Related stories of the early days of pro football:
Home and Away
The story of the Ironton Tanks, Portsmouth Spartans and Ashland (Ky.) Armco.
The game that the Portsmouth Spartans prevented a Green Bay Packers NFL championship.
LaRue, Ohio once had an NFL franchise of native American players, including the great Jim
Pigskin Tale May Repeat; Legendary Team Called LaRue
The story of little LaRue, Ohio - once the home of the most colorful franchise the NFL
ever has known. A team sponsored by a dog kennel and made up of all native American
A Colorful Game: Names are in the Book
A review of some of the more colorful nicknames of former NFL players, featuring Walter
"Sneeze" Achieu, a Dayton Triangles wingback during the NFL's formative years.
Forgotten Family: the Nesser Brothers of Columbus,
The story of the six Nesser brothers, seven for one season, and their teammates on the
NFL'S All-Time Team a Little Light on the Old-Times
The case for a West Milton, Ohio NFL great to be included in the Pro Football Hall of
Fame. Wright State history professor emeritus Carl Becker is quoted within the article.
Old Building was Home to NFL Office; Historical
Value Cited as one Reason to save Broad-High Landmark
Efforts are underway to save the NFL office from 1927 until 1939, in Columbus, Ohio.
Long-lost title; For 78 years, a small town in
Pennsylvania has been fighting to have its NFL championship restored. It hasn't given up
Review of the Pottsville (PA) Maroons claim to the 1925 NFL title that the record books
awarded to the Chicago Cardinals. Here is a look at the two best 1925 NFL teams and how
the NFL title was awarded to the Chicago Cardinals.
1920s Timeline: the Decade at a Glance
What else was going on in American sports in the 1920's?
NFL's 75th Anniversary
An overview of the first 75 years of the NFL.
Three small cities along the Ohio River had
teams capable of taking on the NFL's best
A review of Wright State history professor emeritus Carl Becker book about early Ohio
teams. The book tells story of the Ironton Tanks, Portsmouth Spartans and Ashland (Ky.)
Portsmouth was Involved in Green Bay's 1st Dynasty
Salutes the game that the Portsmouth Spartans triumph on December 4, 1932 over the Green
Bay Packers that prevented the Packers from a fourth straight NFL championship.
Oorang Indians: One of the First NFL Teams
The little town of LaRue, Ohio, population 803, once had an NFL franchise funded with a merchant
cash advance from local businessman. The team was sponsored by a dog kennel and a line
up of all native American players, including Jim Thorpe.
Happy Birthday NFL?
An account of an organizational meeting
prior to the famous September 17, 1920 meeting.
Ongoing Research Project Uniform Numbers of the NFL: Pre-1933