Monday, October 29, 2012

Canadeo vs. The Texans

We saw a link to this photo today on the great site Uniwatch, and knew we had to pass it along to other Packers fans. It is a shot of halfback Tony Canadeo either gaining yardage, or scoring, or both vs. the Dallas Texans on November 23, 1952. Green Bay came out on top this day in a big way — 42-14 at old City Stadium. From Wikipedia: “The NFL was unable to find a buyer for the Texans, and folded the team after the season. A few months later, the NFL granted a new franchise to a Baltimore-based group headed by Carroll Rosenbloom, and awarded it the remains of the failed Texans operation. Rosenbloom named his new team the Baltimore Colts. However, the Colts (now based in Indianapolis) do not claim the history of the Texans as their own. Likewise, the NFL reckons the Colts as a 1953 expansion team.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tony Canadeo
AKA Anthony Robert Canadeo

Born: 5-May-1919
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 29-Nov-2003
Location of death: Green Bay, WI [1]
Cause of death: Aneurysm
Remains: Buried, Allouez Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay, WI


Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Football

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Gray Ghost of Gonzaga

Military service: US Navy (Naval Air Force, WWII); US Army



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[1] St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center, Green Bay, WI.
Brother: Savior
Wife: (m.)
Son: Tony, Jr.
Son: Bob


High School: Steinmetz High School, Chicago, IL
University: Gonzaga University (1941)


Pro Football Hall of Fame 1974
State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame
Kidney Transplant


SPORTS FRANCHISE HISTORY
Green Bay Packers VP (1982-)
Green Bay Packers Board of Directors (1955-)
Green Bay Packers (1941-52)


http://www.nndb.com/people/707/000165212/