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The Football History Dude - Sports History Network EPISODE 82, 18th September 2019
Founding of the NFL | A Meeting on September 17, 1920
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Founding of the NFL | A Meeting on September 17, 1920

Did you ever wonder what day was the founding of the NFL? It was a hot and muggy night in the middle of September in a town all NFL fans have heard of. The date was September 17, 1920. Ralph Hay invited representatives from 11 franchises to his Hupmobile auto showroom, resulting in the nickname - The Founder of the NFL. The result of this meeting was actually the American Football Professional Association. A couple of years later the name would be changed to the National Football League. One book I recommend, if you are interested in learning about the beginnings of the NFL, is by John Eisenberg - How Five Rivals Created the NFL and Launched a Sports Empire. Overall, this meeting set the foundation for a league to eventually take over as the top sports league in America, now celebrating 100 seasons. So strap on your seat belt, and let's get this baby up to 88 mph.

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