Daily Archives: December 19, 2013

When Sid Was Caesar

My AFL life began in 1998, when I started researching my master’s thesis on Sid Gillman.  I recall one of the first things that I did to gather information for the project was to go to the Chargers archives and the San Diego Hall of Champions, pull the “Sid Gillman” files, and photocopy everything that they contained.  This article (see below) by Sports Illustrated’s Paul Zimmerman was one of the first articles to really give me an idea of Gillman’s influence not only on the AFL, but also on the entire professional football world. read more