FACTOID # 29: 73.3% of America's gross operating surplus in motion picture and sound recording industries comes from California.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Playoff Bowl

The Playoff Bowl was the colloquial name for a post-season game for third place in the NFL, played following the 1960-1969 seasons. Its official name was the "Bert Bell Benefit Bowl." Bell, the co-founder of the Philadelphia Eagles franchise, was the commissioner of the NFL from 1946 until his death in October 1959 (while attending an Eagles game). The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... Bert Bell (1895-1959) was co-founder (with Lud Wray) of the Frankford Yellowjackets in 1924 (whose name was changed to the Philadelphia Eagles in 1933), and commissioner of the National Football League from 1946 until his death. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team Colors Midnight Green, Silver, Black, and White Head Coach Andy Reid Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933-present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


All ten games in the series were contested at the Orange Bowl in Miami. The games were played in January, the week after the NFL championship game (and the collegiate Orange Bowl game on New Year's Day). The NFL Pro Bowl (all-star game) was played after the Playoff Bowl. The Orange Bowl can refer to: The Orange Bowl Stadium in Miami, Florida. ... Downtown Miami as seen from Watson Island The Magic City, The American Riviera, The Sixth Borough Location of Miami in Miami-Dade County in the state of Florida Founded 1896 County Miami-Dade County City Government Style Mayor-Council Mayor Manuel “Manny” Diaz (R) Area  - Total  - Water 55. ... The National Football League has used several different formats to determine their league champions since its founding in 1920. ... The Orange Bowl is an annual college football game that is usually played on January 1 in Miami, Florida. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... All-star (also, Allstar or All Star) is a term with meanings in both the worlds of sports and entertainment. ...


When the Playoff Bowl was initiated for the 1960 season, the NFL had just added its 13th team (the Dallas Cowboys), and the fledgling AFL was in its first struggling year. The game matched the second place teams from the NFL's two conferences (Eastern and Western). From 1933 through 1959, the only scheduled post-season game for the NFL had been the NFL Championship Game. The Playoff Bowl was a second post-season game for the NFL to showcase its superior professional football product on television. The 1960 NFL season was the 41th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Irving, Texas Team Colors Royal Blue, Metallic Silver, Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Rowdy League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960-present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC East (1970-present) Team... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... The 1933 NFL season was the 14th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1959 NFL season was the 40th regular season of the National Football League. ... The National Football League has used several different formats to determine their league champions since its founding in 1920. ...


The 1966 season added another game following the NFL Championship Game, the first Super Bowl against the champions of the AFL for the undisputed championship of professional football. The establishment of the Super Bowl (not its official name until Super Bowl III) was the first phase of the AFL-NFL merger of June 1966. This new mega-game between the rival leagues was played in mid-January at a warm weather location, two weeks after the championship games for each league. The NFL's Playoff Bowl was played during the idle week and due to the increasing quality of the AFL, interest was beginning to wane. The 1966 NFL season was the 47th regular season of the National Football League. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy In professional American football, the Super Bowl is the championship game of the National Football League (NFL) in the United States. ... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... Date January 12, 1969 Stadium Orange Bowl Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Joe Namath, Quarterback Favorite Colts by 18 National Anthem Anita Bryant Coin toss Game referee Halftime show America Thanks with Florida A&M University Attendance 75,389 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers Curt Gowdy, Al... The AFL-NFL Merger of 1970 involved the merger of the two major professional American football leagues in the United States during the time: the National Football League (NFL) and the American Football League (AFL). ...


In the 1967 season, the NFL grew to 16 teams with the addition of the expansion New Orleans Saints. The NFL sub-divided its two conferences (now 8 teams each) into two divisions of four teams each. It was now the Capitol & Century divisions in the Eastern conference, and the Central & Coastal divisions in the Western conference. The 1967 NFL season was the 48th regular season of the National Football League. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team Colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Jim Haslett Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Gumbo League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967-present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970-2001) NFC South...


The four division winners advanced to the post-season, competing for their conference titles in the first round of the NFL playoffs. The winners (conference champions) advanced to the NFL championship game, the losers (conference runners-up) retreated to the Playoff Bowl to vie for third place. For the three seasons (1967,1968,1969) preceding the 1970 merger with the AFL, the loser of the NFL's third place game ended up with a peculiar record of 0-2 for that post-season. The 1967 NFL season was the 48th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1968 NFL season was the 49th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1969 NFL season was the 50th regular season of the National Football League, and the last one before the AFL-NFL Merger. ... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ...


When the merger was completed for the 1970 season, there was discussion about continuing the Playoff Bowl, with the losers of the AFC and NFC Championship Games playing each other during the idle week before the Super Bowl. But there were now seven post-season games in the NFL (three for each conference, plus the Super Bowl), and the Pro Bowl all-star game. A "loser's game" was not necessarily attractive for the league, and the Playoff Bowl came to an end. The NFL currently classifies the ten Playoff Bowls as exhibition games, and does not include them in the official results or statistics for the post-season. The 1970 NFL season was the 51st regular season of the National Football League, and the first one after the AFL-NFL Merger. ... AFC is a TLA that may stand for: Aberdeen Football Club Air Force Cross Alabama Forestry Commission Alkaline fuel cell American Football Conference of the National Football League Arsenal Football Club Asian Football Confederation Association Football Club Australian Flying Corps Automatic Fine Tuning Control Automatic Frequency Control, circuit that locks... NFC may refer to any of the following things: The National Football Conference, one of the two constituent conferences of the U.S. National Football League (NFL). ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy In professional American football, the Super Bowl is the championship game of the National Football League (NFL) in the United States. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ...


Legendary coach Vince Lombardi disliked the Playoff Bowl, coaching in the game following the 1963 & 1964 seasons, after winning NFL titles in 1961 & 1962. To his players, Lombardi called the Playoff Bowl "the 'Sh-- Bowl', ...a losers' bowl for losers." This lack of motivation may explain his Packers' rare post-season loss in the 1964 game (January 1965) to the St. Louis Cardinals. After he lost that Playoff Bowl, he detested it. He fumed about "a hinky-dink football game, held in a hinky-dink town, played by hinky-dink players. That's all second place is--hinky dink." Lombardi said that he would never come back and had no intention of ever finishing second again. Vincent Thomas Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970) was one of the most successful coaches in the history of American football. ... The 1963 NFL season was the 44th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1964 NFL season was the 45th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1961 NFL season was the 42th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1962 NFL season was the 43th regular season of the National Football League. ... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... Conference NFC Division West Year Founded 1898 Home Field Sun Devil Stadium City Tempe, Arizona Team Colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green League Championships (2) NFL Champions: 1925, 1947 Conference Championships (0) Division Championships (4) NFL West: 1947, 1948 NFC East: 1974, 1975 The Arizona Cardinals...


Using the Playoff Bowl (& loss) as motivation in 1965, the Packers won the first of three consecutive NFL championships (1965,1966,1967) . To date, the Packers are the only NFL team ever to achieve this "three-peat" in the post-season era (since 1933). During this successful run, the Packers also won the first two Super Bowls in convincing fashion. (The New England Patriots currently have an opportunity to become the first NFL team to win three consecutive Super Bowls.) In an ironic twist, Lombardi's final game (& victory) as head coach of the Packers was Super Bowl II, played in "hinky-dink" Miami's Orange Bowl in January 1968. The 1965 NFL season was the 46th regular season of the National Football League. ... The National Football League has used several different formats to determine their league champions since its founding in 1920. ... The 1965 NFL season was the 46th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1966 NFL season was the 47th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1967 NFL season was the 48th regular season of the National Football League. ... Three-peat is a portmanteau of the words three and repeat. ... The 1933 NFL season was the 14th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Team Colors Blue, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970-present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-present) Team history Boston Patriots... Date January 14, 1968 Stadium Orange Bowl Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Bart Starr, Quarterback Favorite Packers by 13 1/2 National Anthem Grambling State University Band Coin toss Game referee Halftime show Grambling State University Band Attendance 75,546 TV in the United States Network CBS Announcers Ray Scott... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ...


One vestige of the Playoff Bowl remains, in that the head coaches of the two losing teams from the AFC and NFC championship games are the head coaches of their respective conferences' Pro Bowl teams. This all-star game is played the Sunday following the Super Bowl. (Since January 1980, this game has been played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.) The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... All-star (also, Allstar or All Star) is a term with meanings in both the worlds of sports and entertainment. ... Aloha Stadium is a stadium located in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... Honolulu is the capital and largest community of the U.S. State of Hawaii. ...


Playoff Bowl results

January 7, 1961 - Detroit Lions 17, Cleveland Browns 16
January 6, 1962 - Detroit Lions 38, Philadelphia Eagles 10
January 6, 1963 - Detroit Lions 17, Pittsburgh Steelers 10
January 9, 1964 - Green Bay Packers 40, Cleveland Browns 23
January 8, 1965 - St. Louis Cardinals 24, Green Bay Packers 17
January 9, 1966 - Baltimore Colts 35, Dallas Cowboys 3
January 8, 1967 - Baltimore Colts 20, Philadelphia Eagles 14
January 7, 1968 - Los Angeles Rams 30, Cleveland Browns 6
January 5, 1969 - Dallas Cowboys 17, Minnesota Vikings 13
January 3, 1970 - Los Angeles Rams 31, Dallas Cowboys 0
January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... City Detroit, Michigan Team Colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Vacant Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Roary League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1930-present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950-1952) Western Conference (1953-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC Central (1970... City Cleveland, Ohio Team Colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946-1948) National Football League (1950-present) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division... January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team Colors Midnight Green, Silver, Black, and White Head Coach Andy Reid Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933-present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team Colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933-present) Eastern Division (1933-1943; 1945-1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970... January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... Conference NFC Division West Year Founded 1898 Home Field Sun Devil Stadium City Tempe, Arizona Team Colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green League Championships (2) NFL Champions: 1925, 1947 Conference Championships (0) Division Championships (4) NFL West: 1947, 1948 NFC East: 1974, 1975 The Arizona Cardinals... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... There have been two unrelated American football teams called the Baltimore Colts based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... City Irving, Texas Team Colors Royal Blue, Metallic Silver, Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Rowdy League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960-present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC East (1970-present) Team... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The St. ... January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Team Colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Vacant Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar and Vikadontis Rex League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961-present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC Central (1970-2001) NFC North (2002-present... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


References

  • NFL Record and Fact Book (ISBN 193299436X)
  • When Pride Still Mattered, A Life of Vince Lombardi, by David Maraniss, 1999, p.362 (ISBN 0-684-84418-4)
  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com - Large online database of NFL data and statistics
  • ProLog/The National Football League Annual 1970-71, by Bob Oates, Jr., NFL Properties, 1971, (ISBN 0-695-80261-5)

  Results from FactBites:
 
National Football League championships - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1413 words)
Teams that earn the 1 seed become known as clinching "home-field advantage" throughout the playoffs since they will play all of their playoff games (except for the Super Bowl, which is played at a predetermined, neutral site) at their home stadium.
The playoffs remained a 12-team tournament, with four division winners (the 1, 2, 3, and 4 seeds) and two wild cards (the 5 and 6 seeds) from each conference advancing to the playoffs.
A proposal to expand the playoffs to 14 teams by adding a third wild card team (a seventh seed) from each conference, and only giving the 1 seeds the bye in the first round, was tabled by the league owners in 2003 [1].
Playoff Bowl - definition of Playoff Bowl in Encyclopedia (142 words)
Playoff Bowl was the colloquial name for a postseason game formerly played in the National Football League.
However, this was not ultimately proceeded with, and the Playoff Bowl came to an end.
One vestige of the Playoff Bowl does remain today, in that the head coaches of the two teams that lost the AFC and NFC championship games do become the head coaches of the AFC and NFC Pro Bowl teams, which play one another one week after the Super Bowl.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m