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  American Football - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
American football, known in the United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic.
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.
A device suitable for professional teams has been developed, that provides for rapid cooling of small areas of skin where large blood vessels are near the surface, and is proposed as a means of cooling the blood quickly without evoking the reflex of isolating the body surface from the core.
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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.
The American football field is often called the gridiron because the markings on the field resemble that type of grill that can be used to cook food over a fire.
British Collegiate American Football League (BCAFL) - Fast-growing college football league in the UK A spring professional football league, the All American Football League, is presently being formed.
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 American Football League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969.
In contrast to such entities as the All-America Football Conference, baseball's Federal League, the American Basketball Association and the World Hockey Association, the American Football League is the only league in North American pro sports ever to have merged with a major league and have all its teams continue to exist.
The American Football League took advantage of the burgeoning popularity of football by locating teams in major cities that lacked NFL franchises, and by using the growing power of televised football games (bolstered with the help of major network contracts, first with ABC and later with NBC).
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 American Football Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In North America, football is invariably considered to be one of the "major sports." Outside of the United States and Canada, the sport is usually referred to as American football to differentiate it from other football games, especially association football and rugby football.
Since the 1960s, football has surpassed baseball as the most popular spectator sport in the U.S. The 32-team National Football League (NFL) is the most popular professional league.
While high school football is popular all over the U.S., it holds a particularlly prominent cultural signifigance in the Midwest and the South -- especially in Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Texas and Georgia.
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 National Football League -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The league was formed in (Click link for more info and facts about 1920) 1920 as the American Professional Football Association, which adopted the name "National Football League" in (Click link for more info and facts about 1922) 1922.
Although the NFL in 2004 is dominated at virtually every position by (An American whose ancestors were born in Africa) African-American athletes, that was not always the case.
Even after that, for many NFL teams the door would remain closed to fl (The position of the football player in the backfield who directs the offensive play of his team) quarterbacks through the (The decade from 1970 to 1979) 1970s.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/n/na/national_football_league.htm   (4161 words)

 Welcome to the American Football   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The AFA is dedicated to the advancement of semi-pro/minor league football throughout the United States and serves as the National Organization for non-professional leagues and teams from coast-to-coast.
Of the 39 new inductees to be honored by the AFA national association this year, 14 acquired their semi-pro reputations on football fields in Illinois while another 5 gained their peer popularity in Wisconsin.
One of the reasons so many Mid-West regional footballers have been singled out by the AFA for HOF honors over the years is because in the past two and a half decades 4 Illinois teams have won American Football Association National Championships (1986-1992-1993-2001).
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 World Almanac for Kids
The first league of professional football teams was the American Professional Football Association, formed in 1920.
A tremendous stimulus to public interest in the professional games was provided by the famous halfback Red Grange, who in 1925 joined the Chicago Bears of the NFL and toured the U.S. that year and the next.
In 1946 a second major professional football league, the All-America Football Conference, began to operate in competition with the NFL.
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 National Football League
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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The first World Series of pro football, actually a five-team tournament, was played among a team made up of players from both the Athletics and the Phillies, but simply named New York; the New York Knickerbockers; the Syracuse AC; the Warlow AC; and the Orange (New Jersey) AC at New York’s original Madison Square Garden.
Professional football gained new prestige when the Bears were matched against the best college football players in the first Chicago College All-Star Game, August 31.
Football increased its lead as the country’s favorite, 26 percent to 16 percent for baseball, January 19.
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 Jim Thorpe - Athlete of the Century
Jim Thorpe, the football star and Olympic legend whom Sweden's King Gustav V called "the greatest athlete in the world." was named, in 1950, by the Associated Press the greatest football player and greatest all-round athlete for the first 50 years of this century.
According to Jim Thorpe's daughter and family historian Grace Thorpe, her father is the only American athlete is history to excel in three major sports both as an amateur and as a professional.
In football, he is founding father of professional football serving as the first president of what is now the National Football League.
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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.
As football became a favorite with Americans, many leagues soon followed the NFL in trying to establish their own franchise.
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 History of American Football - Origin of Football   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
By the beginning of December, most of the teams in the APFA had abandoned their hopes for a championship, and some of them, including the Chicago Tigers and the Detroit Heralds, had finished their seasons, disbanded, and had their franchises canceled by the Association.
The APFA was reorganized, with Joe Carr as president.
Carr moved the Association's headquarters to Columbus, drafted a league constitution and by-laws, gave teams territorial rights, restricted player movements, developed membership criteria for the franchises, and issued standings for the first time, so that the APFA would have a clear champion.
www.nfl-rumors.com /history.htm   (607 words)

 Professional Football Researchers Association- Pro Football History
The lead made no bones about it: "The American Professional Football Conference, an organization national in scope was formed here last night at a gathering of men connected with the promotion of the professional gridiron game, held in the offices of Ralph E. Hay, business manager of the Canton Bulldogs, professional champions.
It is to be the second session of the American Professional Football conference," other papers indicated that the September meeting was the first.
It was moved and seconded that a permanent organization be formed to be known as American Professional Football Association.
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 African American Registry: Black contributions to American professional football are many
Pro Football or the National Football League originated in 1869 from a combination of rugby and soccer.
When Follis retired from professional football in 1906, he was replaced that same year by Charles "Doc" Baker, the second African-American pro-football player.
Art Shell became the first African American head coach in the NFL and the second in professional football history when he was hired by the Los Angeles Raiders in 1989.
www.aaregistry.com /african_american_history/441/Black_contributions_to_American_professional_football_are_many   (659 words)

 The Dayton Triangles: Present at the Creation of the National Football League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
On September 17, 1920, in Canton, Ohio the National Football League (originally known as the American Professional Football Association) was born.
At that time a semi-pro football player worked a regular job through the week, practiced with his team one or two evenings, and picked up a little extra income by playing football on weekends.
However, there was also a team in southwestern Ohio that was equally as successful on the football field and played just as important a role in the development of professional football in America.
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 Fanbay.net - NFL - History of the National Football League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
College football, which gained traction in the 1870’s and 1880’s, is really what first popularized the sport of football in America (thus, this history of the NFL is best served by a quick look at the first days of football in America- the college game).
By 1920, organizational meetings we’re held by several of the teams of the day and the American Football Association (AFA), which is also known as the American Professional Football Association (APFA) was formed.
With the two leagues now merged into a new super league and with sweeping rule changes in the early and mid-1970’s, professional football truly became one of the nation’s favorite sports.
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 Steve Dimitry's Old Time Pre-NFL Football Web Page
That champion was un-officially recognized as the world champion of professional football.
The APFA changed its name to the National Football League (NFL) in 1922.
Both teams were claimed co-champions of professional football.
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The American Professional Football Association was formally organized to begin play in fall of 1920.
Later, the Buffalo All-Americans, Chicago Tigers, Columbus Panhandles and Detroit Heralds joined the league prior to the 1920 season.
Buffalo - All-Americans (1921-23), Bisons (1924-25), Rangers (1926) and Bisons (1927,1929)
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 VOA Special English - AMERICAN MOSAIC - Radio Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
American professional football involves thirty-one teams in the National Football League, or NFL.
The first NFL was formed in Nineteen-Twenty, when representatives of four professional teams met in Canton, Ohio.
The group first called it the American Professional Football Association, but changed the name two years later.
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 American Football Association
The American Football Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt corporation who monitors the action of more than 750 senior amateur football teams from coast-to-coast each year.
We are dedicated to the advancement of semi-pro/minor league football throughout the United States and serve as the National Organization for non-professional leagues and teams from coast-to-coast.
The Empire Football League is proud to announce the Albany Metro Mallers as its 2005 EFL Champions.
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 03-078f (Fritz Pollard)
Pollard, the first African American to play in a Rose Bowl Game (for Brown, in 1916) and first to coach in the NFL, was a tireless promoter of integrated rosters in the early days of professional football.
In the thick and fury of a football scrimmage Pollard exhibited the equilibrium of a circus athlete.
The shiftiness and speed of this wraithlike figure, his ability to knife through the narrowest openings and spin out of the clutches of the enemy, were the talk of the football world.
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 All About Football college, ncaa, scores, tickets, 2003, alabama, michigan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
From Football to baseball and concert tickets to exclusive and theater events.
The official site of the National Football League, including stats, scores, standings, fantasy football, transactions, injury reports, schedules, team and player news.
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 Professional Football Researchers Association- Pro Football History
The PFRA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and, in some cases, reconstructing professional football history.
Each issue is 24 pages crammed with pro football history: articles on great players, teams, and games of the past (and some not-so-great), occasionally a stat article, some opinion, and organization news.
Years ago, the Annual was used for articles too long for the Corner, but as the magazine grew, the Annual was used for specialized publications like Down Payments, a history of pro football in Akron from 1896 through 1930, a complete summary of the 1923 season.
www.footballresearch.com   (454 words)

 Pro Flag Football Home Page
The Professional Flag Football League format for the 2000 season will again combine regulation, regular season games with the challenge tournament series.
Each PFFL team will be required to play a minimum of 6 regulation games.
An additional $100 will be added to the cash award for each team entered after the eighth team.
www.pro-flagfootball.com   (233 words)

 Association for Professional Basketball Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Welcome to the home page for the Association for Professional Basketball Research.
Coulby Gunther would join Pittsburgh seven games into the Basketball Association of America's maiden 1946-47 season after serving in the Pacific Theatre and spending nine months in military hospitals.
MPBL Midwest Professional Basketball League 1961-62 to 1963-64
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 Football Promotion and Fundraising Ideas
The American Professional Football Association, the forerunner to the present National Football League, was founded in Canton on September 17, 1920.
www.nfl.com The official American football website shows all the teams stats and rankings.
www.footballamerica.com Starting a football team and need to know what to do well come educate your self off this website.
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