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1st College Football All-Star Game In 1934...



Item # 623058

September 1, 1934

NEW YORK TIMES, September 1, 1934

* Chicago College All-Star Game
* Very 1st annual football game
* Chicago Bears


The sport's section (page 8) has one column headings: "80,000 See Bears Tie All-Stars, 0-0" & subheads: "Collegians Outplay Champions of Pro League, Gaining Six First Downs to Three" "Laws, Everhardsus and Mikulak Star With Hewitt and Becker in Battles at Chicago" with stats and lineups. First report coverage on the very 1st Chicago College All-Star Game.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 28 pages, rag edition, minor spine wear, nice condition.

wikipedia notes: The Chicago Charities College All-Star Game was a preseason American football game played annually (except in 1974) from 1934 to 1976 between the National Football League champions and a team of star college seniors from the previous year. It was also known as the College All-Star Football Classic. After the AFL-NFL Championship was introduced, including for the two seasons before the "Super Bowl" designation was officially adopted and the remaining two seasons before the NFL/AFL merger, the Super Bowl winner was the professional team involved, regardless of which league the team represented. Thus, the New York Jets played in the 1969 edition, although still an AFL team. The second game in 1935 involved the hometown Chicago Bears, runner-up in 1934, instead of the defending champion New York Giants.

Category: The 20th Century

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