Independents

1st Ever NFL Game Was Played Today In 1920... In Rock Island
Imagine if this year's Super Bowl was played on 11th Street in Rock Island, on land cleared for a stadium instead of a Walmart. Imagine if the Quad Cities had an NFL team.
They did.
The Rock Island Independents were a real football team, and a founding member of the National Football Le…
Vintage Football Game Scheduled for Rock Island
I've written before about Rock Island's pedigree as a founding member of the National Football League. In fact, Douglas Park in Rock Island was the site of the very first NFL football game.
To mark our football heritage, Quad City Vintage Football will stage the 3rd Annual 1920&ap…