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  1. 2015 Pro Bowl: Nick Mangold the Jets' lone selection

    Rich Cimini

    SELECTIONS Nick Mangold, C, sixth Pro Bowl selection: Mangold ties former center Kevin Mawae for the second-most all-star selections in New York Jets history. (Winston Hill was named to eight AFL/NFL all-star teams in the 1960s and 1970s.) Mangold...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  2. Happy Birthday, Super Bowl!


    On this day in 1967, the first Super Bowl was held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Then known as the AFL-NFL World Championship, it featured the champion team from each of the soon-to-be-merged leagues. The NFL's Green Bay Packers defeated the ...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  3. Inside the matchup: Broncos vs Chiefs

    John Parolin, ESPN Stats & Info

    Sunday's game between the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs isn't just two divisional rivals jockeying for position. Via the Elias Sports Bureau, it's only the fourth game since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 to feature two teams with at least eight ...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  4. This history isn't on Chiefs' side

    Adam Teicher

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Figured I should mention this, just in case you're about to throw down some good money on Super Bowl tickets to watch the Kansas City Chiefs play: Since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger, six teams before this year's Chiefs have started a se...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  5. NFL HOFer Len Dawson

    Dawson threw for over 28,000 yards in his career. Welcome to SportsNation! On Tuesday, pro football hall of fame quarterback Len Dawson stops by to chat about the 2009 NFL season. Dawson played 19 seasons in the AFL and NFL, 13 of them with the...

    Chat | September 14, 2009
  6. Gamer Blog: AFL headed to 'Madden 10'

    Jon Robinson

    "Madden 10" goes old-school with the downloadable AFL Legacy Pack.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2009
  7. AFL anniversary games are announced

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by's Bill Williamson The NFL announced there will be 16 AFL Legacy Games in 2009. Half of the games will involve the four AFC West teams. All four teams in the division were AFL teams and all four teams will be part of the 50th...

    Blog | May 05, 2009
  8. AFC East featured in 10 of 16 AFL Legacy Games

    Tim Graham

    Herb Scharfman/Sports Imagery/Getty Images The AFC East will feature several 'Legacy' games in the upcoming season, where the players will wear the jerseys of their AFL predecessors, similar to th...

    Blog | May 05, 2009
  9. Original AFL teams to wear throwback unis in '09

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by's Bill Williamson Check out the AFC West teams' new uniforms -- well, for two games. As part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the American Football League, all eight of the original teams will wear throwback AF...

    Blog | March 25, 2009
  10. Missouri's Mt. Rushmore of Sports

    Check out which four sports figures made it onto Missouri's Mount Rushmore.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2009
  11. One on One with an NFL Hopeful

    Chris Bleck

    On Monday, league officials of the AFL announced that they were canceling the 2009 football season. The league hopes to return in 2010. The AFL has given many players an opportunity to go undrafted out of college to the NFL. Some examples include, ro...

    Blog | Conversation | December 18, 2008
  12. Former linebacker Headrick, named to five all-AFL squads, dies

    Sherrill Headrick, a former Texans and Chiefs linebacker, died Wednesday. He was 71.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2008
  13. Chat with K.C. Brigade's co-owner Neil Smith

    Former NFL player Neil Smith is now an AFL owner. Welcome to The Show! On Friday, Kansas City Brigade co-owner Neil Smith will stop by to chat about the 2008 AFL season. Smith and his Brigade team host the Chicago Rush on Monday (8:30 p.m. ET, ES...

    Chat | April 10, 2008
  14. Arena legend Bonner gets a new start in Chicago

    William Bendetson

    Sherdrick Bonner became an Arena legend in Arizona but is looking forward to a new start this season in Chicago.

    Story | Conversation | February 29, 2008
  15. '07 Dolphins have plenty of company in recent football futility

    Mike Sando

    The Dolphins still might become only the 12th team since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to finish a full season with fewer than two victories. There are colorful stories behind the Excruciating Eleven.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2007
  16. Age never defined Blanda on or off the field

    William Bendetson

    George Blanda did a little of everything for a lot of years in the AFL and NFL. Now, we check in with him in our next Where Are They Now?

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2007