I was digging through some piles of sports memorabilia the other day and found, in amongst old San Diego Gulls Hockey programs, Sid Gillman’s copy of the July 1966, Kansas City Chiefs newsletter. Beyond the fact that I need to do some better organizing, I was pleased that this particular issue happened to be saved, as it announces the AFL-NFL merger, and outlines the details of the agreement. As is to be expected from a Chiefs piece, the article obviously touted the impending merger as “the greatest thing that could happen to pro football.”
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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.