When the American Football League first took the field in 1960, team and league officials alike were exploring any manner possible of promoting the new league. Television was, of course, a critical component in their plan to get the new game out to the fans. This excellent video illustrates how television helped to ensure the ultimate success of the AFL, and how, in turn, broadcasting AFL games helped change how professional sports were covered.
Television and the AFL
July 10, 2012 By 2 Comments