Only two of the original pro football teams are still around.
The Chicago Bears and Arizona Cardinals.
I mean, I would have never thought one of the original teams was from Arizona.
But it makes sense – because the Arizona Cardinals are not actually from Arizona.
They began in Chicago.
So between the Bears and the Cardinals, the city of Chicago, essentially gave birth to modern-day professional football.
Only two original franchises survive: the Chicago Bears and the Arizona Cardinals, who previously played as the St. Louis Cardinals, the Chicago Cardinals, and the Racine Cardinals, not because they were based in Racine, Wisconsin, but because the roster was made up of guys who hung out on Racine Street on Chicago’s South Side.