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March 13, 2022

2022 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament (aka March Madness) – Location-map, with Tournament Appearances by school (68 teams).

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2022 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament (aka March Madness) – Location-map, with Tournament Appearances by school (68 teams)



By Bill Turianski on the 13th of March 2022; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.

Links…
-Teams, etc…2022 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament.
-Scores…Div I college bk scores (espn.go.com).

I changed the template this year. I scrapped attendance figures, because of COVID. In its place, on the far-right-hand side of the map-page, is a chart showing Tournament Appearances, by school (with previous appearance listed). The data source for this was this page at Wikipedia, {NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament bids by school}. (Note: that page at Wikipedia hasn’t been fully updated at the time of this posting [~9:15pm ET on 13 March 2022].)

    The 68 Teams which qualified for the 2021 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament [aka March Madness]

Listed by: Name. Conference. Location of arena(s)…
-Akron Zips. Mid-American (MAC). Akron, OH.
-Alabama Crimson Tide. SEC. Tuscaloosa, AL.
-Arizona Wildcats. Pac-12. Tucson, AZ.
-Arkansas Razorbacks. SEC. Fayetteville, AR.
-Auburn Tigers. SEC. Auburn, AL.
-Baylor Bears. Big 12. Waco, TX.
-Bryant Bulldogs. Northeast. Smithfield, RI.
-Boise State Broncos. Mountain West. Boise, ID.
-Cal State Fullerton Titans. Big West. Fullerton, CA.
-Chattanooga Mocs. Southern. Chattanooga, TN.
-Colgate Raiders. Patriot. Hamilton, NY.
-Colorado State Rams. Mountain West. Fort Collins, CO.
-Creighton Bluejays. Big East. Omaha, NE.
-Davidson Wildcats. Atlantic 10. Davidson, NC.
-Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens. Colonial (CAA). Newark, DE.
-Duke Blue Devils. ACC. Durham, NC.
-Georgia State Panthers. Sun Belt. Atlanta, GA.
-Gonzaga Bulldogs. West Coast Conference. Spokane, WA.
-Houston Cougars. American (AAC). Houston, TX.
-Illinois Fighting Illini. Big Ten. Champaign, IL.
-Indiana Hoosiers. Big Ten. Bloomington, IN.
-Iowa Hawkeyes. Big Ten. Iowa City, IA.
-Iowa State Cyclones. Big 12. Ames, IA.
-Jacksonville State Gamecocks. Atlantic Sun. Jacksonville, AL.
-Kansas Jayhawks. Big 12. Lawrence, KS.
-Kentucky Wildcats. SEC. Lexington, KY.
-Longwood Lancers. Big South. Farmville, VA.
-Loyola-Chicago Ramblers. Missouri Valley. Chicago, IL.
-LSU [Louisiana State Unv.] Tigers. SEC. Baton Rouge, LA.
-Marquette Golden Eagles. Big East. Milwaukee, WI.
-Memphis Tigers. American (AAC). Memphis, TN.
-Miami Hurricanes. ACC. Coral Gables, FL.
-Michigan Wolverines. Big Ten. Ann Arbor, MI.
-Michigan State Spartans. Big Ten. East Lansing, MI.
-Montana State Bobcats. Big Sky. Bozeman, MT.
-Murray State Racers. Ohio Valley. Murray, KY.
-New Mexico State Aggies. WAC. Las Cruces, NM.
-Norfolk State Spartans. Mid-Eastern (MEAC). Norfolk, VA.
-North Carolina Tar Heels. ACC. Chapel Hill, NC.
-Notre Dame Fighting Irish. ACC. Notre Dame, IN.
-Ohio State Buckeyes. Big Ten. Columbus, OH.
-Purdue Boilermakers. Big Ten. West Lafayette, IN.
-Providence Friars. Big East. Providence, RI.
-Richmond Spiders. Atlantic 10. Richmond, VA.
-Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Big Ten. Piscataway, NJ.
-Saint Mary’s Gaels. West Coast (WCC). Moraga, CA.
-Saint Peter’s Peacocks. Metro Atlantic (MAAC). Jersey City, NJ.
-San Diego State Aztecs. Mountain West. San Diego, CA.
-San Francisco Dons. West Coast. San Francisco, CA.
-Seton Hall Pirates. Big East. Newark, NJ / South Orange, NJ.
-South Dakota State Jackrabbits. Summit. Brookings, SD.
-TCU [Texas Christian Univ.] Horned Frogs. Big 12. Fort Worth, TX.
-Tennessee Volunteers. SEC. Knoxville, TN.
-Texas Longhorns. Big 12. Austin, TX.
-Texas A&M–Corpus Christi Islanders. Southland. Corpus Christi, TX.
-Texas Southern Tigers. SWAC. Houston, TX.
-Texas Tech Red Raiders. Big 12. Lubbock, TX.
-UAB Blazers. Conference-USA. Birmingham, AL.
-UCLA [Univ. California Los Angeles] Bruins. Pac-12. Los Angeles, CA.
-UConn [Univ. Connecticut] Huskies. Big East. Storrs, CT / Hartford, CT.
-USC [Univ. Southern California] Trojans. Pac-12. Los Angeles, CA.
-Vermont Catamounts. America East. Burlington, VT.
-Villanova Wildcats. Big East. Villanova, PA /Philadelphia, PA.
-Virginia Tech Hokies. ACC. Blacksburg, VA.
-Wisconsin Badgers. Big Ten. Madison, WI.
-Wright State Raiders. Horizon. Fairborn, OH.
-Wyoming Cowboys. Mountain West. Laramie, WY.
-Yale Bulldogs. Ivy League. New Haven, CT.




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-Thanks to AMK1211 for blank map of USA, ‘File:Blank US Map with borders.svg”>File:Blank US Map with borders.svg‘ (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Thanks to the contributors to the pages at en.wikipedia.org, ‘2022 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament’.
-Thanks to NCAA for attendance figures, from 2020 NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL ATTENDANCE (For All NCAA Men’s Varsity Teams) [pdf].
-Thanks to the Bracket Matrix site for bracket forecasting, bracketmatrix.com; twitter.com/@bracketproject.

February 25, 2022

Scotland: 2021-22 Premiership – Location-map, with: Seasons-in-1st-Division for the current 12 clubs, Scottish titles list, and 25 largest Metro-areas and Localities in Scotland listed.

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Scotland: 2021-22 Premiership – Location-map, with Seasons-in-1st-Division for the current 12 clubs & Scottish titles list




By Bill Turianski on the 25th of February 2022; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-2021–22 Scottish Premiership (en.wikipedia.org).
-Premiership table, fixtures, results, attendance, teams, etc…Premiership [2021-22] (soccerway.com).
-BBC/Sport, bbc.com/Scottish Football.
-BBC Radio Scotland podcast, Off the Ball. ['The most petty and ill-informed football show on radio!', hosted by Stuart Cosgrove (journalist & St Johnstone supporter) and Tam Cowan (journalist & Motherwell supporter).]

The map shows the locations of the 12 Scottish football clubs which are currently in the Premiership [2021-22].
The map itself is a topographical map with built-up areas shown (shown in a pale-pink colour). Included on the map are the locations of the two recently-relegated sides (Hamilton Academical & Kilmarnock), and the two recently-promoted sides (Dundee FC & Heart of Midlothian). The 25 largest metro-areas and localities in Scotland are shown on the map, and populations are listed (see Part C, below). There is one current Scottish first-division club that is from a locality that is definitely not on the list of the 25 largest, and that is Ross County FC, of Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty, Highlands. Dingwall has a population of around 5,400. I noted that on the map.

The 3 accompanying charts on the map page show…
A). Seasons spent in Scottish 1st Level for the twelve current top-flight clubs. 2021-22 is the 125 season of the Scottish top flight (1890-91 to 1938-39; 1946-47 to 2021-22). With consecutive seasons in the Scottish top-flight noted. {Source: Scotland – All-Time Table (since 1890/91) [and ending at 2012-13] (rsssf.com).}
B). Scottish football titles list (1890-91 to 1938-39; 1946-47 to 2020-21). {Source: List of Scottish football champions/Total titles won (en.wikipedia.org).}
C). Scotland (UK): Population Figures – Largest 25 Metropolitan Areas & Localities (with SPFL Football Clubs in those locations shown). In Scotland, a Locality is defined as a populated area composed of contiguous postcodes with populations of at least 500 {see third link below}. The chart is on the map-page, and also shown below…
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Credits above – Chart by billsportsmaps.com; data sources: Scotland; List of metropolitan areas in the United Kingdom (ipfs.io); List of towns and cities in Scotland by population [by Locality] (en.wikipedia.org).




As of the 25th of Friday, February 2022…{Premiership table.}
This season is shaping up to be the first real Old Firm title race in over a decade (since 2010-11). After 27 matches, Celtic leads reigning champions Rangers by 3 points. Celtic have won 7 straight league matches, and overtook Rangers on the 2nd of February, when they beat them 3-0 at Celtic Park.

Right now, most clubs have 6 matches to go, before the split-season 2nd Phase begins in mid-April, following the 33rd matchday. Other clubs vying for a spot in Europe next season are the recently-promoted Hearts, who are in 3rd place, and a whole bunch of teams competing for the 4th-place spot. Six different teams could reasonably finish in 4th (Hibernian, Dundee United, Motherwell, St Mirren, Aberdeen, Livingston).

If the season were to end right now, the relegated team would be the recently-promoted Dundee FC, while the second-from-last-place team would be St Johnstone. If St Johnstone remains in that position, they would have to play in the promotion/relegation play-off, versus a 2nd tier side. Which is quite a come-down for the club, after their achievements in 2020-21, when St Johnstone became the first team outside of the Old Firm to win a Cup Double since Aberdeen, in 1990.

Currently in first place in the 2nd tier (the Scottish Championship), is Arbroath FC, who are located in Arbroath, just up the coast from Dundee (about 17 miles by road). Arbroath have not been in the Scottish first division in 47 years (not since 1975), and have played 9 top-flight seasons. This post I made two years ago has a feature on Arbroath…{Scotland 2019-20 map & chart, featuring 3 Scottish clubs that have recently started drawing above 1,000-per-game (Arbroath, Alloa Athletic, Airdrieonians).}.




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Credits:
Sources for charts:
-Seasons in Scottish 1st Level, Scotland – All-Time Table (since 1890/91) [and ending at 2012-13] (rsssf.com).
-List of Scottish football champions;
-Population figures:
-Scotland;
-List of metropolitan areas in the United Kingdom;
-List of towns and cities in Scotland by population (en.wikipedia.org).

-Thanks to Demis.nl, for images which allowed me to stitch together the blank topographic map of Scotland, at {via Demis Web Map Server}.
-Thanks to maiz at File:Scotland in the UK and Europe.svg (en.wikipedia.org).
-Thanks to RSSSF.com, rsssf.com/tabless/scotalltime.html.
-Thanks to the contributors at Scottish Premiership (en.wikipedia.org).

February 8, 2022

2022 Copa Libertadores: location-map for the 47-team tournament, with Club Histories (Libertadores appearances & titles listed).

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2022 Copa Libertadores: location-map for the 47-team tournament, with Club Histories (Libertadores appearances & titles listed)




By Bill Turianski on the 8th of February 2022; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-2022 Copa Libertadores (en.wikipedia.org).
-Summary: results, fixtures, standings (flashscore.co.uk).
-espn.com/[libertadores].

This map includes the Preliminary-Stage teams: there are 19 preliminary-stage teams…and only four of those 19 teams will advance to the Group Stage. (Note: the 19 preliminary clubs are shown in italics, on the teams-by-country lists.)
Schedule
-The first of 3 Preliminary stages start on 8th & 9th February {2022 Copa Libertadores, Qualifying stages (en.wikipedia.org)}.
-The Group Stage starts on 5th-through-7th April. The draw for the Group Stage is on the 23rd of March. {2022 Copa Libertadores, Group Stage (en.wikipedia.org)}.

Qualified teams by country:
•Brazil has 9 teams (7 + Copa Libertadores holder + Copa Sudamericana holder).
•Argentina has 6 teams.
•The eight other countries all have 4 teams each, in the tournament (Uruguay, Colombia, Paraguay, Ecuador, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela).

(Note: Copa Libertadores winner of the 2021 tournament – and repeat champions – was Palmeiras, of São Paulo, Brazil. Copa Sudamericana winner of the 2021 tournament was Athletico Paranaense, of Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.)




    Cities with teams in 2022 Copa Libertadores

This is the first time on one of my Copa Libertadores maps that I have included a chart which shows all the cities with teams in the tournament, and their populations. The chart below is the same one that is at the top-centre of the map-page. It includes the ten largest metropolitan areas in South America (eight of which have teams in the 2022 Copa Libertadores). The list then shows all the other top-50-largest metro-areas in South America with Libertadores teams this year. And then the list shows the other metro-areas with Libertadores teams this year.
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Cities with teams in 2022 Copa Libertadores: Metropolitan-area figures for 50 largest South American cities [from 2015] at: List of South American metropolitan areas by population (en.wikipedia.org). Population figures for other cities with teams in tournament can be found at: each city’s en.wikipedia page.



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Thanks to all at the links below
-Globe-map of South America by Luan at File:South America (orthographic projection).svg (en.wikipedia.org/[South America]).
-Blank map of South America by Anbans 585 at File:CONMEBOL laea location map without rivers.svg (en.wikipedia.org/[2018 Copa Libertadores]).
-Populations…Cities with teams in 2022 Copa Libertadores: Metropolitan-area figures for 50 largest South American cities from 2015 at: List of South American metropolitan areas by population (en.wikipedia.org). & Population figures for other cities with teams in tournament at: each city’s en.wikipedia page.
-2022 Copa Libertadores (en.wikipedia.org).
-Copa Libertadores 1960-2019 Club Histories (rsssf.com).
-Libertadores titles list {en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copa_Libertadores#Performances_by_club}.

January 30, 2022

2021-22 FA Cup, 4th Round: Location-map, with fixtures list & current home league attendances./ Plus, the biggest upset in the 3rd Round: Kidderminster 2-1 Reading.

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2021-22 FA Cup, 4th Round: Location-map, with fixtures list & current home league attendances



By Bill Turianski on the 30th of January 2022; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-The competition…FA Cup (en.wikipedia.org).
-BBC’s page on the competition…
bbc.com/fa-cup.

The biggest upset in the 3rd Round: Kidderminster 2-1 Reading.
6th-division side Kidderminster Harriers (of Worcestershire) defeated 2nd division side Reading. At kick-off, Kidderminster were 5th in the National League North [#120 in the League pyramid; although normally that would be #121, but there are only 23, and not 24, teams in the 5th division this season]. Reading were in 21st place in the EFL Championship [#41 in the League pyramid]. So the difference between Kidderminster and Reading was 4 League-levels and 79 league-places. Kidderminster, as of Monday the 31st of January, sit 3rd in the National League North, 7 points behind leaders Gateshead (but with a game in hand).
-From theguardian.com/football, Kidderminster’s Amari Morgan-Smith stuns Reading to pull off FA Cup upset (by Peter Lansley on 8 Jan 2022).

(The second-biggest upset in the 3rd Round was 4th tier side Hartlepool United 2-1 over 2nd division side Blackpool: which was a difference of 2 League-levels and 52 league-places.)

(The third-biggest upset in the 3rd Round was 3rd tier side Cambridge United 1-0 over Premier League side Newcastle United: which was a difference of 2 League-levels and 41 league-places.)

Below: Kidderminster Harriers 2-1 Reading – 6th tier side Kidderminster beats 2nd division side Reading…
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Photo and Image credits above -Aggborough (aerial shot), photo unattributed at footballtripper.com. -Interior shot of Aggborough (South Stand), photo by Philip DeVere at google.com/maps. -Kidderminster Harriers’ manager Russell Penn, photo by Barrington Coombs/PA Images via gettyimages.ae. -The two Kidderminster goals (Sam Austin 69′; Amari Morgan-Smith, 82′): screenshots from video uploaded by The Emirates FA Cup at youtube.com. -Pitch invasion, screenshot from video uploaded by The Emirates FA Cup at youtube.com.



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Sources…
Thanks to all, at the links below…
-Blank map of English Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Counties, by Nilfanion, at File:English metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties 2010.svg (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Blank relief map of Greater London, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater London UK relief location map.jpg.
-Blank relief map of Greater Manchester, by Nilfanion (using Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater Manchester UK relief location map.jpg.
-Fixtures list: screenshot from bbc.com/fa-cup.
Attendance figures…
-Soccerway.com/[Premier League].
-Kidderminster attendance 2014-15 to 2019-20, from nonleaguematters.co.uk/divisions/2.

January 17, 2022

Spain: 2021-22 La Liga – Location-map, with Seasons-in-1st-Division for the current 20 clubs & Spanish titles list.

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Spain: 2021-22 La Liga – Location-map, with Seasons-in-1st-Division for the current 20 clubs & Spanish Titles list



By Bill Turianski on the 17th of January 2022; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-2021-22 La Liga (en.wikipedia.org).
-La Liga – Summary: matches, table, players, etc. (soccerway.com).
-Sid Lowe at theguardian.com/football [Spanish football coverage] (theguardian.com/profile/sidlowe).

The map shows the twenty clubs in the current season of the Spanish La Liga [2021-22].
The map features the locations and crests of the 20 current La Liga clubs. Plus, the recently-promoted and -relegated teams are noted. (Promoted in 2021: Espanyol, Mallorca, Rayo Vallecano; relegated in 2021: Eibar, Valladolid, Huesca).

The 17 Autonomous Communities of Spain are shown {Autonomous communities of Spain} (en.wikipedia.org).

Also shown on the map are the 20 largest Spanish metropolitan areas.
{source: Largest metropolitan areas in Spain (2018 European Spatial Planning Observation Network figures) (en.wikipedia.org)}. Those 20 largest Spanish metro-areas, with their 2018 population estimates, are listed at the top-centre of the map-page.

On the main map of Mainland Spain and on the inset-map showing the Canary Islands, those 20 metro-areas are shown via circles which denote the city-centre. In some cases, there is more than one city-centre for the metro-area (as with Oviedo–Gijón–Avilés up in the north of Spain; and as with both Murcia–Orihuela and with Alicante–Elche in the south of Spain).

There are two charts on the right-hand side of the map page .
One chart shows Seasons-in-1st-Division [current clubs]. (2021-22 is the 91st season of La Liga.) The second chart is the All-time Spanish professional titles list (1929 to 2020-21).

Currently [17 January 2022], after 20 or 21 matches, and with ~52-to-55% of the 2021-22 season played, Real Madrid leads the league by 5 points over Sevilla, although Sevilla has one game in hand. Third place is Real Betis, stuck 15 points behind Real Madrid, so it looks like only Sevilla has a chance to catch los Blancos (the Whites).

If the season were ended right now, the four Champions League spots would go to Real Madrid, Sevilla, Betis, and reigning champions Atlético Madrid. The remaining lower-tier-European places would go to the current #5 and #6-place teams: Real Sociedad and the still-imploding Barcelona.

There are several others who could challenge for a spot in Europe next season, including recently-promoted dark-horses Rayo Vallecano (of Vallecas, a working-class neighborhood on the south-east side of Madrid). Current relegation-zone dwellers are: Alavés, Cádiz, and Levante.
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Thanks to all at the following links
-Blank map of Spain, by NordNordWest at File:Spain location map.svg;
-Globe-map of Spain, by Rob984 at File:EU-Spain (orthographic projection).svg;
-Map of the Community of Madrid, by Miguillen at File:Spain Madrid location map.svg (en.wikipedia.org).
-Map of Canary Islands, by Miguillen at File:Canarias-loc.svg (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Largest metropolitan areas in Spain (2018 European Spatial Planning Observation Network figures) (en.wikipedia.org).
-Autonomous communities of Spain;
-List of metropolitan areas in Spain (en.wikipedia.org).

January 5, 2022

2021-22 FA Cup, 3rd Round: Location-map, with fixtures list & current home league attendances.

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2021-22 FA Cup, 3rd Round: Location-map, with fixtures & current home league attendances



By Bill Turianski on the 5th of January 2022; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-The competition…FA Cup (en.wikipedia.org).
-BBC’s page on the competition…
bbc.com/fa-cup.


Due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, there will be no more re-plays in the tournament this season. Matches will be decided on the match-day, with aet and penalty-kicks used, if necessary. Of the four non-League clubs still alive in the tournament, the lowest-placed team is Kidderminster Harriers (of Worcestershire), who are a 6th-level side in the National League North. But Kidderminster’s home match versus Reading will not be televised. The only non-League sides involved in a televised match are Chesterfield (away v Chelsea), and Yeovil Town (home v Bournemouth). {Televised matches.}
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Sources…
Thanks to all, at the links below…
-Blank map of English Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Counties, by Nilfanion, at File:English metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties 2010.svg (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Blank relief map of Greater London, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater London UK relief location map.jpg.
-Blank relief map of Greater Manchester, by Nilfanion (using Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater Manchester UK relief location map.jpg.
-Blank relief map of West Midlands, by Nilfanion (using Ordnance Survey data), at File:West Midlands UK relief location map.jpg (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Fixtures list: screenshot from bbc.com/fa-cup.
Attendance figures…
-Soccerway.com/[Premier League].

December 23, 2021

American Football League: 1964 AFL season, map with helmets/jerseys & final standings + offensive stats leaders + attendances. Champions: Buffalo Bills.

Filed under: AFL (gridiron football),AFL, 1964 map/season,Retro maps — admin @ 8:12 am

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American Football League: 1964 AFL season, map with helmets/jerseys & final standings + offensive stats leaders + attendances. Champions: Buffalo Bills



By Bill Turianski on the 23rd of December 2021; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-1964 AFL season
-1964 AFL Championship Game (en.wikipedia.org).
-1964 AFL season (pro-football-reference.com).

The map… The map shows the primary helmets and jerseys worn by the 8 teams in the 1964 AFL, the fifth season of the American Football League. Also shown on the map page are the final standings of the 1964 AFL season, the Offensive leaders of the 1964 AFL season, the home jerseys of the 8 AFL teams that season, and the average attendances of the 8 teams 1964 AFL season (compared to the previous season).

AFL attendances in 1964
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Source for attendance figures: pdf at ProFootballResearchers.org [Coffin Corner newsletter, Sept 1991, by Bob Carroll], profootballresearchers.org/archives/Website_Files/Coffin_Corner/13-04-430.pdf. Helmet illustrations from gridiron-uniforms.com.


Average Attendance, NFL vs. AFL (the 10 years they were in competition: 1960-69); plus NFL/AFL/Super Bowl title-winners in the 1960s…
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Source for attendance figures: pdf at ProFootballResearchers.org [Coffin Corner newsletter, Sept 1991, by Bob Carroll], profootballresearchers.org/archives/Website_Files/Coffin_Corner/13-04-430.pdf. Helmet illustrations from gridiron-uniforms.com.



    1964 AFL Championship Game: Buffalo Bills 20, San Diego Chargers 7.

AFL West winners…The 1964 San Diego Chargers were coached by Sid Gillman. The Chargers had gone 8-5-1 in the regular season. The Chargers were reigning champions, but they limped into the 1964 title game, losing 3 of their last 4 games. The Chargers’ offense was powered by WR Lance Alworth (with an AFL-best 15 TD), and the rushing tandem of Keith Lincoln and Paul Lowe (who combined for 1,128 yards), but Alworth was injured for the title game. Three Chargers made the 1964 AFL All-Star Team: T Ron Mix, DE Earl Faison, and DT Ernie Ladd.

AFL East winners…The 1964 Buffalo Bills were coached by Lou Saban. The Bills went 12-2, and had the AFL’s best defense (the only defense in the AFL that yielded less than 1,000 yards rushing). And the Bills’ ground-based offense scored a league-best 400 points, and featured FB Cookie Gilchrist (with an AFL-best 981 yards rushing). Six Bills made the 1964 AFL All-Star Team: RB Cookie Gilchrist, G Billy Shaw, T Stew Barber, DT Tom Sestak, LB Mike Stratton, and S George Saimes.

December 26, 1964…Buffalo hosted the game, at their War Memorial Stadium (aka the Rockpile). ABC broadcast the game. Game time temperature was a warm and unseasonable 47°F (8°C). Rain earlier that day had made the field damp, muddy, and slippery, especially along the sidelines and in the endzones. Sand was spread on the worst spots {see image below}. The game was a sell-out, with 40,242 in attendance in the 37,500-cappacity stadium. (Around 2,700 standing-room-only were tickets sold, thus making the capacity that day an impressive 107%.)

1st Quarter…The Chargers raced out to a quick 7-0 lead, with an 80-yard drive in 4 plays. On the first play of the game, FB Keith Lincoln burst up the middle for a 38-yard gain {see photo below}. Three plays later, QB Tobin Rote connected with TE Dave Kocourek for a 26-yard TD pass. The Chargers took a 7-0 lead after just 2:11.

But on San Diego’s next possession, the Bills’ defense changed the game. On a Chargers pass-play, Bills LB Mike Stratton hit Keith Lincoln just as the Chargers FB was about to catch a swing pass from Rote. Lincoln broke a rib, and had to be helped off the field, and was out for the rest of the game. The Chargers went scoreless after that. Late in the 1st quarter, the Bills scored on a 12-yard FG by Pete Gogolak.
Score at end of 1st Quarter: Chargers 7, Bills 3.

2nd Quarter…Midway through the 2nd quarter, the Bills took the lead on a 52-yard TD drive. The Bills started with an 18-yard pass from QB Jack Kemp to WR Elbert Dubenion. After 3 running plays, a 15-yard pass from Kemp to FB Cookie Gilchrist put the Bills 1st-and-goal at the 4. That set up a 4-yard TD run by HB Wray Carlton {see photo below}. Late in the 2nd quarter, the Bills scored on a 17-yard FG by Pete Gogolak.
Score at Halftime: Bills 13, Chargers 7.

3rd Quarter…no scoring.

4th Quarter… At the start of the 4th Quarter, the Bills got the ball on their own 48. QB Jack Kemp connected with WR Glenn Bass on a slant-pattern, and Bass went 51 yards to the San Diego 1. Two plays later, Kemp scored on a QB sneak {see photo below}. Then the Bills defense held the Chargers scoreless for the rest of the game. With 26 seconds left, Bills fans got through police barricades, and stormed the field, and began tearing down the goalposts.
Final Score: Bills 20, Chargers 7. The Buffalo Bills would repeat as AFL champions the next season (1965).
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Photo and Image credits above – 3 screenshots: shot of ABC television broadcast title graphic, and shot of grounds crew spreading sand on muddy War Memorial turf, and shot Chargers HB Keith Lincoln shaking hands with Bill FB Cookie Gilchrist, 3 images from screenshots of video uploaded by Classic Sports at youtube.com. Keith Lincoln, photo by Walter Iooss Jr. via pinterest.com. Colorized photo of Mike Stratton’s hit on Keith Lincoln, photo unattributed at remembertheafl.com/1964AFLChampions. Wray Carlton scores in 1964 AFL title game; and referee signals touchdown: 2 photos unattributed at pinterest.com. Jack Kemp, photo by Neil Leifer/Sports Illustrated via si.com. Celebratory Bills fans carry QB Jack Kemp off the field, screenshot of video uploaded by Classic Sports at youtube.com.



Credits
Buffalo Bills on map page
1964 Bills uniforms, illustrations by Gridiron Uniforms database at gridiron-uniforms.com/[1964-AFL]. Jack Kemp [photo from 1964 AFL title game], photo by Neil Leifer via gettyimages.com. Jack Kemp & Cookie Gilchrist [photo circa 1964],photo unattributed from ebay.com. Cookie Gilchrist [photo circa 1964], photo unattributed at pinterest.com. Elbert Dubenion [1965 Fleer card], from espnrochester.radio.com. Daryle Lamonica [photo from 1964], photo unattributed at buffalorumblings.com. Buffalo Bills game-worn 1963 helmet, from helmet hut.com. Billy Shaw [1962 Fleer card], from amazon.com. Stew Barber [1964 Topps card], from amazon.com. Tom Sestack [photo circa 1963], photo unattributed via remembertheafl.com. Mike Stratton [photo circa 1965], photo unattributed at twitter.com/[@HelmetAddict]. Butch Byrd [1964 Fleer card], from remembertheafl.com/[Bills]. George Saimes [photo circa 1965], photo unattributed from amazon.com.

Offensive stats leaders on map page
Len Dawson [photo circa 1965], photo unattributed at fs64sports.blogspot.com.
Babe Parilli [photo circa 1965], photo unattributed at pinterest.com.
Cookie Gilchrist [photo circa 1964], photo unattributed at basnnewsroom.com.
Charley Hennigan [1965 team-issue card], from talesfromtheamericanfootballleague.com.
Lance Alworth [photo circa 1964], photo unattributed at pinterest.com.

Thanks to
-Blank map by anonymous US federal government employee, at File:StatesU.svg (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Thanks to Sportslogos.net for 1960-era AFL team logos.
-Thanks to the contributors at pro-football-reference.com.
-Thanks to the contributors at AFL 1964 season (en.wikipedia.org).
-Thanks to the Coffin Corner newsletter, for this pdf, profootballresearchers.org/archives/Website_Files/Coffin_Corner/13-04-430.pdf [AFL attendance by team 1960-69] .
Special thanks to Tim Brulia, Bill Schaefer and Rob Holecko of The Gridiron Uniform Database, for giving billsportsmaps.com the permission to use football uniforms illustrations from Gridiron Uniform Database {GUD}.

December 9, 2021

France: 2021-22 Ligue 1 – Location-map, with 2 charts: Seasons-in-1st-Division (current clubs) & All-time French titles list./+ Illustrations for the two promoted clubs (Troyes, Clermont).

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France: 2021-22 Ligue 1 – Location-map, with 2 charts: Seasons-in-1st-Division (current clubs) & All-time French titles list




By Bill Turianski on the 9th of December 2021; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-2021-22 Ligue 1 (en.wikipedia.org).
-Ligue 1 – Summary: matches, table, players, etc. (soccerway.com).
-Get French Football…your home of French football in English (getfootballnewsfrance.com).
-Football en France: Histoire, stats et classement sur la Ligue 1 (pari-et-gagne.com).

The map shows the twenty clubs in the current season of the French Ligue 1 [2021-22].
The map features the locations and crests of the 20 current Ligue Un clubs, plus the recently-promoted and -relegated teams are noted. (Promoted in 2021: Troyes and Clermont; relegated in 2021: Nîmes and Dijon.) Also shown on the map are the 10 largest French cities, and the 13 Regions of Metropolitan France (aka European France). {Largest French cities’ metropolitan area populations from 2016 census, here}. The major French rivers are also shown on the map, and at the foot of the map the 10 longest rivers in France are listed (with brief descriptions).

There are two charts on the right-hand side of the map page….
One chart shows Seasons-in-1st-Division [current clubs]. (2021-22 is the 84th season of Ligue 1.) Marseille has spent the longest time in the French top flight, with 72 seasons. Second-most seasons in the French top flight goes to two clubs – Saint-Étienne, and Bordeaux – both with 69 seasons.

Also shown on the top chart are the consecutive seasons each club has currently spent in the top tier…
PSG are the current longest-serving member of Ligue 1, with 48 straight seasons (PSG have also won 7 of the last 9 French titles). Second-longest top-flight tenure belongs to Lyon, with 33 straight seasons (Lyon won 7 straight French titles from 2002 to ’08). Third-longest top-flight tenure belongs to Bordeaux, with 30 straight seasons (Bordeaux have won 6 titles, their last in 2009). Fourth-longest top-flight tenure belongs to Rennes [of Brittany], with 28 straight seasons (Rennes is the largest [ie, the best-supported] French club without a Ligue Un title). Fifth-longest top-flight tenure belongs to Olympique Marseille, with 26 straight seasons (OM have won 9 titles; last in 2010). And sixth-longest top-flight tenure belongs to the reigning French champions Lille, with 22 straight seasons. (Lille won their 4th French title, in May, beating out 3-time-straight champions PSG, by one point.)

The second chart is the All-time French professional titles list.
Saint-Étienne have won the most French titles: 10. But Saint-Étienne’s last title came 41 seasons ago, in 1981. Two clubs have won the second-most titles – Marseille, and PSG – with 9. Marseille last won it in 2010; PSG last won it in 2020. Paris Saint-Germain are by far the most wealthy club in the country, to the point of making a mockery of any notion of a balanced competition. (PSG are owned by a subsidiary of the slave-owning Gulf state Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund.)

Currently [9 December 2021], after 17 match-weeks, and with 45% of the 2021-22 season played, PSG are leading Ligue Un by a commanding 11 points {Ligue 1 table}. So, with PSG en route to their 8th title in a decade, the only things to play for in Ligue Un now are A) who will get the other 2 Champions League spots (it would be Rennes and Marseille, if the current table holds), B) who would also play in Europe (Nice and Lens, currently), and C) who would get relegated (Metz & Saint-Étienne, currently, with top-flight newcomers Clermont now in the 18th-place/relegation-play-off-place).

Below are shown the two clubs that won promotion last season (Troyes and Clermont).

2021: Troyes – promoted back to Ligue Un after 3 years…
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Image credits above – Jersey illustration, by Mikhail Sipovich at colours-of-football.com/[Troyes]. Stadium, photo unattributed at lest-eclair.fr.




2021: Clermont Foot – promoted to Ligue Un for the first time ever…
December 2021…Clermont have been playing to 94%-capacity in their debut season in Ligue Un so far (8 home matches), at 11,558 per game {attendances}.
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Photo credit above – Jersey illustration, by Mikhail Sipovich at colours-of-football.com/[Clermont]. Stadium, photo unattributed at wolves.co.uk/news.
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Thanks to all at the links below…
-Blank map of France by Superbenjamin at File:France location map-Regions and departements-2016.svg (en.wikipedia.org).
-Globe-map of France by Rob984 at File:EU-France (orthographic projection).svg (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Seasons-in-1st-division data, from pari-et-gagne.com/[Bilan historique Ligue 1].
-Longest rivers in France, from worldatlas.com/[longest-rivers-in-france].
-Largest French cities (2016 census figures of metropolitan-areas), from insee.fr via en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_area_(France)#List_of_France’s_aires_urbaines_(metropolitan_areas).
-2021-22 Ligue 1 (en.wikipedia.org and fr.wikipedia.org).

November 30, 2021

2021-22 FA Cup, 2nd Round Proper: location-map, with fixtures list & current league attendances.+/Biggest upset in the 2021-22 FA Cup 1st Round: St Albans City 3-2 Forest Green Rovers.

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2021-22 FA Cup, 2nd Round Proper: location-map, with fixtures list & current league attendances




By Bill Turianski on the 30th of November 2021; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.
Links…
-The competition…FA Cup (en.wikipedia.org).
-2021–22 FA Cup (en.wikipedia.org).
-BBC’s page on the competition…bbc.com/fa-cup.
-FA Cup Factfile…FA Cup 2021-22 2nd Round Proper, Tie-by-Tie-preview (facupfactfile.wordpress.com).

    Biggest upset in the 2021-22 FA Cup 1st Round: St Albans City 3-2 Forest Green Rovers.

6th-tier/ Conference-North side St Albans City (of Hertfordshire) beat League Two leaders Forest Green Rovers – a club 2 levels and 46 league-places above them. And in doing so, St Albans beat a Football League side in the FA Cup for the first time in their 113 year history. In the 2nd Round, on Monday the 6th of December, in a televised match, St Albans have been drawn to play at Boreham Wood FC, which is just 8 miles down the road from them. (St Albans manager Ian Allinson was manager of Boreham Wood from 2008 to 2015.)

Below: Biggest upset in the 2021-22 FA Cup 1st Round: St Albans City 3-2 Forest Green Rovers.
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Photo and Image credits above – St Albans High Street, photo by MJT Photography/Alamy via theguardian.com/business. Satellite view of St Albans City’s Clarence Park ground, screenshot from Bing Bird’s Eye View at bing.com/maps. Ian Allinson, photo from stalbanscityfc.com. Main Stand at Clarence Park (2 photos), photos from footballgroundmap.com. -Zane Banton goal (29′), photo by Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo at hertsad.co.uk. Shaun Jeffers scores winning goal, screenshot of video uploaded by The Emirates FA Cup at youtube.com. Players celebrate with Weiss after 3rd goal, screenshot of video uploaded by The Emirates FA Cup at youtube.com.



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Sources…
Thanks to all, at the links below…
-Blank map of English Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Counties, by Nilfanion, at File:English metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties 2010.svg (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Blank relief map of Greater London, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater London UK relief location map.jpg.
-Blank relief map of Greater Manchester, by Nilfanion (using Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater Manchester UK relief location map.jpg.
-Fixtures list: screenshot from bbc.com/fa-cup.
-FA Cup (en.wikipedia.org).
Attendance figures…
-Soccerway.com/[EFL League One]; Soccerway.com/[EFL League Two] (current average attendances for the 3rd, the 4th division, the 5th division, and the 6th level).
-nonleaguematters.co.uk (current average attendances for the 7th level).

November 16, 2021

Italy: Serie A, 2021-22 season – Location-map, with 2 charts: Seasons-in 1st-Division [current clubs] & All-time Italian Titles list./ + Illustrations for the 3 promoted clubs (Empoli, Salernitana, Venezia), plus the one promoted club, from 2020, which stayed up in 2021 (Spezia).

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Italy: Serie A, 2021-22 season – Location-maps, with 2 charts: Seasons-in 1st-Division [current clubs] & All-time Italian Titles list



By Bill Turianski, on the 17th of November 2021; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.

Links…
-2021-22 Serie A (en.wikipedia.org).
-Serie A page at WorldFootball.net.
-Table, fixtures, results, stats, etc…Serie A/summary (soccerway.com).
-English-speaking coverage of Italian football…Forza Italian football.com.

The map page has a location-map of 2021-22 Serie A.
The location-map features each club’s home kit [2021-22]. The map also shows the 20 Regions of Italy. And the map also shows the 11 largest cities in Italy (2019 metropolitan-area figures) {Metropolitan cities of Italy}. The cities’ population figures can be seen at the top of the location-map.

Finally, the map shows the locations of both the promoted clubs and the relegated clubs from 2021…
Promoted to Serie A for 2021-22 (Empoli, Salernitana, Venezia); relegated to Serie B for 2021-22 (Benevento, Crotone, Parma).

The right-hand side of the map page has 2 charts.
The top chart shows each of the 20 clubs’ total seasons in Serie A, with consecutive top-flight seasons also listed. The other chart is the All-time Italian titles list (1898-1915; 1920-43; 1946-2021).

    Below: the 3 promoted clubs of 2021 (Empoli, Salernitana, Venezia), plus the one promoted side, from 2020, which stayed up in 2021 (Spezia)…

2021: Empoli FC, promoted back to Serie A after 2 years…
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Photo credits above – 2020-21 Empoli jersey, photo unattributed at footballkitarchive.com. Stadium photo by Simone Bergamasco at google.com/maps.



2021: US Salernitana, promoted back to Serie A after 23 years…
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Photo credits above – 21/22 Salernitana jersey, photo unattributed at footyheadlines.com. Stadium photo by Luiz Paolo at google.com/maps.



2021: Venezia FC, promoted back to Serie A after 19 years…
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Photo credits above – 21/22 Venezia jersey, photo unattributed at soccerbible.com. Stadium image from screenshot of drone video uploaded by Stadiums from the Sky at youtube.com.



2019-20: Spezia Calcio are promoted to Serie A for the first time ever.
2020-21: Spezia Calcio finishes 6 points above the relegation-zone (15th place).
2021-22: Spezia Calcio plays their second-ever season of top-flight football…
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Photo credits above – 2021-22 Spezia jersey, photo unattributed at footballkitarchive.com. Stadium image, from a screenshot of video uploaded by
EspritScapes – Stadionlandschaften at youtube.com. La Spezia Coat of Arms, image from araldicacivica.it.

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Thanks to all at the links below…
Sources:
-Blank map of Italy by TUBS, at File:Italy provincial location map.svg.
-Globe-map of Italy by Rob984 at commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EU-Italy_(orthographic_projection).svg.
-Populations of Italian cities’ metro-areas from Metropolitan cities of Italy (en.wikipedia.org).
-Seasons in Italian 1st division: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serie_A#Seasons_in_Serie_A; it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serie_A#Le_squadre.
-General info, crests, kit illustrations, from 2021-22 Serie A (en.wikipedia.org).

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