The big game was now set. The Saint Mary’s Cadets, forerunners of the Dayton Triangles, would face off against long-standing champions the Olt’s-Superba Oakwoods for the independent football championship of Dayton in 1913. Meanwhile, Nelson Talbott was finishing an All-America year at Yale.
This episode is the first of two that covers the development of the Saint Mary’s Cadets football team, whose members later formed the nucleus of the Dayton Triangles, into city independent champions. Episode date: May 23, 2019.
Season 1, Episode 3, “Coming of Age (Part One)” begins the story of how the Saint Mary’s Cadets, predecessors of NFL founding team the Dayton Triangles, became champions of local independent football. Full episodes of the podcast will be available to stream Thursday evening, May 23, 2019.
Reports in the local media indicate that planned construction of a new turf football field at Triangle Park in Dayton is on hold. The National Football League had committed funds to put in the new field in commemoration of the 100th NFL season and the 100th anniversary of the first game between league teams, played at the park on October 3, 1920. There’s a problem, though. Guy Jones, a Native American, has brought forward evidence that the site may be a Native American burial ground.
Based on past history, Mr. Jones has cause for concern.
Premiere date: May 16, 2019. This episode introduces the Saint Mary’s Cadets, predecessors of the Dayton Triangles, and talks about radical changes in American football in 1905 that helped them succeed.