The NFL, to award the 1925 league championship to the Pottsville Maroons, by Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell. Until 1933 the NFL had no postseason and simply conferred its championship upon the team with the best winning percentage. The Maroons were in the thick of the 1925 title hunt until Dec. 12, when they played a team of Notre Dame all-stars in Philadelphia. League president Joe Carr, who had warned the Maroons not to play the game, ruled that the team had violated the territorial rights of the Frankford Yellowjackets, who played in suburban Philadelphia, and suspended the Maroons from the six-year-old league. That made the Chicago Cardinals—a team the Maroons had routed 21-7 a week earlier—the champs by default. In March, Rendell, who moonlights as an Eagles postgame TV commentator, launched his crusade to have the title returned to Pottsville, a town of 15,000 in the eastern part of the state, on the grounds that the punishment didn't fit the crime and that there were no written rules governing where games could be played. "It's crucial to the psyche of all Pottsvillians," he said. Last week he made a presentation at the NFL meetings in Philadelphia, and commissioner Paul Tagliabue said he would look into the matter.