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When Football Was Football - Sports History Network EPISODE 35, 13th September 2021
From NFL Scandal to Super Spy: The Joe Savoldi Story

From NFL Scandal to Super Spy: The Joe Savoldi Story

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EPISODE SUMMARY

In late 1921, Lambeau scheduled back-to-back games in Chicago against the Cardinals and the Bears. On November 20, the Packers tied the Cardinals 0-0, but a week later dropped a 20-0 decision to the Chicago Staleys (now the Chicago Bears). The results of both games were impressive since the Packers, at the time, were having difficulty not only securing players but also in arranging for practice time. The team relied on players from around the Midwest who usually gathered on weekends to practice before the game wherever the contest was scheduled. Lambeau pulled in as many players as necessary to fill out his game-day roster.......

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WHEN FOOTBALL WAS FOOTBALL BACKGROUND

Each episode takes the listener back to the very early days of the National Football League. Author Joe Ziemba will share a forgotten or lost story from one of the NFL’s two oldest teams: The Bears and the Cardinals. Team championships, individual exploits, or long-buried items of interest from the earliest years of the NFL will be dusted off and resurrected for the listener. Not for the football faint-of-heart since these programs will document when the struggling Bears nearly went out of business or when Cardinals’ players earned $15 a game and were proud of it! It’s NFL history—with a twist!. See Joe's books below.

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