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Chicago Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles...

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December 29, 1947

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, December 29, 1947

* Chicago Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles
* NFL championship title game

This 12 page newspaper has a small one column headline on page 8: "Cardinals Win Pro Grid Title On 'Fast Break'".

Tells of the NFL football championship game between the Chicago Cardinals and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Other news of the day. Light browning with minor margin wear, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: The 1947 National Football League Championship game was the 15th annual championship game and was held December 28, 1947 at Comiskey Park in Chicago. The attendance was 30,759. The game featured the Western Division champion Chicago Cardinals (9-3) and the Eastern Division champion Philadelphia Eagles (8-4). The Eagles had the week earlier defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-0 to determine the championship of the east. Both the Eagles and Cardinals were making their first appearance in the championship game.

The Cardinals (later moved to St. Louis and now in Arizona) have not won a championship since, a six-decade drought that is currently the longest in the NFL.

Category: The 20th Century