1933 Portsmouth Spartans Season

1933 Portsmouth Spartans Season

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Portsmouth Spartans were a professional football team from Portsmouth, Ohio founded in 1929. In 1930 they joined the fledging National Football League, competing in the league until 1934, when the owner of Detroit radio station WJR bought the Spartans, and moved them to Detroit, where they became the Detroit Lions. The Spartans formed in 1929, drawing players from defunct independent professional and semi-pro teams in the Ohio-Kentucky-West Virginia tri-state area. They immediately made an impact by twice defeating the Ironton Tanks, a nearby independent professional team who had regularly played NFL member teams since the early 1920s with considerable success. The 1933 Portsmouth Spartans season was their fourth in the league and final season before becoming the Detroit Lions. The team failed to improve on their previous season's output of 6-2-4, losing five games. They failed to qualify for the playoffs.
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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135997882
  • 9786135997880