Shortly after the NFL and AFL merged, the tradition that became Monday Night Football was born. Then NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle was looking to take advantage of the emerging popularity of football and shopped a prime-time Monday night package to the networks. ABC initially didn’t show much interest, but after Rozelle shopped his idea around to other networks, ABC agreed to televise a game every Monday night for the 1970 season.
Over 60 Years Ago the Dodgers and Giants Left New York
Every self-respecting baseball fan will never forget this date – May 28, 1957… For as exactly than the face of New York baseball was forever changed when the Giants and Dodgers—two teams that had been playing in the Big Apple since the late 1800s—abandoned the city for California. To this day, their relocation remains a touchy subject to longtime fans throughout the five boroughs. What drove them to leave town in the first place?
Raiders One-Year Stadium, Where Will it Be?
The Oakland Raiders began play in 1960 in the newly formed AFL and the Raiders won three division titles and a championship during their time in the AFL. The Raiders joined the National Football League in 1970 as a part of the NFL-AFL merger. The Raiders won three Super Bowls and twelve division titles as well as appearing in two additional Super Bowls. The Oakland Raiders have had thirteen enshrines in the Football Hall of Fame. Great success by the Raiders over their Oakland/Los Angeles/Oakland years, but now things are changing.
New Seattle Team – Seattle Krakens? Metropolitans? Rainiers?
The National Hockey League otherwise referred to as the NHL has undergone tones of expansion and other organizational changes since its inception spanning over a 100 years. It is made of 31 teams currently: twenty-four from the United States and seven from Canada. The league is currently in the middle of plans for a two-team expansion which has seen the addition of Vegas Golden Knights in 2017 and now the just announced the city of Seattle as the latest NHL team which will debut and begin play in 2021 season.
Alliance of American Football – Ready or Not is HERE!
Here comes SPRING football! Ready or not, we have the first of two springs football leagues about to begin. The first league is the Alliance of American Football (AAF) league starting play this February, a week after the National Football League’s Super Bowl LIII game. The second league is the reboot of the 2001 XFL league, starting in 2020 (more on this league later). The co-founders’ Charlie Ebersol and Bill Polian objectives is to create a league to attract football talent from among the wealth of high level players who have fail to be on a NFL team.
Golden Knights – Greatest Inaugural Season in Sports History
Usually when a professional sports league decides to expand and add a new team, early results are not great for the franchise. An expansion draft takes place, where the newly-added team gets to pick from a handful of players that the rest of league did not want to keep. This means low talent, which translates to low success. This has been true for virtually every single expansion team in any league in North America, with even average performances being triumphs.
However, that changed when the Vegas Golden Knights went to the NHL Stanley Cup in what would be the greatest inaugural season in sports history.
Bud Adams Contribution to Professional Football
Kenneth Stanley “Bud” Adams Jr. made many contributions to professional football as an owner and literally changed the landscape of the National Football League forever. At the time of his death in 2013 at age 90 he led all active owners with 409 wins. His long life of dedication to football and footballs fans led to many accomplishments.