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Old 07-23-2015, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by obiwin View Post
Those Shamrocks uniforms are great.

I'm not well versed on attendance figures in Boston, but George Preston Marshall already had strong DC ties prior to moving the franchise to Washington that at least also contributed to his decision to move the franchise to DC. He already owned a bunch of laundries in DC that were started by his father, and even owned a short-lived Washington DC based professional basketball team prior to getting his NFL franchise.
He did have DC ties. But the tell tale sign that the Shamrocks were a big reason is that he moved the NFL Championship game in 1936 out of Boston because he wanted more attendance and didn't feel he would get it in Boston.

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