American Football League
Buffalo Bills President Russ Brandon has told NFL owners that Bills owner Ralph Wilson has died. Brandon made the announcement at the league’s winter meetings in Orlando on Tuesday. Wilson was 95.
It was Lamar Hunt who started the American Football League, and without his commitment and deep pockets, the NFL would never have had legitimate competition and would have remained a closed, old-boys club for many years.
What has evolved into a national American holiday began 45 years ago this afternoon.
Football goes in cycles, and the Bills may have a chance to turn things around. However, it was those early days in the AFL that rocketed football to the top, and Wilson should never be forgotten for his role.
Kraft got his head out over his skis when he advocated the NFL putting a permanent franchise in London during an interview with Sky Sports reporter Neil Reynolds.
As the Jets continue to battle during this year’s playoffs, we took a look back at some of the most memorable moments in the franchise’s history.