October 22nd, 1939: The first NFL game is televised.

JoeSportsFanSenior Analyst IOctober 22, 2009

October 22nd, 1939

The first NFL game was televised on October 22, 1939 when NBC aired a game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Philadelphia Eagles to a local audience.  This is monumental.

We owe this day a bit of gratitude, people.  Stop and think about what we would be missing.

A moment of respect, please.

Impress your co-workers: In 1950, the Los Angeles Rams and the Washington Redskins became the first NFL teams to have all of their home and road games televised.  Insert your own “do current Rams/Redskins fans even care that their games are televised” joke here.

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