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Falcons come home to roost…in Georgia

Joining the NFL in 1965 the Atlanta Falcons became the 15th NFL team.  At the time there were many people that were vying for an Atlanta-based football franchise but in the end it was awarded to Rankin Smith.  For 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 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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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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