The American Football League at 50

I grew up a fan of the old American Football League. I recall getting a fancy reel to reel tape recorder for Christmas in 1968 and using it shortly thereafter to tape the broadcast of the Jets and my beloved Joe Namath’s upset victory over the Colts in Super Bowl III. Here’s my Smithsonian story on the AFL at 50 featuring interviews with several of the stars, including George Blanda, who is still one tough guy.

The AFL’s 50th anniversary.

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