1937 NFL Championship

1937 NFL Championship

Postby Mark » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:26 am

I think I recall people stating in this forum that sometimes old newspapers actually had play by plays of games. Does anyone know if any had a play by play of the 1937 Washington-Chicago NFL Championship. I know it is a long shot but thought I'd ask.
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Re: 1937 NFL Championship

Postby Bob Gill » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:13 am

I wouldn't be surprised if one or more of the Washington papers (Post, Star, Times-Herald, etc.) printed a play-by-play. At least a couple of them did after the Redskins won in 1942.

This didn't come from a newspaper, but I do have a play-by-play of the 1937 game; I'm pretty sure I found it at the Hall of Fame. So, assuming you're just interested in the play-by-play and don't care about the source, I think I can e-mail it to you by using a scanner they have at the local library. Or if you're just looking for some particular detail, let me know and I'll check on it for you.
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Re: 1937 NFL Championship

Postby Mark » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:18 pm

No, I do not care about the source but I wouldn't want you to have to go to the library on my account. I can try and see if the Washington Post has it online. Thanks.
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Re: 1937 NFL Championship

Postby Mark » Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:03 pm

As it turns out I actually have part of the play by play and didn't know it. I have the book from the Washington Post that reprints old newspaper accounts of the Redskins. It has the play by play of the game vs the Giants they won in 1937 to win the East and the play-by-play of the 1942 title game. Unfortunately for the 1937 title game the play by play is to be continued on page 10 which they did not include. At least that tells me they did publish it but I can no longer locate the Washington Post archives online. Does anyone have the link?
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