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Topic: AFL Championships

  Remember the AFL
The AFL also adopted the first-ever cooperative television plan for professional football, in which the league office negotiated an ABC-TV contract, the proceeds of which were divided equally among member clubs.
AFL scouts, including fls like Tom Williams and the first full-time fl scout, Lloyd Wells, recruited and opened the gates for the hundreds of talented fls who subsequently contributed immeasurably to the sport, following in the footsteps of Abner Haynes, Buck Buchanan, Lionel Taylor and the like.
Further, the league championships were evenly divided: five were won by Western Division teams, five by the Eastern Division; and of the original eight teams, all but two (Denver and Boston) won at least one AFL title, and only one did not make the playoffs at some time during the league's ten-year existence.
www.remembertheafl.com /AFL.htm   (2604 words)

 Buffalo Bills
Dubenion ranks seventh all-time in the AFL in receptions and reception yardage.
He was an AFL All-Star in 1962, 1963, 1964, and while with the Denver Broncos in 1965, when he rushed for 954 yards.
He was a guiding force in AFL policies that insured success, such as gate and television revenue sharing; his heavy financial backing of the rival Oakland Raiders and loans to Billy Sullivan of the Patriots helped keep those franchises afloat, likely saving the entire league from folding.
www.conigliofamily.com /Bills.htm   (3545 words)

  AFL: Community
AFL Telecommunications participates in the health of the communities by investing financially and with the time and efforts of its employees.
AFL grants support organizations in the cities, states and countries we operate.
AFL Telecommunications LLC is a subsidary of America Fujikura Ltd.
www.afltele.com /company/community/index.html   (521 words)

  Definition of American Football League Championship
The AFL benefited from having been formed just at a time when professional football was beginning to catch up with (and eventually, in the 1960s, overtake) baseball as the most popular spectator team sport in the United States.
The AFL stocked its teams in two ways: signing "draftees" from the previous year's college graduates (the college draft); and signing "free agents" (players whose contracts in other professional football leagues had expired, or who had no professional experience).
Further, the league championships were evenly divided: five were won by Western Division teams, five by the Eastern Division; and of the original eight teams, all but two won at least one AFL title, and only one did not make the playoffs at some time during the league's ten-year existence.
www.wordiq.com /definition/American_Football_League_Championship   (1906 words)

 Kansas City Chiefs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Dallas Texans, as they were known then, defeated the Houston Oilers in a dramatic 1962 AFL championship which went into double overtime.
The Texans/Chiefs franchise was the flagship team of the American Football League, with the most playoff appearances as an AFL team, six (tied with Oakland), the most American Football League Championships (3), and the most Super Bowl appearances, playing in the first Super Bowl, and in the last to be played between League champions.
The Texans won the classic 1962 double-overtime AFL championship game against the Houston Oilers, 20 - 17, at the time the longest, and still one of the best professional football championship games ever played.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kansas_City_Chiefs   (2452 words)

 Hatches, Matches & Dispatches   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
His handspan and arm length measured at the AFL Draft Camp were both in the top rankings which are attributes which contribute to his strength overhead.
Ranked number 1 at the AFL Draft Camp this year with his 5, 10 and 20m sprint times (2.82sec for 20m) complementing his endurance where his 13.13 beep result was excellent for a player of his size.
His display of athletic ability at the AFL Draft Camp was outstanding with his 15.08 beep test being the highest ever recorded, and he also ranked highly in speed (top 15), agility (top 2), anaerobic recovery (top 2) and vertical leap (top 5).
www.users.bigpond.com /tropin/draft/draftcamp2000.htm   (4899 words)

 Super Bowl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
An AFL-NFL Championship Game was first played after the 1966 football season on January 15, 1967, between the champions of the American Football League and the NFL.
After the 1970 season, the game reverted from an essentially interleague championship to the NFL championship, featuring the champions of the NFL's two conferences, the American Football Conference and the National Football Conference.
Previous to the 1966 football season, American professional football's championship games were played for various league championships, and games were not played between league champions.
www.hackettstown.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Super_Bowl   (1252 words)

 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
After winning the first-ever AFL championship over the Los Angeles Chargers in 1960, they repeated over the same team (then in San Diego) in 1961.
They lost to the Dallas Texans in the classic 1962 double-overtime AFL championship game, at the time the longest, and still one of the best professional football championship games ever played.
The Oilers won the AFL Eastern Division title again in 1967, then became the first professional football team to play in a domed stadium, when they moved into Houston's Astrodome for the 1968 season.
www.alanaditescili.net /index.php?title=Houston_Oilers   (955 words)

 TAC Cup   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
AFL stars of the future are gearing up for the most important matches of their careers in the coming fortnight as the NAB AFL Under 16 Championships start in Brisbane.
The championships allow promising young players from TAC Cup clubs to showcase their talents alongside other elite players and gives talent scouts the opportunity to identify up and coming stars of the game.
AFL stars of the future are gearing up for the most important matches of their careers in the coming fortnight as the NAB AFL Under 18 Championships start in Melbourne.
taccup.footballvic.com.au /?s=genericnewslist&kw=57   (922 words)

 Women put the boot in - News - www.realfooty.com.au
Only a handful of teams are lucky enough to have a corporate sponsor footing the bill for boots and uniforms, and the players pay their own travel and accommodation costs while on leave from their full-time jobs.
While the national championships have been held for the past 13 years, with every state except Tasmania fielding a team, match day manager Rohenna Young said people were still surprised to learn that a women's football league exists.
The AFL was working with women's leagues in each state to improve the sport, and had provided some financial and administrative support for this week's championships, national participation manager Dean Warren said.
www.theage.com.au /realfooty/news/afl/women-put-the-boot-in/2005/06/20/1119250931513.html   (441 words)

 Official Website of the Australian Football League > Season 2007
AFL boss says drug policy could stop a player going down same path as rugby league legend...
AFL chief Andrew Demetriou is confident Melbourne and Carlton will play to win...
The AFL is working with One In Five and No to Violence programs on Father’s Day...
afl.com.au   (524 words)

 NAB - NAB AFL Rising Star
The NAB AFL Draft is integral to the continued development of the AFL competition. Since the first Draft in 1986 more than 2,000 players have been given the opportunity to play with an AFL Club.
The NAB AFL Draft Camp consists of a series of physical, skill and psychological assessments of the nation's 70 premier underage AFL athletes. Conducted in October each year under the watchful eye of AFL coaches and recruiting managers, players are tested on their speed, agility, vertical jump, endurance as well as a range of psychomotor measures.
The Championships feature an exciting week of competition involving all states and territories and for many players it is the first opportunity to represent their state or territory in a truly national championship.
www.national.com.au /About_Us/0,,81187,00.html   (590 words)

 Lamar Hunt
For the first few years of the AFL, the established NFL had a better standard of play, and even though the Texans won more games, the city's affections were with the Cowboys.
Coached by Hank Stram, the Dallas Texans won the AFL championship in 1962, and after moved his team to Kansas City in 1963, renaming them the Kansas City Chiefs, the team won two more AFL championships, in 1966 and 1969.
The AFC championship trophy is named in his honor, and he was inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1972.
www.nndb.com /people/449/000086191   (613 words)

 ipedia.com: American Football League Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Meanwhile, the AFL also successfully engaged the NFL in competition for talented players from major schools: LSU's Billy Cannon, Notre Dame's Daryle Lamonica, Kansas' John Hadl, Alabama's Joe Namath, and many more.
The NFL champions in both 1966 and 1967, the Green Bay Packers, decisively defeated the AFL champions in the first two Super Bowls, thus confirming the view of many NFL supporters that the NFL was the superior league.
The AFL did not play an All-Star game after its first season in 1960 but did stage All-Star games from 1962 to 1970.
www.ipedia.com /american_football_league.html   (1212 words)

 C - Political Memorabilia - Antiques - BobVila.com
Jack French Kemp, Jr (born 7/13/1935) was raised in Los Angeles and is a graduate of Occidental College.
He was a professional football player, 1957-70 playing with the NY Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers before joining the AFL where he was the independent leagueÂ's best quarterback.
He lead the Chargers to two Western Division championships and the Buffalo Bills to 3 straight Eastern Division titles and two AFL championships.
www.bobvila.com /Shop/C-Political_Memorabilia-Antiques-1.html   (553 words)

 Len Dawson       Capitol City Speakers Bureau
Dawson led the Texans, who became the Kansas City Chiefs the next year, to AFL Championships in 1962, 1966 and 1969.
Dawson won four AFL individual passing honors in 1962, 1964, 1966 and 1968 and still holds Chiefs career marks for pass rating, attempts, completions, passing yards and touchdowns.
An All-AFL selection in both 1962 and 1966, he was named the AFL Player of the Year in 1962.
www.capcityspeakers.com /speakers/Dawson.htm   (460 words)

 News Display   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Lauren Harley at Nationals Ladies AFL Championships in Sydney
Lauren was Kind enough to write about her experiances in Sydney.
Today was the most critical day of the championship as we needed to beat WA first up for even a chance in the Grand Final.
www.redlandjuniors.aflq.com.au /default.aspx?s=newsdisplay&aid=108831   (658 words)

 Team - Pro Football Hall of Fame
A charter member of the AFL in 1960, the Oilers were that league's first champions winning back-to-back titles in 1960 and 1961 and qualified for the post-season five times in 10 years that the AFL existed.
The AFL championships Houston won in its first two years of play remain the only league titles the Oilers have claimed.
They won four AFL Eastern division championships in that league's 10-year existence and AFC Central Division titles in 1991 and 1993.
www.profootballhof.com /history/team.jsp?franchise_id=31   (997 words)

 Howstuffworks "How the Super Bowl Works"
The seeds for the Super Bowl were planted in 1960, when a second professional football league formed to compete with the established NFL for players and fans.
During the negotiations to settle the personnel matters between the leagues, a plan formed for the leagues to merge.
Fittingly, Hunt's team would represent the AFL in the first Super Bowl, but were beaten badly by the Green Bay Packers 35-10 on January 15, 1967, at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles.
people.howstuffworks.com /super-bowl1.htm   (542 words)

 World Footy News - Press Release: AFL PNG Gulf delivers the first Queensland State Rep
AFL Queensland Talent Manager Mark Browning suggests higher honours await several of the under 16s players and AFL PNG CEO Andrew Cadzow believes PNG is now recognised as the emerging top talent zone outside of Australia, including Ireland.
AFL PNG together with AFL Queensland is proud to announce that Stanis Susuve has been selected into the Queensland State Under 16 Squad to play at the AFL Australian National Championships in Brisbane in July this year.
AFL PNG has 3 players with Manunda Hawks in Cairns, 2 with Coolangatta in the Second Division of the State League and two with Redlands in Queensland’s highest level AFL competition, the State League.
www.worldfootynews.com /article.php?story=20060518091837794   (1583 words)

 AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE TEAMS - MIAMI DOLPHINS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
The 1972 Miami Dolphins would win the AFC Eastern division and AFC championships and then defeat the Washington Redskins 14-7 in Super Bowl VII to complete an unblemished 17-0-0 record.
The Dolphins, who were founded by Joseph Robbie, also got off to a perfect start in the first game of their first AFL season when running back Joe Auer returned the opening kickoff for a 95-yard touchdown against the Oakland Raiders.
He finished his four-year AFL tenure after the 1969 season with a 15-39-2 record.
aflfootball.tripod.com /teams/miami.html   (276 words)

 Chicago Rush Arena Football
The addition of the Kats to the Nashville sports landscape will mean that area football fans have the opportunity to enjoy the sport on a yearlong basis, with the Titans season running from August through January and the Kats from February to June.
K.S. “Bud” Adams, Jr., a founding member of the AFL (American Football League) in 1959, and owner of the Titans/Houston Oilers franchise for 45 years came full circle on Aug. 18, 2001, when his application to purchase an AFL (Arena Football League) team for Nashville was accepted.
The AFL is entering its 19th season of operation in 2005, and the success of the league continues to skyrocket.
www.chicagorush.com /aflNews.asp?ID=60   (599 words)

 Len Dawson, 1979 Hall of Fame Inductee, Kansas City Chiefs
During his tenure as the team’s field general, he helped make the Chiefs one of pro football’s premier teams and wound up among the elite passers in the game’s history.
Under his guidance, the Chiefs were perennial contenders and won the AFL Championships in 1962, 1966 and 1969.
Won the AFL passing title four times and still holds Chiefs career marks for pass rating (83.2), attempts (3,696), completions (2,115), passing yards (28,507) and touchdowns (237).
www.kcchiefs.com /hall_of_fame/len_dawson   (235 words)

 City of Canada Bay Council | Women's AFL National Championships
Each year a National Carnival is held in one of the nation’s capital cities and from this tournament the National Women’s AFL Championships and All-Australian representative side is determined.
The championships are being held at Drummoyne Oval, Drummoyne and Henson Park, Marrickville from 18-24 June, 2006.
A free AFL Clinic will be conducted for School Girls at Henson Park on Thursday, 22 June at 5pm.
www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au /news/womens_afl_national_championships.html   (380 words)

 Oakland Raiders
A few months after the first AFL draft in 1959, the owners of the yet-unnamed Minneapolis franchise accepted an offer to join the established National Football League as an expansion team (now called the Minnesota Vikings) in 1961, sending the AFL scrambling for a replacement.
However, the AFL owners selected Oakland after Los Angeles Chargers owner Barron Hilton threatened to forfeit his franchise unless a second team was placed on the West Coast.
Accordingly, the city of Oakland was awarded the eighth AFL franchise on January 30, 1960, and the team inherited the Minneapolis club's draft picks.
www.1bx.com /en/Oakland_Raiders.htm   (6267 words)

 - Official Website of the Australian Football League
The 2006 NAB AFL Rising Stars U16 Championships are to be conducted in Brisbane from Saturday 22nd July until Saturday t...
AFL Goal Umpire David Flegg presents the history, achievements and milestone of umpires and umpiring of all levels.
AFL Assistant Umpires’ Coach, Peter Howe, answers questions and discusses issues relating to the laws of the game.
www.afl.com.au /GameDevelopment/Umpiring/tabid/283/Default.aspx   (292 words)

 WorkSafe Victorian Country Football League
AFL Victoria and TRUenergy would like to recognise clubs who work with their local community or othe...
Warrnambool Umpire Clinton Markwell is set to officiate at the MCG with former AFL umpire Gavin Dore...
AFL Victoria is currently in the process of restructuring the Diamond Valley Football League (DVFL)....
www.vcfl.com.au /newsCentral.asp?OrgID=2   (406 words)

 Kansas City Chiefs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
They have the largest presence in the American Football League Hall of Fame, with 24 representatives, and they had just one coach throughout their AFL history, Hall-of-Famer Hank Stram.
Marty Schottenheimer helped establish six straight playoff appearances, three AFC West championships, nine winning seasons, and 76 consecutive soldout games at Arrowhead.
Ed Budde (14 years as a Chief, member of the All-time AFL team, and a member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.)
www.hackettstown.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Kansas_City_Chiefs   (2103 words)

 Official Website of the Australian Football League > Season 2007
The AFL, the AFLPA and beyondblue join forces to tackle depression and related illnesses...
Vote for the Toyota AFL Goal and Mark of the Year
The AFL is debt-free and chief executive Andrew Demetriou expects all 16 clubs to turn a profit t...
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