Football's Forgotten Choice

Chadiha, Jeffri; Kim, Albert; Mravic, Mark
September 2001
Sports Illustrated;9/24/2001, Vol. 95 Issue 12, p24
Addresses the decision of the American Football League (AFL) to cancel four games following the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy in 1963, while the National Football League (NFL) chose to play their regularly scheduled games. Similarities between the AFL's choice, and the choice of the NFL in 2001 to postpone games following the terrorist attacks on the U.S.; Decision of Milt Woodard, then assistant commissioner of the AFL, to cancel the games and the criticism he received.


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