If the National Football League is now a mammoth billion-dollar enterprise, it was certainly born into more humble circumstances. Indeed, it began in 1920 in an automobile showroom in Canton, Ohio, when a car dealer called together some owners of teams, mostly in the Midwest, to form a league. Unlike the lavish boardrooms in which NFL owners meet today, on this occasion the owners sat on the running boards of cars in the showroom and drank beer from buckets. A membership fee of $100 was set, but no one came up with any ...

Pigskin: The Early Years of Pro Football 1997, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195119138

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Pigskin: The Early Years of Pro Football 1996, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195076073

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