Tuesday, August 02, 2011

AFA Newsletter July 29, 2011

http://amercianfootballassn.c.topica.com/maao9rMab5qZbaaaaaaeaehnZL/ AFA Newsletter July 29, 2011
In This Issue:
•   AFA Enhances Membership Insurance Offerings
•   AFA Smartphone Resources
•   Professional Football Researchers Association
•   AFA Membership Programs
•   AFA News Clips
•   Join Us On Facebook
AFA Enhances Membership Insurance Offerings
AFA Accident Insurance
It's official, the AFA has just entered into an agreement that will make Accident Insurance available to all AFA members. The accident insurance carrier is Colonial-Paul Revere and the insurance premium is estimated to be < $5 per week with the following features:
• Family coverage is available for your spouse and children
• Your benefits are paid directly to you, unless otherwise specified
• You're covered worldwide
• You are paid benefits regardless of any other insurance you may have

Signup links will be integrated into the website shortly……..

Stay tuned for more announcements regarding additional insurance offerings……………via Facebook, Website, Smartphone, Media Releases.

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Professional Football Researchers Association
The Professional Football Researchers Association (PFRA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the history of professional football. Formed in 1979, PFRA members include many of the game's foremost historians and writers. The PFRA is also for any fan interested in the history of professional football. The PFRA is incorporated in the state of Connecticut and has 501(c)(3) status as an educational organization with the Internal Revenue Service.

(Due to the membership by August 30, 2011)
(Available for Immediate Download in the Members Only section)

It's Good to be the King by George Bozeka. A biographical article on James Sean Patrick "King" Corcoran (AFA Hall of Fame Class of '82)
By George Bozeka
The life and times of minor league quarterback James Sean Patrick "King" Corcoran are an outrageous mix of eccentric facts and fanciful tales. In the last of three NFL Films productions concerning Corcoran, Steve Sabol stated that in over forty years of making football films Corcoran was the most flamboyant player he ever met, a minor league superstar with a major league personality. With the King, it is often difficult to tell where the legend ends and the truth begins, but his story is always compelling, and ultimately rather tragic.

Professional Football Researchers Association

AFA News Clips
AFA Promotes School of the Legends (STOL)
AFA Family I would like to request that all of you support Beau Jarrell, AFA Hall of Fame Class of 2011 by signing up and joining as his friend at the NFLPA sponsored http://www.schoolofthelegends.com/user/4397/view.
Let's get behind this social network initiative which is one of many that the AFA will be promoting.

Joseph Anthony Cronin, AFA Hall of Fame Class of '89
Obituary: Ex-weatherman Joseph Cronin was also the Kings' historian
Joseph Anthony Cronin, a retired National Weather Service meteorologist and voracious collector of sports media memorabilia, who served as historian for the Sacramento Kings, died Monday of liver cancer, his family said. He was 72.
Mr. Cronin spent 14 years at the weather service office in Sacramento, until his retirement in 1993. Besides tracking pressure systems and developing forecasts, he patiently fielded phone calls on deadline from Northern California news media outlets reporting weather stories. http://www.sacbee.com/2011/06/17/3707571/ex-weatherman-joseph-cronin-was.html
Joseph A. Cronin, 72, of Citrus Heights, died June 13. Born in Ironwood, MI to Charles & Agnes Cronin, he is survived by his wife, Nancy, children, Jo-Ann, Patrick, Daniel, and Kathleen, five grandsons, and sister, Margaret Widick. Joseph served in the USAF from 1956-60 then joined the National Weather Service. A renowned sports historian, he served the Kings for almost 25 years. A memorial service will be held at Christ Community Church, Carmichael. Services June 18 2011 2:00 pm

Read more: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sacbee/obituary.aspx?n=joseph-anthony-cronin&pid=152003847#ixzz1SkDmJBPs

Chicago Enforcers police football team defeats Philadelphia in championship (NPSFL AFA Member League)
Game was a chance to bond with other officers, relive glory days on the gridiron
June 25, 2011|By Jeremy Gorner, Tribune reporter
Unlike most of his days, Chicago police Officer Mike Gaines was not out Saturday chasing bad guys on the mean streets of the Southeast Side.
Instead, he was the one being pursued and tackled by a group of frustrated Philadelphia cops and firefighters after making an acrobatic interception en route to helping his fellow Chicago officers win the National Public Safety Football League Division II Championship.

American Football Association Hall of Fame Jackets - Now Available !!!....we are pleased to announce that AFA Hall of Fame jackets are now available for purchase directly from Chicago Knitting Mills.....and yes, they do have the plus sizes 2X -- 5X! Just send an email to amerfoot@aol.com to obtain an order form.

AFA Alumni Jackets are now available …………the only difference between this jacket and the Hall of Fame Jacket above is the AFA Alumni logo on the back. If interested in placing an order, just click http://www.americanfootballassn.com/forms/jacket-flyer.pdf.

AFA Hall of Fame Blazers....because of the positive feedback from the Hall of Fame banquet, we are now making Hall of Fame Blazers available to all current hall of fame members. Please email amerfoot@aol.com if you are interested. To see actual blazers being worn, just click any of the media links below:

Wilson NFL Footballs...We have just been informed by Wilson that they will no longer sell "blem" footballs.............The good news is that we now stock new Wilson Footballs for $15 more per ball. So instead of $50/ball or $300 per case for blems, the price is now $65/ball or $390 per case for new balls. Shipping and handling remains the same at $20............ http://content.oddcast.com/vhss/vhss_v5.swf?doc=http%3A%2F%2Fvhss-d.oddcast.com%2Fphp%2FplayScene%2Facc%3D36976%2Fss%3D690866%2Fsl%3D0&acc=36976&bgcolor=0x&embedid=d42a5dea8a2e9eb03c5f06fc200b1e3f
+ Semi-pro Football HQ Scoreboard
+ http://www.semiprofootball.org/
+ http://www.adultamateurfootball.org/
New features at http://www.semiprofootball.org/ . In the upper right hand corner of our home page is a "Search this Site" button with which you can search 12.5 years of information accumulated for player names, coaches, teams, leagues, etc.
Additionally, you can now view 2010 league champions from the 79 semi-pro football leagues across the USA.
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AFA Smartphone Resources
AFA Smartphone Application (App)
The AFA Smartphone App is now available for download frm the Android Marketplace along with thousands of other apps. Our App provides links to member teams/leagues, application doucments and major announcements. We have also included links to other neat apps like "Where is my Car" to solve those parking lot issues when we can't remember where we parked :) More to come..............
To download the AFA's App just click the following.......

Smartphone QR Codes
QR codes have been around for a while, and many big corporations use them. In the past six months, though, small companies in the U.S. have flocked to the technology, thanks to services that let them easily create codes. Meanwhile, numerous phones, including many Androids and BlackBerrys, come with an app that reads QR codes. (Others, like the iPhone, must download the software.) Scanbuy Inc., a New York company that develops and manages QR codes, estimates that 30 million people in the U.S. have a code-reader app on their phone.

Stay tuned for more QR codes from the AFA as we rollout raffles, lottery drawings, videos and other interesting info via these codes. By the way, we already have ads with our code in the NY Jets & Giants Gameday Yearbook Programs.

To test our code, just scan the QR code to the right with your Smartphone.

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AFA Membership Programs
2011 AFA Alumni Club Membership - Are You A Card Carrying Member?
AFA Membership is open to anyone and everyone that, at one time or another, had been (or still is) involved with a semi-pro team and/or league. Semi-Pro Football Alumni Club is co-sponsored by the AFA National Association and the Members of the AFA Hall of Fame Alumni. If you are interested in a 2011 membership application, just click: http://www.americanfootballassn.com/resources/afa-alumni-application.html or

2011 AFA Team & League Membership
Membership applications are now being accepted for the 2011 season. The annual membership fee to join the AFA is $100 "per team" which provides a benefit package that is easily 10x this fee. Team membership applications can be downloaded by clicking: http://www.americanfootballassn.com/resources/team-membership-application.html or

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