…but the Chiefs didn’t go down lightly. Here Buck Buchanan puts a walloping on the Packers’ Bart Starr, while Jerry Mays closes in from the other side. Just one of several Super Bowl I & III images that have been recently come available due to the selling off of old newspaper read more
Prior to becoming a three-sport professional athlete (minor league baseball, football and boxing), Charlie Powell was a four-sport high school terror. Powell, who went straight from his high school squad to the San Francisco 49ers defensive line and later the Oakland Raiders, is still referred to reverentially by those who watched the man-child on the prep fields for San Diego High School.
Rick Smith, one-time PR Director for the read more
Though I grew up a Chargers fan and still live in San Diego, I have a special place in my heart for the Kansas City Chiefs. Obviously, Lamar Hunt, the Chiefs owner, founded the AFL. But now, more than 50 years after the league’s inception, and several years after Hunt’s death, the Chiefs still do a great job of honoring their history. They’ve built a beautiful museum that they call their Hall of read more
This past weekend, the San Diego Chargers honored their 1963 championship squad by inducting the entire team into their Ring of Honor. I was invited to attend the pre-game alumni lunch and the game, and while I couldn’t stay for the entire game (we were hosting my daughter’s sixth birthday party that afternoon), on Sunday morning my son and I went down to the stadium.
From 10:30-12:30, the read more
I’m sure that most followers of this site have read at least once that my favorite AFL card set is 1963 Fleer. I recently wrote an article about the set for Sports Collectors Daily, in which I briefly discussed the set, and the challenges in collecting the set in autographed form. One bit that fans and collectors may find interesting is a link at the end of the article that features a complete read more