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1967 NFL season

The 1967 NFL season was the 48th regular season of the National Football League. The league expanded to 16 teams with the addition of the New Orleans Saints; the two 8-team conferences were split into two divisions each: the Eastern Conference divisions were Capitol and Century, the Western Conference divisions were Central and Coastal. Each division winner advanced to the playoffs, expanded to four teams in this year; the Saints and the New York Giants agreed to switch divisions in 1968 and return to the 1967 alignment in 1969. This was done to allow all Eastern Conference teams to visit New York at least once over the three-year period; the NFL season concluded on December 31, when the Green Bay Packers defeated the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL Championship Game. Two weeks on January 14, 1968, the Packers handily defeated the AFL's Oakland Raiders 33–14 in Super Bowl II at Miami's Orange Bowl; this was Vince Lombardi's final game as the Packers' head coach. At the time, it was the "AFL-NFL World Championship Game," though the more succinct "Super Bowl" was used.

The Baltimore Colts had tied for the NFL's best record in 1967 at 11–1–2, but were excluded from the postseason because of new rules introduced for breaking ties within a division. The L. A. Rams won the division title over Baltimore as a result of the Rams' 34–10 win over Baltimore on the last game of the regular season and a 24–24 tie in Baltimore in mid-October. L. A. had a 24-point edge over Baltimore in head-to-head meetings, giving them the tiebreaker and the Coastal division title. The other three division winners had only nine victories each. A total of nine NFL games ended in ties, the most since 1932 - including the two ties in the AFL makes this the only season since 1932 with ten or more tied games. Prior to 1975, the playoff sites were known prior to the start of the season; the hosts in 1967 were the Capitol and Central division winners for the conference championships, the Western Conference for the championship game. The 1968 playoff hosts were Century and Eastern and 1969 was like 1967.

The "slingshot" or "tuning fork" goalpost, with one curved support from the ground and offset behind the crossbar, was made standard in the NFL. This replaced the previous year's offset goalpost, which had two non-curved supports from the ground. Before the introduction of the offset goalpost, the supports were directly on the goal line. Posts had to be painted bright gold. A 6-foot-wide border around the field was made standard in the league, its outer edge designates the closest that non-participants can be to the field, thus enables the game officials to have a running lane to work in. The Eastern Conference was split into the Capitol and Century Divisions, the Western Conference had the Coastal and Central Divisions. Under the new system, each team played six division games. In the past, if two teams were tied for the division lead at season's end, a one-game playoff was conducted to break the tie. Starting in 1967, a tiebreaking system was implemented that started with net points in head-to-head competition, followed by the team that had less played in a title game.

As such, only one team in a division would be the division winner if the won-loss record was the same. W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage, PF= Points For, PA = Points Against Note: Prior to 1972, the NFL did not include tie games when calculating a team's winning percentage in the official standings Los Angeles won the Coastal Division based on better point differential in head-to-head games vs. Baltimore; the Rams and Colts played to a 24–24 tie in Baltimore in October before the Rams won 34–10 on the season's final Sunday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. NOTE: The result would be the same under the modern tiebreaker, which relies first on head-to-head record. * - The Ice Bowl The 1967 NFL Draft was held from March 14 to 15, 1967 at New York City's Gotham Hotel. With the first pick, the Baltimore Colts selected defensive tackle Bubba Smith from Michigan State University. Detroit Lions: Harry Gilmer was replaced by Joe Schmidt. Minnesota Vikings: Norm Van Brocklin was replaced by Bud Grant.

New Orleans Saints: Tom Fears became the expansion team's first head coach. Super Bowl II: Green Bay 33, Oakland 14, at Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida 1967 American Football League season NFL Record and Fact Book NFL History 1961–1970 Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League

Casa de Sezim

The Manor of Sezim is an 18th-century crested-manor home in the civil parish of Nespereira, in the municipality of Guimarães, located four kilometres southwest of Guimarães. Although known for its famous white wines, it is tided to the foundations of the Portuguese kingdom, showing characteristics common to the 15th and, latter, 18th centuries; this includes its complex wallpapers depicting imagery linked to the Portuguese Empire, European history and America. It was in 1376, it is recorded that D. Maria Mendes Serrazinha gave the property to Afonso Martins, a descendant of D. João Freitas for his "good works"; this was first identified in vellum documents, now permanently held in the house's archive. It was the same Master of Sezim, Afonso Martins, who referred to the residence, when he identified that the grounds included "half of the residence tiled, cut granite, a threshing floor and vineyards" in 1390. A comparable document in 1396 identified the wine of Sezim. In 1451, Afonso Vasques Peixoto, Abbey of Arões, instituted the Majorat of Quinta de Sezim.

It is that in the 17th century the residence was reconstructed: the coat-of-arms over the entrance gate was replaced in 1795. At the end of the 18th century, the final arrangement and construction of the Residence of Sezim was completed by José Alexandre de Freitas do Amaral Castelo Branco; this landowner died in 1813. Between 1830 and 1850, Castelo Branco's son was responsible for the remodelling and partial interior decoration of the residence; this included the installation of panoramic wallpapers with "Views of America". From a letter that exists in the family archive, the wallpaper came from Paris and was painted by Auguste Roquemont. By the female line of succession, the residence came to pass to the Melo Sampaio family to the descendants of Pinto Mesquita. After his term as diplomat, the owners began to reside permanently in Sezim, resulting in improvements to the property, a return of the vineyards and raising of English Friesian milking cattle. In fact, Sezim came to the foreground of initiatives to introduce commercial white wine production into the region.

On 3 November 1978, in a dispatch, the President of the IPPC Instituto Português do Património Cultural opened the process to classify the residence. The property-owner initiated public works to benefit the estate's adaption as a tourist residence in 1979. Between 1989 and 1990, there were drastic improvements to the building, as it was being adapted: new roofing was applied to the dependencies, plastering of interior walls and painting of exterior walls was completed, while the southern facade was transformed for tourist use, along with new construction and road identification. Following a confirmation of the classification process, the final approval came from the Ministry of Culture on 31 January 2003; the manor is located in the countryside and encircled by cultivated fields and gardens. Access to the principal gate is made through a large avenue encircled by Indian chestnuts; the plan follows a "U" shape, consisting of three symmetric bodies enclosed by a principal wall facade acting as armored gate.

The granite buildings are covered by differentiated roof tiling. The wall that proceeds the residence is covered by graded-windows topped by a cornice and urn, that flank the main gate, itself topped by an ornate cornice and a embellished ovular coat-of-arms. Integrated into this facade symmetrically are the bodies of the residence and chapel, on the left facade of the entrance. Beyond this wall is the main residence, consisting of long symmetrical bodies in three wings: the lateral spaces consisting of two floors with tower blocks linked by a central wing of only one floor; the central wing opens to the courtyard by small rectangular doors with small, simple windows on the facade. The principal entrances are made laterally from the tower blocks, proceeded by small staircases; the rear facade, oriented to the south, is divided into two floors: the first are the service areas covered in ivy, while the second-floor spaces are covered by a long porch and veranda, separated by thin, iron columns.

The interior of the residence is composed of a series of rooms, linked longitudinally, decorated by wallpaper designs painted by French and Spanish artists. Among those painted are scenes from the "Views of America", "Indistan", "Dom Quixote", "Battle of Austerlitz", the Greek War of Independence"; the chapel comprises a single nave and rectangular presbytery aligned to the rectangular sacristy. The principal facade is decorated with three pilasters, two with defined corners while the middle one divided into two registers, with cornice, fronted by a countercurved Latin cross over decorative figures. In the centre of this arrangement is a belfry composed of a Roman arch, flanked by pinnacles; the main rectangular door is surmounted by an ovular oculus, while on another register are circular oculi flanked by two clocks in stone. Along the southern facade of the chapel is the garden, organized in formal beds bo

Magdeburg (electoral district)

Magdeburg is one of the 299 single member constituencies used for the German parliament, the Bundestag. One of nine districts covering the state of Saxony-Anhalt, it covers the whole of the Magdeburg district and the municipalities of Barby, Schönebeck, Calbe, Bördeland, all located in the Salzlandkreis district. In its current form, the constituency was created for the 2009 election, replacing the former Magdeburg – Schönebeck – WanzlebenStaßfurt constituency; the first two elections in the constituency were won by the Social Democratic Party of Germany, who had held the predecessor constituency since the 1994 election. At the 2009 election the constituency was gained by The Left party; the Christian Democratic Union gained the seat at the 2013 election. The current representative is Tino Sorge of the CDU; the constituency was created for the first following German reunification. It was called Magdeburg – Schönebeck – Wanzleben – Staßfurt and included the municipality of Magdeburg, excluding the city's south-western districts of Buckau, Salbke, Westerhüsen, Leipziger Straße, Hopfengarten and Reform.

The 1990 election was won by the CDU, but the constituency was gained by the SPD at the 1994 election and held by them until the 2009 election. For the 2002 election the constituency was enlarged and renamed Magdeburg and was coterminous with the city of Magdeburg, it assumed its current boundaries for the 2009 election