**Note: Tom Scott is on a rare extended vacation, and his Scott Slant column will return on Monday, July 7. But Tom did leave behind his library of historical nuggets for us to share.

This Day In Sports...June 24, 1922: The National Football League is born. The league had formerly been called the American Football Association. Coinciding with the name change to the NFL, Curly Lambeau pays $50 for the franchise rights to the Green Bay Packers, formed the year before by Lambeau s employer, the Indian Packing Company. The Packers are one of three franchises remaining from the original NFL 80 years ago the other two are the Chicago Bears (then the Decatur Staleys) and the Arizona Cardinals (then the Chicago Cardinals).

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