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Sports Team
    Born in United States
    Based in Providence, Rhode Island
    Independent team (1916-1924) and NFL team (1925-1933)
    Played at Kinsley Park (1916-1924) and the Cycledrome (1925-1933)
    NFL Champions (1928)
    Notable players include Fritz Pollard, George 'Wildcat' Wilson, Jimmy Conzelman and Gus Sonnenberg
    Their name came from a remark about an opposing team getting 'steam-rolled' in a game.
    They played in a stadium which was originally designed for bicycle racing.
    They had two mediocre NFL seasons before Jimmy Conzelman was named as their head coach.
    The first night game between them and the Chicago Cardinals had to moved to November 6th at Kinsley Park from November 3rd due to the Cycledrome being unplayable in rainy weather (1929).
    They were hit by the Great Depression, leading its operations to be suspended following the 1931 season.
    They folded in 1933, making them the last NFL team with a championship victory in their history that no longer exists today.
    They won their first NFL home game.
    They were the first NFL team based in the New England area to ever achieve a championship victory.
    George 'Wildcat' Wilson had a standout college career at the University of Washington two years before joining them.
    During their 1928 championship victory banquet, Jimmy Conzelman was the team's Most Valuable Player as he won a trophy while the players were given a gold watch.
    They were the first NFL team to host a game to ever be played at night.

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