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    Re: NFL Trivia Question - Minnesota

    Not even close Wilson.
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    Re: NFL Trivia Question - Minnesota

    Green Bay Packers, I don't know!
    We may need a hint if it isn't the Eskimos....

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    Re: NFL Trivia Question - Minnesota

    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    Not even close Wilson.
    Hah, I edited my post, after finding the real answer.

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    Re: NFL Trivia Question - Minnesota

    Wow.
    I had to look it up and I was shocked.
    I had no idea that Minnesota had a football team for nearly 20 years before the Vikings...
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    Re: NFL Trivia Question - Minnesota

    FYI, had that football team persevered, it would have been one of the NFL's charter members.
    The three teams that were part of its conference that eventually became NFL charter members are:

    The Green Bay Packers
    The New York Giants
    The Chicago (Arizona) Cardinals

    Pretty interesting find.
    Thanks COJOMAY!
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    Re: NFL Trivia Question - Minnesota

    I googled it.
    Would have never guessed that.
    Great question Cojo

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    Re: NFL Trivia Question - Minnesota

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    As a matter of fact, I do know

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    Re: NFL Trivia Question - Minnesota

    OK, here's the answer...
    It was the Minnesota Marines (name based on the land of 10,000 lakes).

    There are many obscure small town teams that show up briefly in the records of the NFL for the early 1920s, but one of the least well known is the Minneapolis Marines (APFA 1921, NFL 1922-1924). The Marines, owned by locals Johnny Dunn and Val Ness, had a dismal APFA/NFL W-L-T record entirely consistent with the team's obscurity in the annals of pro football: 1921 1-3-0, 1922 1-3-0, 1923 2-5-2, 1924 0-6-0. But the NFL record of the Marines gives a misleading picture of the team's true standing among the earliest pro football teams, because it was in the pre-APFA/NFL years that the Marines reached their peak as a team.

    The Marines were organized way back in 1905, as a team of working class teenagers, most of whom lived close to the Cedar/Washington avenue district of the near south side of Minneapolis, about a mile or so south of the present-day Metrodome.

    For more information go to: http://www.footballresearch.com/articles/frpage.cfm?topic=marines
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    Re: NFL Trivia Question - Minnesota

    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    OK, here's the answer...
    It was the Minnesota Marines (name based on the land of 10,000 lakes).

    There are many obscure small town teams that show up briefly in the records of the NFL for the early 1920s, but one of the least well known is the Minneapolis Marines (APFA 1921, NFL 1922-1924). The Marines, owned by locals Johnny Dunn and Val Ness, had a dismal APFA/NFL W-L-T record entirely consistent with the team's obscurity in the annals of pro football: 1921 1-3-0, 1922 1-3-0, 1923 2-5-2, 1924 0-6-0. But the NFL record of the Marines gives a misleading picture of the team's true standing among the earliest pro football teams, because it was in the pre-APFA/NFL years that the Marines reached their peak as a team.

    The Marines were organized way back in 1905, as a team of working class teenagers, most of whom lived close to the Cedar/Washington avenue district of the near south side of Minneapolis, about a mile or so south of the present-day Metrodome.

    For more information go to: http://www.footballresearch.com/articles/frpage.cfm?topic=marines
    Damn I knew that one! I read that some time ago. There is a very nice list of every NFL team out there since the inception of the NFL. If I recall correctly, MN had 3 or more NFL teams dating back to the early 1900's.

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