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Pro Football Hall of Fame eyes game on NFL's 100th birthday


CANTON — The president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame says he'd like to have a regular-season NFL game at the hall's stadium in Ohio to mark the league's 100th birthday.

The Repository newspaper reports hall president David Baker recently talked with NFL officials about scheduling a game in Canton on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, exactly 100 years after the league was founded in the city.

Baker says he thinks the proposal will get legitimate consideration.

He says his ideal scenario would be a game between the Chicago Bears and the Arizona Cardinals. They are the only two current teams who, under different names, were part of the NFL at the start.

Baker says that matchup would require special accommodation because those teams aren't scheduled to meet in 2020.

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