The Sun Will Never Shine Again in Anaheim


It was 40 years ago on this date … October 22, 1975 … that the World Football League folded.

This was a traumatic event for me … and #1 son Doug … who was then just 5 and learning how to be a sports fan.

After demise of the WFL was announced, I wrote a short story about it … in those days, of course, there was no internet … there were no blogs … and I never found anyone interested in publishing it.

But, I did keep a copy … so, 40 years later, here it is:

The Sun Will Never Shine Again in Anaheim page 1 croppedThe Sun Will Never Shine Again in Anaheim page 2 croppedThe Sun Will Never Shine Again in Anaheim page 3 croppedThe Sun Will Never Shine Again in Anaheim page 4 croppedThe Sun Will Never Shine Again in Anaheim page 5 croppedThe circle of WFL pennants in Doug’s bedroom of our home in Santa Ana:

World Football League PennantsSince the collapse of the WFL, I have kept alive the name SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SUN …

SunLogo… by using it as my team name in face-to-face strategy football leagues … playing Strat-o-Matic football … in the OOPS Football League in Southern California … the Quasi Football League after we moved to Northern California …

Sun & OCFL Logos… and, since 2004, in the online SOM strategy football leagues run by the OOPS Computer Football League (OCFL).

Southern California Sun helmet

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Three Dot … 115

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