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1st Ever NFL Game Was Played Today In 1920... In Rock Island
Imagine if this year's Super Bowl was played on 11th Street in Rock Island, on land cleared for a stadium instead of a Walmart. Imagine if the Quad Cities had an NFL team.
They did.
The Rock Island Independents were a real football team, and a founding member of the National Football Le…
Annual Vintage Football Game Slated for Rock Island's Douglas Par
With the NFL season kicking off on Thursday night, it bears remembering that Rock Island was the location of the first ever NFL game, between the Rock Island Independents and the St. Paul Ideals. I've written before about Rock Island's pedigree as a founding member of the Nationa…

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