History of the NFL

History of the NFL

when football started

1892

called the American Professional Football Association

1920 - 1922

APFA began releasing official standings

1921

name changed to National Football League

1922

annual championship game

1933

big teams only play cause of the increase of popularity

1934

pro football became a major sport

1950

a rivil league of the NFL, the AFL was made

1960

football passed baseball as the favorite sport

1960 - 1970

AFL and NFL merged together

1966

NFL solidified its dominance as America's top spectator sport

1970 - 1989

USFL was made

1980 - 1990

considerd the most important game of the rise of the NFL

1985

World League of American Football was made

1993

NFL Network was put on tv

2003

works cited

"The History of National Football League." The History of National Football League. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2013.