Gridiron Legacy: Pro Football’s Missing Origin Story
Gregg Ficery is the great-grandson of the professional football player Bob Shiring, who was the captain of the 1906 world champions, Massillon Tigers. Shiring was considered to be the greatest center of the pre-NFL professional era. Ficery grew up in the Pittsburgh suburbs and learned stories about his great-grandfather from his grandmother.
In the year of 1892, Professional football was born and the first pro team arrived. It then effectively died in 1906, then resurrected nearly a decade later for it to become the American Professional Football Association in 1920. Two years later, it would become the National Football League (NFL). Ficery talks about the early pioneers that helped build the game of football as well as the issues surrounding the league such as concussions or gambling etc.
This book was originally published on August 15, 2023.
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Originally aired on September 3, 2023