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|• ||AFA Smartphone Resources |
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|• ||Professional Football Researchers Association || || |
|• ||AFA Membership Programs |
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|The Professional Football Researchers Association (PFRA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the history of professional football. Formed in 1979, PFRA members include many of the game's foremost historians and writers. The PFRA is also for any fan interested in the history of professional football. The PFRA is incorporated in the state of Connecticut and has 501(c)(3) status as an educational organization with the Internal Revenue Service. |
Books - Professional Football Researchers Association
Outsiders II: Minor League and Independent Football 1951-1985 - by Bob Gill, Steve Brainerd and Tod Maher. Following the pattern set with Outsiders I (which covered 1923-1950), this volume covers the independent minor leagues of professional football from 1951 through 1985. Only semipro leagues existed after 1985, and so the two volumes of Outsiders cover the complete history of 20th century football below the National Football League. Many players in these leagues played in the hope that they might get a chance to move up to the NFL and many achieved that dream. This volume contains histories and yearly statistical summaries for the top minor leagues of the period, plus the World Football League, which has a claim to major league status, and the United States Football League, which was clearly a major league. It also includes yearly summaries for the best of the lesser leagues, which featured a good number of interesting players in their own right. ISBN 978-1-878282-65-1
I recently shared excerpts from this book (page 41) with Chuck McElligott, AFA Hall of Fame Class of 1999. He shared with me the following story:…How cool is that!!! Claude watts and I played together in '67 for the ill-fated Akron Vulcans. A genuinely nice person, I next saw him at Bengals camp in 1969 after being released and before being recalled by the Chargers.
The next time we crossed paths was in 1973, I believe, and he was playing for the Chambersburg Cardinals. I was pleased to see him in NFL Films' story and follow-up of the Pottstown Firebirds by Phil Tuckett (a former wide receiver teammate at San Diego) and an obviously talented writer and cinematographer. And the connections go on and on...
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|'Alarming' Vitamin D Deficiencies in NFL Football Players |
July 13, 2011 (San Diego, California) - Vitamin D deficiency might be unusually high among American football players, with black players and players who have suffered muscle injuries showing significantly lower vitamin D levels, according to a study ...
American Football Brain-Injury Data May Show Evidence of The Game's Risks
"You don't play football without getting a concussion," said Cornelius Bennett, a former linebacker for the Buffalo Bills and head of the retired National Football League Players' Association. "We're taught in football that if you can't play, ...
Football Brain-Injury Data May Show Evidence of Game's Risks San Francisco Chronicle
Dementia Risk for Retired Football Players?
July 19, 2011 (Paris) -- One in three retired NFL football players appear to have mild cognitive impairment (MCI), researchers report.
More Evidence Retired NFL Players Face Increased MCI Risk Medscape
Sportspeople at higher risk of mild cognitive impairment? Barchester Healthcare
American Football Association Hall of Fame Jackets - Now Available !!!....we are pleased to announce that AFA Hall of Fame jackets are now available for purchase directly from Chicago Knitting Mills.....and yes, they do have the plus sizes 2X -- 5X! Just send an email to email@example.com to obtain an order form.
AFA Alumni Jackets are now available …………the only difference between this jacket and the Hall of Fame Jacket above is the AFA Alumni logo on the back. If interested in placing an order, request an order form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
AFA Hall of Fame Blazers....because of the positive feedback from the Hall of Fame banquet, we are now making Hall of Fame Blazers available to all current hall of fame members. Please email email@example.com if you are interested. To see actual blazers being worn, just click any of the media links below:
Wilson NFL Footballs...We have just been informed by Wilson that they will no longer sell "blem" footballs.............The good news is that we now stock new Wilson Footballs for $15 more per ball. So instead of $50/ball or $300 per case for blems, the price is now $65/ball or $390 per case for new balls. Shipping and handling remains the same at $20............http://www.americanfootballassn.com/forms/2011-Wilson-Flyer.pdf
+ Semi-pro Football HQ Scoreboard
New features at http://www.semiprofootball.org/ . In the upper right hand corner of our home page is a "Search this Site" button with which you can search 12.5 years of information accumulated for player names, coaches, teams, leagues, etc.
Additionally, you can now view 2010 league champions from the 79 semi-pro football leagues across the USA.
Copyright (c) 1998-2011, Joe Hulsebus
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|AFA Smartphone Application (App) |
The AFA Smartphone App is now available for download frm the Android Marketplace along with thousands of other apps. Our App provides links to member teams/leagues, application doucments and major announcements. We have also included links to other neat apps like "Where is my Car" to solve those parking lot issues when we can't remember where we parked :) More to come..............
To download the AFA's App just click the following.......
Smartphone QR Codes
QR codes have been around for a while, and many big corporations use them. In the past six months, though, small companies in the U.S. have flocked to the technology, thanks to services that let them easily create codes. Meanwhile, numerous phones, including many Androids and BlackBerrys, come with an app that reads QR codes. (Others, like the iPhone, must download the software.) Scanbuy Inc., a New York company that develops and manages QR codes, estimates that 30 million people in the U.S. have a code-reader app on their phone.
Stay tuned for more QR codes from the AFA as we rollout raffles, lottery drawings, videos and other interesting info via these codes. By the way, we already have ads with our code in the NY Jets & Giants Gameday Yearbook Programs.
To test our code, just scan the QR code to the right with your Smartphone.
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