On the July 28th episode of A Mick A Mook and A Mic, former New England Patriots’ General Manager, Upton Bell, gives us a behind the scene look at the National Football League.
Son of former NFL Commissioner, Bert Bell, Upton discusses how his dad developed the NFL schedule on their kitchen table. He also divulges information regarding the feud between former Oakland Raiders principal owner and general manager Al Davis and then commissioner Pete Rozelle.
In addition to discussing the birth of the NFL and the first NFL Draft, Upton talks about Al Capone and gambling in the league. He also analyzes the play of quarterbacks Johnny Unitas and Tom Brady.
Beyond the NFL, Upton also discusses his time as owner and general manager of the World Football League’s Charlotte Hornets in the mid-70’s.
Whether an NFL fan or not, this is an episode you don’t want to miss. It airs 7/28 at 4p ET on this website, Facebook and YouTube – or on your favorite audio platform.