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American Football Association Newsletter August 10, 2012

American Football Association Newsletter

August 10, 2012
Volume 6, Issue  6
In This Issue

AFA Hall of Famer Craig Ochoa Now Works for the NFL

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Referee Craig Ochoa, left, talks with field judge Rusty Spindel (105) during the first quarter of the NFL Hall of Fame exhibition football game between the Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)


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Craig Ochoa Makes Ranks As NFL Official

Craig Ochoa, AFA Hall of Fame Class of 2003 and AFA Board Member, was recently hired by the NFL as an official. He was one of a crew of officials with college experience who worked the Hall of Fame game Sunday night, filling in for regulars who are locked out in a labor dispute with the NFL and even did the coin toss to start the game. Craig has worked Big Ten games and was the referee for the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals. Ochoa has eight years of experience in BCS conferences and 16 years officiating Division III games.




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Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) talks with referee Craig Ochoa (73) during the third quarter of the Hall of Fame exhibition football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 in Canton, Ohio. The Saints won 17-10.(AP Photo/Scott Galvin)


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AFA News & Media Clips  


Women's National Tackle Football Championship Webcast August 11 

Towanda, PA - The Women's Spring Football League's (WSFL) First Annual National Tackle Football Championships will be held on August 11 at Endless Mountains Stadium on the campus of Towanda High School.


Two games will be played beginning with an 8 woman championship game at 3:00 PM featuring the Nevada Storm vs. the West Virginia Bruisers. The eleven woman championship game will pit the New Jersey Titans against the Dallas/Fort Worth Xtreme at 7:00 PM.


These games are being presented by the Binghamton Tiger Cats local women's football team who played their home games in Towanda during the recently completed 2012 season. These games will also be webcast live courtesy of the American Football Association via Steve Weed Productions at the following link.....http://www.steveweedproductions.com/AFA.html


All day passes will allow fans to watch both games at a cost of only $10 and will be available at the stadium when gates open at 1:30 PM. Children aged 12 and under are FREE.


'Canadian Thunder' makes noise for Red and Black
You don't have to be from Watertown to appreciate the tradition of the nation's oldest semipro football team, the Red and Black. You don't even have to be from the United States. Watertown's defense has been helped by a group of five Canadian players....http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/article/20120728/SPORTS/707289830/-1/sports


Lombard's Simeon Hendrickson named semi-pro football hall of famer
Suburban Life Publications
Lombard native Simeon Hendrickson was one of 15 former players inducted into the Semi-Pro American Football Association Hall of Fame. A ceremony to recognize the class of 2012 was held on Wednesday and Thursday in Canton, Ohio. Hendrickson was ...


Retired NYPD Brooklyn Narcotics Det. Kevin Coursey, also a skilled semipro ...
New York Daily News
Kevin Coursey, a tough-as-nails retired Brooklyn Homicide detective who played offensive guard for years on both the NYPD's Finest football team and the semipro Brooklyn Mariners, died on July 19 at age 69. According to a statement from NYPD Emerald ...



American Football Association Hall of Fame Listing

We have gotten a lot of requests from folks confused about membership in the AFA's Hall of Fame recently. We've even encountered an altered/doctored press release listing someone we've never heard of in an attempt to purchase our ring. It appears that after 32 years, a few folks are still a bit confused regarding hall of fame membership. As a result, we have edited and published a more readable copy of our inductees from day one at 

American Football Association Hall of Fame Listing 


American Football Association Hall of Fame Jackets -

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AFA Hall of Fame Blazers ....because of the positive feedback from our

Hall of Fame banquet, we are now making Hall of Fame Blazers available to all current hall of fame members. Please email amerfoot@aol.com if you are interested. Note: Hall of Fame Patches are available upon request for those who would like to update their favorite blazer with this memorable item @$15. Just send an email to amerfoot@aol.com........ 


Wilson NFL Footballs... New Wilson Footballs are now in stock. The price is $65/ball or $390 per case for new balls plus $20 shipping and handling for a total of $410 per case of six...


AFA Broadcast Channel Goes Live

The AFA's live broadcast channel capability for video webcasts is now available for PCs, iPads and, Smartphones. Featured video includes weekly vintage and live video webcasts of events such as the Pottstown Firebirds Super Bowl Special, Kalamazoo Tornadoes AFA Championship, Past AFA Hall of Fame Inductions, AFA Member Game Broadcasts and special announcements. These weekly broadcast will accessible directly from our website and in additional to performances by some of our hall of famers, will also feature AFA sponsors. These broadcasts can also be accessed at...... http://www.steveweedproductions.com/AFA.html 


AFA Membership Programs 

2012 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. Membership packages are on their way to all active members loaded with fulfillment items! 

2012 AFA Team & League Membership
Membership applications are now being accepted for the 2012 season. We are proud to have the Elite Football Association, Empire, National Public Safety, Mason Dixon and, Ironman Football Leagues as members.

The annual membership fee to join the AFA remains $100 "per team" which provides a benefit package that is easily 10x this fee. Team membership applications can be downloaded by clicking:


American Football Association Benefits, Inc

The America Football Association recently established major partnerships with insurance companies to make comprehensive coverage products available for all AFA Alumni. AFA Alumni and where applicable their spouses and dependents, can now apply for insurance at competitive group rates.

It's now easy to join the AFA and apply for affordable insurance coverage with a special discount for being an AFA Alumni. For more info, please call 877-624-4485 or email AFABenefitsInc@americanfootballassn.com.


About the American Football Association: The American Football Association is a national 501(c) (3) non-profit, tax exempt corporation in its 32nd year of operation and is dedicated to the advancement of adult (semi-pro) football from coast-to-coast. Our slogan is Semi Pro & Proud┬«. We are not affiliated with any other national semi-pro/minor league organization (Minor League Football News, American Football News Today, American Football Hall of Fame, Minor Pro Hall of Fame, etc). The AFA, Hall of Fame, American Football News™ and AFA logo design are registered trademarks of the American Football Association. All other AFA-related trademarks are trademarks of the American Football Association.

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