A New GenerationProfessional football is born
What was know as the American Professional Football Association was created in Canton, Ohio on this memoral day in an attempt to create the first professional footballl leauge.
New Look, Same Great EntertainmentNFL founded in Canton
What used to be known as the American Professional Football Association was remaned the National Football Association in a meeting held in Canton, Ohio. The NFL still remains today and is considered to be "an American Tradition".
Open to the PublicThe right way? The Green Bay way
The Green Bay Packers became the first publically owned, non profit franchise in the Nation.
Where did all the Equality go?Due to George Preston, the owner of the Washington Redskins, the NFL imposed a new total segregation policy. No negro athlete would ever play in the NFL again until after World War II.
First DraftPro Football Draft History: 1936
In 1936 the NFL club owner approved what is today called the NFL draft where professional football teams go to colleges and even high school to select the best player and offer them jobs and scholarships .
The Beginning to Something GreatThe 1930s and the First Televised Game
On this very important date, for the first time ever, a football game was televised. Thanks to NBC the Brookyln Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Eagles game could be seen from home by those who owned a tv.
Due to the hard times of World War II the famous riavls Pittsburgh Steelers and Philidelpia Eagles were forced to join unite team since neither was able to put a vomplete team on field due to World Was II overseas draft.
Kenny WashingtonKenny Washington (American football)
In 1946 Kenny Washington signed with the Los Angeles Rams and became the first African American to be readmitted into the NFL ending a 13 year whites only streak.
The First LogoRams
1948 the Los Angeles Rams came out with a revolutionary new idea, the use helment logos. This was just the start to many new wasy on how to identify our favorite teams.
Dallas TexansHistory: The Dallas Texans
An important day for all Texans, when the Dallas Texans joined the NFL.
Most pointsHall Of Famers
Paul Hornung set the first NFl record. After completing a season of 15 Touchdowns, 2 Touchdown passes, and 15 figgers he walked away with 176 points setting the NFL record for most point in a season.
13 Year Term Ends1962: The Year That Changed the Redskins
Bobby Mitchell signed with the Washington Redskins marking the beginning a completely desegregated National Football league,
The Great moveDALLAS TEXANS KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
For the teams best interest in 1963 the Dallas Texans franchise was moved to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Baseball who?History of the National Football League
What was once considered the most popular sport in the United States was shadow by the uprising of popularity in football. In 1965 football officially became the number one sport in America passing up baseball!
Creation of the AFCAFL Teams
The AFC consisted of:
Kansas City Chiefs
New York Jets
San Diego Chargers
The NFCNFC Teams
The NFC teams consisted of:
New York Giants
Green Bay Packers
Los Angeles Rams
San Franciso 49ers
St. Louis Cardinals
Super Bowl ISuper Bowl I
The Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs faced off in the first Super Bowl starting an American Traditon.
$$$Super Bowl I
The 1967 Super Bowl was the first and only Super Bowl to not sell out completely.
An Official LeagueHistory of the AFC and the NFC
The NFC and AFC at last came to an agreement and joined under one league.
Tired Yet?Jim Marshall (American football)
Beginning in 1961 through 1979 Jim Marshall completed 19 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings and walked away without a single injury. Jim Marshall set the bar high for most consecutive played games. He played a total of 282 games in his NFL career.
Diana RossDiana Ross was the the first Superbowl Halftime performer. Her performance was legendary
Improvments in Technology[New Communication](nfl-installs-new-coachtodefense-communications-system)
1994 was a revolutionary year with the introduction of helmet radio allowing one defensive and one offensive player to have communication with their coach.
35/35Gary Anderson (placekicker)
If you know football you know who Gary Anderson is. In the 1998 season Gary Anderson set a record that cannot be broken, only matched. He was the first man to get 100% field kicking completing his season with a 35/35 record.
Dan Marino who?Kurt Warner
Back in 1984 Quarter back Dan Marino set the record for most parring yards and for many years nobody came even close, but in 2001 Kurt warner broke that reacord with a total of 4,830 yards.
Division of the NFLNFL Teams
The AFC had been divided into seperate regions for a long time by now, but in 2002 the NFL decided that the NFC would also get divided thus creating a north, south, east and west for both the NFC and AFC. This has been the last major change in the NFL till the day.
Big Money2012 Super Bowl
Recod Breaking Super Bowl 2012 brough in a whoping $150 million to Indianapolis.
RecordsSuper Bowl Breaks TV Broadcast Records
The 2012 Super Bowl broke NFL records by having 111.3 million vierwers across the nation watch the New York giants take on the New England Patriots.
Best All-Time RecieverJerry Rice
Starting in 1985 Jerry Rice is considered to be the wide reciever of all time with and astonishing 20,859 yards and still counting. Rice has broken 38 NFL records and is in the lead from his runner up,James Lofton. by 6,855 yards.
TOUCHDOWN!!!Johnny Unitas, a record-setting quarterback who didn't care about records
Its hard enought to get a touchdown as it is. especially with an incredible opposing defense. Now try doing it 48 time in a row. johnny Unitas set a 48 game touchdown streak setting him as a Football legand!!