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08-08-2012, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Buck Aki Berg View Post
The six franchises were founded (ie. the league granted them) in 1966; this is probably what he's referring to. Though I agree that it can be confusing, since we generally consider the genesis of a new team based on the season in which they begin play, which was 1967.
Indeed, this was the context I was going with, as the year when then franchises were awarded (and thus the financial conquest achieved) was the one that mattered, but I might rewrite the wording to make this more emphasized and less ambiguous.

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