What U.S. city had a franchise in the National Football League (NFL) in 1926?
In 1926, Hartford, Connecticut had a franchise in the National Football League known as the Hartford Blues. The Hartford Blues of the National Football League played only in the 1926 NFL season, with a record of 3–7. The team was based in Hartford, Connecticut but played at the East Hartford Velodrome.
The Blues began the 1926 NFL season disappointingly with a 21–0 loss to the New York Giants. The team later added two losses in back-to-back games against the Frankford Yellow Jackets and a loss 6–0 loss to the Brooklyn Lions, at Ebbets Field.
The team would go on to win three games during the season, against the Brooklyn Lions 16–6, the Dayton Triangles 16–0, and the Canton Bulldogs 16–7 in a game that ended early due to darkness and a lack of field lights. The team played four more games, and obtain a loss in each game. After the 1926 season, the Blues ended their stint in the NFL.
As a footnote, the NFL would return to Connecticut from 1973 to 1974 when New Haven hosted the New York Giants at Yale Bowl while Giants Stadium was under construction.