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Forgotten Franchises: The AFL's & NFL's Houston Oilers

The Houston Oilers were a charter member of the American Football League, which began play in 1960. The NFL took the AFL seriously enough that they intended to expand into Dallas and Houston for 1960, thus potentially taking away two of the prime locations for the AFL. 257 more words

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Astrodome Seat Sale!

As many of you know, the venerable Astrodome is 50 years old this year.  Harris County and the operating organization NRG Park are in the process of selling off the remaining seats.   130 more words

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GG Eden: Video: NBC Sports: NFL 1980-Wildcard-Houston Oilers @ Oakland Raiders: Full Game

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This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on WordPress

On paper this looked like a great matchup and great game. Two physical hard-hitting teams with big offensive lines who play very good defense and run the ball very well. 183 more words

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GG Eden: Video: NBC Sports: NFL 1980-Wildcard-Houston Oilers @ Oakland Raiders: Full Game

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This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on WordPress

On paper this looked like a great matchup and great game. Two physical hard-hitting teams with big offensive lines who play very good defense and run the ball very well. 183 more words

National Football League

GG Eden: Video: NBC Sports: NFL 1980-Wildcard-Houston Oilers @ Oakland Raiders: Full Game

On paper this looked like a great matchup and great game. Two physical hard-hitting teams with big offensive lines who play very good defense and run the ball very well. 183 more words

National Football League

CAUGHT IN THE DRAFT: The Cowboy Who Spurred the AFL/NFL Merger

TO WATCH THE TRAILER FOR “CAUGHT IN THE DRAFT: 1965″ CLICK ON THE PHOTO BELOW OF RALPH NEELY,
AN OFFENSIVE TACKLE ON THE PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME’S “TEAM OF THE DECADE” FOR THE 1960S. 574 more words

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These Guys Went On An Adventure Inside Houston's Abandoned Astrodome

It’s been 16 years since the Houston Astros vacated the Astrodome, and years since it was used as a concert venue. Lifeless, the Astrodome sits beside its younger and prettier replacement — NRG Stadium — waiting for someone to either put it out of its misery or come up with a workable use for its ample space. 305 more words

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