Yesterday we put together our Mt. Rushmore monuments for the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs, two stories franchises of the old AFL. There were a lot of great lists put together, and probably, a bit of frustration with the process because narrowing a list down to just four names can be next to impossible!
Let’s continue this process today with the San Diego Chargers and Houston Oilers. Both franchises won were in contention for several AFL championships, and had their share of important figures. Here are some names for you to think about while constructing your lists, and you are certainly welcome to add names that I have not provided. Again, I ask only that the people on your lists were in some way involved with their teams during the 1960s. As great as Earl Campbell was, he doesn’t belong on the Oilers AFL Mt. Rushmore.
LOS ANGELES/SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
Jack Kemp, Lance Alworth, Sid Gillman, Barron Hilton, George Pernicano, Al Davis, Chuck Noll, Ron Mix, Paul Lowe, Keith Lincoln, John Hadl, Ernie Wright, Ernie Ladd, Earl Faison, Chuck Allen, Frank Buncom, Dickie Post, Sam Gruneisen, Walt Sweeney
Bud Adams, George Blanda, Charlie Hennigan, Charlie Tolar, Billy Cannon, Lou Rymkus, Tony Banfield, Don Floyd, Jim Norton, Doug Cline, Bob Talamini, Ed Husmann, Sid Blanks, Ode Burrell, Walt Suggs, Miller Farr
My work is now done. Let’s see what you all come up with. Have fun!!