One of the oldest known color films on AFL football is the 1964 Buffalo Bills highlights! Titled "Story Of A Champion", the 38-minute film, narrated by the old voice of the Bills Van MIller, is now available on video for the first time ever!
By season's end, there was no doubt which AFL team was the best in the league. Not only did the Bills win their first 9 games in a row, they had the best record in the AFL and handily beat the defending AFL champion San Diego Chargers 20-7 in the AFL Championship Game at old War Memorial Stadium to win their first title in history! The '64 Bills were the AFL's first great ball-control team. Jack Kemp, a conservative quarterback, had powerful Cookie Gilchrist to hand the ball to, and a powerful defensive line made it tough scoring against the Bills. The Bills passed the ball less than other AFL clubs, but when the attack bogged down, young Daryle Lamonica could come off the bench and toss long bombs to either Glenn Bass or Elbert Dubenion. The strong offensive line was anchored by Billy Shaw and Stew Barber. Ron McDole, Jim Dunaway, Tom Sestak and Tom Day made up the best front four in the league. Coach Lou Saban unveiled a rookie Hungarian refugee named Pete Gogolak, an unconventional sidewinding kicker, who scored 102 points and became pro football's first soccer-style placekicker!
Included on this tape are highlights of every game of the Buffalo Bills 1964 ALF Championship season, including the 20-7 Championship game vs the Chargers at old War Memorial Stadium! Along with those Bills already mentioned above, you'll see action shots of others on the team, such as John Tracey, rookie Joe Auer, Al Bemiller, Butch Byrd, Hagood Clarke, George Saimes, Ernie Warlick, Paul Maguire, Harry Jacobs, Bobby Smith, Booker Edgerson, Gene Sykes, Joe O'Donnell, Mike Stratton, Ed Rutkowski and Wray Carlton. At the end of the film, you'll hear a special message from young Daryle Lamonica urging you to get your Bills season tickets for 1965!
Throughout the film, you'll see the stars on other teams playing against the Bills: Len Dawson, George Blanda, Dick Wood, Bake Turner, Babe Parilli, Tony Romeo, Gino Cappelletti, Larry Garron, John Hadl, Keith Lincoln, Lance Alworth, Tobin Rote, Tom Flores, Bo Roberson and Art Powell.
Below is the 1964 Buffalo Bills season schedule and scores:
BUFFALO BILLS SCHEDULE
Sunday Sept 13 Bills 34, Chiefs 17 at War Memorial Stadium, Buffalo|
Sunday Sept 20 Bills 30, Broncos 13 at War Memorial Stadium
Sat Eve Sept 26 Bills 30, Chargers 3 at War Memorial Stadium
Sat Eve Oct 3 Bills 23, Raiders 20 at War Memorial Stadium
Sun Eve Oct 11 Bills 48, Oilers 17 at Jeppeson Field, Houston
Sunday Oct 18 Bills 35, Chiefs 22 at Municipal Stadium, K.C.
Sat Eve Oct. 24 Bills 34, Jets 24 at War Memorial Stadium
Sat Eve Oct 31 Bills 24, Oilers 10 at War Memorial Stadium
Sunday Nov 8 Bills 20, Jets 7 at Shea Stadium
Sunday Nov 15 Patriots 36, Bills 28 at War Memorial Stadium
Thanksgiving Bills 27, Chargers 24 at Balboa Stadium, S.D
Sunday Dec 6 Raiders 16, Bills 13 at Youel Field, Oakland
Sunday Dec 13 Bills 30, Broncos 19 at Mile High Stadium, Denver
Sunday Dec 20 Bills 24, Patriots 14 at Fenway Park, Boston
AFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Saturday Dec 26 0.Bills 20, Chargers 7 at War Memorial Stadium
Now you can get your own copy of this rare and fascinating film for only $29.95 plus $5 shipping. (Illinois residents must add $2 sales tax).
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