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Hi Angelo - welcome the English wikipedia. I'm not sure if you are aware, but there is also a Sicilian wikipedia (I'm a bureaucrat on it). Salutamu e a prestu. πίππύ δ'Ω∑ - (waarom? jus'b'coz!) 04:44, 21 August 2006 (UTC) ps if I'm not mistaken there was an article in the most recent edition of Arba Sicula on the Siculo-American (and Australian) mutual aid societies.

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Good Question[edit]

Thanks for the good question surrounding the History of NFL Championships article. I know it seems confusing when the issue comes up about the situation of titles surrounding the first four super bowls. Since during the first four super bowls, the leagues were divided into two, the Super Bowl or AFL-NFL World Championship Game as it was known for the first two years, the winning team essentially won bragging rights, a cool trophy, and called themseleves the World Champion. Record books and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Green Bay Packers website, and other sources state these facts, if the winning team won the NFL Championship and then the Super Bowl only the Super Bowl would be recognized as the team's championship that year. If the team lost the Super Bowl, then the official record books still record the NFL Championship as a league title. So in fact during those four years, there were two league champions, but only one world champion. That can be seen on the list toward the bottom of the screen. I believe that since the NFL name and history was retained and the AFL history added to it, this makes for a bit of confusing and termoil during the 60's and the NFL instead of discrediting all AFL reocrds and titles, it merged them into the NFL history books. This is why the league itself is divided into pre-merger and post-merger eras because essentially the league was reborn in 1970. Thanks for your question, and I understand your confusion as I myself do not understand the concept behind this. --Happyman22 14:29, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Hey thanks for the comments, and I'm sorry if it seemed like I disrespected the AFL. I have reworked that table a bit so if you would like to check it out and give some comments I would appreciate it. --Happyman22 04:49, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

Mazzarino[edit]

Of course, we are speaking of the cultural milieu and appartenance, not strictly of a nation. So I reverted your edit. Bye and good work. --Attilios 22:42, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

AFL draft[edit]

Hello, I noticed you are very interested in American Football League players and to modify the box if a player played for a team in the sixties and seventies (example: Emmitt Thomas, who played for the Kansas City Chiefs in the 60's in the AFL and 70's in the NFL). That's fine for me. But I will diasagree in respect to the AFL Draft. From 1967 through 1969 both leagues, the NFL and the AFL had the same Draft, so tt's uneccesary to change in the box "NFLDraft" to "AFLDraft", since both leagues had the same Draft.Gypaetus 01:13, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

May I ask[edit]

Are you the person formerly known as RemembertheAFL? Soxrock 18:39, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

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Hey, you might be interested[edit]

I invite you to join the new American Football League project, which is meant to enhance all American Football League related articles. Please alert me if you are interested. Thanks Soxrock 18:26, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Well, I know by now that you have vast knowledge of the AFL. An area that you could help in is, like you said, areas that would change wrong NFL records into AFL ones. It would help cleanup the place and it would be in your comfort zone. Really, though, do what you want. I'm focusing on creating player pages. Thanks for your participation! Soxrock 22:32, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Sports cards[edit]

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TfD nomination of Template:Non-free Football card[edit]

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Angelo Felice Coniglio article[edit]

I just stumbled across the article you created about yourself, Angelo Felice Coniglio. You may not be aware, but creating and/or editing a page about yourself, while not strictly forbidden, is strongly discouraged under the site's Conflict of interest guidelines. Please note that I am not suggesting that you do not merit an article on the site, given the press coverage you have received in the past for your AFL association does seem to meet Wikipedia's requirements for notability. If you have any questions on the COI policy please let me know. --cholmes75 (chit chat) 14:02, 30 July 2007 (UTC)


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Barnstar[edit]

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I, Soxrock, award you the Working Man's Barnstar for your hard work to all articles related to the American Football League. I love your work and keep up the great work here. SoxrockTalk/Edits 00:45, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

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Common Draft in infoboxes[edit]

In the Jim Kiick and Larry Csonka articles, the infobox says "NFL Draft"; shouldn't it say "Common Draft," since they were drafted in 1968? I'd fix it myself but for fear of screwing it up. 65tosspowertrap 17:32, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

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CfD nomination of Category:Famous Neighborhoods[edit]

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GA thanks[edit]

I have been quite delinquent. I should have sent this some time ago. Thanks for getting this article started:

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--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 03:34, 19 June 2008 (UTC)


File copyright problem with File:OfficialAFL50thLogo175h.png[edit]

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AFL 50th Anniv. logos[edit]

Hi Angelo,

Knowing the users who edit frequently here, they are going to eventually want to upload and use the official 50th anniv. logos designed by the teams themselves. Some of them are currently posted on their official web sites:

Thus, the self-made logos you recently uploaded will get removed from the articles and probably will eventually get deleted. So it's probably best to keep them on your RememberTheAFL web site. Thanks. Zzyzx11 (Talk) 23:04, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of Dave Steidel[edit]

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Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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Infoboxes[edit]

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The template was originally named "NFLactive", because it was only for active players in the NFL to go along with "NFLretired." However, the NFLactive infobox has been modified so that retired players can now use the template. This is all part of WP:NFL's attempt to have one infobox to support all players. When the infobox switching process is complete (a while from now), the NFLactive template will probably be renamed. The NFLactive template can also support AFL players with the afldraftyear, afldraftround, afldraftpick, aflstatseason, etc. fields. You can view them at Template:Infobox NFLactive, if you'd like. Furthermore, I don't really like the idea of infoboxes of retired players that have the colors of the team he was known for. This can easily be disputed. James "Shack" Harris is currently an executive for the Detroit Lions, which is why the infobox was colored that way before. The infobox currently does not even show his career as an executive. The NFLactive infobox can support coaches/executives as well. Eagles 24/7 (C) 23:04, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
You are correct, and his number should not have been added. There is a WikiProject for American football that you may be interested in. It is the parent project to WP:NFL and WP:CFB. There is also a project for the American Football League, but it is currently inactive. Canadian football is also considered professional football, and they have completely different infoboxes. Eagles 24/7 (C) 23:26, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

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The Sid Gillman Coaching Tree.[edit]

Hi there. Just so you know, sir, John Harbaugh won a Super Bowl. It's time to respectfully make a note of this on the Sid Gillman coaching tree. Thank you for your cooperation. Hope to hear from you soon. Mr. Brain (talk) 20:56, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

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The word “Italian” points out the nationality and not the state he comes from. There is a huge difference. Cicero and Julius Caesar were not Italians because the Italian nation was formed after the fall of the Roman Empire as well as other European nations (German, French, English …). Napoleon's "Kingdom of Italy" was just a “puppet state”. Kingdom of Sicily and Kingdom of Two Sicilies were states and not nations. Now let me tell you what are the main and necessary features for forming a nation:

1)Language. Since 1000 AD all Italy (Sicily included) was characterized by several attempts of linguistic unification. This started in Sicily, with the Sicilian school, today considered the second most influential literary school for the Italian language. Dante Alighieri and his Dolce Stil Novo were influenced by the Sicilian school when he wrote what today is the first example of modern Italian. Since Dante Alighieri, the Italian language spreads to the Italian peninsula, and Sicily, thanks to the work of Pietro Bembo, a writer from Venice, who codified the Italian language for the first time. The Italian language began to be spoken by the upper class and artists in Italy since 1500/1600 AD. Since 1700 also the middle class was able to speak a basic level of Italian. Vincenzo Bellini spoke in Italian and wrote in Italian. Obviously, Latin was still used as well. Before the Italian Unification, all Italian states had Italian as official language along with Latin. Italian and Latin were spoken only by the literate people who were less than 15% of population after the Italian unification. The masses spoke only the regional languages (Sicilian, Venetian, Lombard …) until the institution of the compulsory school and in particular until 1950, when the introduction of the national TV allowed all to learn Italian.

2)Culture. This is another important feature. Since the middle ages Italy was characterized by the same artistic and literary movements. All Italian artists used to learn the same artistic culture. Filippo Juvarra an important Italian sculptor from Sicily had the same style and background of his Northern colleagues. This was because even though Italy was divided by foreign dominations, all the people born there received the same background in terms of culture and language (Latin and Italian). If you read the main works of the Italian writers are all written in Italian since the middle ages: the most important works of Verga and Pirandello are written in Italian. An implicit sign is in the 1820 Sicilian Constitution: even though Sicily proclaimed itself independent, politicians wrote the constitution in Italian and declared Italian as the only official language in Sicily. The same occurred in the 1848 Sicilian Revolution, when all the official documents were written in Italian. The cuisine is another cultural aspect of the Italian nation: all the recipes from Aosta to Lampedusa use ingredients from throughout Italy. Other aspects like the love for own city and family as well as for dressing well are all features that you find only in Italy, if you go even few miles outside (Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, France, Austria) you will find none of these features.

3)Claims of being nation. This is the base for recognizing a nation. People who claimed for Italian unification are everywhere. From writers to politicians, from painters to sculptors, since the middle ages. Writers such as Machiavelli and Petrarch (Tuscany), Settembrini and de Sanctis (Naples), Alfieri (Turin), Foscolo (Venice), Manzoni (Milan), Verga (Sicily) … they all have at least a work linked to the Italian nationalism.

These three features are all necessary. For instance only a language doesn't make a nation or only claims doesn't make a nation as well. The reason why Italy, France, Germany ... are also known as Nation states is because they are "states" based on "nations".

I am from Sicily and I understand why Americans with Sicilian ancestry have these ideas about Italy. People who emigrated from Sicily were in general illiterate, so the only language they were able to speak was a dialect of the Sicilian language (they were not able to speak the real Sicilian language). Probably you can consider it like a clear sign that Sicily was a nation with its own language but in fact it wasn’t. This aspect was due to the fact that the masses were illiterate and the only language they knew came from their own city or village. They didn’t know what was a nation and probably they didn’t know Sicily as well. They only knew their own city, that was their world. Politicians and the upper class (and sometimes the middle classes) had the key to rule Sicily (like in all European states) and those people had a cultural background and were aware of the Italian nation. You can tell me “but some works of Pirandello and Verga are written in Sicilian” … of course they are, but the concept of “nation” (as I told you) comes from a mix of several factors. They wrote also in Sicilian in order to represent the masses and the real life of the people from Sicily who were in large part illiterate in that period.

I hope I was clear enough. Greetings.--Ryusc (talk) 09:50, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the lesson[edit]

To paraphrase Adolph Hitler (Big Lie): "Tell a big lie often enough and loudly enough, and people will believe that it is true." Now, all we have to do is figure out is who's lying, you or me.

Roger II[edit]

Author and critic Anthony Di Renzo writes: <<Roger II, Sicily’s greatest king, died 860 years ago on February 26. The nephew of Robert Guiscard and son of Count Roger I, Roger II came to the throne at the age of nine and wrested control from his regent when he was sixteen. Crushing all opposition, Roger ruled Sicily until his death at the age of fifty-eight. Contemporaries claimed that he accomplished more in his sleep than other people did when awake.

Raised by Greek and Muslim tutors and secretaries in an island populated by Arabs and Greeks, Roger was more sophisticated than his hard-bitten, rough-and-ready Norman ancestors, most of whom were illiterate. Through shrewd diplomacy and sheer audacity, he outmaneuvered his lunkish Hauteville cousins and annexed Apulia and Calabria. He still lacked a royal title so when Innocent II and Anacletus II squabbled over the papacy, Roger supported the latter in return for a coronation on Christmas Day, 1130 in Palermo Cathedral. When Anacletus died, Roger defeated Innocent’s army the following year, took Innocent prisoner, and forced the pope to confirm his position as King of Sicily and overlord of Southern Italy. In a mosaic in Martorana Church Roger had himself depicted like a Byzantine emperor, being crowned by Christ.

Roger built and beautified churches, most notably the Cathedral of Cefalù, but most of his subjects were Muslims and Jews, who adored him. Much to the Rome’s dismay, Roger was a paragon of religious tolerance. His scarlet and gold-embroidered mantle was inscribed in Arabic and dated according to the Islamic calendar. His kitchen was staffed with Sephardic chefs, who kept the Christian king kosher. He flirted with Greek Orthodoxy, whether out of piety or spite. To project divine munificence, Roger kept an ostentatious court. Behind the scenes, however, he counted every penny to create an efficient civil service and a powerful navy. His fleet captured every North African port between Tunis and Tripoli, seized Malta and Corfu, harried the coasts of Greece, and abducted numerous Theban workers to staff Palermo’s silk factory. The king steered clear of crusading, but his ships sailed up the Bosphorus and impertinently fired arrows into the Byzantine Emperor’s garden.

Roger, however, valued peace more than war. Known for his intellectual curiosity and his regard for learning, he presided over Europe’s most glittering court among scholars from both the West and the Arab world. He discussed everything under the sun with philosophers and mathematicians, doctors and geographers, in French or Latin, Arabic or Greek, and he appointed a commission to collect, sift, and assemble all available knowledge about the physical world. After fifteen years, the commission produced “The Book of Roger,” which John Julius Norwich rightly calls “the greatest geographical work of the Middle Ages.”

“The earth,” it begins, “is round like a sphere.” And for forty years Roger made Sicily its center. When he finally died of overwork, he was buried in Palermo Cathedral in a porphyry tomb fit more for an emperor than a king, dressed in Byzantine royal robes and crowned with a tiara hung with pearl pendants. His third and last wife bore him a posthumous daughter Constance, who married Emperor Henry VI. Roger’s grandson Frederick II (called “Stupor Mundi,” the Astonishment of the World) would rule the Holy Roman Empire from Sicily. Many historians consider his reign the beginning of the Renaissance.>>

Wikipedia refers to Roger as "Roger II of Sicily". Wasn't he Italian? SugnuSicilianu (talk) 21:58, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

AFL officials colorful uniforms[edit]

List of American Football League officials — Preceding unsigned comment added by 97.116.191.43 (talk) 20:50, 31 May 2014 (UTC) this is more of an fyi, both the NFL and AAFC had used red/orange stripes the NFL also used green stripes for their game officials in the 1940s, so I guess the AFL "stole" this idea from the NFL. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 97.116.191.43 (talk) 20:49, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

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