Carl Storck

Carl H. Storck (born November 14, 1892 – March 13, 1950)[1] was a co-founder of the National Football League, as well as the founding owner of the Dayton Triangles. He was also the Triangles coach from 1922 until 1926. Storck served as the NFL's secretary-treasurer from 1921 to 1939 and president from 1939 to 1941.

Carl Storck
Position:Coach
Personal information
Born:November 14, 1892
Dayton, Ohio
Died:March 13, 1950 (aged 57)
Dayton, Ohio
Career information
College:Dayton
Career history
As coach:
As executive:
Head coaching record
Career:8–26–4
Coaching stats at PFR

Dayton Triangles

Storck started his football career as a local football hero in Dayton, Ohio, playing for St. Mary's College (now known as the University of Dayton). After graduation, Stork played semi-pro football for a local team that would later become the Dayton Triangles. Storck became the team's manager in 1918 and guide his team into the NFL (then called the American Professional Football Association). He represented Dayton at Ralph Hay's Hupmobile dealership on September 17, 1920. This meeting marked the formation of the NFL. The Triangles would have trouble competing in the increasingly competitive NFL, and Storck would eventual sell them in 1930 to Bill Dwyer, who moved the team to Brooklyn and renamed them the Brooklyn Dodgers.

League officer

Storck served as secretary-treasurer of the National Football League from 1921 to 1939. Upon the death of Joe Carr, Storck served as president of the National Football League. In 1941 the league created the position of Commissioner and named Elmer Layden to the post. Storck was upset by the owners' decision to replace him as head of the league, as he had given twenty years to the league (fifteen without pay) and had not received any criticism from the owners during his tenure as president. He stated that he would stay on as president if the owners defined his duties in a contract. However, on April 4, 1941 he suddenly announced that he was resigning "for the best interests of the game".[2][3]

Outside football

In keeping with the majority of managers Storck was an unpaid volunteer manager; he also worked full-time as a foreman in the Inspection and Packing Department at the National Cash Register Company. He then worked as assistant manager at Delco.[4]

Illness and death

At the time of his resignation, Storck was seriously ill with Neurasthenia. He had been bedridden for seven weeks prior to his resignation and was partially paralyzed on the right side of his body.[3] He retired from Delco in 1942 due to ill health. Storck died on March 13, 1950 at a nursing home in Dayton.[4]

References

  1. ^ Carl Stock on pro-football-reference.com
  2. ^ "Storck Quits Post In Surprise Move". The New York Times. April 5, 1941.
  3. ^ a b "Storck Predicts Fight Over Layden". The New York Times. April 4, 1941.
  4. ^ a b "Carl Storck, Ex-Head of Football League". The New York Times. March 14, 1950.
1922 NFL season

The 1922 NFL season was the third regular season of what was now called the National Football League (NFL); the league changed their name from American Professional Football Association (APFA) on June 24. The NFL fielded 18 teams during the season, including new league teams such as the Milwaukee Badgers, the Oorang Indians, the Racine Legion, and the Toledo Maroons. Meanwhile, the Chicago Staleys changed their name to the Chicago Bears, and the Racine Cardinals changed their name to the Chicago Cardinals. The Muncie Flyers, Cleveland Indians, Brickley's New York Giants, Cincinnati Celts, Tonawanda Kardex, Washington Senators, and Detroit Tigers dropped out of the league. A 19th team, the Youngstown Patricians, was scheduled to join the league, and had its schedule laid out, but folded before playing in the league. A 20th, the Philadelphia Union Quakers, also was set to join (but presumably not as far along as the Youngstown plans), but did not, due partly to the fact that the Quakers were merely a front for the existing Buffalo All-Americans to play extra games on Saturday. After a four-year hiatus, the Quakers instead joined the American Football League (1926).

The Canton Bulldogs were named the 1922 NFL Champions after ending the season with a 10–0–2 record.

1923 Dayton Triangles season

The 1923 Dayton Triangles season was their fourth in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous output of 4–3–1, winning only one game. They tied for sixteenth place in the league.

1923 NFL season

The 1923 NFL season was the fourth regular season of the National Football League. For the first time, all of the clubs that were considered to be part of the NFL fielded teams. The new teams that entered the league included the Duluth Kelleys, the St. Louis All Stars (which only lasted one season), and a new Cleveland Indians team. The Evansville Crimson Giants folded from the league.

The Canton Bulldogs repeated as NFL Champions after ending the season with an 11–0–1 record.

1924 Dayton Triangles season

The 1924 Dayton Triangles season was their fifth in the league. The team improved on their previous output of 1–6–1. They finished thirteenth in the league.

1924 NFL season

The 1924 NFL season was the fifth regular season of the National Football League. The league had 18 teams play during the season, including the new clubs Frankford Yellow Jackets, Kansas City Blues, and Kenosha Maroons. The Louisville Brecks, Oorang Indians, St. Louis All Stars and Toledo Maroons folded.

Before the season, the owner of the now-defunct Cleveland Indians bought the Canton Bulldogs and "mothballed" it, taking the team's nickname and players to Cleveland for the season. The new team, the Cleveland Bulldogs, won the 1924 NFL title with a 7–1–1 record.

1925 NFL season

The 1925 NFL season was the sixth regular season of the National Football League. Five new teams entered the league: New York Giants, Detroit Panthers, Pottsville Maroons, Providence Steam Roller, and a new Canton Bulldogs team. The Kenosha Maroons folded, with the Racine Legion and Minneapolis Marines mothballing.

1926 Dayton Triangles season

The 1926 Dayton Triangles season was their seventh in the league. The team improved on their previous output of 0–7, winning one game. They tied for sixteenth in the league.

1926 NFL season

The 1926 NFL season was the seventh regular season of the National Football League. The league grew to 22 teams, a figure that would not be equaled in professional football until 1961, adding the Brooklyn Lions, the Hartford Blues, the Los Angeles Buccaneers, and the Louisville Colonels, with Racine Tornadoes re-entering. Cleveland Bulldogs sat out the season, the Rock Island Independents defected to the upstart American Football League, and the Rochester Jeffersons suspended operations for the final time (eventually folding in early 1928). The Akron Pros re-branded as the Akron Indians, the Duluth Kelleys as the Duluth Eskimos and the Buffalo Bison as the Buffalo Rangers (the team also used the names "Texas Rangers" and "Buffalo Cowboys")..

The Buccaneers, Eskimos, Colonels and Buffalo Rangers were "showcase teams," the first efforts for the league to reach beyond the northeast and midwest. The Buccaneers, a response to the AFL's Los Angeles Wildcats, represented the state of California; the Eskimos the far northern plains, while the Colonels represented the Southern United States and the Rangers represented the state of Texas and other areas of the Southwestern United States. The four teams (except the Rangers) all played primarily as traveling teams. Three of the four teams only lasted one season; the Buccaneers and Colonels both folded while the Rangers reverted to their previous status as the Bison, and only the Eskimos returned for 1927.

In mid-November, Brooklyn merged with the AFL's Brooklyn Horsemen and stayed in the NFL, playing one more game as the Lions before changing its name to the Brooklyn Horsemen for the last three games (all shutout losses).

The Frankford Yellow Jackets were named the NFL champions after finishing the season with the best record.

1939 NFL season

The 1939 NFL season was the 20th regular season of the National Football League. Before the season, NFL president Joseph Carr died, and Carl Storck was named to replace him.

An NFL game was televised for the first time when NBC broadcast a Brooklyn Dodgers–Philadelphia Eagles game. The experimental broadcast was broadcast only to viewers in New York and Albany; regular broadcasting of NFL games would not begin until 1951.

The season ended when the Green Bay Packers defeated the New York Giants in the NFL Championship Game.

1940 National Football League All-Star Game (December)

The 1940 National Football League All-star Game (December) was the professional football league's third all-star game. The game pitted the Chicago Bears, the league's champion for the 1940 season, against a team of all-stars. The game was played on Sunday, December 29, 1940, at Gilmore Stadium in Los Angeles, California before an overflow crowd of 21,000, with members of the Stanford and Nebraska football teams also in attendance; the two were scheduled to play in the Rose Bowl, with Nebraska using the All-Star Game to research the Bears' T formation, which was being used by Stanford head coach and former Bears assistant Clark Shaughnessy. The Bears defeated the All-Stars by a score of 28–14.The Bears were an 8–5 favorite over the All-Stars after crushing the Washington Redskins 73–0 in the championship game a few weeks prior. Luke Johnsos coached the Bears in place of George Halas, who was hospitalized following an appendectomy. The All-Stars were coached by Ray Flaherty of the Washington Redskins. John Olds was the referee for the game.Quarterback Ace Parker of the Brooklyn Dodgers was voted into the game, but declined participation due to ankle and shoulder injuries he suffered during the season. His decision sparked a clash with NFL President Carl Storck, who warned him of potential expulsion from the league should he not play until Dodgers owner Dan Topping successfully pulled him out without consequence. Rather than the All-Star Game, Parker decided to play two charity games in Virginia over the following weeks.

1941 NFL season

The 1941 NFL season was the 22nd regular season of the National Football League. Before the season, Elmer Layden was named the first Commissioner of the NFL, while Carl Storck resigned as league president. Layden also took on the duties of president and signed a five-year contract at $20,000 annually.The league bylaws were changed to provide for playoffs in cases where division races are tied after the regular season, and rules for sudden-death overtimes in case a playoff game was tied after four quarters.

The defending league champion Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers finished the regular season tied in the Western Division, setting up the first divisional playoff game in league history. The Bears won 33–14 at Wrigley Field on December 14, then defeated the New York Giants 37–9 in the NFL championship game at Wrigley Field on December 21. The Bears, averaging 36 points per game, became the first team since the institution of the East-West championship in 1933 to repeat as champion.The total attendance for the league's 55 regular season games was 1,118,616. This represented an increase of 9% over the previous season's attendance.

Cooney Checkaye

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Dayton Triangles

The Dayton Triangles were an original franchise of the American Professional Football Association (now the National Football League (NFL)) in 1920. The Triangles were based in Dayton, Ohio, and took their nickname from their home field, Triangle Park, which was located at the confluence of the Great Miami and Stillwater Rivers in north Dayton. They were the longest-lasting traveling team in the NFL (1920–1929), and the last such "road team" until the Dallas Texans in 1952, who, coincidentally, descended from the Dayton franchise.

Faye Abbott

Lafayette "Faye" Abbott (August 16, 1895 – January 21, 1965) was an American football player for the Dayton Triangles from 1921 to 1929. He made his debut in the APFA in 1921, after going to college at the Syracuse University and Kenyon College. He played in 57 games, all with the Triangles. He also served as their head coach in 1928 and 1929, where he finished 0–7, 10th in the NFL, and 0–6, 12th in the NFL, respectively. He completed 12 out of 38 career passes for a total of 244 yards, zero touchdowns, and eight interceptions. He had five career interceptions, and three receptions for 34 yards and a touchdown, which came in 1921. He had 65 career punts for 1,996 yards, which is 30.7 average.

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Lou Mahrt

Louis Richard Mahrt (July 30, 1904 – August 7, 1982) was a professional football player in 1926 and a player-coach in 1927 for the Dayton Triangles of the National Football League. Prior to playing in the NFL, Mahrt played college football at the University of Dayton. He was later inducted into the Dayton Athletics Hall of Fame in 1962.

Louis Clark (American football coach)

Louis "Foose" Clark was an American football player and coach at both the college and professional levels. He played for the University of Dayton from the 1908 through 1911 seasons before becoming their head coach. Clark was also the first head coach of the Dayton Triangles, an early professional football franchise that entered into the National Football League after Clark's playing and coaching careers for the team were over.At the University of Dayton, Clark compiled an overall head coaching record of 12–4–1 in three seasons. Professionally, Clark coached the Triangles to an overall mark of 12–5, including back-to-back Ohio City championships in 1913 and 1914. Clark was also a player on the team during the 1915 and 1916 seasons.

Morgan O'Brien (American football)

Morgan P. O'Brien was an engineer at the A. E. Staley Company, located in Decatur, Illinois, as well as a football fan who assisted George Halas in managing the administrative matters of the Decatur Staleys (renamed the Chicago Bears in 1922). In the fall of 1920, O'Brien and Halas traveled to Canton, Ohio via train to attend and represent Decatur at a meeting held at Ralph Hay's Hupmobile dealership, which would establish the American Professional Football Association (renamed the National Football League in 1922).At the league's 1921 meeting, O'Brien was named as the vice-president of the Association.

Storck (disambiguation)

Storck may refer to:

August Storck, German sweets producer

Storck Barracks, a US Army facility in Germany

Storck, Virginia, an unincorporated community

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