Saturday, November 05, 2011

AFA Newsletter November 05, 2011 AFA Newsletter November 05, 2011
In This Issue:
•   AFA Webcast Channel Goes Live
•   AFA Smartphone Resources
•   Gone But Not Forgotten
•   AFA Membership Programs
•   AFA News Clips
•   Join Us On The Social Networks (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin)
AFA Webcast Channel Goes Live
AFA Live Webcast of the Week

The game was streamed live for fans worldwide and the replay can now be viewed at

Stay tuned for vintage 70's & 80's Chambersbugh Cardinals video

AFA Webcast of the Week
Gone But Not Forgotten
Bob Beshk, AFA Hall of Famer Class of 2010
Robert J. Beshk of Bloomingdale Robert J. Beshk, 71, was the beloved husband of Virginia "Ginny" (nee Gentile); devoted father of Bobby and Julie (John) Serpe; dear grandfather of Bobby and Maxx Beshk, and Sammi and Carli Serpe; and dear brother of Mary Ann (Sergio) Vazquez, Christyne (Ron) Kasprowicz and the late Ron (Rosie). Cremation will be private. Please omit flowers. For information, call 630-889-1700.

Jenny Beshk, widow of Bob, can be reached at 247 Applewood Lane, Bloomingdale, IL. 60108, for individual reflections on Bob Beshk's passing.

Bob Beshk
AFA News Clips
AFA Benefits Inc. Insurance
The America Football Association recently established major partnerships with insurance companies to make comprehensive coverage products available for all AFA Alumni. AFA Alumni and where applicable their spouses and dependents, can now apply for insurance at competitive group rates. In additional to our General Liability Insurance, we now offer:

- Supplemental Medical & Accident Insurance:

- Life Insurance:
*Whole Life, Universal Life and Term
*Guaranteed Acceptance plans
*Simplified Underwriting plans

- Long Term Care Insurance

It's now easy to join the AFA and apply for affordable insurance coverage with a special discount for being an AFA Alumni. For more info, please call 877-624-4485 or email

Knights semi pro football team looking to be household name
Imperial Valley Press - ýNov 1, 2011ý
The Imperial Valley Knights semi-pro football team has big plans for this upcoming season. From charity work, donations, plenty of home games and an all-around positive influence on the community are all part of the ...

Arbutus Big Red loses title on desperation pass
Baltimore Sun
Arbutus coaches Ulander Giles and Jimmy Lewis and former Big Red standout linebacker Kevin Moore were inducted into the Mason Dixon Football League Hall of ...,0,1525456.story

Piranha: the greatest Central Pennsylvania football team you've never heard of
In the small world of minor league football, it's considered a model franchise. The Packers or the Steelers of the semipro circuit. Heck, the team didn't lose a home game between 1995 and 2007. Its 37-year-old quarterback is the Brett Favre of the ...

NFL: Vince Papale not the only 'Invincible' one inducted into this year's ...
Bucks Local News
He had played some football before though never in college. Instead, Papale got his helmet scratched up playing semi-pro ball for the Aston Knights. It was there he caught the eye of scouts from the now defunct Philadelphia Bell of the World Football ...
"By the way, Joe Klocko was also on this team......I played against both of them"

Soccer star is a weapon on gridiron
Berkshire Eagle
The senior-to-be had been working on kicks with Thomson's former teammate Chris Constantopoulos, who kicked for the Berkshire Mountaineers and Hudson Vikings in the semi-pro Empire Football League. "He basically had a leg for field goals," ...

Raiders head to the finish line
Journal Times
Devils (5-4), a Burlington Area team that plays in the Ironman Football League, in the tournament's regional championship game.

Local semi pro football: Former Ship sparks Mariners
Herald Times Reporter
Manitowoc Lincoln grad Jake Hall led the Manitowoc County Mariners semi-pro football team with three interceptions on Saturday, to help them win the first playoff game in their two seasons of existence. They won 13-6 over host Kettle Moraine. ...

WSFL FOOTBALL: Bulldogs shut out in season finale
The Tri-City Bulldogs wrapped up their first season of Wisconsin State Football League play Saturday afternoon, dropping a 37-0 decision to the Kettle Moraine ...

Garrett Renzelmann 2 cents worth: Rebels rolling into playoffs
The Sheboygan Press
With its 45-7 win over the Manitowoc Mariners last Saturday, the Sheboygan County Rebels semi-pro football team completed its first unbeaten regular season in team history. The three-time league champion Rebels, now 10-0, host the winner of the ...

Albany Wins Empire Football League Championship
PR Web (press release)
A dominant first-half performance propelled Albany to 26-14 victory over the Syracuse Shock in the Empire Football League championship game at Sunnycrest Field.

AFA Hall of Fame Business Cards
Business cards are now available upon request for all active AFA Hall of Fame members per sample 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............
+ Semi-pro Football HQ Scoreboard
New features at . 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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Semi Pro Football Newsfeed
AFA Smartphone Resources
AFA Smartphone Application (App)
The AFA Smartphone App is now available for download from 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.........
- The Concussion Recognition & Response™ App
- Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 2
- NFL News
- Endomondo Sports Tracker
- ScanLife Barcode Reader
- Wheres My Droid
- Android Shopper
- CardioTrainer
- The Weather Channel
- Street View on Google Maps

To download the AFA's App just scan the code to the right ----->
or click the link below.....

American Football Association (click here)
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: 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: or

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