The Story of the Dayton Triangles

Dayton Triangles Sports Photos & Articles

Photos:

1916 Dayton Triangles
1917 U.S. Army Camp Sherman Football Team
   (Triangles: Talbott, Rupp, & Roudebush)
1919 Team & Season Record
1919 Dayton Triangles & Season Record
1920 Team Roster & Record
1920 Dayton Triangles, Roster, & Season Record
1927 Dayton & Frankford Yellowjackets Game
1924 Stivers High School Football Team
1924 Stivers High School Basketball Team
Team Jersey 1928

George Henry (Hobby) Kinderdine
Leland Everette (Lee) Fenner
Lou Partlow
Yale photo of Coach Nelson "Bud" Talbott
Coach Nelson "Bud" Talbott in the Army during WW I
Red Grange newspaper ad promoting the 1927 Triangles game
Red Grange & Chic Harley 1927
Norb Sacksteder Caricature: 1918

Can you Identify this Warm-up Jersey?
Can You Identify these Game Photographs?

Dayton Triangles at the Frankford Yellow Jackets 1926 game photo
   Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Inquirer: Dayton Triangles -
Frankford Yellow Jackets cartoon from 1927

Program Covers:

Green Bay Packers vs. Dayton Triangles, program cover, November 15, 1925
Green Bay Packers vs. Dayton Triangles, program cover, September 18, 1927
Green Bay Packers vs. Dayton Triangles, program cover, November 13, 1927
Green Bay Packers vs. Dayton Triangles, program cover, October 28, 1928
Chicago Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds at University of Dayton Stadium,
program cover, September 23, 1934

Triangles & Minneapolis Marines Program Cover 1922
Triangles & NY Giants Game Program Cover 1925
Yellow Jackets Game Program with Triangles 1927
Trouts Collegians State Heavyweight Foot Ball Champions vs.
Dayton Athletic Club Ticket

Articles:

WHERE IT ALL STARTED; What's now known as the NFL began with a game between the Dayton Triangles and Columbus Panhandles
Pro Football's Cradle Rocks in Triangle Park History; Dayton Team Played in First League Game in 1920s
NFL Roots Run Deep in Dayton
Dayton Triangles Significance in the Formation of Professional Football
in America

How to get an NFL Team from Dayton to Indianapolis by way of ...
A War Year: 1918
Red Grange Dayton Daily News Interview 1927
Red Grange Game Against the Triangles, October 2, 1927
Dayton Triangles and Hammond Clabbys: 1918
Lou Partlow

Rosters:

1915 Team & Record
1916 Team & Record
1917 Team & Record
APFA-NFL Franchise Summary
Triangles vs. APFA-NFL Clubs: Official Games 1920-1929

Newspaper Game Accounts:

St. Mary’s Cadets and Congerville AC, October 11, 1914
Dayton Triangles at Chicago Cardinals, November 09, 1924,
Chicago Chicago Tribune

Dayton Triangles at Buffalo All-Americans, November 27, 1921,
Buffalo Evening Times

Dayton at Buffalo, November 28, 1921, Dayton Daily News
Buffalo Evening Times account of a 1921 game
Buffalo at Dayton, October 27, 1922, Dayton Daily News
Buffalo All-Americans at Dayton Triangles, October 29, 1922,
Buffalo Daily Courier

Buffalo at Dayton, October 30, 1922, Dayton Daily News
Buffalo Evening Times account of a 1922 game
Triangles at Chicago Cardinals, October 09, 1927, Chicago Tribune
Triangles at Providence Steam Rollers, 10/24/27, Chicago Tribune

Book:

GRIDIRON GAUNTLET: The Story of the Men Who Integrated Pro Football,
In Their Own Words
  by Andy Piascik


Related stories of the early days of pro football:

Home and Away
The story of the Ironton Tanks, Portsmouth Spartans and Ashland (Ky.) Armco.
Portsmouth Spartans
The game that the Portsmouth Spartans prevented a Green Bay Packers NFL championship.
Oorang Indians
LaRue, Ohio once had an NFL franchise of native American players, including the great Jim Thorpe.
Pigskin Tale May Repeat; Legendary Team Called LaRue (Ohio) Home
The story of little LaRue, Ohio - once the home of the most colorful franchise the NFL ever has known. A team sponsored by a dog kennel and made up of all native American players.
A Colorful Game: Names are in the Book 
A review of some of the more colorful nicknames of former NFL players, featuring Walter "Sneeze" Achieu, a Dayton Triangles wingback during the NFL's formative years.
Forgotten Family: the Nesser Brothers of Columbus, Ohio 
The story of the six Nesser brothers, seven for one season, and their teammates on the Columbus Panhandles.
NFL'S All-Time Team a Little Light on the Old-Times  
The case for a West Milton, Ohio NFL great to be included in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Wright State history professor emeritus Carl Becker is quoted within the article.
Old Building was Home to NFL Office; Historical Value Cited as one Reason to save Broad-High Landmark
Efforts are underway to save the NFL office from 1927 until 1939, in Columbus, Ohio.
Long-lost title; For 78 years, a small town in Pennsylvania has been fighting to have its NFL championship restored. It hasn't given up yet
Review of the Pottsville (PA) Maroons claim to the 1925 NFL title that the record books awarded to the Chicago Cardinals. Here is a look at the two best 1925 NFL teams and how the NFL title was awarded to the Chicago Cardinals.
1920s Timeline: the Decade at a Glance
What else was going on in American sports in the 1920's?
NFL's 75th Anniversary 
An overview of the first 75 years of the NFL.
Three small cities along the Ohio River had teams capable of taking on the NFL's best
A review of Wright State history professor emeritus Carl Becker book about early Ohio teams. The book tells story of the Ironton Tanks, Portsmouth Spartans and Ashland (Ky.) Armco.
Portsmouth was Involved in Green Bay's 1st Dynasty
Salutes the game that the Portsmouth Spartans triumph on December 4, 1932 over the Green Bay Packers that prevented the Packers from a fourth straight NFL championship.
Oorang Indians: One of the First NFL Teams 
The little town of LaRue, Ohio, population 803, once had an NFL franchise funded by a local businessman. The team was sponsored by a dog kennel and a line up of all native American players, including Jim Thorpe.
Happy Birthday NFL?
An account of an organizational meeting prior to the famous September 17, 1920 meeting.

Ongoing Research Project Uniform Numbers of the NFL: Pre-1933 Defunct Teams

 


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