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Encyclopedia > Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL)

The Brooklyn Dodgers was an American football team that played in the National Football League from 1930 to 1943, and in 1944 as the Brooklyn Tigers. The team played its home games at Ebbets Field. In 1945, due to financial difficulties, the team was merged with the Boston Yanks. The franchise is not related to the Brooklyn Dodgers franchise that played in the All-America Football Conference from 1946 to 1948. Another NFL team that played in Brooklyn was the Brooklyn Lions in 1926. In 2004 Micheal Jackson was accused of melesting a little boy. Few months later he put his young baby over the balcony. what a fag United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... Ebbets Field was a Major League Baseball park located at in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York. ... 1945 (MCMVL) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... The Boston Yanks started play in the National Football League in 1944. ... The Brooklyn Dodgers was an American Football team that played in the All-America Football Conference from 1946 to 1948. ... The All-America Football Conference (AAFC) was a professional American football league that challenged the rival National Football League from 1946 to 1949. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... The Brooklyn Lions were an NFL team in 1926. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Brooklyn Tigers logo
Brooklyn Tigers logo

The team began play in 1930 after Brooklyn businessmen William B. Dwyer and John C. Depler bought the Dayton Triangles, moved it, and renamed it the Brooklyn Dodgers. Four years later, the team was eventually sold to New Yorker Dan Topping. On October 22, 1939, at Ebbets Field , the Dodgers played the Philadelphia Eagles in the first NFL game shown on television. The Dodgers won the game 23-14. Image File history File links BrooklynTigers2. ... Dayton Triangles of the National Football League played from 1920 to 1929. ... A former part owner of The New York Yankees baseball team who puchased the Yankees along with Del Webb and Larry MacPhail for 2. ... October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 70 days remaining. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol...


Beginning in 1942, the team went into a steep decline, as World War II caused a shortage of players. In 1944, the team was renamed the Tigers but suffered a 0-10 regular season record. In a desperate attempt for survival, the team merged with the Boston Yanks for the 1945 season. The merged team played four home games in Boston and one in New York. But fans from neither cities cared as they finished with a 3-6-1 record. The merger happened after the 1945 NFL draft. Combatants Allied Powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Axis Powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000,000 Total dead... The Boston Yanks started play in the National Football League in 1944. ...

Brooklyn Tigers logo
Brooklyn Tigers logo

In December 1945, Topping announced his intentions to accept the All-America Football Conference's New York franchise. In response, the NFL cancelled his NFL team and all of its players were assigned to the Yanks. Image File history File links BrooklynTigers45. ...


First Round Draft Selections

  • 1936 Dick Crayne Back Iowa
  • 1937 Ed Goddard Back Washington State
  • 1938 Boyd Brumbaugh Back Duquesne
  • 1939 Bob MacLeod Back Darmouth
  • 1940 Banks McFadden Back Clemson
  • 1941 Dean McAdams Back Washington
  • 1942 Bob Robertson Back Southern California
  • 1943 Paul Governali Back Columbia
  • 1944 Creighton Miller Back Notre Dame
  • 1945 Joe Renfroe Back Tulane
  • 1946 Micheal Jackson Little kids 4 life

Dick Crayne (April 24, 1913 - August, 1985) was a football player for the Brooklyn Dodgers. ... Edwin Vinson Goddard (October 28, 1914 - July 20, 1992) was an American football player. ... Bob Robertson (born Robert Eugene Robertson on October 2, 1946 in Frostburg, Maryland) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Paul Vincent Pitchin Paul Governali (1921-1978) was a professional American football player. ...

Pro Football Hall of Famers

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... Morris Hiram Red Badgro (December 1, 1902 - July 13, 1998) was a professional football player for the New York Giants. ... Benjamin Friedman (Born March 18, 1905 in Cleveland, Ohio, Died November 24, 1982) is a former American Football quarterback who played for the Cleveland Bulldogs (1927), Detroit Wolverines (1928), New York Giants (1929-1931), and the Brooklyn Dodgers (football) 1932-1934). ... Frank Manning Bruiser Kinard Sr. ... Clarence Ace McKay Parker, (May 17, 1912 in Portsmouth, Virginia) is a Hall of Fame quarterback who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1937-1941), Boston Yanks (1945), and the New York Yankees. ...

Season-by-season

Year W L T Finish Coach
Brooklyn Dodgers 1930 7 4 1 4th Jack Depler
1931 2 12 0 9th Jack Depler
1932 3 9 0 6th Benny Friedman
1933 5 4 1 2nd East Cap McEwen
1934 4 7 0 3rd East Cap McEwen
1935 5 6 1 2nd East Paul Schissler
1936 3 8 1 4th East Paul Schissler
1937 3 7 1 4th East Potsy Clark
1938 4 4 3 3rd East Potsy Clark
1939 4 6 1 3rd East Potsy Clark
1940 8 3 3 2nd East Jock Sutherland
1941 7 4 3 2nd East Jock Sutherland
1942 3 8 3 4th East Mike Getto
1943 2 8 3 4th East Pete Cawthorn
Brooklyn Tigers 1944 0 10 0 5th East Pete Cawthorn, Ed Kuhale, Frank Bridges

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An Overview: History of the NFL (1793 words)
In 1939, an NFL game was telecast for the first time -- the Philadelphia Eagles facing the Brooklyn Dodgers on NBC -- and the total league attendance exceeded one million (1,071,200) for the first time.
As the NFL grew, the impact of television grew with it.
In 1978, the NFL regular season was increased from 14 to 16 games, and the postseason playoffs were expanded to 10 teams --three division champions and two wildcard entries from each conference.
BallparkTour - Former ballparks of Brooklyn - Ebbets Field and Washington Park (1792 words)
During the heyday of the Dodgers, Brooklyn was the melting pot of New York City.
The Dodgers took this notion to heart and reveled in it: Dem Bums became the team's rallying cry, and the team commissioned New York World-Telegram artist Willard Mullin to put his archetypal Brooklyn Bum on the cover of team publications.
Hilda Chester is still renowned in baseball circles as the ultimate Dodgers fan: she sat out in the left-center-field bleachers with her cowbell (her doctor forbade her to yell after she suffered a heart attack).
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