The following article originally appeared on thisbrucesmith.com. I’ve moved it here to consolidate all Dayton Triangles-related content on this site.
The research for my Dayton Triangles podcast project took me into the period when Triangles player/coach/manager/owner Carl Storck continued to serve as an NFL executive after the sale of the Triangle franchise. This post discusses the first of two major controversies in Storck’s brief, stormy tenure as league president. My focus here is less on Storck’s role than on the historical significance of what I argue was “the birth of replay” — eighty years ago.