Pro Football: Separate but Equal

When the American Football League set up shop in 1960 as challenger to pro football's prosperous National Football League, skeptics gave the rookie league the actuarial chances of Weeping Wa ter State Teachers facing the Chicago Bears. The A.F.L.'s players were mostly second-rate collegians, or castoffs from Canada and the N.F.L. — and the sandlot football they played bore scant resemblance to the tightly disciplined N.F.L. brand. That first ' season, one team scored four touchdowns in 20 min. to salvage a 38-38 tie; another opened up a 30-0 half-time lead, still...

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