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  American football - Wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
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.
Professional leagues that no longer exist include the World Football League (WFL,1974-75), the United States Football League (USFL,1983-1985), the XFL (XFL,2001), the All American Football Conference (1946-1949), the American Football League (AFL,1960-1969-merged with the NFL in 1970), and the World League of American Football (WLAF,1991-1993-now NFL Europe).
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   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
American football known in the United States as simply football is a competitive team sport that rewards players' speed agility tactics brute strength as they push block tackle and outrun each other trying to force ball further into their opponent's territory for hour of game time which translates into to four hours of real time.
The minor Arena Football League (1987-present) plays an indoor adaptation of football at a faster pace on a field with no built-in sidelines -- the of the grid are coincident with padded similar to those found in a baseball Flag football and touch football are non-tackle of American football.
However rugby league does have a similar system where side is allowed to be tackled five while in possession (see the entry for league for an explanation of the play-the-ball the limited tackles rule).
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 American football
American football, known in the United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that rewards players' speed, agility, skill, tactics, and brute strength as they run and throw a ball, and block, tackle, and outrun each other, trying to force the ball further into their opponent's territory and ultimately into the endzone.
The minor Arena Football League (1987-present) plays an indoor adaptation of American football, at a faster pace, on a smaller field with no built-in sidelines -- the edges of the grid are coincident with padded walls similar to those found in a baseball outfield.
However, rugby league does have a similar system where each side is allowed to be tackled five times while in possession (see the entry for rugby league for an explanation of the play-the-ball and the limited tackles rule).
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 Football - MSN Encarta
In the United States, a crude form of football using a blown-up bladder was played in the colony of Virginia in 1609.
In 1946 the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) was established as a rival to the NFL.
Standouts in the new league such as Jack Kemp, Lance Alworth, and Joe Namath helped the AFL establish itself on par with the NFL.
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 American football   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
American football, known in the United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic.
American football does not much resemble soccer, the sport which most people outside the U.S. call "football"; consequently, the sport is commonly known internationally as "American football" or "gridiron".
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: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
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That's right, the "real" AFL, as to not to confuse this with the current Arena Football League, which currently dubs itself as the AFL.
It was the league that had successfully challenged the NFL, later merging with it in 1970.
It was the league that beat the mighty NFL in the Super Bowl when many said it couldn't be done.
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 National Football League Biography,info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
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".
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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 About the USA > Sports > Football
American football is a distinct type of football that developed in the United States in the 19th century from soccer and rugby.
Football is played by school, college and professional teams and is one of the most popular American sports, attracting thousands of participants and millions of spectators annually.
American football was made popular by teams representing colleges and universities.
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 History: The AFL - Pro Football Hall of Fame
On August 14, 1959, at the call of Dallas businessman Lamar Hunt, a new professional football league to be called the American Football League was organized to begin play in 1960.
Almost every element that makes pro football the world's most popular sport that it is today can be traced to the American Football League and the huge changes its presence eventually bought to the sport.
The AFL was viewed by the masses as a "David" matched against an unbeatable "Goliath" for almost half of its 10-year history.
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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.
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.
With the introduction of the television which greatly increased football's accessibility to more parts of the United States and the merger of the NFL and the AFL, football would become the most-watched television show as well as being very profitable.
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 Game Balls
Texas businessman Lamar Hunt formed the American Football League (AFL) in 1960 as a rival to the National Football League.
The two leagues fought bitterly for players, media attention, and profits until 1966, when the two leagues agreed on a merger plan.
Some innovative rules changes adopted by the AFL were the two-point conversion, the use of the scoreboard clock as the official game clock, the use of player names on jerseys, and the sharing of gate and television revenues between home and visiting teams.
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 Main Page about nfl games online here.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The National Football League (NFL), formed in 1920,as the American Professional Football Association.
The older league later merged with the new league, after the AFL began to successfully sign stars from the NFL.
After the merger, the NFL adopted innovative features pioneered by the AFL, such as names on player jerseys, official scoreboard clocks (in the NFL, field and scoreboard clocks often did not agree, leading to confusion), and the two-point conversion.
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 CNNSI.com - Pro Football - The AFL: A Football Legacy -- An eight-team game - Monday January 22, 2001 03:29 PM
During the following decade, the AFL challenged the National Football League for professional gridiron supremacy, eventually prompting a merger that led to the current 31-team NFL.
From a modest eight-team beginning in 1960 to the Kansas City Chiefs' victory in Super Bowl IV to close the '69 season, the AFL had a colorful, bizarre history that is a large part of the modern National Football League that we know today.
Once he took over the league for a brief two-month stint, the gloves were off and he began a fight with the NFL that became personal in the 1970s and continues until today.
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 A.F.L. - The Official Website of the (North) American (Midget) Football League Grey County
Hopefully, now that Josh who had been really sick since the winter of 2001, is no longer bedridden as of spring of 2002 and active as of summer of 2003 he can now join a university football program as a triple time threat to receive, rush and return with quick speed.
The (N).A.(M).F.L.-Grey-Bruce District was an ironman football league, based in Grey-Bruce Counties but played most of its games in the City of Owen Sound, that lasted 7 seasons before it went defunct in 1994.
We also have other players interested in continuing their dreams of playing professional football, and several of us still get out when we can to get a game going on the ol' sandlot just for the love of the game.
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 Wikinfo | National Football League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The NFL is the largest and most popular professional American football league in the world.
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.
Marshall's racist policies not only excluded fls from his Washington Redskins team but influenced the entire league to drop fls until 1946, when pressure from the competing All-America Football Conference induced the NFL to be more liberal in its signing of fls.
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 The Dallas Cowboys football card web site - American Football
American football does not much resemble soccer, the sport which the rest of the world, except Canada, calls "football".
An average of about eight players die each year in the United States as a result of injuries received in games.
How about some NFL Football Tickets like Dallas Cowboy Tickets or any Sports Ticketsand cheer on your favorite player.
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 American Football League All-time Team
American Football League Hall of Fame All rights reserved.
Duplicate in any form you like, if you're an AFL fan.
You have the permission of the American Football League Hall of Fame
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 American Football League Guestbook
Comments or questions may be on American Football League players, policies, games, fan memories, etc. from the 1960s; or on current topics that have some link to the AFL; franchise moves, the effects of the AFL-NFL merger, coaching experience, NFL shortcomings, etc.
You sound like a true AFL fan, and believe me, even as a Bills fan, it broke my heart to see the AFL's first champions leave the city of their origin.
Further, if there were still TWO pro football leagues, do you think a league would leave Cleveland or Houston (or any other city), knowing that as soon as they did, the other league would put a franchise there?.
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 AFL Tickets - Arena Football
Why do fans love the Arena Football League?  Because it's the world's most explosive brand of pro football.  With its high-scoring, hard-hitting action, the AFL is more exciting than ever before!  From the regular season to ArenaBowl XXI, we have you covered.  Follow your favorite AFL team all season long!
The indoor league has enjoyed phenomenal growth over the past two decades, expanding from four original teams to 19 franchises across the nation.
In addition, several high-profile figures have invested in the bright future of the AFL and its franchises -- for example, rock legend Jon Bon Jovi is the majority owner of Philadelphia Soul, and NFL great John Elway is the co-owner of the Colorado Crush.
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 Football - The AFC - American Football League Quiz
Football - The AFC - American Football League Quiz
Test your knowledge of the National Football League with this quiz on the American Football Conference (AFC).
The quiz also includes questions about the AFC's predecessor, the American Football League (AFL).
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 AFL Football
The American Football League is a football simulation league using the actionpc pro football game.
The league was created by Tom Gantert in the Spring of 2001 and has played in the fall since August of 2001.
Listed above are the winners of the AFL Bowl for each season listed.
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 American Football League Quizzes and Trivia -- FunTrivia
10 challenging questions about people and events, some famous, and some footnotes, from the league that gave us the two-point conversion, player names on jerseys, and twice as much to watch on fall Sundays.
Questions about the players and teams of the American Football league.
A short quiz on the playoff games that took place in the American Football League during their existence from 1960 to 1969.
www.funtrivia.com /ql.cfm?cat=11055   (455 words)

Here is the summary of the 1960 AFL championship game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Houston Oilers held at Jeppesen Stadium in Houston, Texas.
Houston's George Blanda passed for 3 TDs and kicked a FG and 3 XPs bringing the hometown Oilers to victory in the inaugural AFL championship game.
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 Fantasy Football: American Football League
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Trading Block has been moved off the main page to its own web page.
Disclaimer: This site is not in any way affiliated with, endorsed or licensed by the National Football League, any NFL team or NFLPA member.
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 American Football League Stadiums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The AFL club would play one season at the 'Stick (going 1-6)
hometown of the man behind the new football league
Pats won their only AFL Eastern Division title (their first year in
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