Tuesday, February 3, 2009

What football team did FDR name?

The football season is over, but it's never too late for a quirky question:
Which team was named after a potent symbol of the New Deal?

Answer: In 1933 the NFL franchise known as the Frankford Yellowjackets was sold for $2500 and rechristened the Philadelphia Eagles in honor of the National Recovery Administration logo.

Let's hope President Obama can generate such popular enthusiasm for his stimulus programs.

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