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Episode 10 - A Yank on the Footy

In this episode, I take a look at the financial struggles that the VFL faced in the 1980’s, and how the future Commissioner of the NBA played a small role in helping the VFL survive the 80’s which led to thriving today. 

https://australianfootball.com/articles/view/The%2Bbirth%2Bof%2Bthe%2Bdraft/68

https://www.espn.com/afl/story/_/id/28517677/how-david-stern-little-help-tv-star-changed-aussie-rules-history

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2011/07/how-curt-flood-changed-baseball-and-killed-his-career-in-the-process/241783/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silvio_Foschini

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoning_(Australian_rules_football)

https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/29/us/curt-flood-mlb-free-agency-trnd/index.html

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2019/12/24/curt-flood-letter-mlb-free-agency-bowie-kuhn/2722291001/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_agent#Australian_Football_League_usage

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/saving-football-new-documents-reveal-how-close-the-vfl-came-to-shutting-down-20160408-go1x0m.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_Oakley

https://www.britannica.com/event/Jim-Crow-law

Again, I humbly thank you for taking the time to listen to my show.  I truly appreciate it. 

Don’t forget that you can reach me on Twitter @Yank_on or at ayankonthefooty@gmail.com.  You can also find me at A Yank on the Footy on Instagram and Facebook.  

I ask that you consider sharing this episode, and this podcast with your family and friends.  

A big shout out to https://josephmcdade.com/music for the use of some of his music.  

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Episode 9 - A Yank on the Footy

This week's episode takes a look at the expansion of AFLW game coverage in the US, and whether or not it is sustainable and whether it will carry over into the AFL season.  I also explore a very “doable” idea to help promote the AFL to fans in the US. I’ll also explore the possibility of an entire round of international play, as well as look at two very sad stories this weekend.  I'll also share a bit of information about the research I am doing for an upcoming episode. 

Here are the links that I used for research into this episode.  

https://usafl.com/clublist

https://www.foxsports.com/tv-schedule

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-13/dayne-beams-steps-away-from-afl-to-deal-with-mental-health/11797508

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/worst-injury-fears-confirmed-for-kemp-20200215-p5414c.html

https://www.mymentalhealth.org.au/page/services/self-care-and-informal-support/helplines-and-online-support/

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

Again, I humbly thank you for taking the time to listen to my show.  I truly appreciate it. 

Don’t forget that you can reach me on Twitter @Yank_on or at ayankonthefooty@gmail.com.  You can also find me at A Yank on the Footy on Instagram and Facebook.  

I ask that you consider sharing this episode, and this podcast with your family and friends.  

A big shout out to https://josephmcdade.com/music for the use of some of his music.  

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-yank-on-the-footy/id1493103757

https://open.spotify.com/show/6YpQlU4W1OTNNWOpGj3NDh

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Episode 8 - A Yank on the Footy

This week's episode takes a quick look at last week’s Super Bowl, but the main focus is a little known hybrid game that was developed out of necessity in 1943.   A big shout out to Orville Gibson of Russell Island in Queensland, for pointing me in the right direction with some of the questions that I had researching the US military in Australia.

Here are the links that I used for research into this episode.  

Americans in Australia

Build up of Forces in Australia

Ern Cowley

Austus: the wartime football that blended Australian and American gridiron rules

AUSTUS

Queensland goes back to the War

Football History 101 The lost Hybrid Game

12 Jul 1944 - MEDAL FOR "AUSTUS" INVENTOR

The Argus - article 19 July 1943

MacArthur Museum Brisbane: Home

MacArthur's "other" HQ

Mark Podolski: Cedar Point celebrates 100th anniversary of forward pass

Knute Rockne Markers in Sandusky

Again, I humbly thank you for taking the time to listen to my show.  I truly appreciate it. 

Don’t forget that you can reach me on Twitter @Yank_on or at ayankonthefooty@gmail.com.  You can also find me at A Yank on the Footy on Instagram and Facebook.  

I ask that you consider sharing this episode, and this podcast with your family and friends.  

A big shout out to https://josephmcdade.com/music for the use of some of his music.  

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-yank-on-the-footy/id1493103757

https://open.spotify.com/show/6YpQlU4W1OTNNWOpGj3NDh

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https://pandora.app.link/XVtLV1LQz3

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Trailer - Episode 8 - A Yank on the Footy

This week's episode will take a bit of a detour, and look at a historical era of Australian Football, as well as a linkage between Australia and the United States during a very trying time in world history.  I hope that you'll tune in this weekend for Episode 8.  

Again, I humbly thank you for taking the time to listen to my show.  I truly appreciate it.

Don’t forget that you can reach me on Twitter @Yank_on or at ayankonthefooty@gmail.com.  You can also find me at A Yank on the Footy on Instagram and Facebook.  

I ask that you consider sharing this episode, and this podcast with your family and friends.  

A big shout out to https://josephmcdade.com/music for the use of some of his music.  

 

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Episode 7 - A Yank on the Footy

In this episode, I sit down for an interview with Frode Jurnhart, arguably the biggest Western Bulldogs supporter on the East Coast of the United States.  

Frode talks about his 2019 trip to “The Kennel”, his interaction with many of the Bulldogs players, and how he was welcomed with open arms by the Bulldogs Cheer Squad.

He also talks about his first impressions of Marvel Stadium, and perhaps the most important part of the interview….talking about those wonderful, tasty Meat Pies.   

Don’t forget that you can reach me on Twitter @Yank_on or at ayankonthefooty@gmail.com.  You can also find me at A Yank on the Footy on Instagram and Facebook.  

I ask that you share this episode, and this podcast with your family and friends.  

A big shout out to https://josephmcdade.com/music for the use of some of his music.  

Where you can find my podcast.  

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-yank-on-the-footy/id1493103757

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