From Ohio History Central
Joseph F. Carr was born on October 22, 1880 (some sources claim that his birthday was on October 23, 1879), in Columbus, Ohio. As a young man, Carr, a newspaper reporter, became fascinated with football. In 1904, he formed the Columbus Panhandles. Initially, the Panhandles represented Columbus against other non-professional football teams. Prior to 1920, the Panhandles only had seven winning seasons.
In 1920, Carr helped establish the American Professional Football Association. This organization became the National Football League (NFL) in 1922. Among its original fourteen teams was the Columbus Panhandles, which would eventually become known as the Columbus Tigers. During 1920, the team