American football is a descendant of rugby, which came to the
United States via Canada in the late 1800s. Professional football
was first introduced in 1892, and the American Professional Football
Association (APFA) was introduced in Canton, Ohio, in 1920.
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In 1921 the organization changed its name to the National Football League,
and popular early franchises included the Providence Steam Rollers,
Framingham Lion Tamers, and the LaRue, Ohio Oolong Indians, which was a
team comprising Native Americans.
Today, the NFL boasts 32 teams divided into two conferences — the
American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference
(NFC). Each conference is then further divided into four divisions
— east, west, north and south. Each division includes four
The NFL season lasts 17 weeks between the months of September and
December, and during those 17 weeks each team plays a total of 16
games. At the end of this regular season, six teams from each
conference — a total of 12 — have earned the right to play
in the NFL playoffs. The playoffs are single elimination, and end
with two teams — one from each conference — that play in the
Super Bowl, which is the NFL championship.
It is evident that America supports its football teams, as spectators
arrive in droves to watch their favorite teams compete. In fact,
the NFL has the highest per-game attendance of all the United States
professional sports leagues. Each game enjoys, on average, more
than 60,000 spectators.