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Topic: Dallas Texans AFL

 Hank Stram - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
He is best known for his 14-year tenure with the Kansas City Chiefs (formerly the Dallas Texans) of the American Football League (later the American Football Conference of the National Football League).
The Texans played their first game in the new AFL in September 1960 and proved to be successful from the beginning.
At the Hall of Fame ceremonies, Stram was so weakened by the effects of diabetes that Len Dawson had to push Stram onto the stage in a wheelchair and his induction speech was videotaped.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hank_Stram   (1042 words)

 Texans and Chiefs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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.
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.
A six-time AFL All-Star, Jerry Mays was selected to the All-Star team at two different positions: at defensive tackle in 1962 and 1964, and at defensive end in 1965 through 1968.
www.conigliofamily.com /TexansChiefs.htm   (2781 words)

 American Football League Guest Book 7   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
I think it was not that they were "spying" on the AFL, but that the NFL was forced by the AFL threat to end its hide-bound complacency and actually expand its boundaries.
AFL fans were confident that their favorites would continue to build toward major status.
Although the first two Super Bowls may have forced some to doubt that the AFL was ready to compete with the NFL, the doubters overlooked the fact that the AFL was still the younger of the two leagues and hadn't yet peaked while the NFL may have gone past its best days.
www.conigliofamily.com /AFLGuestBook7.htm   (2415 words)

 American Football League Article, AmericanFootballLeague Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The AFL benefited from having been formed just at a time when professional football was beginning to catch up with (andeventually, in the 1960s, overtake) baseball as the most popular spectator team sport in the United States.
Long passes ("bombs") were commonplace in AFL offenses, led by such talented quarterbacks as John Hadl, Daryle Lamonica, and Len Dawson.
The NFL champions in both 1966 and 1967, the Green Bay Packers, decisively defeated the AFL champions in the first twoSuper Bowls, thus confirming the view of many NFL supporters that the NFL was the superior league.
www.anoca.org /afl/nfl/american_football_league.html   (1146 words)

 Dallas Cowboys History
Lamar Hunt's AFL Dallas Texans were a bigger draw than the Cowboys at this point since the Texans were winning more games.
Dallas is winning against the 49ers, 27-21, with 58 seconds left in the game.
John Joseph Coffman, age 47, a Dallas real estate developer, was married to Barbara Murchison Coffman, daughter of the late John Murchison, who used to co-own the Dallas Cowboys with his brother Clint Murchison, Jr.
www.geocities.com /alcus2/cowboys.html   (3182 words)

 Dallas Desperados - Coach
Gray spent the 2004 AFL season as the southwest scout for the Philadelphia Soul during their inaugural campaign.
For the 1995 AFL season, Gray was the Assistant Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel for the Milwaukee Mustangs.
He made his AFL coaching debut in 1994 as the Assistant Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel for the Fort Worth Cavalry.
www.dallasdesperados.com /team_gray_terry.cfm   (422 words)

 Member - Pro Football Hall of Fame
Hank Stram was an assistant coach at the University of Miami in 1959 when Lamar Hunt hired him as the first head coach of the Dallas Texans (the Texans moved to Kansas City in 1963 and were renamed the Chiefs) of the new American Football League.
The young coach was an immediate winner in Dallas and won the 1962 AFL championship.
He went on to become the only coach in AFL history to take his team to two Super Bowls, losing to the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl I and defeating the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV.
profootballhof.com /hof/member.jsp?player_id=205   (554 words)

 Dallas Texans biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Dallas Texans has been the name of various American football teams.
Dallas Texans (NFL) 1952 team in the National Football League.
Dallas Texans (AFL) 1960-1962 team that is now Kansas City Chiefs
dallas-texans.biography.ms   (40 words)

 Dallas Texans (1960-1962)
A 26-year-old Texan, frustrated by his unsuccessful attempts to gain a pro football franchise in the National Football League, embarked on an alternate course that was to drastically change the face of pro football forever.
Lamar Hunt's own team, the Dallas Texans, was located in his hometown where he would face direct competition from the NFL's newest expansion team, the Dallas Cowboys.
The Texans would struggle, with a midseason 5 game losing streak in their second season posting a disappointing record of 6-8 while finishing a distant second in the AFL West.
www.sportsecyclopedia.com /nfl/kcdal/daltexans.html   (548 words)

 Worldwide NFL information at NFLgambling.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The AFL and NFL announced that the two leagues would merge in 1970.
Beginning in 1970, the AFL and NFL played as one league with two conferences, the American Football Conference and the National Football Conference.
The 1995 Dallas Cowboys won their third Super Bowl in four seasons with a 27-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XXX.
www.nflgambling.net /nfl-champions.htm   (176 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.
Houston and Dallas were involved in an epic struggle that lasted two overtimes for a total of 77 minutes and 54 seconds.
Haynes announced that Dallas would "kick to the clock", which meant that not only would the Texans kick off, but that they would also be going against the wind.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /football/news/2001/01/22/afl_history_1   (1629 words)

 Hank Stram, at 82; Kansas City coach redefined the game of football - The Boston Globe - Boston.com - Football - Sports
He was coach of the Dallas Texans -- staying with them when they became the Kansas City Chiefs -- and later coached the New Orleans Saints.
It was the second consecutive Super Bowl victory by an AFL team and was further proof the NFL had met its match.
Stram used the strategy throughout the 1962 AFL championship game, and his Texans intercepted five George Blanda passes on their way to a 20-17 double-overtime victory over the Houston Oilers.
www.boston.com /sports/football/articles/2005/07/05/hank_stram_at_82_kansas_city_coach_redefined_the_game_of_football   (970 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online: DALLAS TEXANS
The 1960 Texans had the league's most exciting player, Abner Haynes, a rookie from North Texas State University, who won the league rushing title, was chosen the AFL's first "Player of the Year," and became the symbol of the dynamic new professional league.
The Texans and Oilers struggled through a fifth fifteen-minute period and were two minutes and fifty-four seconds into a record-breaking "sixth quarter" when rookie Tommy Brooker kicked a twenty-five-yard field goal to give the Texans a 20 to 17 victory in the longest football game ever played.
The Texans were champions, but all was not peace and tranquility in Dallas.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/DD/xod1.html   (468 words)

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Trigg, whose next AFL opportunity will be announced within the coming weeks, compiled an overall record of 46-45 with the Rampage since being hired prior to their 1998 expansion season.
Grand Rapids’ third trip to the playoffs proved to be the charm, as the team from the AFL’s smallest market won ArenaBowl XV on Aug. 19, 2001, in front of a sold-out Van Andel Arena and a national television audience.
As a quarterback in the AFL, Trigg played with the Detroit Drive during their back-to-back championship seasons in 1989 and 1990, and in 1989 was the top-rated passer in the league.
www.wzzm13.com /printfullstory.aspx?storyid=20853   (787 words)

 Dallas Diesel Basketball - Minor Leagues and Semi Pro Basketball - Dallas, TPBL, Texas Professional Basketball League
The city of Dallas is one of the first cities to ever have fielded a minor league football team.
Before there was the Dallas Cowboys, there was the Dallas Texans, a semi-pro football team.
Although the team wasn’t very successful, it was a part of the beginning of what is now known as one of the world’s most prolific forms of entertainment, the National Football League.
www.dfwdiesel.com /about.asp   (210 words)

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Ironically, two of the driving forces behind the formation of the AFL were Hunt and Al Davis, the first president of the league and owner of the Oakland Raiders, who would go on to become the Chief's greatest rival.
When the AFL began play in 1960, eight franchises were born: New York Titans, Boston Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Chargers, Denver Broncos, and Hunt's own Dallas Texans.
The Texans played their first of three seasons in Dallas in 1960, winning the AFL Championship the final year (1962) by defeating the Houston Oilers.
www.allsports.com /nfl/chiefs/history/hist.html   (1466 words)

 Kansas City Chiefs - Former Chiefs Converge at Arrowhead for Hall of Fame Weekend
As a tribute to the ’62 AFL Champion Dallas Texans, members of that team will be honored in a special 40-year anniversary reunion.
Stram became the Texans head coach during the AFL’s initial ’60 campaign and posted a regular season record of 124-76-10 while directing the franchise to three AFL titles and two Super Bowl appearances, including a 23-7 win vs. Minnesota in Super Bowl IV.
The ’62 AFL Championship Game moved the infant American Football League into the national consciousness and proved to be the first of three titles for Stram’s Texans/Chiefs.
www.kcchiefs.com /news/2002/10/25/former_chiefs_converge_at_arrowhead_for_hall_of_fame_weekend   (816 words)

 Chargers.com - Preview: Cowboys at Chargers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
They will face a formidable opening-day foe as Dallas owns a 30-14-1 mark in season openers, good for a.682 winning percentage that is second-highest in the league.
Dallas has dropped five straight openers, including last season’s 35-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
He eclipsed the 100-yard plateau in the 2004 opener at Houston (121 yards and one touchdown), the 2002 opener at Cincinnati (114 yards and one touchdown) and the 2001 opener against Washington (113 and two touchdowns).
www.chargers.com /news/headline_detail.cfm?news_key=2292   (1839 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: Cotton Bowl Days: Growing Up with Dallas and the Cowboys in the 1960s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The city of Dallas was also struggling through those years, trying desperately to emerge from a darkness associated with the Kennedy assassination.
Of particular interest is the early 60s battle between the NFL Cowboys and the AFL Dallas Texans (now the Kansas City Chiefs) for the limited supply of local football fans.
The author, a Dallas native, is plainly dismissive of yuppified Texas Stadium and its, unrowdy, sedate, suburban fans.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0809223937   (1188 words)

 Super Bowl News - SuperBowl.com - Official website of Super Bowl XL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Fourteen standout seasons as a quarterback in the AFL earned Len Dawson a place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but his journey to immortality included a few unlikely twists.
Dawson led the Texans to the AFL title in his first year.
It was great for the AFL and great for the city and people of Kansas City.
www.superbowl.com /news/story/6044931   (1522 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online: COTTON BOWL
A milestone in the history of the stadium occurred on January 1, 1937, when the first Cotton Bowl Classic was played before a crowd of 17,000 between the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs and Marquette University; TCU won 16 to 6.
In 1952 the Dallas Texans played in the Cotton Bowl after Dallas was awarded a National Football League franchise, but poor fan support led to the team's moving to Baltimore the following year.
The Dallas Cowboys were at the bowl from their formation in 1960 until Texas Stadium was completed in Irving in 1971.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/CC/xxc1.html   (1539 words)

 ABC Sports - Jones, Charlie
Jones, who spent an unprecedented 38 years as an AFL and NFL play-by-play announcer, was one of ABC's original AFL voices in 1960.
In his first assignment, Jones called the play-by-play for the first AFL game ever broadcast, which was also the first for young producer Roone Arledge.
Jones then became the director of television and radio for the AFL Dallas Texans in 1960.
espn.go.com /abcsports/columns/jones_charlie/bio.html   (420 words)

 Sports History - Kansas City Sports Commission   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Hunt's team, the Dallas Texans, were unsuccessful in their first two years of existence.
But in 1962 the Texans captured the AFL title in dramatic fashion beating the Houston Oilers in double overtime.
After continued strong competition by the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL, Hunt decided to move his team to Kansas City in 1963, and the Kansas City Chiefs were born.
www.sportkc.org /visit_kc/history.htm   (808 words)

 Dallas - Fort Worth Urban Forum - DFW & Texas Sports Teams (Past/Present/Future) [Updated Oct. 2005]
Texans: Yeah, that name is used a lot in Texas - eh?
Dallas Diamonds (old late 70s WBL) (added to DFW list in first post already.)
On the WNBA note, we do have the the NWBL Dallas Fury who won the title last year and are up to the final game this year I think.
dallasmetropolis.com /forum/showthread.php?t=2289   (691 words)

 Chargers.com - Preview: Chargers vs. Texans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In 1990, the Chargers lost to the Dallas Cowboys (17-14) at Texas Stadium; in 1974, they lost to the Houston Oilers (21-14) at the Astrodome; and in 1961, they defeated the AFL’s Dallas Texans, 26-10 at the Cotton Bowl.
Twice the Chargers have opened the regular season at home against teams from Texas, beating the Houston Oilers, 27-21, at Balboa Stadium in 1964 and beating the Dallas Texans, 21-20, at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 1960.
The Chargers are accustomed to opening the season on the road, having done so 26 times, including eight times in the last 11 seasons.
www.chargers.com /news/headline_print.cfm?news_key=1849   (315 words)

 News-Star OnlineAllen, Lofton among Hall choices 01/26/03
Stram coached for 17 seasons, starting with the AFL's Dallas Texans, who moved to Kansas City.
Bill Parcells was originally a finalist but removed himself from consideration when he signed to coach the Dallas Cowboys.
Enshrinement of the class of 2003 is scheduled for Aug. 3 at the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
www.news-star.com /stories/012603/spo_83.shtml   (745 words)

 CNNSI.com - NFL Football - Houston expansion team will be called Texans - Thursday September 07, 2000 11:05 AM
Before moving to Kansas City and becoming the Chiefs, the AFL's Dallas Texans played in the Cotton Bowl for three years.
The SEC said the Web page, www.houstontexans-nfl.com, failed to disclose that its owner, Edgar A. Guilbeau, and his company, Houston Texans NFL Football Team Holding Co., are not affiliated with the NFL or the new Houston franchise, the Houston Chronicle reported in Thursday's editions.
University of Texas fans, noting the similarity of the Texans' bull logo and their own Longhorns mascot, immediately started waving their "Hook 'em horns" hand signal, including Lockeridge.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /football/nfl/news/2000/09/06/houston_logo_ap   (925 words)

It is located in Fair Park, site of the State Fair in Dallas, Texas.
The stadium has been home to many football teams over the years, including: SMU Mustangs (NCAA), Dallas Cowboys (NFL; 1960-1970), Dallas Texans (NFL) (1952), Kansas City Chiefs (as the Dallas Texans) (AFL; 1960-1962), the Dallas Tornado (NASL; 1967-1968), and F.C. Dallas (as the Dallas Burn before 2005) (Major League Soccer; 1996-2002, 2004-2005).
It was also the site of some games in the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
www.plasmatvwholesaler.com /search.php?title=Cotton_Bowl_(stadium)   (178 words)

 Gator Football in the NFL Draft
Note: In 1993, the NFL Draft was reduced to seven rounds.
*Minneapolis subsequently gave up their AFL franchise in lieu of an NFL franchise shortly after the 1960 draft.
All selections chosen by Minneapolis hence became property of the newly formed Oakland Raiders AFL franchise.
www.gatorzone.com /football/draft/index.php?year=2002&page=year   (94 words)

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