Some More Oldie FB, Giants v Packers Championship Game 1939

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Some More Oldie FB, Giants v Packers Championship Game 1939

Post by USU78 » February 25th, 2021, 4:30 pm

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Re: Some More Oldie FB, Giants v Packers Championship Game 1939

Post by NavyBlueAggie » February 25th, 2021, 5:11 pm

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Another old treasure unearthed 78. Thank you, and how the game has advanced over the decades.
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Re: Some More Oldie FB, Giants v Packers Championship Game 1939

Post by NowhereLandAggie » February 25th, 2021, 8:43 pm

My grandfather played football in the late 1920's. His HS team pictures showed all of the players dressed like this without the leather helmets on. I liked seeing the footage of Curly Lambeau. Last year they had college football at 150 on ESPN. One episode talked about the relationship between the pros and college game. Before the late '30's very few college players went pro. The parallel they used was like pro wrestling, it was socially taboo, and not much money.

After Red Grange and Jim Thorpe played, more players looked into it. The League shed some of its negative reputation and became much more mainstream.
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Re: Some More Oldie FB, Giants v Packers Championship Game 1939

Post by JSHarvey » February 26th, 2021, 10:39 pm

Thank you!

(The forum wouldn't let me use the thank you button on your post.)
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