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EPIC RUN THE HEROES OF PRO FOOTBALL'S FIRST FOUR DECADES FORGED THE SPRAWLING GAME THAT IS THE MODERN-DAY NFL

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B/W PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY INTERNATIONAL NEWS PHOTO The '20s Red Grange (with ball) and the Bears barnstormed New York's Polo Grounds in '25.

B/W PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY ACME The '30s The Giants ran Bronko Nagurski and his Bears to the ground, winning the '34 title game 27-13.

B/W PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY UPI/BETTMANN The '40s Little (5'4") Buddy Young swept the end in '47 for the Yanks of the All America Conference.

B/W PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY UPI/BETTMANN The '50s A sneaker-clad Otto Graham led Cleveland to its first NFL title in a 30-28 win over the Rams.