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The Founding of the American Football League

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 the NFL, the stadiums were rundown, fans did not flock to the stands, and the owners were losing money.  However, it didn’t take long before the AFL earned respect from the NFL.  This episode covers the first few years of the American Football League history.  So strap on your seat belt, and let’s get ready to take this baby up to 88mph.




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About the author, Arnie Chapman

My name is Arnie Chapman, and I am the host of The Football History Dude, a podcast dedicated to teaching fans about the rich history of the NFL. The show officially launched on 4/15/18, and I have not looked back. I have always been passionate about football, and learning about the history of the game has intrigued me, as well. I'm asking you to come along with me on my DeLorean to travel back in time and learn about the yesteryear of the gridiron. To get started, you can go to my website for more details.

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