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08-09-2012, 02:11 PM
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1922 nfl

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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
There were only 15/70 players from before 1942 and 24/70 from 1942-1967!

Prior to World War 2, Hockey was one of two "professional" sports in North America along with baseball, so plenty of athletes who would be interested in other sports were funneled into hockey
NFL started in 1922:

http://www.footballhistorian.com/foo...es.cfm?page=30

Add the impact of boxing which was very popular in NA and drew from the athlete pool.


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