According to the National Football League, the 2014 regular season starts Thursday, Sept. 4. The game is between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks, with the Seahawks hosting. NBC plans to televise the game, and coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. (ET).Know More
The first preseason game of the 2014 season airs Sunday, Aug. 3. The game is between the New York Giants and the Buffalo Bills. The game takes place at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio and is traditionally known as the Hall of Fame game.
The first game of the college football season is scheduled to be held on Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. (ET). The game is between Abilene Christian and Georgia State, with Georgia State hosting.Learn More
A panel headed by the NFL's director of entertainment and TV programming teams up with the league's production company and the show's producer and director to select the performers of the Super Bowl's halftime show. Once an artist is selected, the team consults with the network broadcaster and the game's sponsors to determine complete halftime festivities.Full Answer >
According to the official New Orleans Saints website, the team has two costumed mascots: Gumbo and Sir Saint. Gumbo is a St. Bernard named after the famous New Orleans dish. Sir Saint has a large foam head and exaggerated chin.Full Answer >
The number 44 is typically worn by football players who play the halfback or fullback position. Players who have worn the number 44 include Heath Evans, Leory Kelly and John Riggins. Both Kelly and Riggins are in the National Football League Hall of Fame.Full Answer >
Odin Lloyd was a semi-professional football player for the Boston Bandits. He was found murdered on June 18, 2013. As of November 2014, Aaron Hernandez, former tight end for the New England Patriots, stands accused of his murder.Full Answer >