Fun Fact Friday

30 03 2012

During the 1943 NFL season, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles lost many of their players to military service during World War II. These two teams consequently merged into one team without any city designation. Even though they were officially known as the Eagles, the nickname “Steagles” became their unofficial title as they went 5-4-1 on the season. During the next NFL season, the Steelers combined with the Chicago Cardinals for the same reason, creating the nickname “Card-Pitt.” Finishing the season 0-10, many sportswriters called them the “Car-Pitts” (carpets) since teams walked over them.

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