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Decade of Glory: The AFL
American Football League
"10 challenging questions about people and events, some famous, and some footnotes, from the league that gave us the two-point conversion, player names on jerseys, and twice as much to watch on fall Sundays."
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What was the "foolish club?"
Season ticket holders for the original New York Titans
The eight original owners of AFL teams
Buffalo Bills coach Buster Ramsey's name for his offensive backfield
The sportswriters who predicted Kansas City would beat Green Bay in the first Super Bowl
At the conclusion of the 1969 season, the AFL folded in style with the Kansas City Chiefs defeating the Minnesota Vikings 23-7 in the Super Bowl, giving both leagues two wins apiece in the game. After this fourth Super Bowl, who led all AFL players in career Super Bowl scoring?
I was an AFL Rookie of the Year, averaging 17.5 yards per completed pass, and I took my young team to an upset over the team who eventually won the Super Bowl that season. Then I injured my shoulder and, for all intents and purposes, my career was over. Who am I?
What was the significance of the words, "We'll kick to the clock?"
The words almost cost the Dallas Texans the 1962 AFL championship
After hearing those words after a 1963 coin toss, league officials began requiring scoreboards and clocks on both sides of the field
They were the "password" that was used during sensitive negotiations concerning the merger of the AFL and NFL
If there's any signficance, it has nothing to do with AFL history
When the brand-new Miami Dolphins played their first game in 1966, how did they get their existence off to an auspicious start?
They scored the first three times they handled the ball
Quarterback Bob Griese threw for 350 yards and four touchdowns
They returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown
They beat the defending AFL champion Buffalo Bills
Officially, we were quarterback and coach, but we were more like father and son. We won more titles together than any other AFL quarterback-coach duo. Before the AFL, we were in college together as quarterback and coach. We also presented each other for our inductions into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Which quarterback and coach are we?
Len Dawson & Hank Stram
Joe Namath & Weeb Ewbank
John Hadl & Sid Gilman
George Blanda & Wally Lemm
Which original AFL team played in its original stadium longer than any other team in the league?
New York Jets
How did the "JV-5" figure into AFL history?
It was the game ball
It was the catalog number of the red and white striped uniform the officials wore
The 1968 New York Jets used the term as a rallying cry, after a Baltimore Colts player said that the five Jets selected for the All-AFL team would be "a pretty good JV squad"
When five Jacksonville, FL investors were found to be colluding with the NFL to undermine the AFL, the NFL was embarrassed into negotiating with the new league
I made history in 1964 as American pro football's first soccer-style kicker. Who am I?
Besides sending his Kansas City Chiefs teams to two of the first Super Bowls, what major contribution did their owner Lamar Hunt make to the game?
Designed the trophy awarded to the winners
Convinced the television networks to include it in their broadcast coverage
Provided the pool of money from which the teams in it were paid for the first four years
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