Special Episode: Portsmouth Spartans “Iron Man Game” - 90th Anniversary Celebration - Episode 81
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Episode 81: Special Episode: Portsmouth Spartans “Iron Man Game” - 90th Anniversary Celebration
The Iron Man Game. In the long history of the NFL perhaps no contest ever played evoked the essence of pro football’s soul like that which occurred in Portsmouth, Ohio on December 4th, 1932.
Fired by the passion of a blazing feud the City of Portsmouth, its raucous multitude of fans and only eleven select players would stand in the path of the Green Bay Packers pursuit of a fourth straight NFL Championship.
In today’s episode Jamie and Charles are on location in Portsmouth with special guests: Tom Eurich, Dr. Andrew Feight, Will Mault and Randy Yohe to discuss the enduring legacy of a game which was not only legendary in its own day but had profound impacts on the future of the National Football League.
“You people, you eleven men, are going to stay in this game. The only way any of you is going to come out is by being carried off in a stretcher.”
- Potsy Clark on December 4th, 1932 as remembered by Glenn Presnell in “What a Game They Played”