Defending The ‘63 Kansas City Chiefs? Impossible

Ange Coniglio of tips us off today to some awe-inspiring American Football League “Program Art” from the early 1960s.

AFL Program Art

The art is only a small part of an astounding sports image collection located at Mark Bolding’s website.

Bud Adams Lamar Hunt AFL Cartoon

Being from Kansas City, I was particularly interested in the cartoons that included the Chiefs.

1963 AFL Program Art: Chiefs vs Patriots

The Chiefs caricatures are wonderfully drawn but could never, ever be presented now as they were 50 years ago. Read more…

Titans’ McNair Decal Honor Gets Unexpected Flak

The Tennessee Titans take on the Buffalo Bills in the Hall of Fame Game to kick off the NFL preseason on Sunday, and aside from the always delightful antics of Terrell Owens, viewers will also be greeted by this: A decal on the Titans’ helmets honoring the late Steve McNair.

Steve McNair

The Titans, in fact, wanted to honor their former quarterback with a uniform patch, but the league had already committed to patch honoring the 50th anniversary of the American Football League, and they can’t have two. But now comes the question that the Titans probably never thought they’d have to answer: Does McNair deserve such an honor? Many, even including some Titans fans, are saying no. Read more…