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#1 Ken Crippen

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 05:41 AM

Books dealing with the All-America Football Conference.

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 06:43 AM

History of the All-America Football Conference
By David A. Bene
History of the All-America Football Conference
Format-Softcover, 173 pages
Publisher-Empire 4 (2005)
ISBN-10 0-9799371-1-6 ISBN-13 978-0-9799371-1-8

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 12:03 PM

History of the All-America Football Conference
By David A. Bene

A quick review. I bought the book off Amazon and enjoyed reading through it. It's divided into four major sections: (1) history of the league, (2) Statistics for each team and each season, (3) Index, and (4) Linescores for every season.

The last three are self-explanatory and should require no explanation. The first part, the history of the league, is well researched and a good read. My lone complaint is the format. It is double spaced with very large margins around the page so the 103 page length of this section is in reality about half that.

Other than that, it is an enjoyable and informative read and, IMHO, worth the price.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 01:04 PM

Pro Football Championships Before the Super Bowl:
A Year-by-Year History, 1926-1965
by Joseph S. Page

Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: McFarland (December 10, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0786448091
ISBN-13: 978-0786448098

Included because it covers the AAFC Championship games. A very nicely written book with a good write-up of each game and the circumstances, if any (such as the 1946 Filchock and Hapes gambling scandal), surrounding it. The write-ups on the games are very much like reading a detailed account of the action in a newspaper. They include game lineups and statistics but no pictures. Overall, a nice book on the subject; well worth the cost.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 01:26 PM

The Original Buffalo Bills
A History of the All-America Football Conference Team, 1946-1949
by Kenneth R. Crippen

Paperback: 327 pages
Publisher: McFarland (November 10, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0786446196
ISBN-13: 978-0786446193

Great book on the early Buffalo Bisons/Bills of the AAFC. Good history with schedules, rosters, detailed game summaries and a detailed section on Chapter Notes and Bibliography. It's a great resource for anyone interested in this team (by PFRA's very own, Ken Krippen)!

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 01:31 PM

The Best Show in Football
THe 1946-1955 Cleveland Browns
Pro Football's Greatest Dynasty
by Andy Piascik

Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing; Reprint edition (August 16, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9781589795716
ISBN-13: 978-1589795716
ASIN: 1589795717

Possibly the best book written on this era of Browns history. It's exceptional from front-to-back and makes an excellent case for the AAFC being on par with the NFL of that time--and the Browns being the best team in either league.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 01:36 PM

City of Champions: The Story of the 1948 Cleveland Barons, Browns and Indians
by Kevin O'Connell

Paperback: 123 pages
Publisher: Green Road Press
Language: English
ISBN: 0-9659871-0-8

A solid history of the Browns' undefeated 1948 season with photos and detailed player information. Hard to find but worth the search.