Saturday, January 7, 2017

The Lost Super Bowls: 1961 to 1965 - A Fictional Scrapbook

By John Turney

 Tom Danyluk, the author of  2005's The Super '70s  has a new book out and it's very good. He's written a fictional book about what history may have been like if the AFL and NFL had played Super Bowls from 1961-65 entitled,  The Lost Super Bowls: 1961 to 1965 - A Fictional Scrapbook.

I enjoyed it very much in it's presentation and the prose. It is illustrated with illustrated game program covers that very much fit with the times, there are game accounts of these "Super Bowls" pitting the AFL champions versus the NFL Champions.

What was particularly cool were the thumbnail sketches of the players, small scouting reports, if you will. I remember reading those from the Super Bowls of the 1970s, and these seem as real as those. They were well researched and accurate.

We won't spoil who won the games that were created in Danyluk's mind, but we can say they the outcomes seem possible, even likely.

So, if you are into football "faction" gran this volume.

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