November 15, 1964 - The Chargers defense swarms over Chiefs running back, Curtis McClinton.
November 6, 1964 - George Blanda drops back against the Patriots defense in Fenway Park.
November 23, 1967 - Daryle Lamonica and the Raiders facing the tough Chiefs defense in Kansas City Municipal Stadium.
Here is another recent addition to my collections, and it comes from the same game as the Jim Hunt image that I featured last week. I like this image for the depth of color and shadows, Babe Parilli’s positioning, and Ed Husmann (Oilers #82) leaping through the air. Classic AFL.
Parilli is an interesting figure in AFL history, and one of the handful that played all 10 years of the read more
So many of the early proeview articles gave the AFL slight chances of success. Heck, even after the league had agreed to the merger with the NFL, writers such as Tex Maule took every shot possible a the young league. I guess that is why I found the following Sports Illustrated article interesting. The author, Roy Terrell, felt that the AFL had a lot going for it, and in fact had a great chance read more
I found this video the other day, and really enjoyed it for the job it did describing Hank Stram as a person. I knew Stram was a nice dresser, and had heard him called a “cocky” and a “peacock,” but this video takes things a bit further. I also found it very interesting that the Super Bowl IV film is still the most popular super bowl film in the NFL Films read more
I’ve been busy at my desk lately, scanning, cropping, uploading and prepping many of the new AFL images that I have collected in recent weeks. The results will be several new photo galleries to add to the site.
This newest gallery features images from Super Bowl I. The first four images come from a scrapbook that I purchased more than a decade ago. The person featured had won a pair of read more
I found this article in the Buffalo Bills vs. Los Angeles Chargers game program from October 2, 1960. It struck me funny, as these early season puff pieces are usually full of the head coach touting the quality of his team, and how they shouldn’t be counted out of the playoffs. Bills’ head coach, Buster Ramsey, takes quite the opposite tact in this article. In fact, Ramsey read more