Photograph Karl R. Josker
While this battle for property was going on the baseball end... the announcement came that the brand new "renegade" American Football League was being founded. The organization would create a rival to the NFL that would take over their ignored media markets including the triumphant return of the Buffalo Bills to Civic Stadium. It was very much like the revolution going on in baseball as William A. Shea was at the same time threatening to create the rival Major League called the "Continental League" with a new team being placed in Queens to replace the recently lost Dodgers and Giants. Other teams would be placed in Denver, Houston, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Toronto and the 2nd the big announcement... right here in Buffalo. With the excitement of a renegade Major League baseball team coming to Buffalo and a renegade "Major League" football franchise coming here as well... things were becoming exciting in Buffalo sports in 1960.