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THE NFL
A BRIEF HISTORY OF
BRUCESTREBINGER.NET
The NFL was originally known as the American
Professional Football Association (APFA). It was
formed on September 17, 1920.
However, the APFA did not change its name
until 1923, when it became the NFL (National
Football League).
The very first president
of the newly formed
league was Jim Thorpe,
a world renowned
athlete who helped to
bring much cred...
Members of the original league included the
Chicago Tigers, Buffalo All-Americans, Detroit
Heralds, and the Columbus Panha...
Today, only two of the original teams are still
active in the NFL, the Chicago Bears (formerly
known as the Decatur Staley...
THE FIRST NFL
GAME
The First NFL football game took place on
September 26, 1920.
The winning team was always determined by
the one that had t...
Since 1920, ties were settled by having the top
two teams play each other twice, with the
winner being the team that won t...
THE NFL TODAY
Currently, the NFL consists of 32 teams, with
half belonging to the American Football
Conference (AFC) and the other half ...
The regular season runs for 17 weeks, starting
the week after Labor Day. Once the regular
season ends, six teams, three fr...
As one can see, the NFL had very humble
beginnings. It has amassed worldwide fame
and popularity, easily making it one of ...
FOR MORE SPORTS INFO,
CHECKOUT MY BLOG
BRUCESTREBINGER.NET
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A Brief History of the NFL

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The NFL is a favorite sport in both Canada and the US. But when did it start? And how has it changed since its first game?

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A Brief History of the NFL

  1. 1. THE NFL A BRIEF HISTORY OF BRUCESTREBINGER.NET
  2. 2. The NFL was originally known as the American Professional Football Association (APFA). It was formed on September 17, 1920.
  3. 3. However, the APFA did not change its name until 1923, when it became the NFL (National Football League).
  4. 4. The very first president of the newly formed league was Jim Thorpe, a world renowned athlete who helped to bring much credibility and popularity to NFL football.
  5. 5. Members of the original league included the Chicago Tigers, Buffalo All-Americans, Detroit Heralds, and the Columbus Panhandles.
  6. 6. Today, only two of the original teams are still active in the NFL, the Chicago Bears (formerly known as the Decatur Staleys) and the Arizona Cardinals (formerly known as the Chicago Cardinals).
  7. 7. THE FIRST NFL GAME
  8. 8. The First NFL football game took place on September 26, 1920. The winning team was always determined by the one that had the highest winning percentage.
  9. 9. Since 1920, ties were settled by having the top two teams play each other twice, with the winner being the team that won the last game. However, in 1921, the Chicago Bears and the Portsmouth Spartans both tied for first place because they had the same winning stats, resulting in a need for an alternative way to determine the winning team.
  10. 10. THE NFL TODAY
  11. 11. Currently, the NFL consists of 32 teams, with half belonging to the American Football Conference (AFC) and the other half belonging to the National Football Conference (NFC).
  12. 12. The regular season runs for 17 weeks, starting the week after Labor Day. Once the regular season ends, six teams, three from each division go on to compete in the playoffs. Winners from the playoffs then go on to compete in the Super Bowl.
  13. 13. As one can see, the NFL had very humble beginnings. It has amassed worldwide fame and popularity, easily making it one of the most cherished leagues in the world.
  14. 14. FOR MORE SPORTS INFO, CHECKOUT MY BLOG BRUCESTREBINGER.NET

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