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Because the Titans are playing the Texans at Reliant Stadium on Sunday, now is a good time to explore Adams' qualifications for enshrinement in Canton, Ohio. Even many of Adams' most vociferous critics acknowledge his part in the formation of the American Football League and the subsequent merger with the NFL, leading to the creation of the greatest of sports - the NFL of today. Before Hunt and Adams announced the formation of the AFL in Adams' office, they had turned down George Halas' offer of NFL expansion franchises in Dallas and Minneapolis for the 1960 season. Hunt and Adams returned to Dallas and Houston as the proud owners of the Dallas Texans and Houston Oilers, and they began to recruit more partners, like Wilson, the Bills' owner. 1Signing LSU running back Billy Cannon, the Heisman Trophy winner, which gave the new league legitimacy. Moon said. While he may have trouble remembering who he's talking to, he still can recall details about the formation of the AFL and the merger that helped make the NFL the most successful league in American history.
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