From Ohio History Central
The Columbus Bullies was a professional football team in Columbus, Ohio from 1939 to 1941.
The Bullies originally played in the American Professional Football League (APFL) but joined the American Football League in 1940. Various leagues have used the name American Football League (AFL). The Bullies' AFL survived for only two seasons. Seven teams played in this league, with two teams, the Bullies and the Cincinnati Bengals, being from Ohio. The Columbus Bullies won the league championship both seasons that this AFL existed. In 1939, while playing in the APFL, the Bullies won eight games, lost one game, and tied another one. In 1940, the squad won nine games and lost one, and in 1941, the Bullies won five games, lost one, and tied two. The AFL ceased play following 1941 due to World War II's outbreak.