The Birth of the NFL – In Oklahoma? – Podcast


Jim Thorpe of Oklahoma, tailback, Carlisle Indian School

Jim Thorpe of Oklahoma, tailback, Carlisle Indian School


John’s good friend and pastor Wade Burleson, an award-winning author, broadcaster, and avocational historian, continues “The Burleson Chapters” of OKLAHOMA GOLD! These exciting tales will air during John’s fourth-month sabbatical that his Red River Institute of History Board of Directors has asked him to take in order to focus wholeheartedly on completing THE OKLAHOMANS 2. What an adventure this one is! The Wild West, the Plains Indian Wars, the birth of football, history’s greatest athlete, Native and Olympic champion Jim Thorpe of Oklahoma, General, President, and football star Dwight Eisenhower, the first great football game, and the birth of the National Football League. Is that enough to whet your appetite!


Wade and iHeartRadio star Gwin Faulconer-Lippert take you through this astounding adventure and mystery that reminds us some of the most fascinating history doesn’t make it into the history books! It’s the twenty-first episode of our weekly OKLAHOMA GOLD! radio program and podcast. Go HERE to listen to them all! Future episodes explore more great heroes, events, and movements of Oklahoma History.

Future WW II hero and President Dwight Eisenhower, fullback, United States Military Academy

Future WW II hero and President Dwight Eisenhower, fullback, United States Military Academy



Be sure to check out all of our other episodes of the weekly OKLAHOMA GOLD! radio program and podcast. Go HERE to keep up with them all. Future episodes explore more great heroes, events, and movements of Oklahoma History.

Many thanks to Atwoods Ranch and Home, a farm and ranch supply company based in Enid, Oklahoma, for their support of the Red River Institute of History and OKLAHOMA GOLD! Please support them as you are able! Wherever you are, you can order online from thousands of quality products on their terrific website HERE. Atwoods also has 66 stores in 5 states: Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. In addition to farm and ranch supplies, Atwoods stores sell clothing, lawn and garden items, tools, hardware, automotive supplies, sporting goods, pet supplies, firearms, and seasonal items.

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