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1966 Results

 

NDA

 

East

Philadelphia Brawlers 9-3

Toronto Titans 9-3

Detroit Pumas 5-7

Pittsburgh Paladins 4-8

New York Heroes 3-9

Washington Commanders 2-10

 

West

Minnesota Blue Oxen 9-3

Chicago Gaels 8-4

Cleveland Lakers 8-4

Cincinnati Monarchs 6-6

Milwaukee Muskies 5-7

St Louis Explorers 1-11

 

West Wild Card

Chicago def Cleveland

 

East Final

Toronto def Philadelphia 

 

West Final

Minnesota def Chicago

 

Frosty Mug XVI at CNE Stadium

Minnesota Blue Oxen 34

Toronto Titans 26

 

MVP: David Cannon (Blue Oxen)

 

After years of frustration and failure, the Oxen finally bring the Frosty Mug to the Twin Cities. The leader of this new breed of Ox was David Cannon, a third year fullback out of Columbia University, who kept the Titans to just 10 points in the second half. The Brawlers had tried to capitalize on Philly fans' anger towards the possibility of the Phillies leaving, but it was all for naught when the Titans defeated the Brawlers by a landslide at Franklin Field. Off the field, a Massachusetts judge rules that Pittsburgh can keep the Paladins, who were once the Boston Unicorns, while Beantown would get first priority for an expansion franchise in 1970. This coming after a group of former Unicorn season ticket holders sued the NDA for not doing enough to keep the Unicorns in Boston.

 

PCDL

 

North

Portland Chinooks 7-5

Calgary Wolverines 6-6

Vancouver Ravens 6-6

Seattle Thunderbirds 4-8

Sacramento Condors 4-8

 

South

Los Angeles Jaguars 8-4

San Francisco Dragons 7-5

Oakland Squirrels 7-5

Denver Mountaineers 6-6

San Diego Dreadnoughts 5-7

 

South Wild Card

Oakland def San Francisco

 

North Final

Calgary def Portland

 

South Final

Los Angeles def Oakland

 

13th Kingsley Cup at the Rose Bowl

Calgary Wolverines 25

Los Angeles Jaguars 28

 

MVP: Willard Michaels (Jaguars)

 

San Diego continued their downward spiral from last season while the upstart Calgary Wolverines made their second playoff appearance in five years. However, midnight would strike for Calgary when they bowed to the Los Angeles Jaguars, who would win their second Kingsley Cup in six seasons.


The other leagues as of 1966...

 

MLB

AL

Baltimore Orioles

Boston Red Sox

Chicago White Sox

Cleveland Indians

Detroit Tigers

Houston Astros (formerly Colt 45's)

Kansas City Kings

New York Yankees

Philadelphia Athletics

Washington Senators

 

NL

Brooklyn Dodgers

Chicago Cubs

Cincinnati Reds

Milwaukee Braves

Minnesota Twins

Pittsburgh Pirates

St Louis Cardinals

Texas Rangers (Formerly Philadelphia Phillies)

 

NFL

East

Atlanta Falcons (Expansion)

Baltimore Colts

Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns

New York Giants

Philadelphia Eagles

Pittsburgh Steelers

Washington Redskins

 

West

Chicago Bears

Dallas Cowboys

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

Los Angeles Rams

San Francisco 49ers

St Louis Cardinals

 

AFL
East

Boston Patriots

Buffalo Bills

Houston Oilers

Miami Dolphins (Expansion)

New York Jets

 

West

Denver Broncos

Kansas City Chiefs

Minnesota Vikings

San Diego Chargers

 

NBA

East

Baltimore Bullets

Boston Celtics

New York Knicks

Philadelphia Warriors

 

West

Chicago Bulls (Expansion)

Cincinnati Royals

Detroit Pistons

Hollywood Blockbusters

St Louis Hawks

 

NHL

Boston Bruins

Chicago Blackhawks

Detroit Red Wings

Montreal Canadiens

New York Rangers

Toronto Maple Leafs

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1966-67 Offseason...

 

NBA grants franchises to Seattle and San Diego for the 1967-68 season. Phoenix and Milwaukee will join the NBA the year after.

 

Gary Davidson forms the American Basketball Association, which will begin play in Fall '67.

 

ABA Alignment

East

Indiana Pacers

Kentucky Colonels

New Jersey Americans

New Orleans Buccaneers

Pittsburgh Pipers

 

West

Anaheim Amigos

Dallas Chaparrals

Denver Rockets

Houston Mavericks

Oakland Oaks

 

The NHL announces it will double in size for the 1967-68 season...

 

East

Boston Bruins

Montreal Canadiens

New York Rangers

Philadelphia Flyers (expansion)

Pittsburgh Penguins (expansion)

Toronto Maple Leafs

 

West

Chicago Blackhawks

Detroit Red Wings

Los Angeles Kings (expansion)

Minnesota North Stars (expansion)

St Louis Blues (expansion)

Vancouver Canucks (expansion)

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I like the designs of the team and the concept of driveball. One thing to note about your MLB alignment that the AL has 10 teams and the NL has 8 teams, I would move the Astros to the NL to foster a rivalry with the Rangers or the A's to have a rivalry with the Pirates. Go Portland Chinooks and Minnesota Blue Oxen! Are you planing on doing a southern league also?

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9 minutes ago, TFet41 said:

I like the designs of the team and the concept of driveball. One thing to note about your MLB alignment that the AL has 10 teams and the NL has 8 teams, I would move the Astros to the NL to foster a rivalry with the Rangers or the A's to have a rivalry with the Pirates. Go Portland Chinooks and Minnesota Blue Oxen! Are you planing on doing a southern league also?

 

The NDA will likely expand to the South as early as 1970.

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11 hours ago, TFet41 said:

I like the designs of the team and the concept of driveball. One thing to note about your MLB alignment that the AL has 10 teams and the NL has 8 teams, I would move the Astros to the NL to foster a rivalry with the Rangers or the A's to have a rivalry with the Pirates. Go Portland Chinooks and Minnesota Blue Oxen! Are you planing on doing a southern league also?

In regards to the MLB, the AL and NL were run where the only time they played each other was Spring Training and the World Series until 1997. So, for a year in the 60's, and most of the 80's and into the 90's, the leagues were unbalanced.

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11 hours ago, stratonascar said:

What Happened to the West Coast Version of MLB, the Pacific Coast League?

 

A merger should happen soon, but I'm not sure what year.

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What you did on Last Post in which the merger will happen soon, because it's time for my prediction to see if the MLB absorbs PCL in What Year: My Guess Could be 1969.

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1967 Results

 

NDA

East

Philadelphia Brawlers 9-3

Detroit Pumas 9-3

New York Heroes 5-7

Pittsburgh Paladins 4-8

Washington Commanders 3-9

Toronto Titans 2-10

 

West

Chicago Gaels 9-3

Milwaukee Muskies 8-4

Cincinnati Monarchs 8-4

Cleveland Lakers 6-6

St Louis Explorers 5-7

Minnesota Blue Oxen 1-11

 

West Tiebreaker

Cincinnati def Milwaukee

 

East Final

Detroit def Philadelphia
 

West Final

Cincinnati def Chicago

 

Frosty Mug XVII at Tiger Stadium

Cincinnati Monarchs 36

Detroit Pumas 24

 

MVP: Ben Pettis (Monarchs)

 

After years of frustration and futility, the Monarchs win their first Frosty Mug, and bring Cincinnati its first sports championship in a long while.

 

PCDL

 

North

Vancouver Ravens 7-5

Sacramento Condors 6-6

Calgary Wolverines 6-6

Portland Chinooks 4-8

Seattle Thunderbirds 4-8

 

South

Denver Mountaineers 8-4

San Francisco Dragons 7-5

San Diego Dreadnoughts 7-5

Oakland Squirrels 6-6

Los Angeles Jaguars 5-7

 

North Tiebreaker

Calgary def Sacramento

 

South Tiebreaker

San Francisco def San Diego

 

North Final

Vancouver def Calgary

 

South Final

Denver def San Francisco

 

14th Kingsley Cup at Mile High Stadium

Vancouver Ravens 39

Denver Mountaineers 16

 

MVP: Jim Edwards (Ravens)

 

After years of coming up short of winning the big one, the Ravens finally break through and bring home the trophy bearing the namesake of their owner.

 

Merger of the two Driveball leagues will take effect in 1968. Feel free to discuss realignment.

 

Football Expansion

NFL
Capitol

Baltimore

NY Giants

Philadelphia

Washington

 

Century

Atlanta

Cincinnati

Cleveland

Pittsburgh

 

Central

Chicago

Detroit

Green Bay

St Louis

 

Coastal
Dallas Cowboys

LA Rams

New Orleans Saints (Expansion)

San Francisco 49ers

 

AFL

East

Boston Patriots
Buffalo Bills

Houston Oilers

Miami Dolphins

New York Jets

 

West

Denver Broncos
Kansas City Chiefs

Minnesota Vikings

Oakland Raiders (Expansion)

San Diego Chargers

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On the NFL alignment, I would go with a different name for the Coastal Division since Dallas in about 300 miles form the Coast. It could be the West Division but only two teams our on the west coast, it makes sense though because that's what the NFL Divisions were called in the 60s.

 

NDA New Alignment

East

Chicago Gaels

Cincinnati Monarchs

Cleveland Lakers

Detroit Pumas

Milwaukee Muskies

New York Heros

Philadelphia Brawlers

Pittsburgh Paladins

St. Louis Explorers

Toronto Titans

Washington Commanders

 

West

Calgary Wolverines

Denver Mountaineers

Los Angeles Jaguars

Minnesota Blue Oxen

Oakland Squirrels

Portland Chincoks

Sacramento Condors

San Diego Dreadnoughts

San Francisco Dragons

Seattle Thunderbirds

Vancouver Ravens

 

 

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NDA Option 2

American Conference

East

Chicago Gaels

Cincinnati Monarchs

Cleveland Lakers

Milwaukee Muskies

Minnesota Blue Oxen

St. Louis Expolers

 

West

Los Angeles Jaguars

Oakland Squirrels

Sacramento Condors

San Diego Dreadnoughts

San Fransisco Dragons

 

National Conference

East

Detroit Pumas

New York Heros

Philadelphia Brawlers

Pittsburgh Paladins

Toronto Titans

Washington Commanders

 

West

Calgary Wolverines

Denver Mountaineers

Portland Chinooks

Seattle Thunderbirds

Vancouver Ravens

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1967-68 Offseason...

 

MLB Realignment...

Spoiler

National League

East

Atlanta Thrashers (Expansion)

Brooklyn Dodgers

Chicago Cubs

Cincinnati Reds

Montreal Expos (Expansion)

Pittsburgh Pirates

St Louis Cardinals

 

West

Hollywood Stars

Milwaukee Braves

Minnesota Twins

Sacramento Solons

San Diego Padres

San Francisco Seals

Texas Rangers

 

American League

East

Baltimore Orioles

Boston Red Sox

Cleveland Indians

Detroit Tigers

New York Yankees

Philadelphia A's
Washington Senators

 

West

Chicago White Sox

Houston Astros

Kansas City Royals

Los Angeles Angels

Oakland Oaks

Portland Beavers

Seattle Rainiers

 

1969 Driveball NDA-PCDL Merger

Spoiler

National Conference

East

Chicago Gaels

New York Heroes

Philadelphia Brawlers

Pittsburgh Paladins

Toronto Titans

Washington Commanders

 

West

Dallas Jackalopes (Expansion)

Los Angeles Jaguars

Oakland Squirrels

Sacramento Condors

San Diego Dreadnoughts

San Francisco Dragons

 

American Conference

East

Cincinnati Monarchs

Cleveland Lakers

Detroit Pumas

Milwaukee Muskies

Minnesota Blue Oxen

Atlanta Firebirds (Expansion)

 

West

Calgary Wolverines

Denver Mountaineers

Portland Chinooks

Seattle Thunderbirds

Vancouver Ravens

St Louis Explorers

 

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1968 Results

 

NDA

East

Toronto Titans 8-4

New York Heroes 7-5

Pittsburgh Paladins 7-5

Philadelphia Brawlers 5-7

Washington Commanders 4-8

Detroit Pumas 4-8

 

West

Cleveland Lakers 9-3

Minnesota Blue Oxen 9-3

Cincinnati Monarchs 7-5

Milwaukee Muskies 6-6

St Louis Explorers 5-7

Chicago Gaels 1-11

 

PCDL

 

North

Vancouver Ravens 7-5

Sacramento Condors 6-6

Seattle Thunderbirds 6-6

Calgary Wolverines 4-8

Portland Chinooks 4-8

 

South

Los Angeles Jaguars 8-4

Denver Mountaineers 7-5

San Diego Dreadnoughts 7-5

Oakland Squirrels 6-6

San Francisco Dragons 5-7

 

Playoffs

 

NDA
East Tiebreaker

New York def Pittsburgh

 

East Final

New York def Toronto

 

West Final

Cleveland def Minnesota

 

Frosty Mug XVIII at Cleveland Municipal Stadium

New York Heroes 42

Cleveland Lakers 35

 

MVP: Quincy Washington (Heroes)

 

PCDL

 

South Tiebreaker

San Diego def Denver

North Final

Vancouver def Sacramento

 

South Final

Los Angeles def San Diego

 

15th Kingsley Cup at the Rose Bowl

Vancouver Ravens 32

Los Angeles Jaguars 42

 

MVP: Johnny Bergen (Jaguars)

 

Realignment for 1969


United Conference

East

Chicago Gaels

Cincinnati Monarchs

Cleveland Lakers

Detroit Pumas

Milwaukee Muskies

Minnesota Blue Oxen

 

West

Calgary Wolverines

Denver Mountaineers

Portland Chinooks

Seattle Thunderbirds

St Louis Explorers

Vancouver Ravens

 

Federal Conference

East

Atlanta Firebirds (Expansion)

New York Heroes

Philadelphia Brawlers

Pittsburgh Paladins

Toronto Titans

Washington Commanders

 

West

Dallas Jackalopes (Expansion)

Los Angeles Jaguars

Oakland Squirrels

Sacramento Condors

San Diego Dreadnoughts

San Francisco Dragons

 

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How many of the California teams do you think will relocate in the future?

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1 hour ago, stratonascar said:

Would the Frosty Mug go to a Neutral Site starting Next Season, which is like the Super Bowl?

 

Maybe in 1969.

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3 hours ago, RightGuard said:

How many of the California teams do you think will relocate in the future?

 

I am not sure. I think maybe the Squirrels since they've struggled, or the Condors or Dreadnoughts because both play in smaller markets.

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The new NDA expansion teams for 1969...

 

Dallas Jackalopes...

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Atlanta Firebirds

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1969 Results

 

United Conference

East

X - Chicago Gaels 8-2

X - Cincinnati Monarchs 7-3

X - Milwaukee Muskies 7-3

Cleveland Lakers 5-5

Minnesota Blue Oxen 5-5

Detroit Pumas 2-8

 

West

X - Portland Chinooks 6-4

Calgary Wolverines 5-5

Denver Mountaineers 5-5

Seattle Thunderbirds 4-6

St Louis Explorers 2-8

Vancouver Ravens 2-8

 

Federal Conference

East

X - Washington Commanders 8-2

X - Atlanta Firebirds 7-3

X - Toronto Titans 6-4

Pittsburgh Paladins 5-5

New York Heroes 4-6

Philadelphia Brawlers 3-7

 

West

X - Sacramento Condors 6-4

Dallas Jackalopes 6-4

Los Angeles Jaguars 5-5

Oakland Squirrels 3-7

San Diego Dreadnoughts 3-7

San Francisco Dragons 2-8

 

Playoffs

United Semifinals

Chicago def Milwaukee

Cincinnati def Portland

 

Federal Semifinals

Sacramento def Toronto

Washington def Atlanta

 

United Final

Cincinnati def Chicago

 

Federal Final

Washington def Sacramento

 

Frosty Mug XIX at the Rose Bowl

Cincinnati Monarchs 49

Washington Commanders 38

 

MVP: Bob Pettis (Monarchs)

 

Excitement surrounded the NDA over its new divisional alignment and the realization of a dream almost twenty years in the making. A generous expansion draft made newly born teams in Atlanta and Dallas competitive right away, but in the end, the older clubs were able to hold their own. After years of frustration, close calls and what-ifs, the Cincinnati Monarchs finally got to wear the crown. Bob Pettis played the game of his life, netting 25 of Cincy's 49 points to upset the heavily favored Commanders. Pregame ceremonies included marching bands from both USC and UCLA performing contemporary pop hits to help the NDA attract younger fans to the game.

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