Sports Memories in the Year 1970 – Show Your Team Spirit With Sports-Themed Lighting Decor

The year was 1970 – did you know?

• The member teams of the American Football League merged with the member teams of the National Football League (NFL). This formed a 26-team NFL made up of 2 conferences, the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC), with 13 teams in each conference. Former NFL teams the Baltimore Colts, Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh agreed to join the AFC with the other member teams of the American Football League so that the 2 conferences would have equal number of teams.
• NFL Commissioner, Pete Rozelle, instituted the idea of Monday night football saying that football was not only meant to be played on Sundays. This move was also a way to broaden the leagues audience nationally in prime time. The first Monday night football game was eventually played on September 21, 1970 and has made lasting impact for over the past 40 years.
• New Orleans Saints placekicker, Tom Dempsey, put himself in the record books of the NFL by kicking a winning and record setting field goal against the Detroit Lions. The 63-yard field goal record remained in tack until 1998 when Jason Elam of the Denver Broncos tied the record.
• Jimmy Van Alen created the concept of a tiebreaker in tennis. This concept was instituted in the U.S. Open in 1970. Previously, tennis sets could last for hours because a set hadufabet เข้าสู่ระบบ to be won by being up at least 2 games. The tiebreaker allowed a 7th game to be played and the winner had to win by 2 points and thus, winning the set 7-6. The concept of a tiebreaker is still applied today but some Slams do not allow it in the deciding set.
• Margaret Court-Smith won the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open all in year and captured the Grand Slam of tennis. She was the second woman to accomplish this feat.
• September 13 marked the debut of the fist New York City Marathon. 55 runners finished. The event now attacks over 30,000 runners and has become a world-wide spectator sport.