The first trophy, the Brunswick-Balke Collender Cup, was donated to the NFL (then APFA) in 1920 by the Brunswick-Balke Collender Corporation. The trophy, whose appearance is only known by its description as a "silver loving cup", was intended to be a traveling trophy and not to become permanent until a team had won at least three titles. The league awarded it to the Akron Pros, champions of the inaugural 1920 season; however, it was discontinued and its current whereabouts are unknown.  A second traveling trophy, the Ed Thorp Memorial Trophy, was issued by the NFL from 1934 to 1969, and each champion was also awarded a replica trophy to keep. The current location of the Ed Thorp trophy, like that of its predecessor, is unknown, the predominant theory being that the Minnesota Vikings (the last team awarded the trophy) somehow misplaced it after the 1969
In 1922, the AFA expanded to 18 teams and changed its name to what is now known as the National Football League. This set the stage for what would become the all day Sunday and Monday night pastime of an entire nation as said by “A History of Football”. Transition: So after becoming a professional league, the NFL would undoubtedly need to make changes to perfect the rules and regulations of the game. III. How the league has changed over the
STRIKE!!! i. The NFL Players Association (the union representing pro football players) goes out on strike. ii. Hoping to force the NFL into allowing free agency and guaranteeing players a higher proportion of league revenues.
Working Paper Series, Paper No. 08-02 Do College Football Games Pay for Themselves? The Impact of College Football Games on Local Sales Tax Revenue Dennis CoatesH and Craig A. Depken, IIHH June 2008 Abstract This paper analyzes the net impacts of college football games on the sales tax revenues and taxable sales of four mid-sized cities in Texas. The paper addresses the question in the title, but also asks whether state policy makers might be justified in encouraging schools in their state to play one another based on the local economic impact those games will have. In general, our evidence suggests the answer to that question is no.
Bcsreform.org is leading the with spokesman Anthony Davis a two time college football national champion and congressman Gary Miller is trying to pass legislation to get playoffs in college football. BCS 3 Even our President Obama has said, “I think it's about time we had playoffs in college football. I'm fed up with these computer rankings and this that and the other. "If you've got a bunch of teams who play throughout the season and many of them have one loss or two losses, there's no clear, decisive winner," Obama said. "We should be creating a playoff
Seth Stadler Professor Paul Cady English 151 3 October 2013 The Comparison and Contrast of NFL and College Football In the National Football League (NFL) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) there are many differences and similarities. The main similarity includes field size and the general rules of playing football, by which the majority of leagues in the United States abide by. There are several differences between the NFL and NCAA considering rules, player compensation, league play, and playoffs. Both the NFL and college football play the game on the same regulation size field which is a one-hundred yard field with a ten yard end zone of both sides. The teams play with eleven players coming from each side of the field facing each other.
He excelled as a football player in high school and at the University of Michigan. In his senior season, he played one of his greatest games of his life. Later while in office, Ford would recall experiences of that game to help him through tough situations or to take certain actions. His coaches and teammates considered him to be the one who would stay and fight in a losing cause. He turned down professional offers to play football with the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers.
In 1971 high school football was the most important fall activity in many towns in Virginia. The head football coach for a large high school was an important public figure whose job could be forfeited if the season didn't go well. If the team was a winner, the coach was a revered and powerful man. The stars of the team were heroes. In that year, the Alexandria school board decided to comply with court orders to integrate public schools by consolidating the junior and senior classes from its three high schools into one of the schools, T.C.
He has handed out the most serious suspensions and penalties in sports history and has followed through thoroughly on this two year investigation. The NFL is already an extremely aggressive sport without the need of added possibility for injury to players. Could a bounty program of this type benefit the NFL in any way? The NFL Commissioner doesn’t think so. The NFL fans don’t think so.
In the NFL, you need to have both feet in bounds for the catch of interception to be legal. In college football you only need one foot in bounds for the catch to count. This is a major difference, because it requires players coming out of college into the National Football League to readjust their games to fit the rules. Another rule that changes in transition from college to the pros is the rule about your knee being down. In college football if you trip and fall then you the play is over with.