1948 – Dogs of Dark Blue and Orange


long ago and out along the shore

football came with a fiery war

dogs of orange and a bite

Long Beach fans witnessed the sight

in ’37 they were playoff bound

the pigskin sailed with a mighty sound

Gilmore was home and the game is golden

fans cheered the field when they strolled in

the dogs beat the great teams with names that remain

the dogs toiled in silence obscurity’s chain

in ’48 they ended and left the golden state bare

we must remember and loudly declare

the Bulldogs were mighty and we raise a glass

to the blue and orange may their memory never pass


From 1936 to 1948 the Los Angeles Bulldogs played to crowds of eighteen thousand fans.

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