AFL Potpourri – August 7, 1966

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I really enjoy old game programs because of the bucketloads of information that they contain.  Some of the info is important in nature, some is trivial, but it is nearly all interesting.

This AFL Potpourri article is found in the August 6, 1966, program from a preseason game between the San Diego Chargers and Miami Dolphins.  In fact, this was the first game in Dolphins history.


Todd Tobias (789 Posts)

Todd Tobias's interest in the American Football League began in 1998, when he wrote my master's thesis about Sid Gillman. He created this site to educate and entertain football fans with the stories of the American Football League, 1960-1969. You can follow Todd and get more AFL history on Twitter @TalesfromtheAFL.

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4 Responses to AFL Potpourri – August 7, 1966

  1. Erik says:

    Very cool Todd!

  2. charles yerby says:

    very good”–love those old programs—Terry Owens was a sophmore at the university of Alabama in 1963–later transferred to Jacksonville State–which is in Anniston ,Alabama. Gomer look alike for sure.

  3. Buzz Ponce says:

    I was at that first Dolphin game in Balboa Stadium. George Wilson Jr. was starting Miami QB, I believe, son of the head coach, George Sr. The cover photo on the game program was taken at the Chargers’ summer training camp in Escondido.
    Thanks for sharing, Todd!

  4. Tom says:

    Terry Owens and Goldie Sellers were two more that got away from Papa Bear George Halas and lost to AFL teams, in 1966 both were taken by the Bears in the draft.

    The Austin Bemiller quote about dented helmets on line play resonates more know than ever, especially in a piece that includes Terry Owens. On Dave Pears’ blog Terry’s wife Allison writes a telling story about Terry and the family, in the waning days of his life suffering from early onset dementia CTE, a result of the damage done to his brain from dented helmets.

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