Indiana Pacers: Oh yeah...the Pacers !! Yes their heyday was during the old ABA years but they are an original Indiana team. They are now making noise in the NBA. I would have bet good money they would have been the first Ex ABA team to win a NBA championship. That was actually done by the San Antonio Spurs. The one time the Pacers made it to the finals, I was in attendance in game three against the L.A. Lakers...Pacers won !!
Chicago White Sox: You can put it on the board....yes !! The 2005 World Series Champs !!! You can say they became my team during the 1977 season when they were known as the Southside Hitmen and Harry Carey was the TV/Radio announcer. I've been following them ever since. Took the opportunity in 2014 to work at Camelback Ranch, Glendale, AZ Spring training home for the Chicago White Sox and L.A. Dodgers
Indianapolis Colts: No, I'm not a fair weather/band wagon jumper...I've been with this team ever since they came to Indiana. I've gone though the bad times and enjoying the recent success. One of my favorite seasons was the run they made when Jim Harbaugh was QB and only lost in the playoffs to the Steelers when Kordell Stewart ran out the end zone and came back in the field of play to make throw the winning TD pass !! From Peyton Manning to now Andrew Luck's team
US Air Forces Europe, United Kingdom Sports Conference Football 1985-1986
RAF Alconbury Spartans: I participated in this league for two years playing running back and some fullback. This league is full of history and memories. Some teams had players who actually played some college football and tried out for pro teams. The caliber of football played is a debatable subject. One measuring stick - the USAFE All Star team played the University of Rhode Island in a friendly match. During my years the teams in the United Kingdom league were: Alconbury Spartans, Bentwaters Phantoms, Lakenheath Eagles, Upper Heyford Sky Kings, Greenham Common Pirates, Fairford Falcons, Chicksands Fighting Chicks, and Mildenhall Marauders. The winner of the UK league played the champion of the Continental Conference, mostly teams from Germany for the USAFE title.
If you played, coached, officiated, cheer-leaded, provided media coverage, served as athletic director or in anyway supported this league including the most important factor, a fan of this great league, I would love to hear from you. I will continue to search for information. There is very little information or web sites about the league.