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 Formula One United States Grand Prix Tickets
And so it remained for 11 seasons, its final running as a Formula One event coming in 1960.
NFL: Catch all the hard hitting action this NFL Season.
Jim Clark scored a memorable victory in 1965 and Graham Hill took the spoils in 1966.
www.cheappremiumtickets.com /Auto_Racing/Formula_One_United_States_Grand_Prix_Tickets.cfm

  
 New York City - All About All
New York's NFL teams, the New York Giants and New York Jets, play at Giants Stadium in New Jersey's Meadowlands.
The New York Islanders are the third NHL team in the Metro area; they play their home games in Nassau Coliseum in Long Island.
At the Continental Airlines Arena also in the meadowlands the New Jersey Nets play NBA basketball and the New Jersey Devils play NHL hockey.
www.allaboutall.info /article/New_York_City   (7950 words)

  
 1962 in History
December 16 New York Giant YA Title sets NFL season touchdown pass record at 33 with 6 touchdowns vs Dallas (41-31)
March 15 Wilt Chamberlain is 1st to score 4,000 pts in an NBA season
March 27 Jacques Plante ties record winning 6th NHL Vezina trophy
www.brainyhistory.com /years/1962.html   (7794 words)

  
 National Football League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The NFL's greatest spurt in popularity came in the 1960s and 1970s, after the 1958 NFL championship game which went into overtime, and with the merger of the rival American Football League (1960-1969) which introduced major on- and off-the-field innovations that were eventually adopted by the NFL.
In 1999, the NFL moved the first week of the season one week later due to the conflict with January 1, 2000.
The league played a regular-season NFL game in Mexico City in 2005 and intends to play more such games in other countries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/NFL   (4231 words)

  
 National Football League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The NFL's greatest spurt in popularity came in the 1960s and 1970s, after the 1958 NFL Championship Game (which went into overtime) and with the merger of the rival American Football League (1960-1969) which introduced major on- and off-the-field innovations that were eventually adopted by the NFL.
In 1999, the NFL moved the first week of the season one week later due to the conflict with January 1, 2000.
The league played a regular-season NFL game in Mexico City in 2005 and intends to play more such games in other countries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/NFL   (4003 words)

  
 CNNSI.com - Pro Football - The AFL: A Football Legacy -- An eight-team game - Monday January 22, 2001 03:29 PM
On June 17, 1960, the AFL filed an antitrust lawsuit against the NFL, for, among other things, putting a team in Dallas after the AFL had placed one there and for interfering with the league's attempt to get TV contracts.
From a modest eight-team beginning in 1960 to the Kansas City Chiefs' victory in Super Bowl IV to close the '69 season, the AFL had a colorful, bizarre history that is a large part of the modern National Football League that we know today.
Once he took over the league for a brief two-month stint, the gloves were off and he began a fight with the NFL that became personal in the 1970s and continues until today.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /football/news/2001/01/22/afl_history_1   (1629 words)

  
 National Football League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The NFL's greatest spurt in popularity came in the 1960s and 1970s, after the 1958 NFL championship game which went into overtime, and with the merger of the rival American Football League (1960-1969) which introduced major on- and off-the-field innovations that were eventually adopted by the NFL.
The NFL season begins with most teams playing four "pre-season" exhibition games from early August through early September; the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game and American Bowl don't count towards the normal allottment of four games and therefore the four teams playing in those games play five exhibition games.
The NFL is one of the major professional sports leagues of North America.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/National_Football_League   (1629 words)

  
 ESPN.com: NFL - Baxter Bits: Jets vs. Broncos
Including playoffs, the Jets have lost four straight and are 6-9 lifetime at Denver dating back to 1960, their last regular-season visit to Denver resulting in a 31-6 loss on opening day of 1996.
In five NFL seasons (64 regular-season games) from 1995-99, Broncos RB Terrell Davis has rushed for 6,606 yards (103.2 YPG) and 57 touchdowns.
The Broncos have lost three straight games and are 1-5 in their last 6 regular-season contests dating back to '98.
espn.go.com /nfl/s/baxter/week4/nyjden.html   (410 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: National Football League
After the 1958 NFL Championship Game (which went into overtime), the NFL's greatest spurt in popularity came in the 1960s and 1970s with the merger of the rival American Football League, or AFL (1960-1969).
The National Football League (NFL) playoffs is a single-elimination tournament held at the end of the 16-game regular season to determine the NFL champion.
The NFL is one of the major professional sports leagues of North America.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/National-Football-League   (836 words)

  
 NFL Championship flashbacks (phillyBurbs.com) Philadelphia Eagles
Van Brocklin spent the final three years of his NFL career with the Eagles, from 1958 through 1960.
By the time the season ended, they had rung up 376 points, the second-highest point total in the 10-team NFL that season.
The Eagles, with Tommy Thompson at quarterback and Chuck Bednarik a rookie, entered the game leading the NFL in points scored (364 points) and fewest points allowed (134).
www.phillyburbs.com /pb-dyn/news/99-02052005-445043.html   (799 words)

  
 National Football League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The NFL's greatest spurt in popularity came in the 1960s and 1970s, after the 1958 NFL championship game which went into overtime, and with the merger of the rival American Football League (1960-1969) which introduced major on- and off-the-field innovations that were eventually adopted by the NFL.
The NFL season begins with most teams playing four "pre-season" exhibition games from early August through early September; the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game and American Bowl don't count towards the normal allottment of four games and therefore the four teams playing in those games play five exhibition games.
The NFL is one of the major professional sports leagues of North America.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/NFL   (799 words)

  
 St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture: Don Shula
Shula is best known for his thirty-three seasons as a head coach, eight with the Baltimore Colts (1960-1969) and twenty-five with the Miami Dolphins (1970-1995).
He is also the only coach in NFL history to record an undefeated season, capped when his 1972-73 Dolphins beat the Washington Redskins 14-7 in Super Bowl VII.
Don Shula is the winningest coach in National Football League (NFL) history.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_bio/ai_2419201104   (799 words)

  
 Washington Senators Cooperstown Collection !!!
Cooperstown Santas for your favorite teams- Boston Braves- Washington Senators 1960.
Classic PLATE LOGO T-shirts from the PLATE logo line of the Washington Senators inaugural season in the Major Leagues.
Such classics as Ted Williams managerial debut as a Senator vs the Yankees in 1969, Larsen 1956 perfect game, and the oldest known existing game on radio.
www.dugout-memories.com /coopwash.html   (799 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Back in the Game
The Oilers would defeat the Chargers in the AFL's first two championship games, 24-16 in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum following the 1960 season – they were the Los Angeles Chargers then – and 10-3 in Balboa Stadium the following year.
The thrust of the USFL's case was that the NFL had pressured the major television networks (all of which broadcast NFL games) not to show USFL games in the fall of 1986.
Houston would be granted an NFL expansion team that began operating in the gleaming Reliant Stadium in 2002 as the Texans.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/nfl/20040126-9999_mz1s26backpg.html   (1080 words)

  
 Jack Kemp
All Kemp did for Buffalo from 1962-69 was propel the Bills among the elite in AFL, a league that would merge with the NFL in 1970.
Kemp, who played with the AFL Los Angeles and San Diego Chargers from 1960-62, came to the Buffalo Bills via waivers from San Diego.
In 1965, Kemp was awarded the AFL's Most Valuable Player Award in a season culminated by the Bills 23-0 Championship game victory over Kemp's old team, the San Diego Chargers.
www.buffalosportshallfame.com /Class_of_1992/Jack_Kemp/jack_kemp.html   (282 words)

  
 Washingtonpost.com: Offensive Guru Martz Will Succeed Vermeil - Eventually
The Rams are 9-0 in the dome this season after playing, and winning, the first home playoff game in St. Louis history since the old Cardinals moved here from Chicago in 1960.
The Rams announced today that Martz, who was expected to be pursued as a head coach by other NFL teams, would become the team's head coach whenever Dick Vermeil decides to step down.
The quick-striking Rams defy conventional wisdom, particularly for the playoffs, about establishing the run in order to open up the passing game.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/sports/nfl/longterm/1999/playoffs/articles/rams18.htm   (955 words)

  
 HickokSports.com - Biography - John Hannah
The first draft choice of the NFL's New England Patriots, Hannah immediately became a starter in 1973 and remained with the team until he retired after the 1985 season because of surgery on both shoulders and his left knee.
He was also selected for the quarter-century AFL-NFL team for the 1960-1984 period.
Hannah was named an all-American Football Conference guard in 1974, 1976, 1978, and 1979 and was chosen on the All-NFL team in 1980, 1981, 1984, and 1985.
www.hickoksports.com /biograph/hannahjohn.shtml   (115 words)

  
 Chicago Bears
He was the first-team all NFL pick in 1955, 1956, 1959, and 1960 and second all-NFL in 1957 and 1961.
Although there was a host of standout guards in the NFL at the time, Stan was selected first- or second-team all-NFL by major wire services more times than any other at his position in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
When they won the NFL Western Conference championship in 1956, the Bears, with Jones as one of the key blockers, average 30 points and 206 yards rushing and scored 22 rushing touchdowns in a 12-game season.
www.chicagobears.com /history/hof-jones.jsp   (1848 words)

  
 New York, New York: Articles on New York, New York (current) from Fablis Online Encyclopedia
Ebbets Field (torn down in 1960) was the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers (now the Los Angeles Dodgers) from 1913 until 1957.
The New York Giants ( National Football League), the New York Jets (NFL), and the MetroStars ( Major League Soccer) play in Giants Stadium.
The New Jersey Nets (NBA) and the New Jersey Devils (NHL) are based in the Continental Airlines Arena.
encyclopedia.fablis.com /index.php/New_York_City   (1848 words)

  
 Before the NFL-AFL Merger - Pre 1970 Football Quiz
* Who was the first NFL player to throw for 1000 yards in a season?
Test your knowledge on the NFL-AFL facts up until the 1970 merger.
* In the AFL's first year in 1960, who led the league in kickoff returns?
www.funtrivia.com /quizdetails.cfm?quiz=148684   (78 words)

  
 Packers.com » News » Press Releases » 1999 » 01 » 01-06
Reggie White's final season of an illustrious career was a brilliant one, and on Wednesday he was selected The Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
No player has retired after winning the defensive or offensive player of the year award, but two MVPs did - Norm Van Brocklin, co-winner in 1960, and Jim Brown in 1965.
The 37-year-old defensive end is the career sacks leader with 192 1/2 and is generally recognized as the first significant free-agent signing of the 1990s, when he left the Eagles for Green Bay.
www.packers.com /news/releases/1999/01/01-06.html   (78 words)

  
 NFL 2002 Playoffs: ATLANTA AT PHILADELPHIA SATURDAY, SAN FRANCISCO AT TAMPA BAY SUNDAY IN NFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS
Club also finished with NFL’s best record in 1980 (tied with Dal, Atl), 1960 and 1949, winning 2 NFL championships and losing SB XV to Oak in 1980……Club scored franchise record 415 points in 2002 and has 33-5 (.868) mark, including playoffs, under head coach ANDY REID when scoring at least 20 points.
Connected on 6 of 6 playoff FG attempts and 11 consecutive field goal attempts to conclude regular season.
NFL 2002 Playoffs: ATLANTA AT PHILADELPHIA SATURDAY, SAN FRANCISCO AT TAMPA BAY SUNDAY IN NFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS
www.ihavenet.com /nfl_2002_divisional_nfc.html   (1313 words)

  
 Jan. 24, 2000 - Press Release: JAGUARS FIFTH SEASON ENDS IN AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Divisional Playoffs for the second-biggest victory in NFL postseason
AFC playoffs and the second-most ever in NFL postseason history.
playoffs four times from 1960 to '64 in the first five years of the
www.jaguars.com /Story/414.asp   (1111 words)

  
 Peddie School - Alumni News
For the trivia buffs, the Super Bowl wasn't always "super.” For the first couple of years, the game was called the "AFL-NFL World Championship Game." Super Bowl III was the first championship game to officially bear the name Super Bowl.
In addition, he was chosen crew chief in eight NFL championship games.
Thomas Pearce Bell ’40 graced the National Football League stage during the 1960's and 70's as one of the most respected referees in the history of the game.
www.peddie.org /alumni/news/detail.asp?newsid=145833   (654 words)

  
 Career highlights of former NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle:
1982: The NFL signed a five-year $2.1 billion contract with the three television networks to televise all regular-season and postseason games starting in 1982.
26, 1960: Elected NFL commissioner as a compromise choice on the 23rd ballot.
24, 1963: Ordered that NFL games be played two days after the Kennedy assassination, a move he later said was his biggest mistake as commissioner.
www.lubbockonline.com /news/120796/career.htm   (189 words)

  
 National Football League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The NFL's greatest spurt in popularity came in the 1960s and 1970s, after the 1958 NFL championship game which went into overtime, and with the merger of the rival American Football League (1960-1969) which introduced major on- and off-the-field innovations that were eventually adopted by the NFL.
The league played a regular-season NFL game in Mexico City in 2005 and intends to play more such games in other countries.
The next year 1969, another American Football League team, the Buffalo Bills were the first professional football team of the modern era to begin the season with a black, James Harris as their starting quarterback.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/National_Football_League   (4251 words)

  
 National Football League Champions
The two leagues (NFL and AFL) merged in 1969 (beginning play in the 1970 season) forming the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference.
All Championships are NFL unless otherwise noted Abbreviations: APFA = American Professional Football Association (1920-1921) NFL = National Football League (1922-present) AFL= American Football League (1960-1965 "prior to Super Bowl play"; the league existed from 1960-1969 prior to merger with NFL) AAFC = All-American Football Conference (1946-1949, prior to merger with NFL)
After 1966, the NFL Champion went on to play the AFL Champion in the Super Bowl.
www.hworth.net /nfl_history/NFLchamp.html   (225 words)

  
 National Football League Champions
The two leagues (NFL and AFL) merged in 1969 (beginning play in the 1970 season) forming the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference.
All Championships are NFL unless otherwise noted Abbreviations: APFA = American Professional Football Association (1920-1921) NFL= National Football League (1922-present) AFL= American Football League (1960-1965 "prior to Super Bowl play"; the league existed from 1960-1969 prior to merger with NFL) AAFC = All-American Football Conference (1946-1949, prior to merger with NFL)
The champion of the NFC and the AFC then play each other in the Super Bowl for the NFL Championship.
www.hworth.net /nfl_history/NFLchamp.html   (225 words)

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