Thursday, April 4, 2013

CBS Sports: NFL 1966

Source:CBS Sports- the game that kicked off the Super Bowl in America.

Source:The Daily Press

“LOS ANGELES – JANUARY 15: Green Bay Packers’ Elijah Pitts #22 runs with the ball during Super Bowl I against the Kansas City Chiefs at Memorial Coliseum on January 15, 1967 in Los Angeles, California. The Packers defeated the Chiefs 35-10. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)”

1966 was a huge transition year for the NFL because it was the first season of the Super Bowl to decide who was the pro football champion of America, not the world. The championship game between the Green Bay Packers of what eventually became the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference, and the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League that would become the American Football Conference. 

It was the first year of divisional play in the NFL where the Eastern Conference and Western Conference was broken up into four team divisions. Pre-1966 the NFL Championship was played between the Easter and Western Conference’s regular season champions. No playoff games at all before the Championship, unless there were ties for first place in the conference’s. 

Big year for the NFL because they won the first Super Bowl and was at the beginning of the end of the NFL-AFL rivalry as they became of league by 1970 with the NFC and AFC. So the NFL was certainly in transition in 1966-67 and becoming a much larger national league.

New America Foundation: Expanded Social Security

"The conventional wisdom about Social Security is profoundly misguided. According to today’s mistaken consensus, the U.S. as 
a society cannot afford to allocate the money to pay for the present level of Social Security benefits for retirees in future 
generations. The solution, it is widely argued, is to cut benefits – either directly by means-testing or indirectly by raising the 
retirement age or allowing inflation to erode their real value over time. In this narrative, tax-favored private savings vehicles like 
401(k)s and IRAs should be expanded in order to compensate for the allegedly necessary cuts in Social Security... 

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