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Gino Cappelletti


Why has the AFL’s all-time leading scorer, Gino Cappelletti, been ignored by Hall of Fame voters?

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The NFL-AFL merger generally is regarded as a good thing. Correction, make that a great thing. But there are some people who wished it never happened, and we found one of them.

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The AFL was a league unlike any other, and former Patriots’ star Gino Cappelletti recalls one of the most unforgettable finishes to a Pats-Dallas Texans game in the league’s first season.

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Lance Alworth wanted a merger with the NFL but Gino Cappelletti didn’t. “I wanted to play them (NFL),” Alworth said. “I wanted the AFL to continue,” countered Cappelletti. “We’d risen from the ashes. We were belittled…but in total Super Bowls it was 2-2.”

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Talk of Fame Network   Gino Cappelletti scored more points than any player in the history of the American Football League. But no one seemed to notice — until now. In this week’s Talk of Fame Network poll, Cappelletti was the overwhelming choice by voters as the most deserving player from the AFL era not …

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