1942 National Football League All-Star Game (December)

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The 1942 National Football League All-Star Game (December) was the National Football League's fifth all-star game.wikipedia
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Pro Bowl

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It would not return until 1951 as the Pro Bowl, with the champions vs. all-stars format changed to between divisions to avoid confusion with the Chicago College All-Star Game.
The first official Pro Bowl was played in January 1951, three weeks after the 1950 NFL Championship Game (between 1939 and 1942, the NFL experimented with all-star games pitting the league's champion against a team of all-stars).

Milt Simington

Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Milt Simington suffered a heart attack during practice for the game and was forced to retire.
Simington was selected for the NFL All-Star team based on his performance during the 1942 NFL season, but he suffered a mild heart attack during practices for the game which ended his playing career.

1951 Pro Bowl

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It would not return until 1951 as the Pro Bowl, with the champions vs. all-stars format changed to between divisions to avoid confusion with the Chicago College All-Star Game.

Don Hutson

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Packers receiver Don Hutson missed the game due to a chest injury and a cold, though he had initially announced his intention to play and was only permitted to kick extra points.

Sid Luckman

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Later in the quarter, Fred Davis went offside and collided with Bears quarterback Sid Luckman, sparking a fight with Artoe that led to Davis being ejected from the game.

National Football League

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The 1942 National Football League All-Star Game (December) was the National Football League's fifth all-star game.

All-star game

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The 1942 National Football League All-Star Game (December) was the National Football League's fifth all-star game.

1942 Washington Redskins season

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The game pitted the Washington Redskins, the league's champion for the 1942 season, against a team of all-stars. The All-Star team was coached by Chicago Bears head coach Hunk Anderson while Ray Flaherty led his Washington Redskins.

1942 NFL Championship Game

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The game pitted the Washington Redskins, the league's champion for the 1942 season, against a team of all-stars.

1942 NFL season

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The game pitted the Washington Redskins, the league's champion for the 1942 season, against a team of all-stars.

Shibe Park

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The game was played on Sunday, December 27, 1942, at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in front of 18,671 fans.

Philadelphia

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The game was played on Sunday, December 27, 1942, at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in front of 18,671 fans.

World War II

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Due to World War II, the All-Star Game was canceled following 1942 as travel restrictions were imposed.

Chicago College All-Star Game

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It would not return until 1951 as the Pro Bowl, with the champions vs. all-stars format changed to between divisions to avoid confusion with the Chicago College All-Star Game.

1942 Chicago Bears season

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The All-Star team was coached by Chicago Bears head coach Hunk Anderson while Ray Flaherty led his Washington Redskins.

Hunk Anderson

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The All-Star team was coached by Chicago Bears head coach Hunk Anderson while Ray Flaherty led his Washington Redskins.

Ray Flaherty

The All-Star team was coached by Chicago Bears head coach Hunk Anderson while Ray Flaherty led his Washington Redskins.

Luke Johnsos

Johnsos
Anderson and assistant coach Luke Johnsos elected to run the T formation after the players voted for the system, though they also implemented the Notre Dame Box as Green Bay Packers and All-Star quarterback Cecil Isbell excelled in such an offense.

T formation

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Anderson and assistant coach Luke Johnsos elected to run the T formation after the players voted for the system, though they also implemented the Notre Dame Box as Green Bay Packers and All-Star quarterback Cecil Isbell excelled in such an offense.

Notre Dame Box

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Anderson and assistant coach Luke Johnsos elected to run the T formation after the players voted for the system, though they also implemented the Notre Dame Box as Green Bay Packers and All-Star quarterback Cecil Isbell excelled in such an offense.

1942 Green Bay Packers season

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Anderson and assistant coach Luke Johnsos elected to run the T formation after the players voted for the system, though they also implemented the Notre Dame Box as Green Bay Packers and All-Star quarterback Cecil Isbell excelled in such an offense.