The NFL’s first season: We’ve come a long way since 1920
by Jeff Nixon posted May 29, 2011
The NFL has completed 90 years of football and I thought it would be interesting for all NFL alumni to see what the first season looked like.
The following article was written by Ken Crippen and the staff at the PFRA (Professional Football Researchers Association). They do a fantastic job bringing the history – “The Legacy” of professional football to life.
There are approximately 1,000 former players between the ages of 91 and 73 that are still living. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could get a “Legacy Fund” established this year and helped these great pioneers of the game.
You can become a member of the PFRA and receive monthly issues of their newsletter “The Coffin Corner” by going to the website at this link: Pro Football Researchers Association
As you read the article, remember this quote from Robert Penn Warren – “The past is always a rebuke to the present”.
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