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The confusing case of Ed and Eddie


We have articles on two Edward J. Doyles who played in the NFL around the same time:

Both are shown with the same death date in Morocco. Are these the same person? Or are there two? Adding to the confusion, there is a third Edward J. Doyle (here) who also attended Canisius around the same time as #2 Cbl62 (talk) 17:26, 4 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Cbl62: PFR has an "Ed Doyle" that I believe matches up with individual #2 in your list.
  • Both listed as born July 5, 1905
  • Both listed as born in Buffalo, NY
  • Both listed as having played for the 1927 Buffalo Bisons
  • Same college (Canisius) listed
  • Both offensive linemen
Ed Doyle's full name is apparently Elmer John Doyle as well. Apparears Ed Doyle may have also went by Bud Doyle, based on this roster the NFL has on their site, which includes a link to a Bud Doyle who matches up with the PFR individual. Hey man im josh (talk) 17:37, 4 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Cbl62: Found a relevent article on Ed Doyle here. Hey man im josh (talk) 17:41, 4 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thanks Josh, the article has been fixed now. Cbl62 (talk) 16:09, 5 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Hey man im josh and Cbl62: His name seems to be 'Elmer' and PFR seems to be the only source with 'Ed' – should the article be moved to Bud Doyle (his nickname) or Elmer Doyle? BeanieFan11 (talk) 16:42, 5 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Al Shook


I searched for SIGCOV regarding the above but came up empty. Shook played two games at guard for Columbus in 1921. The article has been listed at the biography cleanup campaign for a year but it remains a stub. I have redirected it to 1921 Columbus Panhandles season. If someone can find SIGCOV and add it to the article, feel free to return it to main space. Pinging User:WikiOriginal-9 as the article creator. Cbl62 (talk) 20:49, 4 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

It will be a year next week since we started the above campaign. In that time, we've improved roughly 200 football player biographies, which is great. There are a lot more left that could use your TLC. If you have some time this summer, take a look and see what can be done.Cbl62 (talk) 22:34, 4 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

NFL recaps in schedule tables


As seen here doesn't this violate WP:External Links?-UCO2009bluejay (talk) 06:59, 9 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

I'm pretty sure I've seen those types of links thousands of times in soccer articles. Such as 2020 Seattle Sounders FC season (promoted to FA in February 2024) and 2022 FIFA World Cup (promoted to GA in March 2024). Hey man im josh (talk) 13:00, 9 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Monte Kiffin


Can anyone here help to clean up and add references to Monte Kiffin, so it can get posted at ITN/RD? Thanks, Natg 19 (talk) 16:25, 12 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Also, Jacoby Jones needs cleanup as well, for posting at ITN/RD. Natg 19 (talk) 16:52, 15 July 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Natg 19: I did a significant amount on the article this past little bit, including 20 references and cleaning up the formatting of the rest. The only thing I see is expanding his Houston Texans section. Hey man im josh (talk) 18:37, 15 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ainer Cleve


NFL player from 1920s. Cbl62 (talk) 00:41, 16 July 2024 (UTC)Reply

Team broadcast personnel in team staff templates


I wanted to know if there was a consensus against adding notable team broadcast personnel, such as play-by-play and analysts, to team staff templates? They are usually not listed anywhere else outside of the team's main article (if that) and in many cases are filled with former players who are clearly more notable than most that fill other minor roles such as strength and conditioning coaches and front office assistants. ~ Dissident93 (talk) 00:42, 22 July 2024 (UTC)Reply