The NFL Network is owned by the National Football League. The network launched in 2003 and covers both the season and off-season of the NFL 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Know More
The launch of the network was in response to the appetite for professional football in the United States and due to the high broadcasting fees from other networks that threatened to hurt the revenues of the league. The NFL Network's CEO is Steve Bornstein, who used to work for ESPN.
In addition to weekly programming, the network broadcasts one football game a week on Thursday nights during the season. In 2014, the network broadcast these games in conjunction with CBS.Learn more about American Football
The average number of black players in the National Football League as of 2014 is approximately 67 percent. There are representations of almost every race in the NFL, but African-American's make up the largest percentage.Full Answer >
Even though the National Football League is considered to be a nonprofit organization, only the league's office is officially tax-exempt. All 32 teams in the NFL pay taxes.Full Answer >
As of the end of the 2013 football season, Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos is the oldest quarterback in the National Football League. He played in the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, 2014 at age 37, less than two months shy of his 38th birthday.Full Answer >
During his illustrious 20-year career in the National Football League, Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice played for three teams: the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks. Rice played 16 seasons with the 49ers, three-plus seasons with the Raiders and half of a season with the Seahawks. He attempted to play another season with the Denver Broncos, but decided to retired before the beginning of the 2005 season.Full Answer >