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The Kennedy White House Forced The NFL To Totally Integrate

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One of JFK's major civil rights victories. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN5Ez2F_X_k February is Black History Month and in 1962, there was a very significant change in...

Presidents Have Impact On American Sports

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The results are documented.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8PMWYSjpoQ It is President’s Day. The chief executive of the United States has an impact on just about every facet of...

It Is Emanuel Cellar Day

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Cellar should be a Hall of Famer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd9RHqkiLJk It is Emanuel Cellar Day around the offices of United States sports franchises. Cellar, who was a...

D.C. Stadium And The Civil Rights Movement

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The bully pulpit worked. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJEOdJkFVgM Washington’s D. C. Stadium will be gone within two years but it should have been designated as a historical site defining...

Old Rivals Start The NFL’s 100th Anniversary Season

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And so it starts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dLZl51my_Q It is the National Football League opener and to celebrate the NFL’s 100th season the league’s two oldest rivals, Green...

NFL 100: Kennedy And Cellar Helped Create The Modern NFL

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The feds made the NFL. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4uREGIK3U0 NFL training camps are opening kicking off the NFL’s celebration of its 100th year. Along the way, the NFL...

How Charles K. McNeil Helped Make Football More Popular

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McNeil was a smart guy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7oUiAQal-Y   Let’s not pretend betting on football is a relatively new exercise. Legalized sports betting in a number of states is...

Sixty Years Ago Today, The National Football League Became Very, Very...

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The Greatest Game Ever?   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p0TNKUQ75c&t=4s   December 28, 1958 was the day that the modern NFL started. The Baltimore Colts beat the New York Giants in overtime...

JFK’s Gift To The NFL Was Made Possible By Emanuel Cellar

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Not every President of the United States leaves a sports legacy. But John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated on November 22, 1963, did leave one permanent impression on the sports world. He created a massive revenue stream for sports owners from television by signing The Sports Broadcast Act of 1961.
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JFK’s Sports Legacy: Boosting the NFL

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JFK's big contribution to $ports https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYp8essm7-o&t=57s Fifty four years today, President John F. Kennedy was killed by an assassin on a Dallas street. Historians are still...