In 1946 Los Angeles got not one but two professional football teams.
Harold “Red” Grange was a college football player, an all-American halfback who rose to national prominence after his remarkable performance in a 1924 game against Michigan. In 1925 he turned professional, signing on with the Chicago Bears. He kicked off 1926 with a football game at the Memorial Coliseum playing against the Los Angeles Tigers, then returned in the spring to star in his first Hollywood feature film. Continue reading
The rivalry between Notre Dame’s “Fighting Irish” and Southern California’s “Thundering Herd” began in 1926, when fans of both sides packed the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles to see the two teams play for the first time. So who won? Continue reading