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Meaning of Thanksgiving

Though there still remains some level of controversy surrounding the actual history and reasons of what we know today as Thanksgiving it is very likely that it can be traced back to England and the Puritans.  In England in the … Continue reading

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The buckin’ Broncos come out of the gate!

Joining the AFL in 1960 the Denver Broncos became an official pro football team when Bob Howsam was granted the franchise.  The team’s name was contrived through a naming contest via the people of Denver in 1960.  For most of … Continue reading

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The Bengals begin

As with a lot of teams in the NFL, the Cincinnati Bengals began in the AFL.  It was 1966 when the Bengals got their start.  Interestingly, it was former Brown’s head coach, Paul Brown, that vied for and received the … Continue reading

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The Cleveland Browns get their start

Arthur McBride owned a taxi cab company but his real interest was in football.   In 1944 he was able to secure a pro football team franchise in Cleveland through the AAFC.  Additionally, he was able to talk the then successful … Continue reading

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The Buffalo Teds? No, the Buffalo Bills!

In the early 1900’s there were several attempts to start a pro football team in the Buffalo area.  There were the Buffalo Niagaras,  the Buffalo All-Americans, the Buffalo Indians and the Buffalo Bisons.  In the 1950’s there was a team … Continue reading

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The New England Patriots are born

The year was 1959 and Billy Sullivan, a Boston business man, was awarded a franchise for an AFL football team.  Billy Sullivan was actually a sports writer after college and was heavily involved in sports his whole life so a … Continue reading

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Green Bay “packs” in the history

Earl “Curly” Lambeau played football in high school and later worked as a shipping clerk for a company called the Indian Packing Company.  Together with another high school football player, George Calhoun,they solicited the packing company to give them funds to start … Continue reading

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Washington Redskins get their start

The Redskins as most people know them weren’t always as we’ve known them.  They began in 1932 as the Boston Braves.  After moving their home field play to Fenway they then took the name Boston Redskins which stuck until 1936.  … Continue reading

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Cowboy up! Dallas gets a football team.

The year was 1960 when the Dallas Cowboys were born.  It was supposed to be a simple process of applying for and getting an expansion team since there were no NFL teams south of Washington, DC at the time.  It … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Steelers: A storied past

Certainly one of the oldest and winningest teams in NFL history the Pittsburgh Steelers had a pretty rough start.  In 1933 Art Rooney, a talented athlete (and future talented businessman) was granted an NFL franchise for the team that would … Continue reading

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