Posts by The Football History Dude

Muncie Flyers | An Original NFL Team

Muncie Flyers | An Original NFL Team The first official NFL games were played on October 3, 1920. Historians believe the first NFL game ever was between the Dayton Triangles and the Columbus Panhandles. However, some believe it’s possible a game between the Rock Island Independents, and this week’s team the Muncie Flyers, could have…

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First NFL Game Ever | Columbus Panhandles at Dayton Triangles

First NFL Game Ever | Columbus Panhandles at Dayton Triangles When was the first NFL game ever played?  The date was October 3, 1920, in Dayton, OH at Triangle Park.  It was a game that saw the Columbus Panhandles roll into Dayton to face the Dayton Triangles.  This was a game the Triangles won 14-0,…

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First Ever NFL Game | Dayton Triangles vs. Columbus Panhandles

First Ever NFL Game | Dayton Triangles vs. Columbus Panhandles What teams played in the first-ever NFL game? Last week we discussed the first game featuring an NFL team with the Rock Island Independents, but they didn’t take the cake when it came to the first official game between two NFL (APFA at the time) teams.…

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Rock Island Independents | Original NFL Team

Rock Island Independets | Original NFL Team Can you name all 14 of the original NFL teams? Would you have guessed one of the big-time teams of the inaugural 1920 NFL season hailed from one of the good ole’ Quad Cities? That’s right. The Rock Island Independents were a founding and original team of the…

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Founding of the NFL | A Meeting on September 17, 1920

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…

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