Episode 44 - History of the NFL Part 2 : The Rise and Merger of the AFL
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Welcome back to Part 2 of the History of the NFL! For the most part of the first 30 years of the NFL, it’s biggest challenge was itself. Although minor threats from quick upstart Pro Football Organizations came and went, one league born from spite came and changed Professional football for the better, and introduced new rules and innovations that we may overlook today!
That league was the American Football League (AFL) and it arrived in 1960, with a handful of rejected owners who were forbidden from opening expansion franchises in the NFL. The Original Teams, the New York Titans(Jets), Denver Broncos. Houston Oilers(Tennessee Titans, Los Angeles Chargers, Buffalo Bills, Oakland Raiders, Dallas Texans (Kansas City Chiefs) and Boston Patriots, eventually became NFL Staples. Listen here to the beginning’s of the AFL, and their short lived time, as well as their merger with the NFL!
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