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Archival Interview with Mercury Morris

Our feature this week is an archival interview that FLA founder Ken Crippen had with the Mercury Morris. Morris held nothing back in this fun and informative interview. He reflected on his time with the Miami Dolphins leading up to the perfect season of 1972, the perfect season, and the 1973 season. He also talked about his team's place in history.  Mercury Morris holds nothing back in 


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Welcome to the Football Learning Academy!

Don't feel left out of the conversation by sitting on the sidelines.

Enrolling at the Football Learning Academy is quick and easy!! Watch the short video below to find out how to join the FLA. Learn about the many benefits of becoming a member, as well as how to enroll in our classes. Additionally, discover more about our drive and committment to helping retired players in need.

Join a diverse community of football fanatics who are here to deepen their knowledge of the game they love. Regardless of whether you're looking to add a little or a lot to your football knowledge, the Football Learning Academy (FLA) is here to help you put today's game into historical context.


Giving Back to Those in Need

"Retired players have been very good to me over the years. They have granted me interviews and helped me get in touch with their teammates. I have been able to form a bond with these players. I want to give back to them. Not all players, especially the older players, are multi-millionaires. Many struggle to pay their mounting medical bills and struggle to transition to life after football. They need help. Therefore, a portion of all proceeds from the FLA will go to help retired players in need." - FLA Founder Ken Crippen

Why Join the Football Learning Academy?

Here are just some of the many benefits that you'll enjoy as a member of our community!

  • Learn from the masters. Special guests teach mini master classes exclusively for students of the FLA.

  • Access to exclusive interviews granted to the FLA by retired players, personnel and leading authorities of the game.

  • Deep dive into various aspects of the game through specialized courses covering football history from the game's infancy to the modern era.

  • Exclusive access to the FLA community to interact with instructors and fellow students.

  • Have only a few minutes to devote to learning? Our classes and videos are easy to watch in short segments. Learn at your own pace and simply resume where you left off.

Visit Our Colleagues

Learn about what others are doing to preserve the history of the sport.

Professional Football Researchers Association

Non-profit educational organization dedicated to preserving, and sometimes reconstructing, pro football history.

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Professional Football Researchers Association

Sports History Network

The Sports History Network was founded in May of 2020 to bring together podcasters and bloggers covering the history of sports. Their mission is to create the Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear by providing a “home field advantage” for their partners by helping them “fill their stadiums” with fans of their work.

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Sports History Network