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The Pottsville Maroons played in the National Football League from 1925 to 1928. The team became the Boston Bulldogs in 1929. The NFL consider the Bulldogs and the Maroons to be the same team. The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities. ... 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Boston Bulldogs played in the National Football League in 1929. ... 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Many Pottsville, Pennsylvania fans claim that Pottsville won the 1925 NFL Championship. The team was leading the league for most of the season, when NFL President Joseph Carr suspended the team for playing a team of University of Notre Dame All-Stars in Philadelphia (and winning 9-7) on the same day the Frankford Yellow Jackets were scheduled to play a game in Philadelphia, violating Frankford's franchise rights. Although Carr warned the Maroons in writing that they faced suspension if they played in Philadelphia, the Maroons claim that Carr approved the game during a telephone call. The Chicago Cardinals, who finished the year with the best record, were declared the 1925 champions. This decision was controversial, as the Cardinals' final game was played against a faltering franchise which, in violation of NFL rules, resorted to using high school students in its lineup. The NFL sanctioned both teams following the game. Further, the Maroons' final league game, played shortly before the non-league Notre Dame game, was a victory over the Cardinals. Location in Pennsylvania Founded  -Incorporated 1806 February 19, 1828  County Schuylkill County Mayor John D. W. Reiley Area  - Total  - Water 10. ... Joseph F. Carr (October 22, 1880 - May 20, 1939) was an early figure in professional football. ... Not to be confused with the University of Notre Dame Australia University of Notre Dame du Lac The University of Notre Dame is a preeminent Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located adjacent to South Bend, Indiana, USA. Notre Dames picturesque campus sits on 1,250 acres (5 km... It has been suggested that Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania be merged into this article or section. ... The Frankford Yellow Jackets were a team in the National Football League. ... The Arizona Cardinals are a National Football League team based in Tempe, Arizona. ... High school, or Secondary school, is the last segment of compulsory education in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan (Republic of China) (only junior high school), the United Kingdom and the United States. ...


In 2003 the NFL decided to again examine the case regarding the 1925 championship. The league had reviewed the case before in the early 1960s, and voted overwhelmingly in favor of continuing to recognize the Cardinals as champions. The largest obstacle facing the Pottsville supporters is that the NFL would have to strike not one, but two Cardinals' wins for the Maroons to have the best record in 1925. Some argue the NFL should do so, as the Cardinals "shopped" for weak opponents late in the season (in the early years, the NFL left the last weeks of the season open for last-minute scheduling). On the other hand, Pottsville played a fairly easy schedule prior to their suspension, making their case less sympathetic. Still, the Maroons beat both the Cardinals and the Notre Dame all-stars (at a time when many considered college football superior to the emerging NFL), proving they were definitely a premier team. 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1960s, or The Sixties, in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ...


In October 2003 the NFL voted 30-2 not to reopen the case. Thus the Cardinals are still listed as the 1925 NFL champions. [1]


Season-by-season

Year W L T Finish
Pottsville Maroons
1925 10 2 0 2nd
1926 10 2 1 3rd
1927 5 8 0 8th
1928 2 8 0 8th
Boston Bulldogs
1929 4 4 0 4th

External links

Ghosts of the Gridiron: The Pottsville Maroons



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 (1947-50) | New York Bulldogs/Yanks (1949-51) | Dallas Texans (1952)


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The team was leading the league for most of the season, when NFL President Joseph Carr suspended the team for playing a team of Notre Dame University All-Stars in Philadelphia (and winning 9-7) on the same day the Frankford Yellow Jackets were scheduled to play a game in Philadelphia, violating Frankford's franchise rights.
The largest obstacle facing the Pottsville supporters is that the NFL would have to strike not one, but two Cardinals' wins for the Maroons to have the best record in 1925.
Still, the Maroons beat both the Cardinals and the Notre Dame all-stars (at a time when many considered college football superior to the emerging NFL), proving they were definitely a premier team.
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