In other words, the changeover of Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Cleveland didn't happen until 1970. And the AFL was disbanded and its teams joined the NFL in 1970.
And I AM old....but I'm well perserved.
Lifetime member of the "specific element" and proud of it.
Doesn't matter what the NFL was to the AFL. The NFL considers the AFL legit. Else the titans wouldn't have banners to the AFL.
And yet most of the expansion teams are in the NFC.
Yes cause 3 teams means the NFL was SOOOOO far ahead. And you still haven't acknowledge the fact that the browns came from the AAFC and dominated the NFL( proving that the NFL wasn't so dominate.
And if you think the niners winning 30 yr later means something( like that playing in the NFL league somehow made them better after coming from the AAFC) then that's sad. The packers were bad for 15 yr and they played in the great NFL league. So were the steelers. The NFL was not high and above everyone else. The niners, colors, and people still descended from the AAFC. So your wrong. There weren't just 6 SB. The steelers people didn't change cause they went to the AFC central to the AFC north.
And while the AAFC was not as stable as the NFL or AFL( you need to have been a stable, American, major league to compete which is why the USFL, UFL, and CFL dont qualify) the AAFC proved that talent isn't just in the NFL.
No kid. The AFL helped make this league therefore the AFL is equal to the NFL in the sense of the SB.
"......merger discussions to unify the older NFL teams and the AFL......."
Doesn't sound like an absorption to me.
The merger paved the way for the combined league, which retained the "National Football League" name and logo, to become one of the most popular sports leagues in the United States. Source Wikipedia.
Obviously it was a diff league. Look up any story of the merger. You'll never hear about one league absorbing into another.
The NFL took players from the AFL DUMBASS! The giants were actually the first to do it. A superior league doesn't ASK for other leagues players. If its a lesser league the players come to them. You don't need to be from the NFL to have the NFL praise you. Ever heard of Walter Camp?
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The niners that won the 5 SB are still the same as the AAFC niners. They didn't just improve cause they were in the NFL. Who cares if it was 30 yr? The packers had a lot of bad old years and they played in the great NFL. So your wrong. It wasn't just 6 SB.
No kid. The AFL helped make this league so the old NFL is equal to the AFL in the sense of championships.
The merger paved the way for the combined league, which retained the "National Football League" name and logo, to become one of the most popular sports leagues in the United States.
Source Wikipedia. Obviously it was a diff league. Look up any story of the merge. It never talks about one league absorbing into another.
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Redskins fans a creeping up there for me. Their team's won one playoff game since the internet started and are tripping over each other to post 'HTTR' related posts wherever the can. As obnoxious as Redskins fans have been since they rediscovered their bravado halfway through last season the crown for worst fans in foot remains where it's been for years and years and years. With Eagles fans. They're the worst by a mile.