#10 AYOTF, 23 February 2020 How the NBA helped the VFL survive the 80’s, leading to thriving today.

Episode 10 - A Yank on the Footy

In this episode, I take a look at the financial struggles that the VFL faced in the 1980’s, and how the future Commissioner of the NBA played a small role in helping the VFL survive the 80’s which led to thriving today. 

https://australianfootball.com/articles/view/The%2Bbirth%2Bof%2Bthe%2Bdraft/68

https://www.espn.com/afl/story/_/id/28517677/how-david-stern-little-help-tv-star-changed-aussie-rules-history

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2011/07/how-curt-flood-changed-baseball-and-killed-his-career-in-the-process/241783/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silvio_Foschini

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoning_(Australian_rules_football)

https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/29/us/curt-flood-mlb-free-agency-trnd/index.html

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2019/12/24/curt-flood-letter-mlb-free-agency-bowie-kuhn/2722291001/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_agent#Australian_Football_League_usage

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/saving-football-new-documents-reveal-how-close-the-vfl-came-to-shutting-down-20160408-go1x0m.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_Oakley

https://www.britannica.com/event/Jim-Crow-law

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