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Timeline: NFL Football
1920: The NFL begins under the name American Professional Football Association.
1936: The NFL holds its first annual draft of college players.
1939: The first NFL game is televised.

History of the National Football League - Wikipedia

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The National Football League (NFL) was founded in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association (APFA) with ten teams from four states, all of whom ...

NFL History by Decade - NFL.com

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Rutgers and Princeton played a college soccer football game, the first ever, November 6. The game used modified London Football Association rules. During the ...

NFL.com History

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The Birth of the National Football League - History in the Headlines

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Sep 4, 2014 ... As a new NFL season kicks off, look back at the league's inaugural 1920 campaign, which featured its birth in an Ohio auto dealership, teams in ...

NFL Champions 1920-2015 - Football History | Pro Football Hall of ...

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From 1920-1931, the NFL champion was determined by a team's win-loss percentage. In 1932, a playoff game was needed to determine the championship.

History of Football - Football History | Pro Football Hall of Fame ...

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The comprehensive and detailed history of Pro Football is available here from ... Paid attendance for all NFL games increased in 1999 for the third year in a row ...

National Football League (NFL) | American sports organization ...

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Jan 21, 2016 ... NFL major U.S. professional gridiron football organization, founded ... For a more complete history of football and the NFL, see football, gridiron.

NFL founded in Canton | Pro Football Hall of Fame Official Site

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The result of the meeting was the birth of the National Football League. Photo ( left): The ... (Video: Two minutes of pro football history: The NFL's first games)

Pro Football & NFL History | Pro-Football-Reference.com

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Pro Football & NFL History. ... Pro-Football-Reference.com Logo & Link to home page. MENU. Players. In the News: Rodgers · Roethlisberger · Bell · Elliott ...