New York Jets receiver, George Sauer, a star of Super Bowl III, passed away on May 7. The cause of death was congestive heart failure, though he had been struggling with Alzheimer’s Disease for years. He was 69 years old. You can read a full obituary HERE.
One of my greatest pleasures in my football dealings is connecting with fellow AFL fans and collectors. I am always interested in hearing how fellow fans connect with the AFL. Some like to collect memorabilia, while others prefer to research the league. I have also met fans who collect AFL videos, make custom AFL McFarlane figurines, [...]
Several years ago I put together a chart showing year-by-year team offensive numbers for each team (AFL & NFL) and totals for the decade. I found it to be pretty interesting. The most illuminating bit for me was how it dispelled the notion that the AFL was a pass-only league, while the NFL was all about the proverbial [...]
Several years back, I was able to attend the estate sale of Phil Barile, the Los Angeles and San Diego Chargers first ticket manager. Barile joined the Chargers in 1960, and stayed with the team through the 1979 season. Barile lived in a small retirement community near San Diego State University, and had just moved [...]
Dave Steidel has a few more of his AFL’s Best & Worst lists for us. Yesterday’s lists sparked a bit of reader ire, especially in the area of top coaches. What are your thoughts today? UNDERRATED 1. Dickie Post—halfback, Chargers 2. Miller Farr—cornerback, Oilers 3. Dave Hill—tackle, Chiefs 4. Al Atkinson—linebacker, Jets 5. Wray [...]
Once again, guest blogger, Dave Steidel, brings us his AFL’s Best & Worst, a series of lists from his outstanding book, Remember the AFL. I’m proud to see me Chargers well-represented. What are your thoughts? Best AFL teams 1. 1969 Kansas City Chiefs (11-3, Super Bowl IV Champs) 2. 1967 Oakland Raiders (13-1, AFL [...]
A couple of weeks ago, I posted my first audio interview, which I did with former Texans and Chiefs linebacker, Smokey Stover. Here is the second interview that I did that day, this one with former Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals quarterback, John Stofa. John had a fascinating AFL career in that he led both [...]