steagles-deaf-lineman

Do you root for the Steagles? It was a NFL team that
played in the 1943 season. Because of shortage of
players during World War II, Philadelphia Eagles
and Pittsburgh Steelers merged for one season,
calling themselves the Steagles.

 

Anyway, one of the players was Eddie Michaels.
In the book “Last Team Standing” there was
a short sentence about Michaels as follows:

 

One of the linemen (Eddie Michaels) was so deaf
he had to take his helmet off in the huddle to
hear the play being called.