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When Football Was Football - Sports History Network EPISODE 14, 23rd November 2020
Thanksgiving Day Football Memories
00:00:00 00:14:34

Thanksgiving Day Football Memories

When Football Is Football is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Your Favorite Sport's Yesteryear.

EPISODE SUMMARY

Football games on Thanksgiving Day have been part of our culture since the game itself evolved in the 19th century. Even before professional football teams locked horns on turkey day, we enjoyed watching everything from colleges, to high schools, to local kids’ games match-up on this holiday. It’s a type of sports tradition that silently transpired through the years until it has become synonymous with traditional professional games in cities such as Detroit and Dallas. Like turkey and dressing, we have come to expect pro football games on Thanksgiving Day!

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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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