TDIF: Al Davis Named AFL Commissioner
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TDIF: Al Davis Named AFL Commissioner

On this day in 1966 Al Davis became the commissioner of the AFL.  Here’s the story of how it all unfolded, as originally presented in 2009’s Full Color Football: The History of the American Football League.

TDIF March 28: Titans become the Jets
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TDIF March 28: Titans become the Jets

On this day in 1963, the Titans of New York became the New York Jets.  Founded by Harry Wismer in 1960, the AFL Titans had hoped to compete with the NFL’s New York Giants for the attention of Big Apple …

Will Manning go “Mustard and Brown”?
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Will Manning go “Mustard and Brown”?

Peyton Manning has received the blessing of the Broncos first ever quarterback Frank Tripucka to wear Tripucka’s retired number 18 Denver jersey.  Barring a “Throwback” event in Denver next season, however, one pleasure Manning may not have is to sport …

TDIF March 25: Patriots trade Boston for New England
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TDIF March 25: Patriots trade Boston for New England

On this day in 1971, the Boston Patriots of the AFL became the New England Patriots. Here is a look at the early years of the franchise as originally presented on the show Full Color Football: The History of the

Films Encore: Remembering Al Davis
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Films Encore: Remembering Al Davis

Films Encore continues to reflect on the life of Al Davis by looking back at how he changed the NFL, and built the Oakland Raiders into a west coast powerhouse with a proud tradition.

Take a look at how Davis …