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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.
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 at AllExperts
American football is played on a rectangular field 120 yards (110 meters) long by 53 1/3 yards (49 meters) wide.
Tackle football is often banned in American schoolyards in favor of touch football, which uses two-hand touching instead of tackling; or flag football in which a player is "tackled" when an opponent pulls a flag off a belt attached to the player's waist.
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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 National Football League - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
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.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/National_Football_League   (6590 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: List of American football players
This is a list of current players in the National Football League as of 2004.
The American Football League was a professional league of American football which operated from 1960 to 1969.
The Arena Football League (AFL, 1987-present) plays an indoor adaptation of American football, at a faster pace, on a smaller pitch with no built in sidelines -- the edges of the grid are coincident with padded walls similar to those found in a baseball outfield.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/List-of-American-football-players   (302 words)

 American football
George Carlin has monologized at length on its contrasts with baseball, which is traditionally called "the American pastime": Football is about "ground control" and played on a "gridiron" of exact dimensions, while baseball is about "going home", and played in "parks" that are all different from one another, and so on.
The school's head football coach, Gary Barnett, in responding to the charge by his only female player that a teammate had raped her, accused her of being an incompetent player.
The aggressive image of football and the amounts of money involved can support the perception of its being the "last bastion" of sports administrators likely to wink at abuses; close scrutiny and drawing of parallels with Barnett can be expected in any case that is claimed to suggest coddling anti-social players.
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 American football   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive team sport.
American football is the most popular spectator sport in the United States.
Professional football developed in the mill towns of Pennsylvania and the American Midwest in the early years of the 20th century.
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 List of leagues of American football
This is a list of current and defunct leagues of American football.
The league name and year formed are listed below.
Women's American Football League, formed 2001, became the AFWL in 2002
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/l/li/list_of_leagues_of_american_football.html   (71 words)

 Gatorsports.com :: 100 years of Gator Football   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Though five fl players were on the draft list, the first of those to actually play NFL football was Wally Triplett, a halfback from Penn State who played for the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears.
Players who were already in the league at that date were grandfathered, and did not have to change their uniform numbers if they did not conform.
Oakland Raiders Center and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Jim Otto, is the only NFL player to ever wear the number 00, originally permitted for him by the AFL as a marketing gimmick since his jersey number is a homonym pun of his name (aught-O).
www.gatorsports.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?template=wiki&text=National_Football_League   (6017 words)

American football evolved as a separate sport from rugby football in the late 19th century.
Football is played on a rectangular field 120 yards (110 metres) long by 53 1/3 yards (49 metres) wide.
Most penalties result in moving the football either towards the endzone in the case of a defensive penalty, or away from the endzone in the case of an offensive penalty.
www.solarnavigator.net /sport/american_football.htm   (5465 words)

 News | TimesDaily.com | TimesDaily | Florence, AL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Of all the leagues that have attempted to challenge the dominance of the National Football League, the AFL was the only one to have all its teams integrated into the fabric of the NFL.
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).
Further, the league championships were evenly divided: five were won by Western Division teams, five by the Eastern Division; and of the original eight teams, all but two (Denver and Boston) won at least one AFL title, and only one (Denver) did not make the playoffs at some time during the league's ten-year existence.
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 News | Gainesville.com | The Gainesville Sun | Gainesville, Fla.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Tokyo Football League, 1977?-1991 (Became the UFL in 1991)
American Football League, 1926, 1936-1937, 1940-1941, and 1960-1969* (all unrelated, four separate leagues)
Canadian Football League which is older and uses Canadian football rules
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 Open Directory - Sports:Football   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The American game is played by two opposing teams of eleven on a 100x53 yard field, delinated by a goal line and an elevated set of goal posts at either end.
Closely related to American or gridiron football, arena football is played indoors on a 50-yard field with 8 players to a team, limited substitutions and no punting.
The object of the game is that two teams of fifteen, ten or seven players each, observing fair play according to the Laws and sporting spirit, should by carrying, passing, kicking and grounding the ball score as many points as possible, the team scoring the greater number of points being the winner of the match.
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 Welcome to the American Football   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
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.
Over the past quarter century the national association for semi-pro football teams and leagues has singled out exactly 500 overachievers on the semi-pro level of the sport and recognized them as "Legends of their level".
Dinner tickets for the Saturday, June 10th Semi-Pro Football Hall of Fame Dinner are $50 each and can be purchased by contacting the AFA national office at 941-388-3510 or via e-mail at usafoot@aol.com.
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 Leagues and Teams Flag Football American Football Sports
Leagues and Teams Flag Football American Football Sports
- Guide to flag football leagues and tournaments in the San Francisco Bay area.
Includes league standings and history, calendar, links, and a free flag playbook.
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Sports/Football/American/Flag_Football/Leagues_and_Teams   (445 words)

 AMERICAN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION'S NETZINE/NEWSLETTER: Guestbook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
I personally know of more than a few leagues in the northeast who have done the very same manipulating, deception and coaxing that the NAFL is sometimes accused of.
If any league official within one of the leagues that I am speaking of thinks that absolutely "NO-ONE" in their league has "EVER" tampered with or adversly affected another league's team or that whole league...
Many leagues, such as the RMFL/GSAFL/NMFL have either completed or are getting close to completing their seasons and the AFNews has not even compiled their scores yet.
eteamz.active.com /americanfootballassn/guestbook.cfm?start=1956259&gbmax=139&count=10   (901 words)

 Football Sim. Leagues - the Sports Attic
If leagues are full, let us put you on our waiting list; we will then contact you if an opening pops up!)....you can contact me at: cweyenberg@comcast.net
Leagues do not require you to own the software and is played entirely on the commissioners home computer.
Leagues require you to own the current version of the software and is played on owners computers in face to face competition.
sportsattic.com /football.htm   (106 words)

The AFA logo is a trademark of the American Football Association.
We are NOT affiliated with the flag football organization out of Las Vegas using the same name.
There were 31 ball players from the Empire Football League teams of Scranton, Binghamton, and Watertown and 6 players form NYC and NJ teams.
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 List of professional sports leagues
See also the full list of leagues of American football
List of cities by number of pro-sports franchises (North American)
North American Pro Sports Teams - Lists every imaginable league that has operated in Canada and / or the United States.
en.mcfly.org /List_of_professional_sports_leagues   (96 words)

 American Football International: Point Me To It!
In this section you will find a listing of the various leagues and teams through out the world that are dedicated to the American style of football.
Some people will be surprised to see that their are established leagues all over Europe and Asia!
NFL Europe, a developmental league for the NFL, has been a major success and welcomed by fans.
pointme.to /football/intl.htm   (133 words)

 Open Directory - Sports:Football:Canadian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
A minor league adult football league in Canada, consisting of:
With the cost of watching pro football on the rise, amateur football is beginning to look like an excellent substitute.
All Touch football listings will be included within this category.
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