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  ::AFL:: Official Home of The Amateur Football League in Singapore
::AFL:: Official Home of The Amateur Football League in Singapore
Due to SSC pitch maintenance in november, december and january.
NFL Div 2: Katong return to Division One
www.afl.sg   (160 words)

  Texans and Chiefs
Grayson was All-AFL in Dallas/Kansas City in 1962, 1963 and 1964, and in Oakland in 1965 and 1967, when he again played on an AFL Championship team.
He is the all-time AFL leader in interceptions with 47, for a 20-yard return average and 5 tds, and he averaged 25.4 yards on 110 kickoff returns.
McClinton played on three American Football League Championship teams and in two AFL-NFL World Championship games, the first, in which he was the first AFL player to score a touchdown, and the last, in which the Chiefs defeated the Vikings 23-7.
www.conigliofamily.com /TexansChiefs.htm   (3379 words)

  New York Jets (1960-Present)
Meanwhile AFL fans and players were pulling for the Jets, as their shot at finally being accepted as a legitimate football league against this back drop Super Bowl II, finally brought mass attention to the Championship Game.
In the AFC Championship The Jets took a 10-0 3rd quarter lead in Denver, but were unable to play the mistake-free football they had played all season and saw the Broncos come back for a 23-10 victory en route to defending their Super Bowl championship.
The game was tied at 3 entering the 4th Quarter, before Jerome Bettis ran wild scoring a TD on a run and throwing a pass as the Steelers won 17-6.
www.sportsecyclopedia.com /nfl/nyj/jets.html   (8046 words)

 History of The Super Bowl
At first, the battles were for college players, and the AFL scored an early victory when a court ruled in favor of the Houston Oilers over the NFL's Los Angeles Rams after both clubs had signed Billy Cannon, the Heisman Trophy winning halfback at Louisiana State.
The NFL had bragged of its superiority because of the caliber of its quarterbacks.
Most important, from the standpoint of football fans, was the immediate establishment of a championship game between the leagues.
www.supernfl.com /SuperBowl/SuperBowlHistory.html   (496 words)

 The NFL History Network - AFL IV
AFL II began play in 1936, and suffered much of the same fate as AFL I. The lack of notoriety and income contributed to an AFL I-style fate.
The Minneapolis ownership group defected to the NFL before the start of the 1960 season, and had to be replaced by Oakland and Al Davis.
NBC gave the AFL millions, which was important, but not as important as the viewer ship the broadcaster provided.
nflhistory.net /afl   (1183 words)

 The Superbowl: Historically Known as the AFL-NFL World Championship of Football (History & Trivia)
By the third match between the NFL and AFL in 1969, the name was officially changed to the Superbowl.
And while the actual game play is often lackluster, with few exciting moments, the advertising campaigns that are launched throughout it are just the kind of moments that make the Superbowl party shine.
Regardless of the game outcome, however, the Superbowl is the perfect time to host a get together for friends and family whether it be tailgating, a barbeque, or a full-blown party complete with party accessories, good food, and a whole lot of fun.
www.ezinearticles.com /?The-Superbowl:--Historically-Known-as-the-AFL-NFL-World-Championship-of-Football-(History-andamp;-Trivia)&id=350948   (643 words)

 Kansas City Chiefs (1963-Present)
As if it were pre-ordained the Chiefs defense would be up to the task again, in the game that would be the final game in AFL history, holding the Raiders to just 7 points, to win the final AFL Championship and advance to their 2nd Super Bowl.
Playing the game in honor of his father who was killed in Vietnam, Derrick Thomas has the game of his life sacking Seattle Seahawks QB Dave Krieg 7 times, setting a new single game record, on his way to a league leading 20 sacks.
The game would be decided by Dante Hall who had his 4th straight game with a kick return Touchdown setting a new NFL record as the Chiefs improved to 5-0 with a 24-23 win.
www.sportsecyclopedia.com /nfl/kc/kcchiefs.html   (5449 words)

 NFL.com - NFL News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Then came the one that I like to call the Magic Game: Game III between the Jets and the Colts not only put the Super Bowl on the map, it made it a permanent part of the American sports and entertainment consciousness.
Of course, that was the game when Joe Namath went to a dinner a few days before, and, in a speech, "guaranteed" a victory over the heavily favored Baltimore team.
NFL and the NFL shield design are registered trademarks of the National Football League.
www.nfl.com /news/story/9851283   (1594 words)

 History of the Super Bowl
At first, the battles were for college players, and the AFL scored an early victory when a court ruled in favor of the Houston Oilers over the NFL's Los Angeles Rams after both clubs had signed Billy Cannon, the Heisman Trophy winning halfback at Louisiana State.
The NFL had bragged of its superiority because of the caliber of its quarterbacks.
Most important, from the standpoint of football fans, was the immediate establishment of a championship game between the leagues.
www.sportingnews.com /archives/superbowl/main.html   (496 words)

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An emotional, durable competitor with speed, agility and strong "second effort", Mays played in 126 straight games for the AFL Texans and Chiefs, and once recovered and returned a Jets' fumble 58 yards for a touchdown.
He was not only an AFL player but an AFL fan, who empathized with Titans players when their paychecks were late and celebrated with Broncos players when they burned their infamous vertically striped socks.
He was an assistant coach (offensive and defensive lines) from 1974 to 1976, interim head coach for six games in 1976 (2-3-1 record), assistant general manager from 1977 to 1980 and director of administration and player personnel from 1980 to 1982.
www.lycos.com /info/american-football-league--games.html?page=2   (551 words)

 NFL.com - NFL News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
His legacy is unmatched in sports and the NFL -- a pioneer, a founding father, and one of the most important architects in the history of our game.
In the spring of 1966, Lamar was again involved in some secret meetings between the AFL and the NFL.
In the second year the game was known as the Super Bowl, the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV.
www.nfl.com /news/story/9869510   (1063 words)

 CNNSI.com - Pro Football - The AFL: A Football Legacy -- Merging into history - Monday January 22, 2001 02:57 PM
In fact, AFL teams were so certain Heisman Trophy winner Mike Garrett would sign with the NFL's Los Angeles Rams that none bothered to draft him until Kansas City in the 20th round.
Included in the merger was an $18 million indemnity to be paid by the AFL to the NFL over 20 years.
On Nov. 17, Oakland defeated New York 43-32 in the "Heidi Game." The Raiders trailed 32-29 with 65 second remaining in the fourth quarter, and NBC switched from the game (except areas west of Denver) to the children's classic.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /football/news/2001/01/22/afl_history_2   (1538 words)

 A ball in the fall   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The "AFL Rising Stars Showcase" will be played at Surprise Stadium Friday night, Oct. 27, the off day between Games 5 and 6 of the World Series and will be broadcast live on MLB.com.
Regular-season games are played afternoons and nights at five parks across the Valley: Hohokam Stadium in Mesa (Mesa Solar Sox), Peoria Sports Complex (Peoria Javelinas and Peoria Saguaros), Phoenix Municipal Stadium (Phoenix Desert Dogs), Scottsdale Stadium (Scottsdale Scorpions) and Surprise Stadium (Grand Canyon Rafters).
In the past, the AFL has been known as a hitter's league because many of the best pitchers in the minors tended to be tired by the fall.
www.azcentral.com /sports/diamondbacks/articles/1008aflmain1008.html   (496 words)

 Hunt for Super Bowl title begins - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Here in the NFL playoffs is the reward, the tangible culmination of effort and ability and the line between the best and all the rest.
The Colts have won 50 regular-season games in capturing four consecutive division titles, and they're in the playoffs for a fifth year in a row.
Dungy, their coach, has been to the playoffs in nine of his last 11 seasons (including his time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and twice to conference championship games, yet the big one — like some ornery old catfish — taunts from the shadows.
www.usatoday.com /sports/football/nfl/2007-01-04-bonus-cover_x.htm   (1977 words)

 Sunday Night Football TV Show - Sunday Night Football Television Series :: Sunday Night Football TV Series :: ...
NFL coverage returned to NBC on Sunday, August 6, 2006 under the title NBC Sunday Night Football, beginning its pre-season with coverage of the NFL Hall of Fame Game.
Because CBS held the rights to nationally televise NFL games and NBC had the rights to broadcast AFL games, it was decided to have both of them cover that first game, though only CBS' cameras and technical crew were allowed to work the game with NBC picking up their feed.
NFL contracts with the networks now require games to be shown in a team's market area to the conclusion, regardless of the score.
www.tvrage.com /shows/id-7023   (1164 words)

 Packers.com » News » Stories » June 30, 2005: Letters To Lee Remmel
Scott, I'm inclined to largely agree with you on your assessment of the NFL's 1966 and 1967 championship games.
In reply to your second question, as far as I know, NFL Films would be the only source for films of the Packers 1961 and '62 championship game victories over the New York Giants.
It was the season finale for the Packers, who had entered the game with an undefeated (10-0) record and having outscored their opponents, 565 to 6.
www.packers.com /news/stories/2005/06/30/1   (1749 words)

 American Football League Contributors
Entrenched writers and sports reporters from cities with NFL teams proliferated the myth that the AFL was only a "Mickey Mouse League", made up of "NFL rejects" not good enough to play in the older more established league.
Often to the chagrin of AFL fans, he refused to “rub it in” on the air, even after AFL teams won the final two World Championships of professional football.
His knowledge of the game of professional football, his ability to get "the inside story", and his honesty and integrity lent credence to his articles on the Boston Patriots and the teams they competed against in the American Football League.
www.conigliofamily.com /AFLcontributors.htm   (1126 words)

 Leon Washington Interview
This was a very important game in NFL history because it was the first time any type of equipment altered the outcome of a football game.
Without television to broadcast games nationally in the 1920’s, word of mouth and the newspapers were the only ways to break results to those not fortunate enough to watch a game in person.
In 1932 the NFL took a new approach, schedules were formed, stable ownership and cities were targeted to put teams in place for a number of years and a Championship Game would be played to determine the winner of the NFL Title.
www.nfldraftblitz.com /10gamesthatchangedfootball.htm   (2433 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports > NFL > Jerry Magee -- AFL loyalist still warm on Buffalo
I remember the AFL's 1965 Championship Game in Buffalo's War Memorial Stadium, and the Chargers' Tobin Rote trying to throw the football away, only Rote wasn't so young and he didn't have enough arm left to throw it far enough to prevent an interception.
That was the game for which Cookie Gilchrist of the Bills had hundreds of ear muffs marked “Cookie” that he planned to sell, only game day was unseasonably warm.
Their game last week against Jacksonville was the first in the NFL this season that was not a sellout.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/nfl/magee/20061203-9999-1s3nflcol.html   (726 words)

 USATODAY.com - Falcons' Blank looks to be winner in Arena, NFL Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As owner of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, he is a partner in the overseas enterprise known as NFL Europe.
Notes: This is the first neutral-site title game in AFL history Doug Plank, in his first year as the Force's coach, is AFL coach of the year.
The NFL's 32 teams last year had 262 players on their rosters with NFLE experience and 27 quarterbacks who logged NFLE playing time have started in the NFL, including two-time MVP Kurt Warner, Jake Delhomme and Brad Johnson.
www.usatoday.com /sports/football/2005-06-09-blank-nfle-afl_x.htm   (702 words)

 World Football Clubs - Leicester Tigers
The Championship is a knockout competition with the Final played at the legendary Twickenham Stadium in London.
A further competition, the Heineken Cup, is a knockout competition which doubles as the European Club Championship.
In the 2000/2001 season, Leicester Tigers completed an unprecedented clean sweep of all three competitions, winning the English Premiership and Championship as well as being declared European Champions after defeating the French Champions Stade Francais in the final of the Heineken Cup at the Parc de Princess in Paris.
www.geocities.com /world_football_clubs/LeicesterTigers.html   (430 words)

 NFL National Football League Tickets Broker, Seattle Seahawks - SportsWorld Tours   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The NFL consists of 32 teams that are divided into two conferences: the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC), each of which has four divisions.
The losers are eliminated and the winner of each game advances to play one of the remaining division champions in the semifinals.
In this game, the Green Bay Packers of the NFL defeated the Kansas City Chiefs of the AFL in what was called the AFL-NFL World Championship Game.
www.sportsworldtours.com /national_football_league_nfl_tickets.html   (766 words)

 1965 Topps Bills Cards
He played in 126 consecutive regular-season games with the Bills, every game of his nine years in the league, as well an Eastern Division playoff and three AFL Championship games.
He was the "relief pitcher" for the Bills two American Football League championship seasons in 1964 and 1965.
AFL Most Valuable Player in 1967 and 1969.
www.remembertheafl.com /1965ToppsBills.htm   (458 words)

 ESPN.com - NFL - Lamar Hunt, 74, pioneer owner of NFL's Chiefs, dies
Hunt, who founded the American Football League in 1960 after the NFL refused to sell him a team, died Wednesday night in a Dallas hospital after a long battle with prostate cancer.
In 1972, Hunt became the first AFL figure to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and each year the Lamar Hunt Trophy goes to the winner of the NFL's American conference.
By then, the championship game had been christened the Super Bowl, a name Hunt came up with while watching his children at play.
sports.espn.go.com /nfl/news/story?id=2697040   (1217 words)

 History: The AFL - Pro Football Hall of Fame
Almost every element that makes pro football the world's most popular sport that it is today can be traced to the American Football League and the huge changes its presence eventually brought to the sport.
The AFL was viewed by the masses as a "David" matched against an unbeatable "Goliath" for almost half of its 10-year history.
Thus, the AFL became the first to successfully challenge the NFL in that league's history.
www.profootballhof.com /history/decades/1960s/afl.jsp   (506 words)

 The Niles Star
He was the first of the old AFL members to be enshrined in Canton, Ohio.
Ironically, Hunt was unable to watch the NFL Network's first Thursday night game, which was held on Thanksgiving.
Hunt was unable to view the game because the hospital in which he was staying did not have access to the network.
www.nilesstar.com /articles/2006/12/15/editorials/ndeditorial01.txt   (369 words)

 NFL Historical Trivia, Quizzes, Quiz Questions, Fun Facts, Information
The 1934 NFL Championship wasn't close, it wasn't exciting, but it might be the ultimate example of a team "making adjustments" and coming back to win.
I have been a long time NFL fanatic and seem to remember specifics about many games in the past.
This is a fairly difficult quiz involving questions about the pre-1970 NFL and AFL Championship games.
www.funtrivia.com /quizzes/sports/american_football/nfl__historical.html   (584 words)

 NFL Football Tickets: Buyselltix
Just as special as the game it-self is the American tradition of watching the NFL live.
The glory of the game is multiplied only by the thrill of being there live.
Get ready to be a part of one of the richest traditions in America by being their in person to see NFL history unfold.
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 2007-2008 Arena Football Office Pool
If an AFL team is playing, we'll have it in our line up.
The object of the game is to get the most points each week and for the entire season.
What ever the terms of the pool are: the entire NFL regular season or the entire NCAA March Madness tournament, etc.
www.pooltracker.com /game_info/afl_pickem.asp   (805 words)

 A history of NFL Championship Games at 4 NFL Picks.com
The first professional football game in the United States took place in 1895 in the town of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, between a team representing Latrobe and a team from Jeannette, Pennsylvania.
In 1960 the Packers reached the NFL championship game but lost to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Nevertheless, the game signaled the rise of the Green Bay franchise under head coach Vince Lombardi.
www.4nflpicks.com /NFL%20Championship%20Games.html   (559 words)

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