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“Rams” Podcast Interview Traces Rise and Fall of Bob Waterfield

From a scrapbook kept by Bob Waterfield’s mother. In September 1945 Cleveland sports fans were thrilled to have two superstars named Bob. Note the headline at bottom regarding Rams head coach Adam Walsh’s fear his team might not be ready for a run to the NFL championship. It proved to be unfounded. (Buck Waterfield Collection)

The story of the Cleveland Rams might be deservedly obscure if not for the franchise’s signing of quarterback Bob Waterfield in 1945 and the team’s NFL championship that fall. If you’re a podcast fan you’ll want to spend a fast-moving hour with Cleveland Rams author Jim Sulecki and “Sports’ Forgotten Heroes” host Warren Rogan as they trace the career arc of Waterfield, one of the best all-around athletes ever to play in the NFL.

https://player.fm/series/sports-forgotten-heroes/17-bob-waterfield-nfl

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Sports’ Forgotten Heroes: A CLE Rams Podcast Interview

Cleveland Rams author James C. Sulecki recently chatted with Warren Rogan, host of the Orlando, FL-based podcast “Sports’ Forgotten Heroes.” They covered the Rams’ ignominious start in the 1930s, their championship in 1945, and their stunning move to Los Angeles in early 1946. Listen in on the interview here …

 

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Meet Author Jim Sulecki in Bay Village, OH, Oct. 3

Cleveland Rams author James C. Sulecki’s appearances in the Cuyahoga Public Library’s “Ohio Sports History” series continue on Tues., Oct. 3, at the Bay Village (OH) Library.

Jim’s presentation, to begin at 7:00 p.m., is titled “The Real History of the Cleveland Rams” and will be followed by questions, sales of his book, and book signings.

Author appearances this fall in the Greater Cleveland area also include the Brooklyn Branch of the Cleveland Public Library, Chagrin Falls, Parma, South Euclid, and Chesterland (Geauga West).

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Jim Sulecki to Speak in Chagrin Falls, Oct. 5

Cleveland Rams author James C. Sulecki’s appearances in the Cuyahoga Public Library’s “Ohio Sports History” series continue on Thurs., Oct. 5, at the Chagrin Falls Public Library.

Jim’s presentation, to begin at 7:00 p.m., is titled “The Real History of the Cleveland Rams” and will be followed by questions, sales of his book, and book signings.

Author appearances this fall in the Greater Cleveland area also include the Brooklyn Branch of the Cuyahoga Public Library, Bay Village, Parma, South Euclid, and Chesterland (Geauga West).

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Fall Author Series Kicks Off Sept. 20 in Brooklyn, OH

Brooklyn Branch, Cleveland Public Library

Football is back!

Just in time for the new season, Cleveland Rams author James C. Sulecki begins a fall author series with a Wed., Sept. 20 appearance at the Brooklyn Branch of the Cleveland Public Library.

Jim’s presentation, to begin at 7:00 p.m., is titled “The Real History of the Cleveland Rams” and will be followed by questions, sales of his book, and book signings. It’s part of the Cuyahoga Public Library’s “Ohio Sports History” series.

Author appearances this fall in the Greater Cleveland area also include Bay Village, Chagrin Falls, Parma, South Euclid, and Chesterland (Geauga West).

 

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Origin Story of the Rams Featured on “Good Seats Still Available”

How the origin story of the billion-dollar NFL Rams franchise now based in the nation’s second largest market could have been so forgotten is one of many topics covered in James C. Sulecki’s recent interview with Tim Hanlon, host and producer of Good Seats Still Available.

Through the course of the 80-minute podcast, the Cleveland Rams author notes professional football is far less inclined than Major League Baseball to honor its early history, and that the NFL tends to trace its modern-era beginnings to the 1960s when it became the most popular pro sport in America. Unfortunately, this inclination leaves nearly a half-century of important early innovation mostly unforgotten  In 2020 the NFL will mark the centennial of its founding in Canton, OH.

“Good Seats Still Available” is a Chicago-based podcast “devoted to the exploration of what used-to-be in professional sports.”

Listen to the podcast here.

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Author Interview with L.A.-Based Podcast “The Greatest Show on Grass”

James C. Sulecki, author of The Cleveland Rams, recently talked with Joshua Neuman, host of the L.A.-based Rams podcast “The Greatest Show on Grass.” Their conversation centered on the historical parallels between young coach Art “Pappy” Lewis in 1938 and young coach Sean McVay in 2017—but other interesting connections between the Rams of today and the Rams of yesteryear also arose. Listen in …