Madison Street Agreement (Between Chicago Bears and Cardinals)

No one knew it existed. But suddenly, there it was: a dusty, withered document, that brought a quick end to a daring rivalry, disrupted an NFL team’s plans for an economic revival, and may have even saved the NFL. That was then, but six decades later, no one knows where this incredibly valuable manuscript is … Read more

The Original “Spygate” – Chicago Bears vs. Cardinals in 1934

Remember the infamous “Spygate” scandal from a few years ago? As a reminder, one prominent NFL team was severely penalized for allegedly, and illegally, filming another team’s defensive signals from an on-field camera during a game, thus offering the offending club a significant offensive advantage. On this episode of “When Football Was Football” we’ll dance … Read more