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 present-day Indianapolis Colts).May 29, 2021
The Arizona Cardinals are the oldest team in the NFL and along with the Chicago Bears, is one of only two teams that were part of the inaugural NFL roster. While the franchise has been based out of Arizona since 1988, the Cardinals trace their history all the way back to 1898, decades before the…
Jim Thorpe At the meeting, the name of the league became the American Professional Football Association. Four other teams also joined the Association during the year. Meanwhile, Jim Thorpe of the Canton Bulldogs was named the APFA’s first president but continued to play for the team.
1920 The first major attempt to unify the various professional football teams occurred in 1920, with the formation of the American Professional Football Association (originally known as the American Professional Football Conference). The league was founded in Canton, Ohio; five of the first teams were from the state.