BERT ROSE

Game 90 | September 28, 1960 | Pete Rozelle, Bert Rose
After the death of Bert Bell, Rozelle, on the 23rd ballot, was named commissioner of the National Football League in January of 1960. He held the job until 1989 and is generally considered to be one of the best commissioners in the history of any professional sport. When Minnesota was given an NFA expansion franchise in 1960, Rose, a long-time friend of Roszelle's, was hired as the team's first general manager.



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