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6/29/2020 8:56 pm  #391


Re: History of the National Football Association- 1964-65 NFA Season

MyTeamIsDr.Pepper wrote:

Cardiac Cardinal wrote:

Hey Ive been a long time lurker of this site but joined recently and checked this out. I do not know who to root for because even though I was born in Anaheim (near LA) I cant root for the Tigers because they left St Louis. I cant cheer for Chicago because I do not like to support Chicago teams as a STL Cardinal fan. So I don’t know who to root for.

Well to my knowledge, teams without any fans are the Whales, Lumberjacks, Hornets, and depending on how Ironmen feel about the team after relocation, they could be without fans. Or you could be a fan of the 6 SFL teams!

I am split between the Whales and Rangers 

 

6/30/2020 10:37 am  #392


Re: History of the National Football Association- 1964-65 NFA Season

Cardiac Cardinal wrote:

I am split between the Whales and Rangers 

Well take your time and decide, maybe the off season will help. For now, here's the Champions Bowl.

1963-64 NFA Champions Bowl - New York Cannons vs Los Angeles Tigers 

In the 18th ever Champions Bowl we saw the Cannons taking on the Tigers, both franchises are aiming for their second ever Bowl victory, and both are young teams who've sort of surprised everyone on their way here. The Tigers enter as the favorites, led by MVP QB Keith Lincoln and the league's best offense, while the Cannons are led by an ever improving defense who’ve been on a tear the last few weeks. 
Before we kicked off in Boston Memorial Stadium, a statue of Edward Smith was unveiled outside of the stadium. The winner of this game will get the first ever Edward Smith Memorial Trophy as well. 
The Tigers received the opening kickoff and started their drive down the field. The Cannons defense would manage to step up and force a punt around the LA 40. New York wouldn't be able to reach the end zone either though, with RB Thomas O’Grady being stopped on three straight attempts. They would be close enough however to knock a field goal home and take an early 3-0 lead. The Tigers would start making their way down the field and were once again faced with a tough 3rd down as we closed out the first. 
The second quarter would begin with the Tigers converting the 3rd down and making their way into field goal range. This would be as far as they'd get through before New York managed another stop. With the game now tied at 3, New York’s offense started clicking. They would string together the first touchdown drive of the afternoon. O’Grady pounding the rock into the house on a 3 yard rush to cap off the long winded drive. Now down by a score with time in the half slowly slipping, the Tigers made their way to try and tie things up. They would get stopped quickly however, a big sack by DE Greg Waterson, an emerging defensive beast, on 2nd down pinned them too far back and they couldn't convert, leaving the game at a score of 10-3 at halftime. 
The second half would be just as defensive, if not more. Much like New York’s performance in the East Championship, they've successfully locked down the powerful offense, keeping the Cinderella Cannons story going. The half would start with New York having another successful drive that ends in adding 3 points to their lead. QB Jim Sandusky having his best play of the game on a 30 yard throw that threaded the needle to his double covered receiver. LA however would continue to struggle on offense. Reigning MVP QB Keith Lincoln would be constantly having to evade rushers and RB Sam Peck couldn't get through the Cannons d-line, constantly getting tackled for a loss. Once again they would be forced to punt, slowly watching the lead get bigger and bigger. New York would get back down into field goal range by the end of the quarter, but the kick would be wide right, keeping the score at 13-3.
The fourth quarter would be the nail in the coffin for LA. On their subsequent drive, RB Sam Peck would be flatten by a New York defender, knocking the ball out in the process and turning the possession over to them as a result. The Cannons would take advantage of this and knock on a second touchdown. The extra point kick would be botched though leaving the score at 19-3. LA would have a last ditch drive, and quickly get down the field thanks to a big throw by Lincoln, this would get them near the end zone, but when faced with a fourth down they decided to go for it instead of kicking a field goal. The pass would be incomplete, WR Val Goodman dropping the pass in the end zone. This would end up being the last opportunity they got on offense, as they watched New York pick up a couple first downs before storming the field in celebration of their second Champions Bowl win, finishing the Cinderella run. The Tigers would walk off the field in disbelief, as the Cannons defense had completely dismantled their league leading offense. The final score was 19-3. 
NFA Champions Bowl MVP: DE Greg Waterson.  

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Here's the field design for the game.

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6/30/2020 11:14 am  #393


Re: History of the National Football Association- 1964-65 NFA Season

Quite the defensive performance from NY. Congrats on the win. 


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6/30/2020 11:36 am  #394


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LA Rams would like a word with you LA Tigers.

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6/30/2020 8:01 pm  #395


Re: History of the National Football Association- 1964-65 NFA Season

ZO82 wrote:

LA Rams would like a work with you LA Tigers.

LOL! Congrats New York on the second Champions Bowl Cinderella run in the last 3 years! Feels refreshing to see and East team win it.

 

7/02/2020 11:34 am  #396


Re: History of the National Football Association- 1964-65 NFA Season

1964 SFL Offseason 

League Logo Controversy
The SFL unveiled a lot of information about the league at the end of the NFA’s season. Along with information about the league’s schedule, which will be 10 games for each team, with the two best records playing in an 11th championship game, dubbed the American Bowl and how teams plan to acquire players among other things, the league also unveiled the league logo, which stirred some controversy. The logo displayed an edited confederate flag within a blue and white shield with a football in the center and an arched SFL above. This logo immediately ruffled some feathers because of the ongoing civil rights movement. That’s because many saw this as a symbol of racism and pro-segregation ideas. Kennedy when asked about it declined to comment at first but issued a statement on the matter, stating that the logo was misrepresented and that the new league stood with it’s new black players during this time and would be reevaluating it’s decisions. The logo has yet to be changed and nothing more has been said from the league. Here is a picture of the league logo: 

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SFL Teams Unveil Their Identities
The next, less controversial, thing that happened for the SFL was the reveal of the 6 identities. Starting off with the 3 teams that did not hold “Name the Team Contests.”

Atlanta Copperheads: The first team to reveal their identity are the Atlanta Copperheads, named after the venomous snake that's found all across the South. The Copperheads logo is a green copperhead wrapped around a copper letter A. The colors are copper and green, and the uniforms have copper pants and helmets, with a green jersey at home and a white jersey on the road. The team also has a unique set of shoulder loop stripes. 

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Birmingham AnvilsThe second team that unveiled their identity were the Birmingham Anvils. Playing in the Pittsburgh of the South that's named after the industrial capital of the U.K., the Anvils nickname fits perfectly for the city. The logo is the letter B in front of the silhouette of an anvil. The uniforms are a white helmet and pants mixed with a blue jersey at home and a white one on the road.

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Texas Roughriders: The third team to reveal their identity are the Texas Roughriders. Playing in the Texas Bowl in Dallas, TX, the Roughriders name fits great. They're named after the Roughriders who fought in the Mexican-American war at the turn of the century as the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Unit. The Roughriders’ logo is a silhouette of a Roughrider over the outline of Texas. The colors are red and silver with a blue star found in the eye of the horse in the logo. Red and Silver were chosen because the team tried to do a red and blue color scheme but were denied since Birmingham had beaten them to that scheme. The uniforms are compiled of a silver helmet and silver pants with a red shirt at home and a white one at home.


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7/02/2020 11:38 am  #397


Re: History of the National Football Association- 1964-65 NFA Season

Um, Kennedy is dead by now.


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7/02/2020 11:42 am  #398


Re: History of the National Football Association- 1964-65 NFA Season

MyTeamIsDr.Pepper wrote:

The uniforms are compiled of a silver helmet and silver pants with a red shirt at home and a white one at home.

I know it's just a typo, but Texas wearing two jerseys at home, and none on the road is a funny image to me.


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7/02/2020 11:44 am  #399


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You mean the Spanish-American war. I'm a historian.


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7/02/2020 11:45 am  #400


Re: History of the National Football Association- 1964-65 NFA Season

BlogDunk wrote:

Um, Kennedy is dead by now.

Although JFK was assassinated prior to this point in time, James Kennedy is the Commissioner of the SFA.


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