First NFL Game Ever | Columbus Panhandles at Dayton Triangles

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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, and you can learn more about the first ever NFL game from last week's episode, mostly covering the Dayton Triangles.  This week we cover the Columbus Panhandles and the famous Nesser Brothers that made it all possible.  So strap on your seat belt, and let's get this baby up to 88MPH.

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About the author, Arnie Chapman

My name is Arnie Chapman, and I am the host of The Football History Dude, a podcast dedicated to teaching fans about the rich history of the NFL. The show officially launched on 4/15/18, and I have not looked back. I have always been passionate about football, and learning about the history of the game has intrigued me, as well. I'm asking you to come along with me on my DeLorean to travel back in time and learn about the yesteryear of the gridiron. To get started, you can go to my website for more details.

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  1. Muncie Flyers | An Original NFL Team on 10/16/2019 at 6:24 AM

    […] 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 […]

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