Epic moments in pro football

On Oct. 22, 1939, 500 or so New Yorkers who actually owned televisions were the fortunate few who were able to witness a defining moment in pro football's relationship with mass media. NBC was the first network to televise a pro football game when the Philadelphia Eagles and Brooklyn Dodgers faced off in front of 13,050 spectators at Brooklyn's legendary Ebbets Field. The game featured three future members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame: quarterback Ace Parker and tackle Bruiser Kinard of the Brooklyn Football Dodgers, and Eagles end Bill Hewitt.