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The Frankford Yellow Jackets were a team in the National Football League. Frankford is a section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, located in the northeastern part of the city, noted chiefly for the elevated subway line that originates there. The Yellow Jackets played in the NFL from 1924 until 1931, failing to complete their schedule in the last year, mainly due to financial hardships brought on by the Great Depression. They won the NFL title in 1926, and were co-founded — and co-owned throughout their existence — by Bert Bell and Lud Wray. Jump to: navigation, search The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities. ... Jump to: navigation, search Independence Hall, as it appears today. ... This article describes subways as mass transit lines. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the worldwide economic crisis of the 1930s; for other uses of the term, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Bert Bell (1895-1959) was co-founder (with Lud Wray) of the Frankford Yellowjackets in 1924 (whose name was changed to the Philadelphia Eagles in 1933), and commissioner of the National Football League from 1946 until his death. ...


The team often played a grueling schedule of 15 to 20 games a season. Frequently, they would schedule a home game on Saturday and an away game on Sunday of the same weekend, due to Pennsylvania blue laws. A blue law, in the United States and Canada, is a law restricting activities or sales of goods on Sunday, which had its roots in accommodating Christian Sunday worship, although it persists to this day more as a matter of tradition. ...


On October 26, 1931, the franchise suspended operations one day after the team defeated the Chicago Bears 13-12 at Wrigley Field — a result that ultimately took on some historical significance because it would be the last time the Philadelphia-based NFL team won an away game over the Bears until October 17, 1999, when the Philadelphia Eagles won 20-16 at Soldier Field (Philadelphia also went 51 years without a road victory over the Green Bay Packers, the Eagles' 1979 win at Green Bay being the first since the Yellow Jackets had won there in 1928). Indeed, Bell and Wray reactivated the franchise on July 9, 1933 under the name "Philadelphia Eagles;" however, due to the gap in time between the Yellow Jackets' demise and the Eagles' birth (and the fact that virtually no players who were on the 1931 Yellow Jackets' roster also played for the 1933 Eagles), the NFL officially treats the two franchises as separate entities despite the commonality and continuity of their ownership. Jump to: navigation, search October 26 is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 66 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Jump to: navigation, search Conference NFC Division North Year Founded 1919 Home Field Soldier Field City Chicago, Illinois Team Colors Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Lovie Smith League Championships (9) NFL Champions: 1921, 1932, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1963 Super Bowl: 1985 (XX) Conference Championships (3) NFL... Wrigley Field is a sports stadium in Chicago, Illinois which was built in 1914 for the Chicago Federal League baseball team, the Chicago Whales and which became the home of the Chicago Cubs in 1916. ... Jump to: navigation, search October 17 is the 290th (in leap years the 291st) day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1999(MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Jump to: navigation, search Conference NFC Division East Year Founded 1933 Home Field Lincoln Financial Field City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team Colors Midnight Green, Silver, Black, and White Head Coach Andy Reid League Championships (3) NFL Champions: 1948, 1949, 1960 Conference Championships (3) NFL Eastern: 1960 NFC: 1980, 2004 Division Championships... Soldier Field is located on famous Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, and is currently home to the NFLs Chicago Bears and Major League Soccers Chicago Fire. ... Jump to: navigation, search Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... Jump to: navigation, search This page refers to the year 1979. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 175 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1933 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Season-by-season

Year W L T Finish
1924 11 2 1 3rd
1925 13 7 0 6th
1926 14 1 1 1st
1927 6 9 3 7th
1928 11 3 2 2nd
1929 9 4 5 3rd
1930 4 13 1 9th
1931 1 6 1 10th

External link

Ghosts of the Gridiron: The Frankford Yellow Jackets



Defunct NFL Teams
1920s Chicago Tigers (1920) | Cleveland Tigers/Indians (1920-21) | Muncie Flyers (1920-21)
Rochester Jeffersons (1920-25) | Rock Island Independents (1920-25) | Akron Pros/Indians (1920-26)
Canton Bulldogs (1920-26) | Columbus Panhandles/Tigers (1920-26) | Hammond Pros (1920-26) | Detroit Heralds/Tigers/Panthers/Wolverines (1920-28) | Buffalo All-Americans/Bisons/Rangers (1920-29) | Dayton Triangles (1920-29) | Cincinnati Celts (1921) | New York Giants (Brickley's) (1921) | Tonawanda Kardex (1921) | Washington Senators (1921) | Evansville Crimson Giants (1921-22) | Louisville Brecks/Colonels (1921-23, 1926) | Minneapolis Marines/Red Jackets (1921-24, 1929-31) | Oorang Indians (1922-23) | Toledo Maroons (1922-23) | Racine Legion/Tornadoes (1922-24, 1926) | Milwaukee Badgers (1922-26) | St. Louis All Stars (1923) | Cleveland Indians/Bulldogs (1923-27) | Duluth Kelleys/Eskimos (1923-27) | Kenosha Maroons (1924) | Kansas City Blues/Cowboys (1924-26) | Frankford Yellow Jackets (1924-31) | Pottsville Maroons/Boston Bulldogs (1925-29) | Providence Steam Roller (1925-31) | Brooklyn Lions (1926) | Hartford Blues (1926) | Los Angeles Buccaneers (1926) | New York Yankees (1927-28) | Orange/Newark Tornadoes (1929-30) | Staten Island Stapletons (1929-32)
1930s Brooklyn Dodgers/Tigers (1930-44) | Cleveland Indians (1931) | Cincinnati Reds (1933-34) | St. Louis Gunners (1934)
1940s-50s Boston Yanks (1944-48) | Baltimore Colts (1950) | New York Bulldogs/Yanks (1949-51) | Dallas Texans (1952)


The following is a list and brief history of football teams that at one time played in National Football League. ... Chicago Tigers of the National Football League played only in the first year of the league 1920. ... Cleveland Tigers played in the National Football League, then called the American Professional Football Association during the 1920 and 1921 seasons. ... The Muncie Flyers from Muncie, Indiana played in the National Football League from 1920-1921. ... Rochester Jeffersons from Rochester, New York played in the National Football League from 1920 to 1925. ... 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 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 Columbus Panhandles were a football team from Columbus, Ohio in the National Football League. ... The Hammond Pros from Hammond, Indiana played in the National Football League from 1920 to 1926. ... Detroit, Michigan had three early teams in the National Football League before the Detroit Lions. ... Buffalo, New York had an NFL team prior to the Bills that operated under three different names: The All-Americans from 1920-1923, Bisons from 1924-1925, 1927 and 1929, and the Rangers in 1926. ... Dayton Triangles of the National Football League played from 1920 to 1929. ... The Cincinnati Celts, a pre-NFL team, played only during the 1921 National Football League season. ... Brickleys Giants (formally named the New York Giants) were a professional football team with the APFA (now NFL) whose only season played was in 1921. ... The Tonawanda Kardex of the National Football League played one season in the league, 1921. ... Washington Senators of the National Football League (then called the American Professional Football Association) played only in 1921 football season. ... The Evansville Crimson Giants from Evansville, Indiana played from 1921-1922 in the National Football League. ... Louisville, Kentucky had two National Football League teams. ... Minneapoliss NFL effort, prior to the Vikings, the Marines played from 1921-1924. ... The Oorang Indians were a team in the National Football League from La Rue, Ohio (near Marion). ... Toledo Maroons, based in Toledo, Ohio, played in the National Football League from 1922 to 1923. ... The Racine Legion was a National Football League team based in Racine, Wisconsin from 1922 - 1924. ... The Milwaukee Badgers was an football team, that played in the National Football League from 1922 to 1926. ... St. ... The Cleveland Bulldogs was a team that played in Cleveland, Ohio in the National Football League. ... Duluth, Minnesota fielded a team called the Kelleys (officially the Kelley Duluths after the Kelley-Duluth Hardware Store) from 1923-1925 and the Eskimos (officially Ernie Nevers Eskimos after their star player) from 1926-1927 in the National Football League. ... The Kenosha Maroons were an football team from Kenosha, Wisconsin. ... Kansas City, Missouri had a National Football League team prior to the Chiefs that operated under two different names: The Blues in 1924 and the Cowboys from 1925-1926. ... The Pottsville Maroons played in the National Football League from 1925 to 1928. ... The Providence Steam Roller (also referred to as the Providence Steam Rollers and incorrectly as the Providence Steamrollers) was an football team that played in Providence, Rhode Island in the National Football League from 1925 to 1931. ... The Brooklyn Lions were an NFL team in 1926. ... Hartford Blues of the National Football League played only in 1926. ... Los Angeles Buccaneers were a road-only team in the National Football League during their one season 1926. ... The New York Yankees was the name of two National Football League franchises based in New York City. ... The Orange Tornadoes played the 1929 National Football League season in Orange, New Jersey. ... Staten Island Stapletons played in the National Football League as such from 1929 to 1930. ... The Brooklyn Dodgers were an American Football team which was a member of the NFL from 1930 to 1943, and in 1944 as the Brooklyn Tigers. ... The Cleveland Indians was the name of three separate National Football League teams from Cleveland, Ohio. ... The Cincinnati Reds was a National Football League team that played the 1933 season and the first 8 games of the 1934 season. ... The St. ... The Boston Yanks started play in the National Football League in 1944. ... Baltimore Colts started in the All-America Football Conference in 1946 as the Miami Seahawks. ... The New York Yanks started life as the Boston Yanks in the National Football League in 1944. ... The Dallas Texans played in the National Football League for one season, 1952, with a record of 1–11. ...


 
 

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