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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_American_football

The first known professional football league, ... The first professional indoor game came on ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_National_Football_League

The National Football League (NFL) was founded in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association (APFA) with ten teams from four ... The NFL was the first professional football league to successfully establish a nationwide presence, ...

www.profootballhof.com/football-history/birth-of-pro-football

It was the day that the Allegheny Athletic Association football team defeated the Pittsburgh ... William (Pudge) Heffelfinger, the first professional football player.

www.history.com/this-day-in-history/professional-football-is-born

Professional football first proved itself a viable spectator sport in the 1910s with the establishment of The Ohio League. Canton, the premiere team in the league,  ...

visual.ly/original-14-nfl-teams

Jun 21, 2012 ... The original 14 NFL teams and where they went. ... In 1920, the American Professional Football Association was founded during a meeting at ... Jim Thorpe was elected the league's first president. ..... Tags: nfl, football, teams.

www.nfl.com/history/chronology/1869-1910

Rutgers and Princeton played a college soccer football game, the first ever, ... The first World Series of pro football, actually a five-team tournament, was played  ...

www.therichest.com/sports/football-sports/top-10-oldest-nfl-teams

Apr 19, 2014 ... The 49ers were the first team in the four major sports leagues to play in ... another separate Cleveland Rams football team that had existed in 1936. .... The Packers play in the smallest professional market of any of the major ...

bleacherreport.com/articles/1533593-nfl-pro-football-the-men-who-broke-the-nfl-color-barrier

Feb 18, 2013 ... The four-sport varsity star from UCLA was the first African-American to play ... African-Americans did play professional football in its earliest days when it ... the first African-American to sign a contract in 1946 with an NFL team.

pabook2.libraries.psu.edu/palitmap/Football.html

P. ennsylvania's infatuation with football is long-lived. Calling oneself a football fan and cheering for a favorite team in a game where players exhibit ...

www.thepeoplehistory.com/footballhistory.html

The Origins, History and Growth of College and Professional Football including ... A year later, the Rams became the first pro football team to broadcast all of its ...