Monthly Archives: November 2013

Pre-Super Bowl III

Much has been said (especially since my recent photo postings) about Super Bowls I-IV.  They are fantastic subjects for debate, individually or collectively.  Great players, hall of fame coaches, big plays and ultimately, a 2-2 record between the leagues.

Not nearly as much is said about the world championship games that would have been played if the two leagues had arranged postseason contests beginning in 1960.  1960 Oilers vs. Eagles?  1963 Chargers vs. Bears?  Which AFL team would have been the first to knock off an NFL champion?  Or was the AFL simply not up to the NFL standard early on, as so many NFL enthusiasts like to shout from the rooftops? read more

Pre-Super Bowl II

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Bob Laraba (53) closes in on the Oilers’ Charlie Tolar (44).

Much has been said (especially since my recent photo postings) about Super Bowls I-IV.  They are fantastic subjects for debate, individually or collectively.  Great players, hall of fame coaches, big plays and ultimately, a 2-2 record between the leagues.

Not nearly as much is said about the world championship games that would have been played if the two leagues had arranged postseason contests beginning in 1960.  1960 Oilers vs. Eagles?  1963 Chargers vs. Bears?  Which AFL team would have been the first to knock off an NFL champion?  Or was the AFL simply not up to the NFL standard early on, as so many NFL enthusiasts like to shout from the rooftops? read more

Pre-Super Bowl I

Much has been said (especially since my recent photo postings) about Super Bowls I-IV.  They are fantastic subjects for debate, individually or collectively.  Great players, hall of fame coaches, big plays and ultimately, a 2-2 record between the leagues.

Not nearly as much is said about the world championship games that would have been played if the two leagues had arranged postseason contests beginning in 1960.  1960 Oilers vs. Eagles?  1963 Chargers vs. Bears?  Which AFL team would have been the first to knock off an NFL champion?  Or was the AFL simply not up to the NFL standard early on, as so many NFL enthusiasts like to shout from the rooftops? read more

Talks About New Franchise – Miami Dolphins

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HOUSTON, Tex., Sept. 15 — TALKS ABOUT NEW FRANCHISE — Joe Robbie, left, as he talked with newsmen about the American Football League club going into Miami, Florida.  He told newsmen that the first thing on the docket was to hire a scout or someone that could start looking for football players to stock the new club.  At right is John Breen, Houston Oiler director of player personnel, who attended the news conference. (AP Wirephoto) 1965 read more

Jim Hunt – From the 1965 Boston Patriots Team Yearbook

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Originally played for Pop Ivy’s St. Louis Cardinals…  Left Cards one Friday afternoon in 1960 and reported to the Pats in Boston that evening at twenty to eight…  “When can you be ready?” the coach asked.  “When is the game?” replied the pride of Prairie View.  “In twenty minutes,” the coach answered.  “I will be ready when they kick the ball into the air,” said Jim…  Jim was ready and he played one of the finest games of his career that night…  dubbed “Earthquake” by Pats’ broadcaster Bob Gallagher, Jim is also called “Pickles”…  Strongest suit is ability to blitz passer…  Earthquake and Houston Antwine are affectionately known as the “Goldust Twins.” read more