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Bellingham Herald -
It's time to recognize that Division I college football is really a minor league professional sport and treat it like the pro game it is.
Develop farm systems for pro sports
Baltimore Sun (blog)
I realize there are some semi-pro football teams, but I think it would be better to develop a farm system to enable high school graduates who cannot qualify academically or simply want to enhance their athletic abilities by participating in a ...
Brian Blechen is the everywhere man for Utah
Los Angeles Times
No matter, he played semi-pro football into his 60s and was inducted into the American Football Assn. Hall of Fame, which honors minor league and semi-pro players.
Football toughness runs in Blechen's bloodline. His grandfather, Bob, was a lineman at Covina High and Whittier College. Bob Blechen was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 1956 but was cut from the NFL team. No matter, he played semi-pro football into his 60s and was inducted into the American Football Assn. Hall of Fame, which honors minor league and semi-pro players.
Football: Madison Mustangs pound Hitmen to keep four-peat in sight
... the Mustangs cruised past the Muskego Hitmen 35-0 in the NFC Championship game of the Ironman Football League on Saturday night at Breitenbach Stadium. ...
NFL preseason week 3 scores and highlights - CRWENewswire Sports Corner (AFA Hall of Famer Anthony Bartley, Class of 2011)
Letter from Roger Goodell
To NFL Fans:
This may be the first week of the regular season, but it has the feel of a Super Bowl week for the NFL. One of the reasons is that we will unite with the rest of the nation on Sunday to reflect on the anniversary of 9/11 and honor the spirit of America.
All of us in the NFL appreciate your patience and understanding through what was a most unusual and challenging off-season. Now we are ready to enjoy what the NFL is all about -- great players, great fans, intense competition, the performance and passion surrounding America's most popular game. http://view.ed4.net/v/WT0E9SR/6757/7ZPP8MA/16EL06/MAILACTION=1&FORMAT=H
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 http://www.schoolofthelegends.com/user/4397/view.
Let's get behind this social network initiative which is one of many that the AFA will be promoting..http://www.americanfootballassn.com/news/36-afa-promotes-school-of-the-legends-stol.html
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, just click http://www.americanfootballassn.com/forms/jacket-flyer.pdf.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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://content.oddcast.com/vhss/vhss_v5.swf?doc=http%3A%2F%2Fvhss-d.oddcast.com%2Fphp%2FplayScene%2Facc%3D36976%2Fss%3D690866%2Fsl%3D0&acc=36976&bgcolor=0x&embedid=d42a5dea8a2e9eb03c5f06fc200b1e3f
+ 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.
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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 and Saints Gameday Yearbook Programs.
To test our code, just scan the QR code to the right with your Smartphone.
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