Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: American Football League


Related Topics

In the News (Mon 20 Nov 17)

  
  American Football League - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969.
Of all the leagues that have attempted to challenge the dominance of the National Football League, the AFL was the only one to have all its teams integrated into the fabric of the NFL.
The American Football League took advantage of the burgeoning popularity of football by locating teams in major cities that lacked NFL franchises, and by using the growing power of televised football games (bolstered with the help of major network contracts, first with ABC and later with NBC).
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/American_Football_League   (4148 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Paul Lowe
He returned his first touch of the football in the AFL for a 105-yard touchdown in the Chargers' first-ever exhibition game, and had the Chargers' longest run from scrimmage with an 87-yard run in 1961.
AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969.
Lowe had the American Football League's all-time highest rushing average, at 4.89 yds/carry, and set a pro football record with six games in which he gained 100 or more yards on 14 or fewer carries.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Paul-Lowe   (803 words)

  
 Texans and Chiefs
Originated as the Dallas Texans by AFL founder Lamar Hunt, the franchise had 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.
Athletic Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame, Chris Burford was a master of sideline receptions for the Dallas Texans and Kansas City Chiefs.
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.
www.conigliofamily.com /TexansChiefs.htm   (3740 words)

  
 American Football League - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki Database
AFL teams such as the San Diego Chargers, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Buffalo Bills.
Hunt's vision brought a new professional football league not only to California and New York, but to Colorado and later fast-growing Florida, which hosted professional sports for the first time in their histories.
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.
www.armchairgm.com /index.php?title=American_Football_League   (4095 words)

  
 Remember the AFL
The American Football League was the only league in North American pro sports ever to have merged with another major league and have all its teams continue to exist.
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   (2614 words)

  
 American Football League Contributors
One of the banes of the early existence of the American Football League was misleading media coverage.
The AFL Hall of Fame Contributors who are honored here worked to bring the true story of the American Football League to sports fans.
American Football League Hall of Fame who was not actively involved with the league or its reporting: he was 15 years old when the AFL ceased to be.
www.conigliofamily.com /AFLcontributors.htm   (1126 words)

  
 Double-A Zone
We’ve discussed the All-American Football League a few times during the past couple of months, and there’s no doubt that the new professional league is certainly proposing an interesting model.
No football league that has ever been a semi pro league has ever made it besides possibly traveling around in their own transportation to play at local high schools.
Any college football fan is thrilled at the possibility to see more football and is happy to support this new idea called The All American Football League.
www.doubleazone.com /2007/07/mondays_with_myles_allamerican.html   (1147 words)

  
 CFL.ca Network :: View topic - all-american football league is all set
I have a feeling this All-American football league is being started up to replace the dying NFL Europe, which I read may be in its last season.
I don't think so, Berezin, the NFL has no affiliation with this league, and the new NFLE comiss (I believe he is a comiss, but more like a viceroy comiss since the NFL makes the big decision in the end) is conmited to make the NFLE a sound pro league in Europe.
But until Europeans actually start producing their own football players, like they do hockey players, American football will be nothing more than a sideshow in Europe.
www.cfl.ca /index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=printview&t=12168&start=0   (526 words)

  
 National Football League Coaches Association - American Football Monthly Magazine
American Football Monthly and the National Football League Coaches Association have formed a partnership that will include periodic information on NFLCA projects as well as clinic articles by both former and current NFL coaches.
After spending 30-plus years as a professional, college, and high school coach, I have found one thing to be true – football is football regardless of the level of your athletes.
It is my belief that there is no better person than a NFL coach to instruct on the fundamentals of throwing a football (to aid the Pop Warner coach who promotes the basics to young kids) or break down effective methods of attacking an eight man front with the run.
www.americanfootballmonthly.com /Subaccess/Magazine/2004/sep/nflca.html   (696 words)

  
 Pride & Poise: The Oakland Raiders of the American Football League
Meet six unique head coaches and the legends who helped to make the transitions caused by age, injuries associated with football seamless and the whirlwind transformation of a young dynamo from coach to commissioner and ultimately to ownership as he built one of the most respected and feared organization in professional sports.
The possibility of an AFL club in the Bay Area began appeared remote as the owners voted 6-1 in favor of The Georgia capital.
The league’s owners ultimately ignored a bylaw requiring a unanimous vote and voted 5-2 to grant the eighth and final original franchise to Oakland.
www.authorhouse.com /BookStore/ItemDetail~bookid~32308.aspx   (1276 words)

  
  College football
What's football team, football pick The best thing about college football news related to usc football florida state football is football video cannot be football future or high school football, football gambling.
football prediction and related to boise state football and topics related to football photo.
electric football, football team (pro football hall of fame) ass basketball fistfight football gang sports, football pick with gay football, college football news, football pick, usc football both footbal gay, florida state football and this is the best resource on nfl football, football video either nike football, football future.
www.electrocentraliens.fr /language/9/college-football.htm   (1168 words)

  
  American Football League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969.
Of all the leagues that have attempted to challenge the dominance of the National Football League, the AFL was the only one to have all its teams integrated into the fabric of the NFL.
The American Football League took advantage of the burgeoning popularity of football by locating teams in major cities that lacked NFL franchises, and by using the growing power of televised football games (bolstered with the help of major network contracts, first with ABC and later with NBC).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_Football_League   (3964 words)

  
 American Football League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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.
In an early attempt by the established NFL to disrupt the new league, Winter and the Minnesota group were lured away from the so-called "Foolish Club" and promised a franchise in the older league, which eventually became the Minnesota Vikings.
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).
www.cedarfalls.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/American_Football_League   (1933 words)

  
 American football at AllExperts
Canadian football, which also descended from rugby, is closely related to the American sport with a few key differences; the word "football" in Canada can mean American football or Canadian football depending on context.
American football is indeed quite physical in comparison to other major American team sports, such as basketball and baseball.
Tackle football is often banned in American schoolyards in favor of touch football, which uses two-hand touching instead of tackling; or flag football in which a player is "tackled" when an opponent pulls a flag off a belt attached to the player's waist.
en.allexperts.com /e/a/am/american_football.htm   (5997 words)

  
 American Football League   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Of all the leagues that have to challenge the dominance of the NFL it was the only one to truly successful.
The AFL benefited from having been formed at a time when professional football was to catch up with (and eventually in 1960s overtake) baseball as the most popular spectator team in the United States.
In 1966 the two leagues paved the way a merger by agreeing to operate a draft and to carry out a championship between the two league champions.
www.freeglossary.com /American_Football_League   (1365 words)

  
 Athlete Rating - AllSportRating.com - American Football Athlete Rating | Allsportrating.com
Football caught on among the general population and began to be the subject of intense competition and rivalry, albeit of a localized nature.
In 1912, football fields were reduced in width by 35 yards, the value of a touchdown increased to six points, and a fourth down was added, before possession would switch.
American football became popular in various countries after World War II, especially those in which there were large numbers of U.S. military personnel, who often formed a substantial proportion of the players and spectators.
allsportrating.com /sport.php?id=4   (2300 words)

  
 AMERICAN FOOTBALL | CAR AND MOTORCYCLE INSURANCE HASTINGS DIRECT
American football is indeed quite physical in comparison to other major American team sports, such as basketball and baseball.
Tackle football is often banned in American schoolyards in favor of touch football, which uses two-hand touching instead of tackling; or flag football in which a player is "tackled" when an opponent pulls a flag off a belt attached to the player's waist.
Both American football and soccer have their origins in varieties of football played in the United Kingdom in the mid-19th century, and American football is directly descended from rugby football.
www.solarnavigator.net /sport/american_football.htm   (5465 words)

  
 The History of National Football League
The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from major American cities and regions.
The league was formed in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association, which adopted the name "National Football League" in 1922.
The founding of the United States Football League in the early 80s was the biggest challenge to the NFL in the post-merger era.
www.mmbolding.com /BSR/CFL_NFL_NFL_History.htm   (942 words)

  
 American football: north american football league, american indoor football league, american youth football
Both American football and soccer have their origins in varieties of football played in the United Kingdom in the mid-19th century, and American football is directly descended from rugby football.
Organized football is played almost exclusively by men and boys, although a few amateur and semi-professional women's leagues have begun play in recent years.
The International Federation of American Football is the governing body for American football with 45 member associations from North and South America, Europe, Asia and Oceania.
advantacell.com /wiki/American_football   (4763 words)

  
 WordIQ.com - American Football League
The American Football League was established in 2000 and has played continuously each fall/winter since August 2001.
The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated...
American Legion to Start Summer Flag Football League The American Legion of St. John, Viggo E. Sewer Post 131, is sponsoring a youth co-ed flag football...
www.wordiq.com /search.php?keywords=American+Football+League&start=90   (225 words)

  
 American Football League   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This meant that in the early eighties this glamourous football league was forced...
Of all the leagues that have attempted to challenge the dominance of the NFL, it was the only one to be truly successful.
The American Football League is the only league ever to have merged with another and have all its teams continue to exist.
www.wikiverse.org /american-football-league   (1284 words)

  
 American Football Gaining International Popularity -- iSnare.com Articles
American football is played in almost every continent on the planet including North and South America, Asia, Europe and the Pacific Rim nations.
American football has also grown in popularity in Mexico, where many households are able to watch games on American television stations.
From that emerged NFL Europe, a six-team league that serves as a spring developmental league for National Football League teams in the United States.
www.isnare.com /?aid=79971&ca=Sports   (1273 words)

  
 The Ultimate National Football League - American History Information Guide and Reference
The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most popular professional American football league in the world, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities.
The AFL's Denver Broncos were the first modern-era team to have a fl starting quarterback, Marlin Briscoe, who started the fourth game of the 1968 season, and broke pro football rookie records for passing yardage and touchdowns.
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 fl, James Harris as their starting quarterback.
www.historymania.com /american_history/NFL   (2964 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.