The Golden Age Of Sports Essay

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Destinee Holliday Ms. Biltz May 20, 2015 The Golden Age of Sports The 1920s was a great decade for the economy because of the popularity in sports. The number of fans increased, which created the need for new stadiums and raised the salary for sports stars. Sports in the 1920s went through many changes in the time period known as the "Roaring Twenties." New heroes, new teams, and new leagues were emerging in sports. Some sports were just starting, some were broadening their horizons, while others were just becoming more popular. The media helped to make sports become more popular in the 1920s. Movie houses showed videos of sports contests, which helped create stars. Newspapers and magazines gave the sports reporter a new authority as the media brought information about athletes and athletics to large audiences. Radio broadcasts of college football and professional baseball began early in the 1920s. The media supplied news but also manufactured it and, in the process, created and satisfied an eager audience. The decade was the “Golden Age of Sports”. The 1920s were a starting foundation for football. The most popular league, the NFL, was formed in the 1920s. On August 20, 1920, the owner of four Ohio league teams met to form a new professional league. On September 17, the team met again, changing its name to APFA (American Professional Football Association). By 1923, the name was changed to the National Football League (NFL). The 20’s brought in new styles of plays, such

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