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Pottstown Firebirds-This was shown 1972 by NFL Films

Giants1956 : 2/9/2018 9:28 am
This is a great video, enjoy!

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Awesome  
BIG FRED 1973 : 2/9/2018 9:43 am : link
Love the old NFL films stuff from the 70's and early 80's
I remember watching  
Bubba : 2/9/2018 11:20 am : link
that show with my brother. I believe Bob Tucker came out of that organization or similar.
Tucker did play for the Firebirds  
njm : 2/9/2018 11:45 am : link
A snapshot in time. Pottstown was just beginning a slide that would see a huge Bethlehem Steel plant close down in the not too distant future. And King Corcoran was a piece of work.
As a boy I went to Summer Camp  
Giants1956 : 2/9/2018 11:56 am : link
in Pottstown. Nice area with nice people.
There's  
Pete in MD : 2/9/2018 12:32 pm : link
a pretty good follow-up segment that I believe is 20 years later. They attend the team reunion and talk to many of the former Firebirds. Later on, they track down crazy King Corcoran (former Maryland Terp) who looks like and Indian Chief and is hanging out in Baltimore with a pretty woman half his age. Later, he's judging a beauty pageant somewhere tropical. It seems like Corcoran staged all of this stuff to make himself look like he's still important.
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Wasn’t Bob Tucker  
Bleedin Blue : 2/9/2018 2:45 pm : link
A Pottstown Firebird???
Bob Tucker  
LS : 2/9/2018 6:17 pm : link
was Bloomsburg Huskie.
RE: Bob Tucker  
Bleedin Blue : 2/9/2018 9:59 pm : link
In comment 13828008 LS said:
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was Bloomsburg Huskie.


Yes thanks! , but I thought he played with the firebirds before coming o the Giants.
RE: Thanks Pete  
Giants1956 : 2/10/2018 9:06 am : link
In comment 13827619 Pete in MD said:
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a pretty good follow-up segment that I believe is 20 years later. They attend the team reunion and talk to many of the former Firebirds. Later on, they track down crazy King Corcoran (former Maryland Terp) who looks like and Indian Chief and is hanging out in Baltimore with a pretty woman half his age. Later, he's judging a beauty pageant somewhere tropical. It seems like Corcoran staged all of this stuff to make himself look like he's still important. Link - ( New Window )


I forgot all about the revisited follow up.
Corcoran was a 'character'. It has been my experience
growing up in the late 40's, 50's & 60's that
there were more people with unique personalities.
TV might have been the 'leveler' and the teacher of
acceptable personalities.
Grew up near Harford CT.  
redwhiteandbigblue : 2/10/2018 2:38 pm : link
That was back when each NFL team had a "Taxi Squad" The Pottstown Firebirds were in the Continental Football League as was my hometown team, The Harford Knights. Marv Hubbard played several seasons with them before being called up by the Raiders. Hartford was their "Taxi Squad" and wore the same Silver and Black unis and helmets.
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