Start the season with some tough football tips

Start the season with some tough football tips

Football may not be as obsessed with stats as baseball, but fans can still spend endless hours remembering the details of a game played 25 years ago on an unusually cold December Sunday.

Can you even call yourself a fan if you don’t know your gridiron trivia? Let’s get on the 20 and get ready to play. (Find the answers here.)

1. If you think American football can see some brutal hits, you should have seen it in the 1900s, when games featured phalanxes of brutal players closing arms and rushing at each other at full force with only the stuff their mothers gave them gifts. Not only were players routinely injured, some were killed. After Stanford and Cal both replaced their football programs with rugby, the softer sport, and other colleges threatened to do the same, a man stepped forward to save football, bring university officials together and enforce stricter rules against the maiming and kill opponents. Who was this man?

2. We all know that the Kezar Stadium in Golden Gate Park was the first home of the San Francisco 49ers. The Oakland Raiders also played their first four games there. But before professional football hit the field, high school football games were played, including a memorable one in 1928 between city rivals, San Francisco Polytechnic and Lowell. What put this game in the record books?

3. Speaking of Kezar, another record book game was played there in 1964 between the Niners and the Minnesota Vikings. What did Vikings defensive lineman James Lawrence Marshall do that made him immortal?

4. The National Football League is often referred to as the No Fun League, and for good reason. The sport has many rules, and some of them are quite obscure. Take the one about flipping coins that can cause a team to lose the flip if they do what?

5. Another rule concerns the fair catch. The 49ers were the penultimate team to take advantage of this option, trying (and failing) in a 2013 game against the Rams. What exactly did they do?

6. In 1946, the 49ers played their first ever game and lost to which team?

7. On the 49ers’ first ever appearance in the NFL draft in 1950, their first choice was standout lineman Leo Nomellini, who proved to be a first-rate player. What was Nomellini’s occupation during the off-season?

Can you name the NFL teams given the clues answers?

What are the 8 original teams in the NFL? In 1932, the first knockout took place and there were about 8 teams – namely Chicago Bears, Chicago Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, Boston Braves (now known as Washington Redskins), Portsmouth Spartans, Staten Island Stapletons and the Brooklyn Dodgers (possibly today’s Indianapolis Colts). See the article : A cash-strapped NYC cheer team heads to nationals.

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Two charter members, the Chicago Cardinals (now the Arizona Cardinals) and the Decatur Staleys (now the Chicago Bears), still exist. On the same subject : Victoria named the Cover Girl of the 2017 Calendar. Founded in 1919, the Green Bay Packers franchise is the oldest team to not change locations, only beginning competition in 1921.

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Who were the original 5 NFL teams?

The league began play in 1920 and consisted of five teams from Ohio (Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Tigers, Columbus Panhandlers and Dayton Triangles), four teams from Illinois (Chicago Tigers, Decatur Staleys, Racine Cardinals [the Cardinals were based in Chicago] but took the name of a local street], and Rock. Read also : Clarinda hosts the junior car camp in September

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