On Any Given Sunday (an NFL Timeline)

This is a revision of my previous NFL timeline. The first one was a bit of a football wank. So, I thought I've try again. It was previously written as if it was part of the official record. This time I am going with a more informal POV as if the text is from a fan's personal website. As with my original, the POD is that Bert Bell doesn't die in 1959. As with my comic book timeline, I am writing it from an in-universe POV. I'm also going to give a peek to what is happing in other major leagues via the same fan's POV.

On Any Given Sunday (an NFL Timeline)


As the NFL exited in the 1950s, they finally achieved stability. Commissioner Bell would do his best to insure this would continue. However, the Chicago Cardinals franchise was in trouble. Always a distant second to the Bears, they were financially struggling. The Bidwell family wanted to relocate to new city without paying the fee to do so. Hoping to gain an influx of cash to do, the Violet Bidwell courted people such Lamar Hunt. When it became apparent that she was going only sell a minority stake, the offers dried up. Hunt and the others angered by the rebuff/deception decided to found their own league.

In 1959, they would announce the formation of the American Football League (AFL). The AFL ownership was Lamar Hunt (Dallas), Bud Adams, Jr. (Houston), Max Winter (Minneapolis-Saint Paul), Harry Wismer (New York), Bob Howsam (Denver), Barron Hilton (Los Angeles), Billy Sullivan (Boston), and Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. (Cincinnati). [1] These owners would dub their league with the self-deprecating nickname, the "Foolish Club". The AFL would name Joe Foss, former governor of South Dakota, as commissioner.

The members of the "Foolish Club".

In January 1960, Violet Bidwell finally found her minority owner, Seymour H. Knox III. The influx of cash allowed the Cardinals to pay the relocation fee. That spring, the team moved to Buffalo. [2] In an effort to give the team a fresh start and excite the fan base, they decided to take nickname of the beloved AAFC franchise, the "Bills".

Despite Commissioner Bell's welcoming of competition, some NFL owners would see the AFL as a threat. They would be right as the AFL managed to sign college players away from the NFL. This help the AFL sign a contract with ABC. These events would lead some NFL owners to make offers of franchise ownership to different AFL owners. This was done without official approval of the NFL Commissioner, but none would accept. Despite this, the inaugural AFL season went off with a hitch with the Houston Oilers defeating Los Angles Chargers in the AFL Championship Game by a score of 28 to 19.

That spring, Commissioner Bell retired. Despite no longer being Commissioner, Bell did not leave the NFL. By the end of summer, Bell would be the new owner of the Philadelphia Eagles. Bell's replacement would be Los Angeles Times special events director Paul J. Schissler.

Shortly after assuming the Commissioner's job, Schissler reversed the NFL's position on expansion. He agreed to the admission of two teams. The first team is placed in Saint Louis to prevent the AFL from expanded there. This team will use Falcons as its nickname. The second team took a while to establish due to a long arduous struggle with Redskins owner George Marshall over territorial rights, but finally the New Orleans Knights were granted a franchise. Both teams would begin play in 1961. In addition, he would implement two new games. The first was the Playoff Bowl. It based on an idea by Commissioner Bell. The two losing teams in the divisional playoffs would play for third place. The second was the Hall of Fame Game. This game would indicate the start of the NFL's pre-season/exhibition games. The game would be a rematch between the two teams from the previous year championship game.

Makeup of the AFL for the 1960 season.

Despite making the first championship game, Hilton was unhappy with his team's attendance figures. He petitioned and received permission to move the Chargers to San Diego. He also griped about travel costs and demanded a franchise on the west coast. To placate Hilton, an agreement was made to grant a west coast expansion team within four years.

On April 2, 1961, the first in a series of exhibition games between the AFL and the Canadian Football League would be held in Ontario, Canada. The game would be played with a mixture of AFL and CFL rules. The AFL All-Stars would edge out the CFL All-Stars 31-28. It was such a success for all involved, that these games would become known as the Cam-Am Cup.

Makeup of the NFL for the 1961 season.

For a time it would look as if former Commissioner Bell's declaration of the AFL as the "new AAFC" was correct. However, the 1962 AFL Championship game would change that. Houston for the third time was headed to the AFL Championship game. As in the two previous seasons, they had dominated the league. It appeared that the Denver Broncos was going to be the yearly sacrifice. As the fourth quarter opened, Houston led 31-3. However, Denver would score 29 unanswered points to win. The game was a ratings bonanza and would eclipse the NFL Championship.

Program for AFL Championship game.

Aware of the AFL promise to expand to west coast in 1963, a group of businessmen in Portland managed to get a ballot initiative for a domed stadium before voters before the opposition could coalesce. A symbolic groundbreaking for the Delta Dome would be held shortly after its narrow approval by voters. [3]

With the AFL popularity on an upswing, a flood of expansion offers arrived. Per their west coast promise, the Portland Trailblazers became the ninth AFL franchise. For the tenth franchise, Miami (Dolphins) would edge out Atlanta, Memphis, and Kansas City. Both franchises would begin play in 1963.

Makeup of the AFL for the 1963 season.

On August 12, 1964, Commissioner Schissler died of a heart attack. This sent the NFL scrambling. The AFL used this chaos to acquire players from the NFL including Paul Hornung and Alex Karras. The NFL had suspended both the year before for gambling. As a stopgap measure, they settled on NFL Treasurer Austin Gunsel was named interim Commissioner. That November, his appointment would be made permanent. In an effort to foster peaceful coexistence between the leagues, Hunt suggests the two league champions play an exhibition game. The NFL pointedly rejected the offer.

Long undercapitalized, the New York Titans attempts to stay solvent finally fell short. With no other options, Harry Wismer was forced to sell his team. The new management had plans to change the team nickname, but poll results showed that fans preferred the Titans name. As a result, they decided to keep the nickname, but changed the team colors. In August, the Titans would move to the newly opened Shea stadium.

The new Titans uniform.

The AFL-NFL player bidding war escalates. The AFL manages to sign five of the top ten players including Gale Sayers and Joe Namath. At this time, Namath's contract makes him the highest paid player. The AFL's success will be noted as one of the turning points that lead to the two leagues merging.

On April 3, the Portland Trailblazers and BC Lions would become the first teams to play in a domed stadium. The Trailblazers would win the Can-Am Cup 24-20. The baseball fans argue that it doesn't count since it was an exhibition game. They claim that the Houston Ravens opening day game against the New York Metropolitans on April 9th was the first. [4]

1965 Gale Sayers rookie card.

In a mark departure from previous years, the some AFL teams began a policy of recruiting signed NFL players. Over the course of a few months, eleven key players jump to the AFL. Owners in both leagues see this escalation as trouble for their leagues. This leads some NFL owners secretly approach a select group of AFL owners about a merger.

By the first day of summer for 1966, the AFL and NFL reach an accord. At a press conference in New York City, they officially announce the two leagues will merge July 1, 1970. The merged league would be known as Major League Football (MLF). The MLF is to consist of two conferences with each conference with each retaining their "league name". The history and records of both leagues will be merged. All existing teams would be retained. No team would be allowed to move outside of its metropolitan area. This would be codified as 15-year ban. This ban was informally known as the "Finley Rule". This rule could only be overridden if the move was approved by 4/5 of all owners. [5] The game rules of the two leagues would be integrated. The core rules would be based on the NFL rules with adoption of some AFL rules such as two-point conversion, official time on the scoreboard clock and players' names on jerseys. Two additional items of note are all teams must play in a stadium with a minimum seating capacity of 50,000 by 1971 and MLF will expand to 26 teams in 1967 and 28 teams in 1970. Until the formal merger occurs, both leagues agree to hold a "common draft" of college players and maintain separate schedules. In addition, an annual championship game will be played between the two leagues. This new game, called the World Bowl, will begin in 1967.

As some elements of the merger agreement required an exemption from the antitrust law, the two leagues sought Congressional approval. Shortly after receiving approval, the AFL announces that will add two franchises, the Atlanta Thrashers and Kansas City Scouts. While never officially confirmed, the Kansas City franchise was granted to placate U.S. Senator Stuart Symington (D-Missouri) to ensure passage of the antitrust exemption.

Representatives of the American and National Football Leagues shortly before the merger press conference. (From left: Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell, Los Angeles Rams GM Pete Rozelle, New Orleans Knights GM Tex Schramm, AFL commissioner Milt Woodard, and Dallas Texans owner Lamar Hunt)

On a beautiful January 15, 1967 in Los Angeles, the Green Bay Packers become the first World Bowl Champions by defeating the Dallas Texans 24-14.

A month after his World Bowl victory, Vince Lombardi is injured in a car accident. While hospitalized, doctors discover cancer. Upon the completion of his treatment, Lombardi will become the Packers' General Manager.

A group of NFL owners unhappy with the way the merger talks went, manage to unseat Gunsel as NFL Commissioner. His replacement would be newly retired Judge Samuel A. Weiss.

Makeup of the AFL for the 1967 season.

The next year saw the Detroit Lions meet the Cincinnati Bengals in the World Bowl. The fans in Los Angeles would see the Lions win a decisive victory, 31-21.

Lombardi resigned his position as Packers GM to become head coach of the Portland Trailblazers after their head coach Bowden Wyatt unexpectedly died.

With the day of the merger occurring in little over a year, the AFL and NFL owners met to elect an MLF Commissioner. With the AFL and NFL Commissioners eliminated in first few rounds of voting, the search to find an acceptable candidate began. On the third day, Rams GM Pete Rozelle came close to winning the job, only to fall two votes short. After a week of voting, a commissioner was finally chosen. It was former MLB Commissioner, Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler.

Major League Football Commissioner Happy Chandler in 1968.

In the third World Bowl, an AFL team won the World Bowl for the first time, as the Trailblazers defeated the Colts 31-27 at Miami. Lombardi becomes the first and only coach to win a World Bowl title in both leagues.

The NFL spends the 1969 celebrating its fiftieth year.

Vince Lombardi and Joe Namath during their World Bowl Championship run.


[1] Just as in OTL, Wilson had a list of cities to place a franchise. In TTL, he chooses to go Cincinnati after Miami rebuffed him instead of Buffalo.

[2] In OTL, Bidwell considered moving to Buffalo. Since the AFL Bills don't exist, she finds a more inviting situation and decides to move the team there instead of Saint Louis.

[3] In OTL, the vote took place in 1964 and the ballot failed by about 9000 votes. Here, the ballot passes by about same margin.

[4] In TTL, it is not called the Astrodome, but rather the Superdome.

[5] Just as in OTL, Finley manages tick off Senator Symington, but unlike OTL Symington actually forms a committee on baseball exemption. However, the MLB is able to placate him and the committee ends before any action is taken. The NFL and AFL decide not to take any chances and prevent any owners from acting like Finley.



NFL logo.

NFL Championship Games (HOME TEAM)
Season __ Date ______________ Winning team _____________ Score _ Losing team
1960 ____ December 26, 1960 _ Green Bay Packers ________ 21-16 _ PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
1961 ____ December 31, 1961 _ GREEN BAY PACKERS ________ 17-16 _ New York Giants
1962 ____ December 30, 1962 _ GREEN BAY PACKERS ________ 17-10 _ Pittsburgh Steelers
1963 ____ December 29, 1963 _ Cleveland Browns _________ 40-23 _ CHICAGO BEARS
1964 ____ December 27, 1964 _ BUFFALO BILLS ____________ 24-17 _ Baltimore Colts
1965 ____ January 2, 1966 ___ GREEN BAY PACKERS ________ 35-3 __ Cleveland Browns
1966 ____ January 1, 1967 ___ GREEN BAY PACKERS ________ 20-14 _ Philadelphia Eagles
1967 ____ December 31, 1967 _ Detroit Lions ____________ 30-6 __ CLEVELAND BROWNS
1968 ____ December 29, 1968 _ CLEVELAND BROWNS _________ 17-13 _ Los Angeles Rams
1969 ____ January 4, 1970 ___ New York Giants __________ 27-7 __ LOS ANGLES RAMS

AFL logo.

AFL Championship Games (HOME TEAM)
Season __ Date ______________ Winning team _____________ Score _ Losing team
1960 ____ January 1, 1961 ___ Houston Oilers ___________ 28-19 _ LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
1961 ____ December 24, 1961 _ HOUSTON OILERS ___________ 47-27 _ San Diego Chargers
1962 ____ December 23, 1962 _ Denver Broncos ___________ 32-31 _ HOUSTON OILERS
1963 ____ January 5, 1964 ___ CINCINNATI BENGALS _______ 27-24 _ Minnesota Marines
1964 ____ December 26, 1964 _ DALLAS TEXANS ____________ 38-14 _ Cincinnati Bengals
1965 ____ December 26, 1965 _ NEW YORK TITANS __________ 30-19 _ Minnesota Marines
1966 ____ January 1, 1967 ___ DALLAS TEXANS ____________ 25-24 _ Boston Patriots
1967 ____ December 31, 1967 _ CINCINNATI BENGALS _______ 30-23 _ Minnesota Marines
1968 ____ December 29, 1968 _ PORTLAND TRAILBLAZERS ____ 38-25 _ Miami Dolphins
1969 ____ January 4, 1970 ___ MINNESOTA MARINES ________ 26-3 __ New York Titans

The logo for the first WORLD BOWL.

Game ____ Date ______________ Winning team _____________ Score _ Losing team ________________ Venue/City
1st _____ January 15, 1967 __ Green Bay Packers ________ 24-14 _ Dallas Texans ______________ Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum/Los Angeles
2nd _____ January 14, 1968 __ Detroit Lions ____________ 31-21 _ Cincinnati Bengals__________ Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum/Los Angeles
3rd _____ January 12, 1969 __ Portland Trailblazers_____ 31-27 _ Cleveland Browns____________ Orange Bowl/Miami
Major US/Canadian Professional Sports Leagues: 1960's


The logo for MLB (1960).

At the start of the 1960's, Major League Baseball would start the decade with sixteen teams, eight in each league. The American League would expand in 1961 by adding Los Angeles Angels and Washington Senators. The new Washington team would replace the previous Senators team who moved to Minneapolis and became the Minnesota Twins. 1962 saw the National League expand into Texas and New York with the Houston Ravens and New York Metropolitans. In 1965, the Los Angeles Angels moved into their new stadium in Anaheim. To celebrate the move, they renamed themselves the California Angels. The American League underwent more changes in 1966. The Cleveland Indians moved to Portland and became the Timbers. Kansas City moved to Atlanta. To offset the loss of the Kansas City team and to soothe the anger of Senator Symington, Kansas City is awarded an expansion team to begin play in 1967 as the Marshals. They also placed an expansion team in Arlington who quickly adopted the name, Texas Spurs. 1967 also saw the Braves abandon Milwaukee for Cleveland. This chaos lead to replacement of Commissioner Frick with league lawyer Bowie Kuhn. The National League expanded in 1968 with the Montreal Royals and San Diego Padres. Upon reaching 24 teams, each league divided into two divisions.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1960 (Commissioner Ford Frick): 16 teams
American League: 8 teams
Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Athletics, New York Yankees, Washington Senators
National League: 8 teams
Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, Saint Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1969 (Commissioner Bowie Kuhn): 24 teams
American League: 12 teams
East Division: 6 teams
Atlanta Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Washington Senators
West Division: 6 teams
California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Marshals, Minnesota Twins, Portland Timbers, Texas Spurs
National League: 12 teams
East Division: 6 teams
Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Braves, Montreal Royals, New York Metropolitans, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates
West Division: 6 teams
Chicago Cubs, Houston Ravens, Los Angeles Dodgers, Saint Louis Cardinals, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants


The logos for the NBA (1960) and ABA (1967).

The NBA would spend the 1960's nearly doubling in size. Despite this, they would remain a distant third in popularity. The NBA added the Chicago Packers in 1961 who would become Chicago Zephyrs the next year. 1962 would also see the Philadelphia Warriors move to San Francisco. The following season saw two moves, Syracuse to Philadelphia and Chicago to Baltimore. The newly relocated Baltimore team would assume the nickname of a former area team, the Bullets. 1963 also saw Maurice Podoloff retire as NBA President. He would be replaced by Walter Kennedy. The Chicago Crusaders would enter in the league in 1966. The 1967 would bring the Seattle Pilots and San Diego Toros into the league. This was also the year that the title "President of NBA" was changed to "Commissioner of the NBA". In 1968, the NBA added the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Scorpions.

1967 saw the birth of a rival basketball league, the ABA (American Basketball Association). Despite the promise of being the "Basketball AFL", the league found it rough going. After end of 1967-68 season, nearly half of teams had either moved or renamed themselves. The Muskets moved to Charlotte and became the Carolina Hornets. The Pittsburgh relocated to Washington as the Capitols. Anaheim, Memphis, and Miami rebranded themselves as the Los Angeles Stars, Mid-South Blues and, Florida Suns respectively. As with the previous year, the summer of 1969 saw relocation and rebranding proved rule. Houston would move to Salt Lake City as the Utah Pioneers. New York crossed the Hudson to become the New Jersey Rhinos. Washington relocated to Richmond as the Rails. The Mid-South Blues would revert to original name, the Memphis Blues. These changes would undermine the ABA's attempts to have themselves taken seriously a major league.

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION 1960-61 (President Maurice Podoloff): 8 teams
Eastern Division: 4 teams
Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Philadelphia Warriors, Syracuse Nationals
Western Division: 4 teams
Cincinnati Royals, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Lakers, Saint Louis Hawks

AMERICAN BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION 1967-68 (Commissioner George Mikan): 12 teams
Eastern Division: 6 teams
Indianapolis Pacers, Kentucky Colonels, Memphis Blues, Miami Suns, New York Emperors, Pittsburgh Condors
Western Division: 6 teams
Anaheim Aces, Dallas Chaparrals, Denver Larks, Houston Deckers, Minnesota Muskets, New Orleans Buccaneers

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION 1969-70 (Commissioner Walter Kennedy): 14 teams
Eastern Conference: 7 teams
Baltimore Bullets, Boston Celtics, Cincinnati Royals, Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, Philadelphia Nationals
Western Conference: 7 teams
Chicago Crusaders, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Scorpions, Saint Louis Hawks, San Diego Toros, San Francisco Warriors, Seattle Pilots

AMERICAN BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION 1969-70 (Commissioner George Mikan): 12 teams
Eastern Division: 6 teams
Carolina Hornets, Florida Suns, Kentucky Colonels, Memphis Blues, New Jersey Rhinos, Richmond Rails
Western Division: 6 teams
Dallas Chaparrals, Denver Larks, Indianapolis Pacers, Los Angeles Aces, New Orleans Buccaneers, Utah Pioneers


The logo for the NHL (1960).

When the 1960's began, the NHL had only six franchises. These six teams would eventually become known as the Original Six. They were the teams to survive the 1942 contraction. Two factors would lead to NHL to expand. The need for television revenue meant that they expand beyond the northeast corner of North America. The second was the Western Hockey League. The WHL had expanded into key West Coast cities and appeared to be preparing a merge with the American Hockey League. This made them look like they about to declare the merged league as a major league. Not wanting the competition, the NHL announced that six new teams would join the league in 1966. The Original Six would play in the Eastern Conference with the new franchises in the Western Conference. The new teams were the Cleveland Barons, Los Angeles Monarchs, Minnesota North Stars, Philadelphia Chiefs, Pittsburgh Penguins, and San Francisco Seals. These teams generally killed the local AHL/WHL team in the area. However, the blocking of a third Canadian team by the owners of Montreal and Toronto did not sit well fans and the Canadian government. So in 1968, the NHL expanded again adding two new teams, the Saint Louis Blue Jays and Vancouver Canucks with the franchises playing in the Eastern and Western Conferences respectively.

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE 1960-61 (President Clarence Campbell): 6 teams
Boston Bruins, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE 1969-70 (President Clarence Campbell): 14 teams
Eastern Division: 7 teams
Boston Bruins, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Saint Louis Blue Jays, Toronto Maple Leafs
Western Division: 7 teams
Cleveland Barons, Los Angeles Monarchs, Minnesota North Stars, Philadelphia Chiefs, Pittsburgh Penguins, San Francisco Seals, Vancouver Canucks


The logo for the NASL (1967).

The 1966 FIFA World Cup was an unexpected ratings success in the United States. The United States National Team had surprised everyone by qualifying for the tournament. Despite not advancing beyond group play, it touched off "Soccer Fever" in the US. Three groups tried to cash in on this new found enthusiasm, but it was the North American Soccer League that carried the day. Buoyed by sanctioning from USSFA and FIFA, the NASL was able to secure to television contract with ABC. This caused the other two groups to quietly disband. The twelve team league began play in the spring of 1967. The initial plan of importing existing teams as stand-ins for each franchise was scuttled. The league realized that it would defeat the purpose of using American stars to sell the game to America. Like all startup leagues, the early years saw franchises shifting ownership and locations. After the first season, Detroit and Houston would relocate to Atlanta and Saint Louis (as the Shrikes). Vancouver would change their nickname to the Whitecaps after objections by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. After the next season, Cleveland moved to Miami (as the Caimans). While its attendance numbers wouldn't challenge the major baseball and football leagues, they were able to establish enough of a solid fan base to start to close in on hockey and basketball.

NORTH AMERICAN SOCCER LEAGUE 1967 (President Dick Walsh): 12 teams
Eastern Division: 4 teams
Cleveland Generals, New York Skyliners, Rochester Lancers, Washington Darts
Central Division: 4 teams
Chicago Grizzlies, Detroit Panthers, Houston Mustangs, Toronto Peregrines
Western Division: 4 teams
Dallas Tornados, Los Angeles Wolves, San Francisco Earthquakes, Vancouver Royal Canadians

NORTH AMERICAN SOCCER LEAGUE 1969 (President Dick Walsh): 12 teams
Eastern Division: 4 teams
Miami Caimans, New York Skyliners, Rochester Lancers, Washington Darts
Central Division: 4 teams
Atlanta Cheetahs, Chicago Grizzlies, Saint Louis Shrikes, Toronto Peregrines
Western Division: 4 teams
Dallas Tornados, Los Angeles Wolves, San Francisco Earthquakes, Vancouver Royal Canadians


The logo for the CFL (1960).

For Canadian football fans the 1960s began with a freshly formed Canadian Football League. The CFL did not resemble the MLF, but rather the MLB. That is an alliance between two existing leagues, Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (IRFU) and Western Interprovincial Football Union (WIFU). The IRFU would become the Eastern Football Conference in 1960. The following year, the WIFU would change its name to the Western Football Conference. Initially, teams only played games among its conference rivals. However, that changed in 1963 when interleague play began. The next big event for the CFL occurred in 1968. After ten years on the job, CFL Commissioner Sydney Halter retired. After a protracted struggle, Jake Gaudaur was chosen as his replacement.

CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE 1960 (Commissioner Sydney Halter): 9 teams
Western Interprovincial Football Union: 5 teams
BC Lions, Calgary Stampeders, Edmonton Eskimos, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Eastern Football Conference: 4 teams
Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Montreal Alouettes, Ottawa Rough Riders, Toronto Argonauts

CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE 1969 (Commissioner Jake Gaudaur): 9 teams
Western Football Conference: 5 teams
BC Lions, Calgary Stampeders, Edmonton Eskimos, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Eastern Football Conference: 4 teams
Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Montreal Alouettes, Ottawa Rough Riders, Toronto Argonauts
Really enjoyed the timeline. I'm curious as to whether Commissioner Schissler would have the games played the Sunday after JFK's assassination, and whether he could persuade the owners to equally divide TV revenue.

And I'm glad to see the Lions get to play in a championship game, even if it is in Alternate History.