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.
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
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 >
As of 2014, and even though the numbers fluctuate year to year and have evolved in time, the 10-year period beginning in 2005 shows that the Southeastern Conference has the most drafted players participating in the National Football League. During this period, the SEC had 430 players drafted during the annual NFL Draft.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 >
The Chicago Bears and the Arizona Cardinals are tied for the oldest teams in the National Football League, although both have experienced name changes. As of 2014, they are the only founding teams left in the league.Full Answer >