Throwbacks #1: The Blondy Wallace scandal of 1906

Our new podcast series begins by taking a look at the first pro football's first, and maybe biggest, scandal Erik Oehler

Print This November 26, 2013, 11:45 AM EST
The Canton Bulldogs–Massillon Tigers betting scandal was the first major scandal in professional football in the United States.

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The year is 1906. Ohio pro teams Canton and Massillon have assembled dream teams consisting of the best players in the country. NFP, along with the Professional Football Researchers Association, is proud to bring you the story of the first, and maybe biggest, pro football scandal, ever. Our new podcast, Throwbacks, will tell some of the most compelling stories of football's past in an engaging way.

Much of the original story appeared in print in the 1984 PFRA Annual #5.

Music featured in this episode by the following (in order of appearance):
Dexter Britain - The Time to Run

Tascott - Shame on You (1905)

The Years - The In Crowd

Football - Dan Quinn (1906)

Simon Robinson - Country Trouble

Jackson F. Smith - Cantina Rag

Link Wray & his Ray Men - Rumble

Booker T. & the MG’s - Soul Dressing

Milt Buckner - The Beast

Hugh Masekela - Grazing in the Grass

Victor Herbet Orchestra - The Ameer (1912)

Combustible Edison - Spy vs Spy

Calexico - Whipping the Horse’s Eye

Bill Frisell, Ron Miles, Curtis Fowlkes, and Eyvind Kang - “Coffaro’s Theme”

Dexter Britain - The Time to Run (Finale)

Red Molly - “Ohio”

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