Classic Team Logo of The Day

27 Oct

Logo of a defunct football team that played a single season in the National Football League, the Phil-Pitt Steagles. As a result of losing many players to military service during World War II, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles franchises temporarily merged to form one team to compete in the NFL in 1943. Since the remaining players had to have draft deferments to be able to stay out of the military and play, the combined team players that were left included Tony Bova, who was blind in one eye and partially blind in the other, Ed Michaels and Ray Graves,who were both deaf, and John Butler, who had poor eyesight and bad knees. The team still managed a winning record for the year at 5-4-1.


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