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Offline Patrick E.

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Penalty Flags - 76 years ago Today
« on: October 17, 2017, 03:01:15 PM »
The first penalty flags were used 76 years ago today - https://www.nfhs.org/articles/75-years-later-the-inspiration-behind-the-penalty-flag/

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Offline ElvisLives

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Re: Penalty Flags - 76 years ago Today
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2017, 04:30:16 PM »
Cool story.  Still have a red/white "foul marker" I used in the mid 70's (in my 'museum'  :)).
Robert

Offline Ralph Damren

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Re: Penalty Flags - 76 years ago Today
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2017, 07:33:25 AM »
Cool story.  Still have a red/white "foul marker" I used in the mid 70's (in my 'museum'  :)).
Robert
I started back in 1969 in Connecticut, back then a NCAA state, and we used red & white flags. When I moved to Maine in 1971, all were using red flags, so I later bought a red one and "retired" my R & W to be wrapped around my clip for the chains. The frozen tundra of Maine took it's toll and after a few years I tossed it away.

Good job ,Robert, on holding on to yours -I wish I had. I made even a worse decision back in the '50s when I traded my Mickey Mantle card for one of Ted Lepcio (a reserve infielder of the Red Sox) - why ? Because I didn't like the Yankees :( .

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Re: Penalty Flags - 76 years ago Today
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2017, 09:37:06 AM »
Glad to see I'm not the only old timer still hanging around.  Started in '72.  Went 41 years, retired 4 years, back this year.  Happy to be here.  Happy to be anywhere!

Robert

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Re: Penalty Flags - 76 years ago Today
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 11:35:46 AM »
I'm deleting my post as irrelevant.
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