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Encyclopedia > 1920 NFL season

The 1920 NFL season was the first inaugural regular season of the National Football League. The league was formed at the Jordan and Hupmobile auto showroom in Canton, Ohio on August 20 by four independent professional American football teams from Ohio: Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, and Dayton Triangles. At the meeting, they first called their new league the "American Professional Football Conference". The regular season is a term used, primarily, in North American sports. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... Website: http://www. ... August 20 is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... The Akron Pros was a team in that played in Akron, Ohio in the National Football League from 1920-1925 and as the Akron Indians in 1926. ... The Canton Bulldogs played in Canton, Ohio in the National Football League from 1920 - 1923 and 1925 - 1926. ... The Cleveland Indians was the name of three separate National Football League teams from Cleveland, Ohio. ... Dayton Triangles of the National Football League played from 1920 to 1929. ...


A second organizational meeting was held in Canton on September 17, adding more teams to the league: the Hammond Pros and the Muncie Flyers from Indiana; the Rochester Jeffersons from New York; and the Rock Island Independents, the Decatur Staleys, and the Racine Cardinals from Illinois. At the meeting, the league is given a new name: American Professional Football Association (It would not be changed to National Football League until 1922). September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... The Hammond Pros from Hammond, Indiana played in the National Football League from 1920 to 1926. ... The Muncie Flyers from Muncie, Indiana played in the National Football League from 1920-1921. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Rochester Jeffersons from Rochester, New York played in the National Football League from 1920 to 1925. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Rock Island Independents, based in Rock Island, Illinois, played in the National Football League from 1920 to 1925 and in American Football League 1926 Categories: Stub | Defunct American football teams | Illinois sports ... The Chicago Bears are a National Football League team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Arizona Cardinals are a National Football League team based in Tempe, Arizona. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... The 1922 NFL season was the 3rd regular season of what was now called National Football League (the league changed their name from American Professional Football Association on June 24). ...


Four other teams also joined the Association during the year: Buffalo All-Americans, Chicago Tigers, Columbus Panhandles, and Detroit Heralds. Meanwhile, Jim Thorpe of the Canton Bulldogs was named the APFA's first president, but continued to play for the team. Buffalo, New York had three teams in the National Football League during the 1920s. ... ... The Columbus Panhandles were a football team from Columbus, Ohio in the National Football League. ... Detroit, Michigan had four early teams in the National Football League before the Detroit Lions. ... This article is about the athlete. ...


However, the scheduling was left up to each team. There were wide variations, both in the overall number of games played and in the number played against other Association members. Thus, no official standings were maintained.


The Akron Pros ended up being the only undefeated team in the Association. Thus, at the league meetings in Akron on April 30, 1921, the team was awarded the championship of the 1920 season. April 30 is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (121st in leap years), with 245 days remaining. ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


Unofficial final standings

W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage

Team W L T PCT
Akron Pros 8 0 3 1.000
Decatur Staleys 10 1 2 .909
Buffalo All-Americans 9 1 1 .900
Chicago Cardinals 6 2 2 .750
Rock Island Independents 6 2 2 .750
Dayton Triangles 5 2 2 .714
Rochester Jeffersons 6 3 2 .667
Canton Bulldogs 7 4 2 .636
Detroit Heralds 2 3 3 .400
Cleveland Indians 2 4 2 .333
Chicago Tigers 2 5 1 .286
Hammond Pros 2 5 0 .286
Columbus Panhandles 2 6 2 .250
Muncie Flyers 0 1 0 .000

The Akron Pros was a team in that played in Akron, Ohio in the National Football League from 1920-1925 and as the Akron Indians in 1926. ... The Chicago Bears are a National Football League team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Buffalo, New York had three teams in the National Football League during the 1920s. ... The Arizona Cardinals are a National Football League team based in Tempe, Arizona. ... Rock Island Independents, based in Rock Island, Illinois, played in the National Football League from 1920 to 1925 and in American Football League 1926 Categories: Stub | Defunct American football teams | Illinois sports ... Dayton Triangles of the National Football League played from 1920 to 1929. ... Rochester Jeffersons from Rochester, New York played in the National Football League from 1920 to 1925. ... The Canton Bulldogs played in Canton, Ohio in the National Football League from 1920 - 1923 and 1925 - 1926. ... Detroit, Michigan had four early teams in the National Football League before the Detroit Lions. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) East Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1948 â€¢ 1920 AL Pennants (5) 1997 â€¢ 1995 â€¢ 1954 â€¢ 1948 1920 Central Division titles (6) [1] 2001 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1997 1996 â€¢ 1995 Wild card berths (0) None [1] - In... ... The Hammond Pros from Hammond, Indiana played in the National Football League from 1920 to 1926. ... The Columbus Panhandles were a football team from Columbus, Ohio in the National Football League. ... The Muncie Flyers from Muncie, Indiana played in the National Football League from 1920-1921. ...

References

  • NFL Record and Fact Book (ISBN 1-932994-36-X)
  • NFL History 1911-1920 (Last accessed December 4, 2005)
  • 1920 season in details
  • Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League (ISBN 0-06-270174-6)

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1920 NFL season - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (481 words)
The 1920 NFL season was the first inaugural regular season of the National Football League.
The league was formed at the Jordan and Hupmobile auto showroom in Canton, Ohio on August 20 by four independent professional American football teams from Ohio: Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, and Dayton Triangles.
Thus, at the league meetings in Akron on April 30, 1921, the team was awarded the championship of the 1920 season.
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