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The Heidi Game

One of the all-time classic AFL moments…

The Merger

Here is an enjoyable piece on the AFL-NFL merger.  This piece presents the whole process in a much smoother light than how the merger actually occured, but the key point is there; with rising player salaries, the two leagues could not afford to continue fighting each other for players, and the merger was pushed through.

More from AFL, er… NFL Films!

Great color imagery this week from NFL Films!  This video covers a bit of the league conception, some of the more interesting stadia that the AFL teams played in, and of course, more interesting AFL characters!

AFL Color, Flavor, Gimmicks and Connections

Once again, NFL Films illustrates just how different the AFL was from contemporary professional football.  The modern game has become so big, that while fans may be just as supportive of their teams as they were in years past, the interpersonal element is gone.  There is an increasingly large gap between professional football players and their fans, not only financial, but also in terms of status.  Players today appear to be untouchable.  In the AFL, players were part of local communities.  They played during the season, and then assimilated into the day-to-day work force once football ended for the year.  Fans had a much greater opportunity to actually interact with players.  That benefitted the league as well, as the AFL was constantly trying to increase their fan base.  This video does a good job of showing the relationship between the AFL and fans in general. read more

Let’s Enjoy the Weekend!

It’s a Friday morning before a three-day weekend.  Time for a little fun.  These commercials came out after the merger, but they are just too good to ignore.  Have a wonderful weekend everyone!