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Ron’s Amazing Stories is a weekly podcast. We play classic short stories, old-time radio and much more. Do you have a story that you want to tell? Ron will read it on the show or you can tell it for yourself! Also, we do interviews with authors, radio personalities, actors and even an NBA all-star

Aug 20, 2013

On this week’s show, we have a special tribute to American football. Also, we have one of the best-known football stories ever, staring some of the greatest actors of all time (Pat O’Brian, Ronald Regan, Donald Crisp, and Fay Wray). But what are they staring in? “Knute Rockne - All American” 

Knute Kenneth Rockne (March 4, 1888 – March 31, 1931) was an American football player. He is regarded as one of the greatest coaches in college football history. His biography at the College Football Hall of Fame calls him "without question, American football's most-renowned coach." A Norwegian American, he was educated as a chemist at the University of Notre Dame. He popularized the forward pass and made Notre Dame a major factor in collegiate football. 

I thought this was a great way to set us all up for the coming football seasons. Already we are cheering our favorites in the NFL preseason and the first college games are fast approaching. Our story is an old one to be sure. Knute Rockne was the head coach of Notre Dame 1918 to 1930. The tale comes from Lux Radio Theater and covers the expanse of Rockne’s life. It first aired on December 2, 1940.