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  • “As national duty cut into N.F.L. rosters during World War II — more than 600 players were drafted at a time when teams seldom carried more than 28 — franchises scrambled for solutions. So in 1943, the Steelers and the Eagles became the Steagles, and in 1944, the Steelers and the Cardinals became Card-Pitt, all in the interest of keeping professional football alive during the war.�?

    The New York Times, Steelers Shared Resources With 2 Teams During World War II, by Joshua Robinson, January 14, 2009

    January 16, 2009

  • Ha! I remember hearing about the Steagles. Thanks, John.

    January 16, 2009

  • ... wars were different then.

    January 16, 2009