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My next tournament will be " the 1970 after the merger tournament" because there were 13 teams in each conference i had to do a few 1st round byes...i decided to give each division winner of 1970 a bye....in the nfc ...dallas won the east...minnesota won the central and the 49ers won the west....in the afc the colts won the east...the bengals won the central and the raiders won the west....this was the first year that the AFL was absorbed into the nfl...and 3 old nfl teams joined the the 10 afl teams to form the AFC conference....in super bowl 1 and 2 the packers had dominated the chiefs and raiders and many people said the AFL would never compete win the NFL ...but the jets won super bowl 3 and the chiefs won super bowl 4....so the new alignment proved that the AFL belonged and thus a new era began....in the real 1970 season the colts ...steelers and browns left the old nfl and joined the afc to balance the 2 conferences so each would have 13 teams....the colts and cowboys survived and made it to super bowl 5 where the colts won 16 to 13.....we will see who wins this time around... The majority of the games will be played on my super bowl 11 field that is my version of the AFC and NFC field.....the super bowl 11 field has a great historical relevance to the old tudor because this was the last big 620 size field tudor made....the fields after this were scaled down.....i will begin this one soon and rotate games between the NFC and AFC matchups.....i look forward to it.

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Game 1

Washington redskins 28 ny giants 17

Good game ...i dont keep individual stats anymore but larry brown had a monster game...i do remember 3 rushing tds....his first was 57...second one was 82...and last was a little one for about 34...im sure he was well over 200 to 250  yds rushing for the day....charlie haraway added a 72 yd bolt in the closing seconds that was the fastest 72 yds ive ever seen....great players from the past include : 43 brown...31 haraway..9 sonny jurgenson....42 charlie taylor...87 jerry smith...55 chris hanburger....and 65 dave butz for washington.....great giants from the past include....30 ron johnson...40 joe morrison...38 bob tucker...89 fred dryer...70 sam huff...16 frank gifford and 79 roosevelt brown....next up ill move up to the afc bracket and play the steelers vs the bills.

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15 minutes ago, Russ said:

I like this format I going to start my league starting September 1.

cowboy fan #1

 

I went to the tournament style about 20 years ago...i am a collector of the old tudor original teams....the majority of my teams are 1969 hoglegs...i have a few early 70s chickenleg and 1967 bigmen....i keep the 26 teams after the merger in dark and white...i like the tournament style because i use every team at least once and every game has meaning because a loss and a team is out until the next tournament.. I typically can play a game in about an hour and 15 min and i dont have to sit there for hours or have a game last for days...this tournament will take 25 games to play from start to finish..i like that too instead of trying to play a whole season schedule....everyone has different ways to play this great hobby of ours but this one works best for me.

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1 hour ago, RickLM30 said:

Charlie,

I almost forgot  that when Lombardi got to Washington he changed the  helmets and uniforms to look similar to the Packers (only in red and yellow instead of green and yellow).  Looked really good!

This yellow helmet washington team is real special to me rick...i spent 20 years trying to find them...i just lucked up one day ...some of these old orginals are hard to find...i think they have lost more than they have won since i got them...but i always enjoy using them.

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Game 2

Steelers 13 bills 7 ( overtime )

This was one of those games where oj or franco picked up 4 or 5 yds on first down then that was followed by a 2 or 3 yd loss and an incomplete pass on 3rd down...oj broke one nice run for the entire game and bradshaw hit 2 big td passes to te 84 randy grossman ...1 in overtime and the steelers move on to the 2nd round.....great steelers from the past include : 84 grossman..12 bradshaw...20 rocky blier...52 mike webster...75 joe green and 68 lc greenwood.....former bills include : 32 simpson...40 jd hill...81 bob chandler...79 ron mcdole...66 billy shaw...and 67 reggie mckenzie.....next up will be the lions vs the saints....i still remember sitting in the little tv room when i was probably 11 or 12 years old  watching the breaking news on cbs of tom dempsey kicking the 63 yd field goal to beat the lions...

 

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Game 3

Lions 17 saints 7

No tom dempsey last second field goal today....mel farr had a nice run off tackle and gregg landry and charlie sanders hooked up on a nice catch and run....andy livingston for the saints finally scored a 2 yd td after being stopped 3 times inside the 5 by the lions.....great lions from the past include : 24 farr...88 sanders...11 greg landry...36 steve owens...71 alex karras and 53 mike lucci .....former saints include : 48 Livingston...46 danny Abramowitz...42 john gilliam...8 archie manning...25 al dodd...and 81...doug atkins...the lions will move on to play the vikings....next game will be 1967 bigmen teams dolphins vs patriots.

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Game 4

Patriots 27 dolphins 22

Exciting game...lots of action...lots of pictures....the tudor original 1967 bigmen were the first nfl / afl figures tudor made and the old AFL teams only came in dark jerseys except for the new york jets who came in white and dark....this one was a classic in many ways.

Bob griesie to howard twilley late in the game made it look like the dolphins would advance with a 22 to 21 win...but jim plunkett to randy vataha for a 72 yd td on the last play of the game gave the patriots the win 27 to 22.....great players from the past ( im sure ill butcher some names on the spelling ) ...12 grisie...39 larry czonka...22 mercury morris...81 twilley...67 bob kutchenberg....85 nick buonticoni ...75 manny fernandez ...88 jim mandich ..42 paul warfield..and 66 larry little are pictured for the dolphins....great patriots include: 35 jim nance...30 carl garrett...18 vataha ...16 plunkett...73 john hannah....34 ron sellers...72 larry Eisenhower and 20 gino capaletti were some of the great for the patriots....up next is an old nfc west classic between the 1969 hogleg rams and the early 70s hong kong chickenleg falcons.

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Game 5

Rams 17 falcons 6

The rams jumped out to an early 14 to 0 lead and hung on to win 17 to 6.....the rams move on to the 2bd round to play bitter rival san francisco......great old rams from yesterday include: the fearsome foursome ..75 deacon jones..74 merlin olsen...76 rosey grier...and 85 lamar lundy....other rams are 18 roman gabriel...22 dick bass...87 billy truax and 33 willie ellison....famous falcons include 71 john zook...87 claude humphrey...25 art malone...86 jim mitchell ...60 tommy nobis....and 82 ken burrow.....up next is the jets vs the broncos.

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Game 6

Broncos 23 jets 19

This was one of those games i hated to see end because the bases were running good and big plays were always close by. Matt snell for the jets and floyd little for the broncos were unstoppable in the first half and the score was 16 all at the half....in the 2nd half the defense stiffened and a big interception late in the game stopped a jets drive and the broncos ran out the clock and took a 23 to 19 win and move on to the 2nd round....great broncos of the past include : 44 little...55 pete duranko...70 paul smith...63 dave costa...87 rich jackson....57 tom jackson...11 bobby anderson and 24 otis Armstrong...the jets were represented by : 41 snell...32 emerson boozer...83 george sauer...87 pete lammons...13 don maynard...12 joe namath...52 john schmitt...and 66 randy rasmussen.....up next will be the bears vs the eagles.

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Game 7

Bears 27 eagles 26

Another exciting game ...there were 3 missed extra points unfortunately for the eagles they missed 2.....big games by 2 great running backs ...gale sayers for the bears and wilburt montgomery for the eagles....the game winning td came late in the 4th when jack concannon completed a slant in to mike ditka to give the bears the win. Great former bears include : 40 sayers...34 walter payton....89 ditka...11 concannon ...51 dick butkus...55 doug buffone...and 41 brian piccolo....former eagles include : 31 montgomery...16 norm snead...17 harold Carmichael..88 gary pettigrew....44 pete retzlaff....89 steve zabel...76 bob brown...37 tom woodeshek....and concrete charlie #60 chuck bednarik.....next up will be the chiefs vs the browns.

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Game 8

Browns 16 chiefs 10 ( overtime )

Jim brown went off tackle for 54 yds in overtime as the browns move on to the 2nd round...leroy kelly had a td and bobby " tank" holmes had one for the chiefs....great browns from the past include : 32 brown..44 kelly....71 walter johnson.72 gerry sherk.....16 bill nelson...89 milt morin..66 gene hickerson....and 86 gary collins....great chiefs from yesterday include : 45 holmes...86 buck buchannon.....16 lenny dawson...51 jim lynch...61 curly culp....89 otis taylor....and 63 willie lanier....up next will be the packers vs the cardinals.

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Game 9

Cardinals 27 packers 10

The night belonged to the st louis cardinals and terry metcalf ....metcalf had 4 touchdowns ...3 rushing and 1 receiving....outstanding cardinals from yesteryear include : 21 Metcalf...17 jim hart...72 dan dierdorf....66 conrad dobler...64 bob young...73 ernie mcmillan ...54 tom banks...36 mcarthur lane....and 81 jackie smith....former packers include: 31 jim taylor...5 paul hornung...15 bart star...66 ray nitschke...64 jerry kramer...75 forrest gregg....22 elijah pitts...and 24 willie wood....up next ill move over to the afc and play the final first round game with the chargers vs the oilers.

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Game 10

Chargers 14 oilers 13

The oilers were champions in the last tourney but they are one and done this time around....willie frazier and paul lowe stood out for the chargers....billy cannon and charlie joiner had good games for the oilers....great chargers from the past include : 83 frazier....23 lowe...86 earl faison...77 ernie ladd...78 walt sweeney...21 john hadle...and mr charger 19 lance alworth.....great oilers included : 33 cannon...18 joiner....52 robert braziel....44 charlie toler and 16 george blanda.....this game concludes the first round...ill stay in the afc and play the colts vs the patriots to open the 2nd round of play.

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Game 11 

Boston 6 baltimore 3

Well the boston patriots have officially became the cardiac kids of this tournament....in the first round jim plunkett completed a game winning 72 yd pass play to randy vataha on the last play of the game to beat the dolphins 27-22...tonight geno capaletti kicked a 52 yd fg on the last play to beat the colts 6 to 3. ......the patriots will move on to play the winner of the steelers and bengals.....outstanding patriots include : 20 capaletti...16 plunkett...18 vataha...72 larry Eisenhower...73 john hannah ...30 carl garrett...and 34 ron sellers....the colts were led by : 78 bubba smith...32 mike curtis...19 john unitas...24 lenny moore...74 billy ray smith....and 41 tom mattie....up next is a nfc central classic ...the hkbs lions vs the hogleg vikings.

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Game 12

Vikings 20 lions 9

The vikings used a long ball control drive in the 2nd half that ate up a bunch of clock and beat the lions 20 to 9.....the vikings were led by : 30 bill brown..41 dave Osborne...32 oscar reed...70 jim marshall...59 lonnie warwick....83 stu voight ...81 carl eller and 84 gene washington....outstanding lions from the past include : 24 mel farr....88 charlie sanders...11 greg landry...36 steve owens...42 altie taylor...71 alex karras ....54 mike flannigan and  53 mike lucci......the vikings will move on to play the winner of the 49ers and rams....up next is a afc west classic the raiders vs the chargers....( i never understood the old tudor thinking on the old gold for hogleg chargers pants ...but when u collect the old teams u get what they made )

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Game 13

Raiders 24 chargers 3

I have been playing the great game of electric football for over 50 years....i can finally say i have seen it all....right before the end of the first half the chargers were driving and a simple hadle to alworth pass was intercepted by 00 jim otto...otto was heading toward the sideline then turned and rambled 82 yards to give the raiders a 21 to 0 halftime lead....great raiders from the past include : 35 hewert dixon...44 marv hubbard...21 cliff branch...12 kenny stabler....63 gene upshaw...41 phil vilapiano ...78 art shell...and 00 mr raider otto.....the chargers were represented by : 19 lance alworth...27 gary garrison....78 walt sweeney...74 ron mix...77 ernie ladd...and 23 paul lowe......next the bears vs washington ( this spear helmet washington team is my only team in my collection that arent original tudor ... But as rare as they are...i doubt ill ever find the original set ) 

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Game 14

Chicago 35 washington 16

I remember watching the old nfl films where gale sayers said " give me 18 inches of daylight . that's all i need " ....sayers found the daylight and had a hall of fame type game with 5 touchdowns tonight....when i start out with the bears i always begin with the old double tight T ....and it was the only formation i used and sayers carried the ball every time....the bears led 21 to 9 at the half and sayers continued to run through the redskins in the 2nd half as well....charlie taylor stood out for washington with 2 tds ......great bears include : 40 sayers...51 dick butkus....41 brian piccolo...11 jack concannon....87 ed obradovich...29 ronnie bull...81 doug atkins ...89 mike ditka...and 55 doug bufone .....washington was represented by : 42 Taylor...43 larry brown...9 sonny jurgenson....70 sam huff....60 john wooten ...87 jerry smith....and 49 bobby mitchell.....up next is an afc central clash between the steelers and the bengals.

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Game 15

Steelers 10 bengals 7

Slow sluggish game....not a lot of big plays....franco harris scored for the steelers....bob trumphy had a td reception from greg cook late in the game....the steelers move on to play the patriots in the 3rd round.....outstanding steelers represented include : 32 harris...75 joe greene....68 lc greenwood....52 mike webster...88 lynn swann...82 john stalworth...12 terry bradshaw...and 20 rocky blier.....former bengals include 84 trumphy....19 essex johnson...18 paul robinson...25 chip myers....88 bruce coslett.....78 anthony munoz....and 74 mike reid....up next will be the cowboys vs the cardinals.

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