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  football. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Football, amateur and professional, is perhaps the most popular spectator sport in the United States, attracting a total attendance of over 40 million and watched by many more millions on television each year.
Although professional football was played as early as 1895 in Pennsylvania, it was not until 1920 that national organization began, with the formation of the American Professional Football Association at Canton, Ohio.
The American Football League (AFL; formed 1959) competed with the NFL during the early 1960s; the first Super Bowl championship game was held in 1967 between the NFL and AFL champions.
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  American football
American football, known in the United States as simply football is a competitive team sport related to, derived from, and somewhat similar to, other forms of football, but differing from most of them in significant ways.
Play in American football consists of a series of individual plays of short duration, between which the ball is not in play.
American football in its current form grew out of a series of three games between Harvard University and McGill University of Montreal in 1874.
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American football was made popular by teams representing colleges and universities.
In 1959, a new league, the American Football League, was organized.
In 1970 what was the AFL became the American Conference and the NFL teams became the National Conference of the NFL.
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 American Football Athlete Rating - Allsportrating.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
By the 1850s, the two main families of football in England were the "kicking games", in which the ball was mostly kicked along the ground, and the "running games", in which the ball was mostly carried by players.
Football caught on among the general population and began to be the subject of intense competition and rivalry, albeit of a localized nature.
American football became popular in various countries after World War II, especially those in which there were large numbers of U.S. military personnel, who often formed a substantial proportion of the players and spectators.
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 World Almanac for Kids
FOOTBALL, AMERICAN, type of football that developed in the U.S. in the 19th century from association football, or soccer, and Rugby football (principally the latter).
American football is played by two teams, each made up of 11 players, with an oval ball consisting of an inflated rubber bladder encased in a leather cover.
In college football, the team winning the toss may elect to be given first choice at the start of the second half, thereby allowing the other team first pick of the options at the beginning of the game.
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 National Football League - Wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The NFL is the largest and most popular professional American football league in the world.
The "World League of American Football" competed independently for a couple of years in the 1990s, before being transformed into NFL Europe, whose teams act as farm clubs for those in the NFL proper.
After expansion in 1967, the NFL split the Eastern Conference into the Capitol and Century Divisions and the Western Conference into Coastal and Central Divisions, and the playoff schedule was expanded from a single game between two teams to a four team tournament, with the four divisional champions participating.
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 American Football
Football is one of the most popular sports in the US, together with baseball and basketball.
The National Football League, includes twenty-eight teams from the big cities all around the country.
There are two leagues in the NFL - the National Football Conference, NFC, and the American Football Conference, AFC.
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 American Football Conference - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL).
The AFC was created after the NFL merged with the American Football League (AFL) in early 1970.
Due to the relocation controversy of the Cleveland Browns, a new AFC franchise called the Baltimore Ravens was officially established in 1996 while the Browns were "reactivated" in 1999.
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 American Football Conference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The American Football Conference (or AFC) is one of the two conferences compose the National Football League.
The AFC was formed before the 1970 NFL season from the American Football League when it merged with the old National Football League with the addition of the Baltimore Colts the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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 National Football League at AllExperts
Formed in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association (it adopted the name National Football League in 1922), the NFL is one of the major professional sports leagues of North America.
The next year 1969, another American Football League team, the Buffalo Bills were the first professional football team of the modern era to begin the season with an African American, James Harris as their starting quarterback.
Like the American college football game from which it sprung, NFL football is a descendant of rugby football, which was imported to the United States from Canada in 1874, and then transformed into American college football after McGill University in Montreal invited Harvard University to Quebec to play a new Canadian version of "rugby football".
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 What is the American Football League?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The American Football League is a professional football league that was not created with the idea of competing with the National Football League, though that's ultimately what it did.
The American Football League was formed in 1960 - decades after the establishment of the National Football League - behind the vision of Lamar Hunt.
The American Football League started to really gain credibility in 1964, when it formed a television contract with NBC and set league records for attendance.
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 National Football League
The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most popular professional American football league in the world, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities.
Main article: Black players in American professional football Although the NFL in 2004 is dominated at virtually every position by African-American athletes, that was not always the case.
The American Football League's Denver Broncos were the first modern team to have a fl quarterback, Marlin Briscoe, in 1968; and the American Football League's Buffalo Bills were the first to have a fl starting quarterback, James Harris, in 1969.
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 American Football, National Football League, American Football League, winners, Super Bowl,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Americans then favoured rugby and the American football we know today began to develop.
The National Football League is in its 86 th year, and early this year Super Bowl XXXIX took place, the winners were The New England Patriots who became the second team in National Football League history to win three Super Bowls in four seasons.
American Football, and in particular the National Football League, NFL, has given American’s another sport to follow and be proud of.
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 NZAFA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
After 24 years of American Football in Auckland we are seeing a strenthening of the senior men's competition and the future being secured in the U19 competition.
The goal is see the Waikato Conference become a viable and independent conference with their own football programme for junior and senior men's teams.
American Football Wellington, AFW governs the sport of American Football in the Southern regions of the North Island.
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 American football - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive team sport.
American football is played on a rectangular field 120 yards (110 meters) long by 53 1/3 yards (49 meters) wide.
Both American football and soccer have their origins in varieties of football played in the United Kingdom in the mid-19th century, and American football is directly descended from rugby football.
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 American Football Conference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
American Football Wellington - American Football Welington(AFW) is a fully-kitted American football league in New Zealand.
Nottingham Outlaws (American football) - The Nottingham Outlaws are a member of the British Collegiate American Football League (BCAFL)'s Northern Conference-Central Division.
National Football League Schedule - National Football League Schedule Super Bowl XLIV - Super Bowl XLIV will be the 44th Super Bowl, the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) between the National Football Conference (NFC) and American Football Conference (AFC) champions.
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 Football - Information File - FCPL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In other countries, the sport is usually referred to as American football to differentiate it from soccer and rugby.
American football evolved as a separate sport from rugby in the late 19th century.
In professional football, the National Football League (NFL) is divided into two conferences: the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC).
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 National Football League
At the end of each season, the winners of the playoffs in the American Football Conference and the National Football Conference meet in the NFL championsip, the Super Bowl.
The cap is determined via a complicated formula based on the revenue that all NFL teams receive during the previous year.
As of the 2003 football season, the salary cap was $75,007,000, and the NFL teams' player costs were a mean of $72,150,250.
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The story of football began sometime during the 19th century in England when a soccer player, frustrated at using only his feet to manipulate the ball, decided to simply pick it up and run with it.
Football was still mainly American rugby--much different from the popular sport known today.
College football matured through the 1800's in a league of its own until the beginning of the twentieth century when professional football teams began appearing.
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 AFC Championship Game - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The AFC Championship Game is an American football game played every year to determine the champion of the American Football Conference (AFC) of the National Football League (NFL).
The AFC was formed by joining the 10 former AFL teams with 3 NFL teams: the then-Baltimore Colts, the Cleveland Browns, and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
At the end of each football season, a series of playoff games involving the top six teams in the AFC are conducted, consisting of the four division champions and two wild card teams.
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 American Football Conference Team-By-Team Preview
They'll be in the AFC mix contending for the Super Bowl.
Outlook: A new town (Baltimore), a new name (Ravens) and a new coach (Ted Marchibroda) still can't cover the fact that this is the same team that unraveled last year.
Strengths: Quarterback John Elway led the AFC in passing with 3,970 yards and signed a new five-year deal worth $29.5 million.
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 National Football League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most popular American football league in the world consisting of teams from American cities.
Most of the USA's college football players want to play in the There is a highly organized and formal called the draft (currently consisting of seven rounds) that place over two days in April in all NFL teams participate.
MNF itself pushed the limits of football with its halftime highlights segment occasional banter Howard Cosell and Dennis Miller and celebrity guests such as John Lennon and President Clinton.
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 American Football Quizzes and American Football Trivia -- FunTrivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The NFL commenced in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association, adopting its present name 2 years later.
During the remainder of the 20th Century the All-American Football Conference, American Football League, World Football League, and United States Football League came and went, either merging or folding.
The Professional Football Researchers Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and, in some cases, reconstructing professional football history.
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 Eastern Illinois University Panther Athletics >>> www.EIUpanthers.com
Coming off back-to-back Ohio Valley Conference championships the Eastern Illinois football team is looking to reload with this year’s recruiting class as the Panthers look to make a third consecutive run at the NCAA Football Championship playoffs.
EIU head coach Bob Spoo mentioned in a December press conference that the Panthers were looking to fill some voids left due to graduation and the Panthers have worked hard during the recruiting season to do just that.
Football at Eastern Illinois will start earlier than expected this fall as the Panthers have announced a slight change to their 2007 schedule which will give EIU four home games before November.
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 Gatorsports.com :: 100 years of Gator Football   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Each team plays once against the other teams in its conference that finished in the same place in their own divisions as itself, not counting the division they were already scheduled to play: one at home, one on the road (two games).
The four division champions from each conference (the team in each division with the best regular season won-lost-tied record), which are seeded 1 through 4 based on their regular season won-lost-tied record.
The founding of the United States Football League in the early 1980s was the biggest challenge to the NFL in the post-merger era.
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 Midwest Conference - Football
Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame at the Induction Ceremony on Saturday, March 24, at the Marriott West in Madison, Wis. The Hall of Fame Banquet is part of the annual WFCA Convention.
The All-American senior, who was the fifth St. Norbert player to participate in the Aztec Bowl, attempted a 47-yard field goal in the first quarter, but the kick was blocked.
Braier was the Midwest Conference men’s basketball Player of the Year after winning his fourth consecutive rebounding crown and leading the Vikings in scoring, assists and double-doubles as a senior during the 2005-06 season.
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 NFL Historical Trivia, Quizzes, Quiz Questions, Fun Facts, Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
American Football League formed, 9 teams participate, lasts one season.
All-American Football Conference formed, 8 charter members, lasts for 4 seasons.
United States Football League formed, folds after 1985 season, all 3 season were played during the spring.
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