Despite having a national television contract, the AFL usually found itself trying to gain a foothold, solely to return up against roadblocks. For example, CBS-TV, which broadcast NFL games, ignored and didn't report scores from the progressive AFL, on orders from the NFL. It was only after the merger agreement was announced that CBS started to give AFL scores.
Clubs acquire three points for a win, one for a draw, and none for a defeat. At the end of the season, clubs at the prime of their division might win promotion to the following greater division, whereas these on the backside... Read more