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The National Football League, commonly referred to as the NFL, is considered to be one of the most popular professional sports league in the world, and the top professional American football league in the country. It is considered to be a federal nonprofit, unincorporated association. It’s no surprise that the NFL also draws in the most fans out of any other domestic sports league, with approximately 67,000 fans attending each game between 2010 and 2011. Ironically enough, Los Angeles which is one of the largest metropolitan cities in the US, has not had a home NFL team since 1994. The largest city in the US, New York City, has 2 teams; the New York Giants, and the New York Jets. NFL tickets will get you in to see any of these great teams.
The NFL was originally formed in 1920 with 11 teams, and at the time was called the American Professional Football Association. In 1922, they officially renamed the league to the National Football League, which stuck. There are now 32 teams across the US, with 16 teams from each of the two conferences; the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). Each of these conferences consists of four divisions with four teams in each division. Buy your cheap NFL Football tickets here and see the games up close and personal.
In the AFC there are the Miami Dolphins, NY Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Pittsburg Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texans, SD Chargers, Indy Colts, Denver Broncos, KC Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, and the Oakland Raiders.
In the NFC there are the NY Giants, Washington Redskins, Philly Eagles, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, TB Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints, Saint Louis Rams, Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49'ers, and the Chicago Bears.
Each season of the NFL consists of a 17-week schedule where each team on the NFL will play 16 games. NFL tickets are available for the entire regular season. NFL seasons begin on the first full week in September on a Thursday and typically last through the end of December or the beginning of January. Following the regular season is the NFL playoffs, 6 teams from the NFC and 6 teams from the AFC will play, ending in 2 final teams which move on to the Super Bowl. Every year the Super Bowl is held in a different city, one that is selected before the football season begins. Super Bowl tickets are in very high demand and typically only available to the general public through ticket brokers.
A variety of popular video games have been released featuring NFL teams and centering on the National Football League. The most popular football video games to date are the Madden series games which offer games for a variety of video game consoles including the PC, Super Nintendo, Nintendo GameCube, Sega Genesis, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox360, Gameboy Advance, and most recently the Nintendo Wii and PlayStation Vita. The Madden series NFL video games were named after John Madden, a Pro Football Hall of Famer, and a popular coach for the Oakland Raiders. When you buy NFL tickets to games, sometimes you can get in on the basis for these hot video games.