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AFL- NFL Merger (A Brief History)

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 merger into one super pro football entity.  So strap on your seat belt, and let’s get ready to take this baby up to 88mph.

 

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LINKS FROM THE SHOW

NFL.com – Creating the NFL Schedule

Sports Broadcast Hall of Fame – Val Pinchbeck

ESPN Article – Pinchbeck, 73, Struck in NYC

NY Times – Val Pinchbeck

LA Times – NFL schedule-making team

USA Today – The Science of Setting the NFL Schedule

YouTube – NFL Films – The Making of the NFL Schedule

 

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