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Discussion in 'History Zone' started by bbgun, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    An interesting article from 1960 detailing how hard it was to get America's Team off the ground. The jpeg is kinda big, so I'll just post the link. Click on the newspaper image to zoom in.

    http://img66.imageshack.us/i/yk00.jpg/
  2. Hostile

    Hostile Persona Non Grata Zone Supporter

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    3 Assistant Coaches and 36 men on the active roster.

    Wow.
  3. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    The league really screwed us with that "25 untouchable players" provision, not to mention no draft. That would never happen today.
  4. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Well-Known Member

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    I know for each expansion draft since 1960, each existing team was allowed to protect a certain number of "reserved" players, but I don't know if the percentage of "untouchables" has gone up or down since the 1960 expansion draft.

    And of course, every expansion team since Dallas has had the benefit of a college draft (Carolina & Jacksonville actually got two picks each in every round of the '95 college draft -- that might've been TOO much as it hasn't happened since).

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