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July 10, 1932: The Franchise is Born

Wealthy D.C. businessman George Preston Marshall long aspired to own a pro sports team.  In the early 1930s, he led a syndicate that acquired the rights to a defunct NFL franchise from Newark, N.J., and he agreed with league officials to locate the team in Boston.  On July 10, 1932, NFL owners voted in Atlantic City, N.J., to make Boston an official franchise in a nascent league that consisted of eight teams.  The team was known in its first season, 1932, as the “Braves,” before Marshall changed the nickname to the “Redskins” in 1933.  The franchise played in Boston for five seasons, reaching the NFL championship game in 1936.  It moved to D.C. in 1937.

 



Posted By Mike Richman

Feb. 27, 2014: Temple University Alumni Reunion, Feb. 27, 2014: Temple University Alumni Reunion, Feb. 27, 2014: Temple University Alumni Reunion, Feb. 27, 2014: Temple University Alumni Reunion, Feb. 27, 2014: Temple University Alumni Reunion

On Feb. 27, 2014, I attended an alumni reunion in D.C. for Temple University's School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM). I was inducted into Temple's Gallery of Success in October 2013 as the representative for STHM, from where I earned a Master's Degree in sports management in the early 1990s. STHM was then known as the School of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Among those in attendance at the reunion were STHM Associate Dean Betsy Barber, and Kathe Archibald, the school's Associate Director of Development and Alumni Relations. My buddy, Rick Ridall, was also there. The two of us go back several decades. Rick, now a professor at STHM, was a graduate assistant to the athletic director at Temple when I was a GA in Temple's sports information office during the 1990-91 academic year.



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Oct. 4, 2013: Temple University Gallery of Success, Oct. 4, 2013: Temple University Gallery of Success, Oct. 4, 2013: Temple University Gallery of Success, Oct. 4, 2013: Temple University Gallery of Success

On Oct. 4, 2013, I was inducted into the Gallery of Success at Temple University for my Redskins-related accomplishments. Temple's School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) selected me as its 2013 representative for the induction. I earned a Master's Degree at Temple in sports management in what is now STHM. At the same time, I served as a graduate assistant in Temple's Sports Information Department during the 1990-91 academic year.  I need to give a big shout out to Kathe Archibald, one of the top officials in STHM, for coordinating my induction.



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Sept. 18, 2013: Shenandoah Valley Athletic Club, Sept. 18, 2013: Shenandoah Valley Athletic Club, Sept. 18, 2013: Shenandoah Valley Athletic Club

On Sept. 18, 2013, I gave a presentation on Redskins history to the Shenandoah Valley Athletic Club in Harrisonburg, Va. Club Vice President Allen Andrick organized my appearance. Allen is also an Atlantic Coast Conference football referee, which piqued my curiosity. I peppered him with questions about his role as a referee in big-time college football.  The whole evening, he and his fellow club members were nothing but classy!



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