatore Romano. Romano grew up in Brooklyn and then Staten Island. His father was an accountant for the mob and ultimately Sal began working in the stock business making millions fairly quickly. He would get jammed and head to prison and learned how to make real money connecting to the mob making millio…
 
July 30, 1966. England wins their first, and so far only, World Cup. And yet even today, over half a century later, one specific element of that victory is still viewed by many as one of the all-time most controversial sports moments. What led to the controversy? Will it ever be resolved? And how did the 1966 England soccer team revolutionize the o…
 
On Episode 68, Jeff delves into the life of Ron Previte. Previte would serve 12 years in the Philadelphia Police Department, ultimately leaving due to an anti corruption sweep. He worked in security connecting himself to the Philly Mob. After being caught up in a theft ring at his security job he began cooperating with authorities and this would st…
 
Hosted by celebrated history professor Matthew Andrews (University of North Carolina), this podcast explores sports from their earliest days as outlets for rowdy colonists all the way to their present status as culture-defining billion dollar industries. Sports are more than a game, much more. America's stadiums are melting pots where people from a…
 
July 19, 1980. Three young boxers are circling a track in front of thousands of people in downtown Moscow. Alberto Mercado, Jose Molina, and Luis Pizarro have found themselves as the sole representatives of Puerto Rico in this year’s controversial Summer Olympic Games. The young men are here in defiance of their own nation’s government and the gove…
 
On Episode 67, Jeff delves into the wild life of Colombian drug trafficker Griselda Blanco. Blanco was a trailblazer in the cocaine scene of Miami in the early 80's and was credited in basically creating the modern day drug cartel. Blanco was a ruthless woman who ruled with an iron first and killed anyone she didn't like, didn't want to pay or deal…
 
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