The 1922 NFL season represents a turning point for National Football League founding team, the Dayton Triangles. Founding coach Nelson “Bud” Talbott is forced to step aside to attend to his growing family business and social affairs, leaving team business manager Carl Storck to assume head coaching duties as well. Meanwhile, illness threatens the team’s biggest supporter in the local business community. The team’s long time quarterback and field general, Al Mahrt, faces his future.
Dayton Triangles coach Nelson Talbott, forced to take on more family responsibilities in the wake of his father’s death, turns to his old Yale coach Frank Hinkey to help out during the 1921 professional football season. Business manager Carl Storck hopes to build on the success of the 1920 Triangles at the box office, but runs into trouble when the team struggles to win games.
The Dayton Triangles join with other teams in 1920 to form the American Professional Football Association, which would eventually rename itself the National Football League. The inaugural APFA season finds the Triangles in the hunt for the first pro football championship, and features epic battles against teams led by future NFL Hall of Fame players like Jim Thorpe and Fritz Pollard.
“Triangles” returns with Season 2 on Thursday August 15. This season will cover the Dayton Triangles’ National Football League years. Highlights include epic battles on the gridiron with legends like Jim Thorpe, Red Grange and more. Get a taste of the early days of professional football. It all starts August 15.