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The Bears and The Cardinals

The Forgotten History of the NFL's Oldest Teams

2019-12-07 13:00:00 2019-12-07 14:00:00 America/Chicago The Bears and The Cardinals Come back to a time when individuals played with little equipment protection, gangsters interrupted games, and players worked second jobs during the professional football season. Downers Grove Public Library

Saturday, December 07
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-12-07 13:00:00 2019-12-07 14:00:00 America/Chicago The Bears and The Cardinals Come back to a time when individuals played with little equipment protection, gangsters interrupted games, and players worked second jobs during the professional football season. Downers Grove Public Library

Downers Grove Public Library

Meeting Room Both (Max Capacity 100)

Come back to a time when individuals played with little equipment protection, gangsters interrupted games, and players worked second jobs during the professional football season.

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. He 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.  

Contact the Ask Us Desk at askus@dglibrary.org or call (630) 960-1200 with questions.

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