The Critical 'I'

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Monday, November 17, 2003

come a long way
You may recall the plight of poor little Pottsville, the would-be 1925 NFL championship city. It came down to a league owners' vote, and some interjection by the league commissioner and the Governor of Pennsylvania, to decide that the old Maroons did not have enough of a case to overturn history.

Did Pottsville ever have a leg to stand on? The whole debate has provided us with a great look back at the NFL's humble, hard-scrabble beginnings, when teams made their own schedules and disbanded at will.