Life After the Black Sox - A Collaborative TL (with a Twist that Is)

Dateline: October 1919

The Chicago White Sox and The Cincinnati Reds are playing in a Best of 9, Fall Classic called the World Series to Determine a Champion, The White Sox had a roster had included eight members who were trying to wreck the 1919 World Series Game by exchanging money from a Gambling Syndicated led by Arnold Rothstein however the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago White Sox 5 games to 3 but later a Grand Jury occured that in 1920 as the White Sox battled the Cleveland Indians (later Guardians that we will see ITTL) battle for the AL Pennant but stories of corruption touched players on Other Clubs but in the end in The Indians won and In September 1920 a Grand Jury was convened to investigate the Situation but In the end on October 22, 1920 eight players were banned from Baseball but Something happened later...

The Aftermath

The Baseball World had made a Sad Note in Response of the Black Sox Scandal, The Chicago White Sox decided to fold from the American League then the Philadelphia Athletics followed suit however the St. Louis Browns absorbed the NL's St. Louis Cardinals and became the Kansas City-St. Louis Bluebirds otherwise known as the Missouri Bluebirds as for the Senior Circuit, The Boston Braves decided to leave for Milwaukee, WI while a new franchise in Minneapolis, MN is added to the Senior Circuit they will be known as the Millers and the American League put up teams in Baltimore, MD (Orioles) and Buffalo, NY (Bisons) in addition all 16 teams has to start all over again from Scratch to Create a New Baseball Circuit to be known as Major League Baseball and will be restarted by drafted players who weren't been part of the Black Sox Scandal and that includes Negro Leaguers who will get a First Taste of Playing in the Majors.
 
The Inaugural Season of The New Major League Baseball

The New Major League Baseball took it's First Pitch in the Spring of 1921 with a Sixteen Team Alignment

AL: Detroit Tigers (87-67), Kansas City Blues (86-68), Baltimore Orioles (81-73), Washington Senators (76-78), Buffalo Bisons (73-81), New York Yankees (73-81), Boston Red Sox (70-84), Cleveland Indians (70-84)
NL: Chicago Cubs (91-63), Cincinnati Reds (86-68), Pittsburgh Pirates (84-70), Minneapolis Millers (78-76), New York Giants (75-79), Brooklyn Dodgers (61-93), Philadelphia Phillies (60-94)

(1920 Win-Loss in Parenthesis)

However They've held it's First All-Star Game in The Summer and in the end The American League Champion Detroit Tigers beat the National League Champion Chicago Cubs 4 games to 1 to win the New World Series of a New Era, However the Missouri Bluebirds played half of their home games in Kansas City and the Other Half in St. Louis before Rebranding into the Missouri Cardinals before decided to Stay in St. Louis, MO in 1933 but in 1946 the first expansion took place with Four Teams being added as the Seattle Rainiers, Los Angeles Angels, San Francisco Seals (as the Hollywood Stars (later known as the Los Angeles Palms in 1969) being added into the League, The Cleveland Indians renamed into the Cleveland Guardians in 1951, The Milwaukee Braves relocated to Atlanta, GA in 1955, The Buffalo Bisons relocate to Dallas, TX becoming the Dallas Spurs under new owner Lamar Hunt in 1956 in addition to a New Team in Houston, TX called the Colts along with the Oakland Acorns, The Kansas City Royals and the Milwaukee Brewers and in 1962 the San Diego Padres, The Miami Gators, The Portland Beavers and the Indianapolis Rounders joined the MLB, However the Minneapolis Millers will later rebrand into the Minnesota Twins in 1964 and the Houston Colts later rebranded into the Houston Astros despite of Moving to the Astrodome in 1965 and in 1969 MLB created it's First Team in Canada called the Montreal Expos and added the Columbus Clippers, Birmingham Barons and the Denver Rockies.

The Alignment for Major League Baseball (as of 1970)

American League
East: New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Montreal Expos
North: Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Guardians, Milwaukee Brewers, Columbus Clippers
South: St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Senators, Dallas Spurs, Miami Gators
West: Los Angeles Angels, Seattle Rainiers, Oakland Acorns, Portland Beavers

National League
East: Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants
North: Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Minnesota Twins, Indianapolis Rounders
South: Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Birmingham Barons
West: San Francisco Seals, Los Angeles Palms, San Diego Padres, Denver Rockies
 
PAST WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS FROM 1921-1970

1921: Detroit Tigers def. Chicago Cubs 4-1
1922: KC-STL Bluebirds def. Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2
1923: Detroit TIgers def. Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1
1924: Baltimore Orioles def. Chicago Cubs 4-2
1925: Baltimore Orioles def. Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1
1926: Baltimore Orioles def. Philadelphia Phillies 4-1
1927: Baltimore Orioles def. Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1
1928: Baltimore Orioles def. New York Giants 4-2
1929: Baltimore Orioles def. Philadelphia Phillies 4-3
1930: Baltimore Orioles def. Minneapolis Millers 4-2
1931: Detroit Tigers def. New York Giants 4-3
1932: Washington Senators def. New York Giants 4-3
1933: Minneapolis Millers def. Washington Senators 4-2
1934: Minneapolis Millers def. Washington Senators 4-2
1935: Washington Senators def. Cincinnati Reds 4-0
1936: St. Louis Cardinals def. Philadelphia Phillies 4-3
1937: Boston Red Sox def. Minneapolis Millers 4-1
1938: Washington Senators def. New York Giants 4-2
1939: Detroit Tigers def. New York Giants 4-2
1940: Pittsburgh Pirates def. Detroit Tigers 4-2
1941: Minneapolis Millers def. Detroit Tigers 4-3
1942: Buffalo Bisons def. Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1
1943: Milwaukee Braves def. Washington Senators 4-0
1944: Milwaukee Braves def. Cleveland Indians 4-3
1945: Buffalo Bisons def. New York Giants 4-2
1946: Buffalo Bisons def. New York Giants 4-2
1947: New York Giants def. Buffalo Bisons 4-2
1948: Cincinnati Reds def. Buffalo Bisons 4-0
1949: Washington Senators def. Philadelphia Phillies 4-1
1950: Washington Senators def. Chicago Cubs 4-0
1951: Buffalo Bisons def. Chicago Cubs 4-2
1952: Philadelphia Phillies def. Seattle Rainiers 4-3
1953: Philadelphia Phillies def. New York Yankees 4-3
1954: Cincinnati Reds def. Seattle Rainiers 4-3
1955: Cincinnati Reds def. Detroit Tigers 4-2
1956: Washington Senators def. Hollywood Stars 4-3
1957: Detroit Tigers def. Chicago Cubs 4-3
1958: Detroit Tigers def. Hollywood Stars 4-2
1959: Washington Senators def. Brooklyn Dodgers 4-0
1960: Boston Red Sox def. Atlanta Braves 4-1
1961: Kansas City Royals def. New York Yankees 4-2
1962: New York Giants def. St. Louis Cardinals 4-1
1963: St. Louis Cardinals def. Kansas City Royals 4-3
1964: Chicago Cubs def. Seattle Rainiers 4-2
1965: Kansas City Royals def. St. Louis Cardinals 4-1
1966: Cleveland Guardians def. New York Giants 4-3
1967: Cleveland Guardians def. Chicago Cubs 4-2
1968: Dallas Spurs def. Minnesota Twins 4-2
1969: Dallas Spurs def. Minnesota Twins 4-2
1970: Los Angeles Palms def. Detroit Tigers 4-2
 
NOTABLE MLB PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 1971

George Banks (3B) - Washington Senators
Don Baylor (RF) - Brooklyn Dodgers
Jerry Buchek (2B) - Atlanta Braves
Cliff Cook (LF) - Kansas City Royals
Bobby Grich (SS) - Boston Red Sox
Bruce Gutierrez (SP) - Cleveland Guardigans
Jake Jaeckel (SS) - Philadelphia Phillies
Mike Jorgensen (CF) - Dallas Rangers
Marcelino Lopez (SP) - Milwuakee Brewers
Denny McLain (SP) - Portland Beavers
Bill Melton (1B) - Houston Astros
John Montefusco (SP) - New York Yankees
Justin Moore (SP) - New York Yankees
Bobby Murcer (SS) - Baltimore Orioles
Gary Nolan (SP) - Miami Gators
Bill Singer (SP) - Baltimore Orioles
 
And Now a Look at the NFL from 1960 to end of 1970.

In 1957, Fresh After Buying the Buffalo Bisons on Relocating the team to Dallas in Major League Baseball, Lamar Hunt successfully attempted to purchase the Chicago Cardinals and forces them on relocating the team to Dallas as well and will be known as the Texans.

However the National Football League still has 12 Teams, However in 1960 the Washington Redskins were sold and were rebranded into the Washington Red Wolves under new ownership however since 1960, The NFL raided Top College Talent as well as a handful of Stars from the Canadian Football League which led to the NFL on adding a team from Canada in 1966 to be based in Toronto to be called the Toronto Mounties in addition 3 other cities have joined the NFL to make it a 16-Team League as the Boston Patriots and the St. Louis Steamers joined Toronto to play in the New NFC East while the NFC added a Team in Texas to be called the Houston Oilers to be run by Bud Adams.

THE ALIGNMENT IN 1966

American Conference

East: Dallas Texans, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Red Wolves
West: Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers

National Conference

East: Baltimore Colts, Boston Patriots, St. Louis Steamers, Toronto Mounties
West: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Houston Oilers

Then Four More Teams will enter the NFL to begin play in 1970 and the AFC will have to put a Team in Montreal to be called the Montreal Beavers to be placed in the AFC East, In addition they've added the Seattle Kings to the AFC West while the NFC decided to go south with the addition of the Miami Dolphins and the Atlanta Falcons to the NFC East and Four More Teams will enter the NFL the Following Year to make It a 24 Team League starting in 1971.

THE ALIGNMENT IN 1970

American Conference

East: Dallas Texans, Montreal Beavers, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Red Wolves
West: Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Kings

National Conference

East: Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Colts, Boston Patriots, Miami Dolphins, Toronto Mounties
West: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Houston Oilers, St. Louis Steamers

Also in 1970: Monday Night Football is broadcasted for the First Time on ABC-TV.

PAST NFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

1960: Dallas Texans def. Green Bay Packers 20-3
1961: San Francisco 49ers def. Pittsburgh Steelers 37-7
1962: Green Bay Packers def. New York Giants 20-17
1963: Philadelphia Eagles def. Chicago Bears 42-31
1964: Pittsburgh Steelers def. San Francisco 49ers 28-14
1965: Pittsburgh Steelers def. Green Bay Packers 39-38
1966: Pittsburgh Steelers def. St. Louis Steamers 25-22
1967: San Francisco 49ers def. Chicago Bears 30-27
1968: Cleveland Browns def. Chicago Bears 24-20
1969: Philadelphia Eagles def. Baltimore Colts 31-10
1970: Baltimore Colts def. Philadelphia Eagles 24-20
 
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AND NOW A BACKGROUND OF THE NHL UNTIL 1971

After the National Hockey League wrapped it's 50th Season with the Boston Bruins hoisting the Stanley Cup, The NHL Expanded to 12 Teams by adding the Minnesota North Stars, The St. Louis Blues, The Oakland Seals, The Pittsburgh Penguins, The Philadelphia Flyers and The Los Angeles Kings in 1967 and the Vancouver Canucks and the Buffalo Sabers 1970 however the Alignment remains the Same IOTL but things will change with a possibility of adding a Rival League.

1970-1971 NHL SEASON ALIGNMENT ITTL

Eastern Division: Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks
Western Division: California Golden Seals, Chicago Black Hawks, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota North Stars, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, St. Louis Blues

PAST STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS SINCE THE 1966-1967 SEASON

1966-1967: Boston Bruins def. Chicago Black Hawks 4-3
1967-1968: Chicago Black Hawks def. Detroit Red Wings 4-0
1968-1969: New York Rangers def. Detroit Red Wings 4-3
1969-1970: Chicago Black Hawks def. Detroit Red Wings 4-1
1970-1971: New York Rangers def. Chicago Black Hawks 4-2
 
AND NOW LAST BUT NOT LEAST BEFORE WE START THIS COLLABORATIVE TL: The Number 1 Songs in Pop Music since AT40 Came on to the Radio on July 4, 1970

July 4, 1970: "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)" by Three Dog Night
July 11, 1970: "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)" by Three Dog Night
July 18, 1970: "(They Long to Be) Close to You" by The Carpenters
July 25, 1970: "(They Long to Be) Close to You" by The Carpenters
August 1, 1970: "(They Long to Be) Close to You" by The Carpenters
August 8, 1970: "(They Long to Be) Close to You" by The Carpenters
August 15, 1970: "25 or 6 to 4" by Chicago
August 22, 1970: "25 or 6 to 4" by Chicago
August 29, 1970: "25 or 6 to 4" by Chicago
September 5, 1970: "War" by Edwin Starr
September 12, 1970: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Diana Ross
September 19, 1970: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Diana Ross
September 26, 1970: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Diana Ross
October 3, 1970: "I'll Be There" by The Jackson 5
October 10, 1970: "I'll Be There" by The Jackson 5
October 17, 1970: "I'll Be There" by The Jackson 5
October 24, 1970: "I'll Be There" by The Jackson 5
October 31, 1970: "I'll Be There" by The Jackson 5
November 7, 1970: "I'll Be There" by The Jackson 5
November 14, 1970: "I Think I Love You" by The Partridge Family
November 21, 1970: "I Think I Love You" by The Partridge Family
November 28, 1970: "I Think I Love You" by The Partridge Family
December 5, 1970: "I Think I Love You" by The Partridge Family
December 12, 1970: "I Think I Love You" by The Partridge Family
December 19, 1970: "My Sweet Lord"/"Isn't It a Pity" by George Harrison
December 26, 1970: "My Sweet Lord"/"Isn't It a Pity" by George Harrison

The #1 Song of 1970: "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel

However ITTL, No Choir Drill Song made it to The Top 40 this year, but don't worry 1971 we hope can pull this one off and perhaps Rhythm Radio will enter on The Year, The Price is Right first came to the air on CBS hosted by Bob Barker in 1972, so stay tuned for that.
 
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And Now Let's Start Our Collaborative Journey beginning in 1971, So I'll Post the First Set of #1 Songs for the First 10 Weeks

January 16, 1971 : "My Sweet Lord"/"Isn't It a Pity" by George Harrison (5th Week at #1, #1 on January 2nd and 9th, 1971)
January 23, 1971: "Knock Three Times" by Tony Orlando & Dawn
January 30, 1971: "Knock Three Times" by Tony Orlando & Dawn (2nd Week at #1)
February 6, 1971: "Knock Three Times" by Tony Orlando & Dawn (3rd Week at #1)
February 13, 1971: "One Bad Apple" by The Osmonds
February 20, 1971: "One Bad Apple" by The Osmonds (2nd Week at #1)
February 27, 1971: "One Bad Apple" by The Osmonds (3rd Week at #1)
March 6, 1971: "One Bad Apple" by The Osmonds (4th Week at #1)
March 13, 1971: "For All We Know" by The Carpenters
March 20, 1971: "For All We Know" by The Carpenters (2nd Week at #1)

And There You Have It, If anyone wanted to add new #1's for future weeks as well other events of what we are going to cover (Baseball, Football and Hockey), Feel Free to Collaborate and Post but coming up shortly I'll take a look at some of the Notable Players to look out in the NFL for 1971, stay tuned.
 
A First Look at 1971 in the NFL

After Four Teams Expanded to Begin in Play 1970, The Second Half of Expansion began in 1971 as Four More Teams came in to the League however the AFC added the New Orleans Saints to the East and the Denver Broncos to the West while the NFC added a team in Brooklyn to play in the Dodger Dome callled the Brooklyn Bulls and a Team in Los Angeles called the Chargers.

1971 NFL Draft: The Toronto Mounties selected Jack Youngblood (DE) as the #1 Pick, St. Louis chose CB Glen Edwards on #2, San Francisco 49ers get FS Dave Elmendorf as the 3rd Pick, Pittsburgh Steelers chose FS Tom Hayes as #4 and the Montreal Beavers get DE Lyle Alzado to round out the Top 5 however The Los Angeles Rams got LB Jack Ham in the 7th Pick of the Draft, The Toronto Mounties took John Riggins in the First Pick Round #2 of the Draft followed by Dan Dierdorf (T) in getting the 31st Selection from Michigan, Harold Carmichael (WR) from Southern gets Pick #58 to Detroit Lions.

Top NFL Stars to Watch in 1971

Jim Langer (C) - Montreal Beavers
Jim Otto (C) - Philadelphia Eagles
Paul Krause (CB) - San Francisco 49ers
Chris Hanburger (LB) - New York Giants
Roger Staubach (QB) - Baltimore Colts
Cornell Green (SS) - Chicago Bears
Fran Tarkenton (QB) - Philadelphia Eagles
Mick Tingelhoff (C) - Detroit Lions
Ralph Neely (T) - Baltimore Colts
Lemar Parrish (SS) - New York Giants
Willie Wood (CB) - Detroit Lions
Ray Nitschke (LB) - Denver Broncos
Tom Mack (G) - Brooklyn Bulls
Ed Flanagan (C) - St. Louis Steamers
Larry Brown (RB) - Houston Oilers
Stan Crisson (RB) - Washington Red Wolves (Played in the CFL from 1964-1965 IOTL)
Willie Brown (CB) - Los Angeles Rams
Art Shell (T) - Pittsburgh Steelers
 
And Now Let's Recap 1971 for Baseball

THE FINAL STANDINGS

AL EAST: Baltimore Orioles (91-63), Boston Red Sox (89-65), New York Yankees (61-87), Montreal Expos (51-103)
AL NORTH: Cleveland Guardians (90-64), Detroit Tigers (87-67), Milwaukee Brewers (83-71), Columbus Clippers (60-94)
AL SOUTH: Dallas Spurs (97-57), Washington Senators (83-71), St. Louis Cardinals (79-75), Miami Gators (71-83)
AL WEST: Los Angeles Angels (86-68), Oakland Acorns (75-79), Seattle Rainiers (66-88), Portland Beavers (57-97)

NL EAST: Philadelphia Phillies (93-61), Brooklyn Dodgers (91-63), New York Giants (76-78), Pittsburgh Pirates (73-81)
NL NORTH: Chicago Cubs (89-65), Cincinnati Reds (79-75), Minnesota Twins (73-81), Indianapolis Rounders (65-89)
NL SOUTH: Kansas City Royals (90-64), Atlanta Braves (87-67), Houston Astros (85-69), Birmingham Barons (52-102)
NL WEST: Los Angeles Palms (86-68), San Diego Padres (71-83), San Francisco Seals (64-90), Denver Rockies (58-96)

PLAYOFFS

ALDS: Dallas def. LA Angels 4-1, Baltimore def. Cleveland 4-1
NLDS: Philadelphia def. LA Palms 4-2, Kansas City def. Chicago Cubs 4-3
ALCS: Baltimore def. Dallas 4-2
NLCS: Philadelphia def. Chicago Cubs 4-2
WS: Baltimore def. Philadelphia 4-1

LEAGUE LEADERS

Batting Average - Jerry Buchek (Atlanta) .337
Home Runs - Bob Robertson (Chicago Cubs) 37
RBI - Bob Robertson (Chicago Cubs) 132
Stolen Bases - Roy Gleason (Cincinnati) 33
OBP + Slugging % - Jerry Buchek (Atlanta) .986
ERA - Dennis Bennett (Chicago Cubs) 1.81
Wins - Dennis Bennett (Chicago Cubs) 19
Strikeouts - Dennis Bennett (Chicago Cubs) 269
 
And Now The Next Set of #1 Hits of 1971

March 27, 1971: "Just My Imagination" by The Temptations
April 3, 1971: "Just My Imagination" by The Temptations (2nd Week)
April 10, 1971: "Just My Imagination" by The Temptations (3rd Week)
April 17, 1971: "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye
April 24, 1971: "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye (2nd Week)
May 1, 1971: "Joy To The World" by Three Dog Night
May 8, 1971: "Joy To The World" by Three Dog Night (2nd Week)
May 15, 1971: "Never Can Say Goodbye" by The Jackson 5
May 22, 1971: "Never Can Say Goodbye" by The Jackson 5 (2nd Week)
May 29, 1971: "Brown Sugar" by The Rolling Stones
June 5, 1971: "Brown Sugar" by The Rolling Stones (2nd Week)
June 12, 1971: "Want Ads" by The Honey Cone
June 19, 1971: "It's Too Late" by Carole King
June 26, 1971: "It's Too Late" by Carole King (2nd Week)
July 3, 1971: "It's Too Late" by Carole King (3rd Week)
July 10, 1971: "It's Too Late" by Carole King (4th Week)
 
1971 NFL SEASON RECAP

AFC

East: Philadelphia Eagles (11-5), Washington Red Wolves (10-6), New Orleans Saints (9-7), Montreal Beavers (7-9), Dallas Texans (6-10), New York Giants (2-14)
West: Cleveland Browns (13-3), Los Angeles Rams (10-6), Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7), San Francisco 49ers (9-7), Seattle Kings (6-10), Denver Broncos (4-12)

NFC

East: Atlanta Falcons (11-5), Boston Patriots (9-7), Baltimore Colts (8-8), Brooklyn Bulls (8-8), Toronto Mounties (8-8), Miami Dolphins (7-9)
West: Chicago Bears (11-5), Green Bay Packers (11-5), Houston Oilers (8-8), St. Louis Steamers (8-8), Los Angeles Chargers (5-11), Detroit Lions (2-14)

PLAYOFFS

AFC Wildcard: San Francisco def. LA Rams 23-10, Washington def. Pittsburgh 55-28
NFC Wildcard: Green Bay def. Baltimore 45-22, Houston def. Boston 20-17
AFC Semi-final: Philadelphia def. San Francisco 45-21, Cleveland def. Washington 27-19
NFC Semi-final: Green Bay def. Atlanta 37-13, Houston def. Chicago 24-10
AFC Championship: Cleveland def. Philadelphia 21-17
NFC Championship: Houston def. Green Bay 29-27
NFL Championship (at Cleveland Stadium in Cleveland, OH): Cleveland def. Houston 27-17
Pro Bowl (at the LA Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA): NFC def. AFC 20-17

LEAGUE LEADERS

Passing Yards - Fran Tarkenton (Philadelphia) 4,779
Passing TD's - Charles Stephenson (Green Bay) 37
Passing Rating - Bill Munson (New Orleans) 113.3
Rushing Yards - Leroy Kelly (Cleveland) 1,603
Receiving Yards - Haven Moses (San Francisco) 1,694
Total Points - Edward Sisson (Atlanta) 139
Tackles - Charles Thomas (New Orleans) 139
Sacks - Elvin Bethea (Dallas) 16
Interceptions - George Saimes (LA Rams) 8
 
NEXT SET OF #1 SONGS SINCE NOBODY GOT TO PICK WHAT WE GOT FROM HERE SO WE WILL NEED TO CONTRIBUTE SOME MORE

July 17, 1971: "You've Got a Friend" by James Taylor
July 24, 1971: "You've Got a Friend" by James Taylor (2nd Week)
July 31, 1971: "You've Got a Friend" by James Taylor (3rd Week)
August 7, 1971: "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?" by Bee Gees
August 14, 1971: "Take Me Home, Country Roads" by John Denver
August 21, 1971: "Take Me Home, Country Roads" by John Denver (2nd Week)
August 28, 1971: "If Not For You" by Jan Crawford (The Ex-El Camino Choir Drill Performer scored her First Number One)
September 4, 1971: "If Not For You" by Jan Crawford
September 11, 1971: "Go Away, Little Girl" by Donny Osmond
September 18, 1971: "Go Away, Little Girl" by Donny Osmond (2nd Week)
September 25, 1971: "Go Away, Little Girl" by Donny Osmond (3rd Week)

Up Next: Breaking News on a Rival League that will play in 1973 for Gridiron Football.
 
Adding a Pro Football League for the Summer of '73.

Gary Davidson, a California Lawyer and Businessman, Robert Schmertz who owned the NBA's Boston Celtics, Future NHL Owner Howard Baldwin and David Dixon, a New Orleans Antique Dealer decided to create a New Summer League beginning in 1973. The league will be named the World Football League and the league will start with a 16 Team League in 1973 then expand to 20 Teams in 1976 however the league will be expecting to claim rights to NFL players.

At 10:25 AM, On January 12, 1972 in the Marriott House is Los Angeles, CA, Gary Davidson announced the Creation of the World Football League with 16 Franchises which will start playing this season.

THE PLANNED ALIGNMENT FOR 1973

East: Buffalo, New York, Ottawa, Philadelphia
North: Chicago, Cincinnati, Detroit, Kansas City
South: Birmingham, Florida, Memphis, San Antonio
West: Bay Area, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Vancouver

However I'm Going to Need Your Help, I want you to name the 16 Teams in the New World Football League which will start playing in 1973 for the Alignment that is shown above, so comment your post by making suggestions so good luck!
 
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RECAPPING THE 1971-1972 VERSION FOR THE NHL

1971 AMATEUR DRAFT: LD Bill Nyrop is the Top Pick being chosen to the New York Rangers however the California Golden Seals took RW Lanny McDonald as the 4th Pick in the Draft.

FINAL STANDINGS

Eastern: New York Rangers (99 Points), Boston Bruins (97 Points), Montreal Canadians (87 Points), Toronto Maple Leafs (81 Points), Detroit Red Wings (69 Points), Buffalo Sabres (64 Points), Vancouver Canucks (52 Points)
Western: Chicago Blackhawks (116 Points), California Golden Seals (91 Points), Philadelphia Flyers (89 Points), Pittsburgh Penguins (73 Points), St. Louis Blues (66 Points), Los Angeles Kings (54 Points), Minnesota North Stars (54 Points)

PLAYOFFS

Semi-Final: Chicago def. Boston 4-3, NY Rangers def. California 4-2
Stanley Cup: NY Rangers def. Chicago 4-0

LEAGUE LEADERS

Points - Stan Mikita (Chicago) 102
Goals - Mickey Redmond (Montreal) 46
Assists - Stan Mikita (Chicago) 66
Goals Against Average - Ed Giacomin (NY Rangers) 2.18
Wins - Michel Plasse (Chicago) 33
Save Pct. - Wayne Rutledge (Pittsburgh) .924

AFTER THE SEASON: The NHL Expanded to a Second Team in New York City and Atlanta, GA and will be called the New York Islanders and the Atlanta Flames and started the Conference Play

THE NEW ALIGNMENT FOR THE '72-'73 SEASON

Eastern Conference: Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers, Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers
Western Conference: Chicago Black Hawks, Minnesota North Stars, St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins, Los Angeles Kings, California Golden Seals, Vancouver Canucks, Atlanta Flames

Meanwhile the WHA is Founded by Gary Davidson who would create the WFL starting in 1973, this is the new alignment

Eastern Division: New England Whalers, Quebec Nordiques, Cleveland Crusaders, New York Raiders, Ottawa Nationals, Philadelphia Blazers
Western Division: Alberta Oilers, Winnipeg Jets, Chicago Cougars, Minnesota Fighting Saints, Houston Aeros, Los Angeles Sharks
 
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#1 Songs for the Remainder of 1971 on AT40

October 2, 1971: "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart
October 9, 1971: "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart
October 16, 1971: "Superstar" by The Carpenters
October 23, 1971: "Superstar" by The Carpenters
October 30, 1971: "Yo Yo" by The Osmonds
November 6, 1971: "Gypsies, Tramps, & Thieves" by Cher (AT40 was Guest Hosted by Dave Hull that week while Casey Kasem is filming a New Movie)
November 13, 1971: "Gypsies, Tramps, & Thieves" by Cher (2nd Week)
November 20, 1971: "Gypsies, Tramps, & Thieves" by Cher (3rd Week)
November 27, 1971: "Theme from Shaft" by Isaac Hayes
December 4, 1971: "Family Affair" by Sly & The Family Stone
December 11, 1971: "Family Affair" by Sly & The Family Stone (2nd Week)
December 18, 1971: "Family Affair" by Sly & The Family Stone (3rd Week)
December 25, 1971 (Top 40 Christmas Songs): "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby
January 1, 1972 (Top 40 Songs of 1971): "It's Too Late" by Carole King

 
Adding a Pro Football League for the Summer of '73.

Gary Davidson, a California Lawyer and Businessman, Robert Schmertz who owned the NBA's Boston Celtics, Future NHL Owner Howard Baldwin and David Dixon, a New Orleans Antique Dealer decided to create a New Summer League beginning in 1973. The league will be named the World Football League and the league will start with a 16 Team League in 1973 then expand to 20 Teams in 1976 however the league will be expecting to claim rights to NFL players.

At 10:25 AM, On January 12, 1972 in the Marriott House is Los Angeles, CA, Gary Davidson announced the Creation of the World Football League with 16 Franchises which will start playing this season.

THE PLANNED ALIGNMENT FOR 1973

East: Buffalo, New York, Ottawa, Philadelphia
North: Chicago, Cincinnati, Detroit, Kansas City
South: Birmingham, Florida, Memphis, San Antono
West: Bay Area, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Vancouver

However I'm Going to Need Your Help, I want you to name the 16 Teams in the New World Football League which will start playing in 1973 for the Alignment that is shown above, so comment your post by making suggestions so good luck!
Buffalo Bills, New York Generals, Ottawa Renegades, Philadelphia Stars

Chicago Winds, Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Panthers, Kansas City Chiefs

Birmingham Vulcans, Jacksonville Sharks, Memphis Hound Dogs, San Antonio Wings

Oakland Raiders, San Diego Jets, Arizona Wranglers, Vancouver Seahawks
 
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Buffalo Bills, New York Stars, Ottawa Renegades, Philadelphia Stars

Chicago Winds, Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Panthers, Kansas City Chiefs

Birmingham Vulcans, Jacksonville Sharks, Memphis Hound Dogs, San Antonio Wings

Oakland Raiders, San Diego Jets, Arizona Wranglers, Vancouver Seahawks

Uh-Oh, On your last post there are two names that have Stars on the Name edit either the New York or Philadelphia team and make it sense and...
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But I Got More Suggestions for More Team Names for the WFL Besides what I've Listed from @WB18

- Birmingham Blazers
- Buffalo Bisons
- Chicago Barbarians
- Cincinnati Kings (Although ITTL, The Cincinnati Royals still play in the NBA)
- Detroit Autos/Wheels
- Jacksonville Jaguars
- Kansas City Mustangs
- Los Angeles Stars
- Memphis Blues/Pharoahs
- New York Knights/Titans
- Oakland Condors
- Ottawa Redblacks
- Philadelphia Liberty
- Phoenix Scorpions
- San Antonio Gunslingers
- Vancouver Cascades/Crusaders

Alternates should at least One Franchise decided to Pass Up or Use It For Expansion when we reach 1980.

- Indianapolis Racers
- Portland Lumberjacks/Pioneers/River Hogs/Snowhawks
- San Diego Breakers/Sailors/Suns
- Tampa Bay Bandits/Barracudas/Buccaneers
 
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