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History of the NFL's Oldest Teams

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
2019-11-20 19:00:00 2019-11-20 20:00:00 America/Chicago History of the NFL's Oldest Teams Join author Joe Ziemba to celebrate the National Football League’s 100th season with an unusual look at the strange early history of the oldest teams in the NFL: The Bears and the Cardinals. Tinley Park Public Library tplibrary@tplibrary.org
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Join author Joe Ziemba to celebrate the National Football League’s 100th season with an unusual look at the strange early history of the oldest teams in the NFL: The Bears and the Cardinals.

What would the Chicago area do today without the Bears? The two teams are the only original clubs from the inception of the NFL in 1920 and their combined histories in Chicago provide a multitude of stories and legends to ensure a memorable evening for both football fans and lovers of Chicago history!


Recognized as one of the leading authorities on the history of professional football in the country, Joe Ziemba is the award-winning author of the books When Football Was Football: The Chicago Cardinals and the Birth of the NFL and Cadets, Cannons, and Legends: The Football History of Morgan Park Military Academy.

A life-long resident of the south side of Chicago, Joe first became interested in the history of pro football after discovering that his father was a draft choice of the Chicago (now Arizona) Cardinals in the 1940s. Because of his knowledge of the early days of the professional game, Joe has been a resource for articles or reports in Sports Illustrated, the New York Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Daily Southtown, NBC Sunday Night Football, and many others. Joe has appeared on the WGN documentary “Football in Chicago,” a Comcast Sports special on the Chicago Bears, as well as on radio stations such as WBBM and WSCR in Chicago.

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1st floor – Meeting Room A&B
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Senior-friendly
Local Interest
Entertainment & Culture
Ages: 
Adult
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