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National Football League

The National Football League (NFL) is the largest Professional American Football league in the world.It was formed by eleven teams in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association, with the league changing its name to the National Football League in 1922. The league currently consists of thirty-two teams from the United States. The league is divided evenly into two conferences — the American Football Conference (AFC) and National Football Conference (NFC), and each conference has four divisions that have four teams each. The NFL is organized as a non-profit organization.

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Articles About National Football League

Roger Federer of Switzerland
Roger Federer Tops Forbes’ List Highest-Paid Tennis Players Of 2014

By IBTimes AU

Roger Federer continues to reign at the 2014 Forbes’ List of Highest-Paid Tennis Athletes. (Aug 26)


WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. attends a news conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 30, 2014. Mayweather will take on WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana of Argentina in a WBC/WBA unifica
American Heavyweight Boxer Amir Mansour Says It’s Disrespectful For 50 Cent To Take Jabs At Floyd Mayweather On Social Media

By IBTimes AU

Amir Mansour is not so pleased at all with 50 Cent thrashing Floyd Mayweather on social media. (Aug 26)

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is helped off the field after getting injury
NFL News: St. Louis Rams Quarterback Sam Bradford to Miss Entire Season with Knee Injury

By IBTimes AU

NFL News - Sam Bradford, quarterback for the St. Louis Rams in the National Football League (NFL) is out for the entire 2014-2015 season due to torn ACL in his left knee. The same injury cost Bradford half of last season and the injury is a big blow to the Rams’ campaign this year. (Aug 26)


Bruno Mars (L) performs with The Red Hot Chili Peppers during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII
NFL Gets 'Chilly Responses' From Rihanna and Coldplay's Representatives on Pay to Play Policy For Super Bowl 2015

By IBTimes AU

The National Football League (NFL) is getting "chilly responses" from Rihanna, Katy Perry and Coldplay's representatives when it asked them to pay up for their performances at next year's Super Bowl show in February 2015. (Aug 22)


Aug 18, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (16) shakes hands with Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) after their game at FedEx Field. The Redskins won 24-23.
Cleveland Browns Chooses Brian Hoyer Over Johnny Manziel For Starting QB Slot

By IBTimes AU

The Cleveland Browns are going by the safe route and picked three-year veteran Brian Hoyer over rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel for the starting quarterback slot in the upcoming National Football League season. (Aug 21)

Singer Katy Perry performs at a concert commemorating the Special Olympics at the White House in Washington, July 31, 2014.
NFL Asks Rihanna, Coldplay and Katy Perry To Shell Out Money To Play at Super Bowl Halftime Show

By IBTimes AU

The National Football League is contemplating requiring performers to shell out money to be given the exposure to perform at halftime. There is some credence to this line of thinking as exposure at the halftime of America's most televised game generates an audience to up to almost a billion. (Aug 20)


Former NFL player Tim Tebow arrives at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in West Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Tim Tebow Stars in SEC Network Commercial

By IBTimes AU

Former National Football League (NFL) quarterback Tim Tebow has starred in a new commercial for Southern Eastern Conference (SEC) Network. (Aug 19)


Jun 15, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; A San Antonio Spurs fan holds up a sign of Miami Heat forward LeBron James (not pictured) before game five of the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center.
LeBron James, Johnny Manziel Abused by WWE Superstar Roman Reigns [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

Destroying LeBron James, Johnny Manziel and Lance Stephenson in just one play? That’s what World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star Roman Reigns did in a video skit for the ESPN’s SportsNation. (Aug 15)


Former NFL player Tim Tebow arrives at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in West Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
New Bill Named After Tim Tebow Instigated by a Kentucky Lawmaker

By IBTimes AU

A Kentucky lawmaker has proposed a law named after Tim Tebow in an effort to help home-schooled students play sports in public schools. (Aug 11)


$1 Million Per Episode – Stars of Big Bang Theory Looking for a Big Pay Increase
'The Big Bang Theory' Cast's New Salary Compared to NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB Counterparts

By IBTimes AU

Big Bang Theory stars Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper), Johnny Galecki (Leonard Hofstadter) and Kaley Cuoco (Penny) secured new contracts to continue their appearance in the show of the wildly popular geek-comedy show. (Aug 07)