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Pop Warner and the World’s First Indoor Professional Football Tournament

Pop Warner

by Steve Sheinkin After four seasons at the Carlisle Indian School, Pop Warner was already considered one of the brightest and most innovative coaches in football.  However, Pop made the dubious decision to take the field for one last game

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Coach Chuck Klausing: Football in the Shadow of Paul Brown

Striking Gridiron

by Greg Nichols Chapter 1: In the Shadow of Paul Brown From a distance, the corrugated overhang outside the hotel lobby looked like the folds of a paper fan, or like the charted performance of a volatile stock. On the

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The Final Outcome: Braddock Tigers Football and the Strike of 1959

Braddock-Pennsylvania

by Greg Nichols For reasons that had nothing to do with Eisenhower, Taft-Hartley, or the Supreme Court, the air above Braddock was electric on November 6, 1959. It was game day, and the Tigers were playing their biggest rivals, neighboring

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Posted in Contemporary History, Sports History

The Legend of the Braddock Tigers

Braddock-Pennsylvania

by Greg Nichols Big Bertha, a massive driving sled, haunted the Tigers’ dreams. It was rare for high school football teams to use sleds in the late 1950s, and rarer to see anything larger than a two-man version. Big Bertha

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Army-Navy Football: 100+ Years in Images

By Callie Oettinger                                                         CALLIE OETTINGER was Command Posts’ first managing editor. Her

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Posted in Military History, Sports History
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