Monday, August 29, 2011

AFA Newsletter August 31, 2011 AFA Newsletter August 31, 2011
In This Issue:
•   Wikipedia
•   AFA Smartphone Resources
•   Professional Football Researchers Association
•   AFA Membership Programs
•   AFA News Clips
•   Join Us On Facebook & Twitter
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia is a multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based on an openly editable model. Wikipedia's articles provide links to guide the user to related pages with additional information.

We recently completed some Wikipedia cross referencing to further connect the following AFA Hall of Famers that you might recognize………..Art Rooney, Sr; Jim Foster; Billy Kilmer; Bill Walsh; Ron Waller; A.J. Smith; Jim King Corcoran; Otis Sistrunk; Bob Tucker; Tom Dempsey; Don Jonas; Jeff Van Note; Coy Bacon; Joe Gilliam; Johnny Unitas; Vince Lombardi; Sam Wyche; Garo Yepremian; Woody Peoples; Phil Tuckett; Jerry Kurz; Ray Seals; Eric Swann; Catherine Masters; Tim Weigel; Joe Galat; Jerry Kurz;Cosmo Iacovazzi. Let us know if you find someone we overlooked :)

Professional Football Researchers Association
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.

(Due to the membership by August 30, 2011)
Available for Immediate Download in the Members Only section

It's Good to be the King by George Bozeka. A biographical article on James Sean Patrick "King" Corcoran (AFA Hall of Fame Class of '82)
By George Bozeka
The life and times of minor league quarterback James Sean Patrick "King" Corcoran are an outrageous mix of eccentric facts and fanciful tales. In the last of three NFL Films productions concerning Corcoran, Steve Sabol stated that in over forty years of making football films Corcoran was the most flamboyant player he ever met, a minor league superstar with a major league personality. With the King, it is often difficult to tell where the legend ends and the truth begins, but his story is always compelling, and ultimately rather tragic.

Professional Football Researchers Association
AFA News Clips
Lingerie Football League players proud to put skin in the game (AFA Hall of Famer Anthony Bartley, Class of 2011)
"Sex sells, especially coming here to Vegas, that's one of the main things that attracts tourists," said Anthony Bartley, the Sin offensive coordinator. "We're not Sin City for nothing. We're going to have a lot of fun committing that sin, too."
But Bartley and everyone else attached to the Sin emphasize the point that scantily clad women playing tackle football is more than a gimmick. These are not strippers pretending to be athletes, at least not anymore. Anthony wrote: "I am the offensive coordinator, first game opens Sept. 2nd in Chicago vs. The Chicago Bliss."

Charlie's Bliss (AFA Hall of Fame Class of 1990)
Journal & Topics Newspapers Online
"I figured out pretty quickly that I had a gift for demonstrating football to kids. " While he played semipro football for the Racine Raiders after college, ...

West Michigan Tigers' first semi-pro football playoff appearance ...
Kalamazoo Gazette - - Eric Jenkins
A 20-year veteran of semi-professional football and a 2006 inductee into the American Football Association Hall of Fame, Smith knows he can still physically ...

PSL's Scaccia to kick for 49ers this preseason
It's the culmination of a two-year journey from semi-pro football to the NFL. "The last year of my life has been, if I had to sum it up in one word, exciting," Scaccia said. "I couldn't play football in college. I had a scholarship to go to South ...

Club football team marches into championship game
Wauwatosa Now
By Tom 'Sky' Skibosh The Wauwatosa Spartans Football Club extended its winning ... Conference Championship Game in the Ironman Football League playoffs. ...

AFA Promotes School of the Legends (STOL)
AFA Family I would like to request that all of you support Beau Jarrell, AFA Hall of Fame Class of 2011 by signing up and joining as his friend at the NFLPA sponsored
Let's get behind this social network initiative which is one of many that the AFA will be promoting..

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 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, just click

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 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............
+ Semi-pro Football HQ Scoreboard
New features at . 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.
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Semi Pro Football Newsfeed
AFA Smartphone Resources
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.

American Football Association (click here)
AFA Membership Programs
2011 AFA Alumni Club Membership - Are You A Card Carrying Member?
AFA Membership is open to anyone and everyone that, at one time or another, had been (or still is) involved with a semi-pro team and/or league. Semi-Pro Football Alumni Club is co-sponsored by the AFA National Association and the Members of the AFA Hall of Fame Alumni. If you are interested in a 2011 membership application, just click: or

2011 AFA Team & League Membership
Membership applications are now being accepted for the 2011 season. The annual membership fee to join the AFA is $100 "per team" which provides a benefit package that is easily 10x this fee. Team membership applications can be downloaded by clicking: or

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