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The Football History Dude - Sports History Network EPISODE 168, 8th September 2021
The Mike Webster Story (w/ Dr. Randall Benson and Playwright Ross Howard)

The Mike Webster Story (w/ Dr. Randall Benson and Playwright Ross Howard)

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12: 52: The Mike Webster Story is a sprawling journey through the mind, body, and soul of the Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Steelers center, whose premature death and resulting autopsy first revealed the permanent and neurological risks involved from playing Pro Football. A play about friendship and courage, if ever there was a story that captures the grit, determination, and strength of the human character this is it. The play opens September 2nd at Iron Horse Theatre in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, and runs throughout the month. http://www.ironhorsetheatrecompany.com/12-52-the-mike-webster-story/


Ross Howard is a British playwright whose plays have been seen across the UK, Ireland, and the United States. He is a Samuel French Short Play Festival winner and a 2008 Edward F. Albee Foundation Fellow. In 2016, a festival of his work was produced at Off Broadway in New York City. His plays are published by Samuel French and can be found wherever you buy your books. www.rhplaywright.com

Dr. Randall Benson is a globally regarded behavioral neurologist and imaging neuroscientist who is recognized for pioneering effective treatments for incapacitating brain disorders with an unprecedented understanding of brain function and disease. Dr. Benson testified before the US Congress on a National Football League-sponsored study on concussions. www.neurologicstudies.com


The Football History Dude is a show dedicated to teaching NFL fans about the rich history of the game we all know and love. I’m your host, Arnie Chapman, and I’m just a regular dude that loves football and is a nerd when it comes to learning about history. I created this show to share the gridiron knowledge nuggets I gain from researching various topics about the history of the National Football League. Each episode I welcome you to climb aboard my DeLorean to travel back in time to explore the yesteryear of the gridiron, and yes, that’s a reference to the Back to the Future Movies.