Philly’s First Sunday Night Football

Back in the first half of the 20th century, Blue laws prohibited different businesses from being open on Sunday for religious worship reasons. However, to give Philadelphia and Pittsburgh the ability to compete for franchises, Pennsylvania eased its blue laws so football could be played.  On November 12 in 1933, the Philadelphia Eagles played against the Chicago Bears at Baker Bowl, and Philadelphia had it’s first football game ever played on a Sunday.

By the way, the game was a tie at 3-3.


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