Posts Tagged ‘NFL schedule’

The Founding of the American Football League

Tweet This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to learn about the founding of the American Football League.  Most did not take consider the AFL a serious competitor at the beginning.  NFL owners scoffed at the inferior league, and they had reason to believe the AFL would not survive.  Players often preferred…

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AFL- NFL Merger (A Brief History)

Tweet This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to learn about one of the most important events in NFL history, the AFL – NFL merger.  It was thought at the beginning the AFL was just another league that would get stomped out by the NFL, but things pretty quickly, culminating with a…

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Val Pinchbeck – The NFL Scheduling Czar

Tweet This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to learn about the man who used to create the entire NFL schedule by hand, Val Pinchbeck.  He worked in the NFL as an executive for over 40 years, and was considered by many to have had more passion for the game than any…

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