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Before There Were Helmets: Johnny (Blood) McNally

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A continuation of our series on Packer greats from before the 1943 NFL helmet rule. If you missed the others in the series, you can find them here. Johnny Blood McNally was a colorful personality both on and off the field. His speed and ability was unquestioned, but his... interesting antics must have caused some early gray hairs for coach Curly Lambeau. Johnny Blood started his professional football career with the Milwaukee Badgers.. you read that right.. the Badgers. In those days there was a big struggle between college and professional football as colleges were constantly after pro teams about…

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