2015 November RSS
A "Bad" Year For The Packers In 1964
The 1963 Packer season was another outstanding display of football excellence but their two losses to the Champion Bears showed that the loss of Paul Hornung (suspended for gambling) was indeed crippling. The Packers 11-2-1 record didn't earn them a playoff berth but was a sign that there was plenty of talent for years to come. Surprisingly, the 1964 season proved to be a step backwards before the Packers got it together to win three championships in a row from 1965-1967. Their 8-5-1 record was only good for second place tie with the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL's Western Conference....
A Cookie Factory Welcomed the Braves In Style
The Johnston Cookie Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin treated baseball fans to more than delicious cookies in 1953. They debuted a 25-card baseball set in 1953, the Braves first year in Milwaukee after their move west from Boston. It was to be the first of three sets of Braves cards (the other two sets came out in 1954 & 1955) and fans ate them up. Spahn, Mathews, Burdette, Crandell, Logan, and Adcock were a few of the player cards that made up the original set. RetroCards adds a few more players as well as some some of the events involving Milwaukee...
The Dallas Texans, The AFL's Forgotten Team
The AFL got off to a surprisingly strong start in 1960. Several of the owners had been refused NFL expansion franchises or had minor ownership of NFL teams and saw the potential to expand pro football beyond the NFL’s meager 12 markets in 1959. The AFL started by signing 75% of the NFL’s first-round draft choices in 1960 and began a competitive run through the first few years of the new league’s existence. Though the AFL had ups and down, it only took six years before talks of a merger with the NFL became realistic. One of the leaders...
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