NFL Football

The NFL is an acronym for the National Football League. The NFL is the governing body for the league and is responsible for organizing the teams, their games and the business of professional football.

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Male Cheerleaders Give NFL Something to Shout About

For the first time ever, three men will be cheering professionally for the National Football League. Is breaking this barrier a way to get the NFL some positive press or a sign of changing times?

Where Did the 'DEE-FENSE' Sports Chant Come From?

Sports fans can be a noisy bunch. Hey, screaming your head off is part of the fun, right? But someone had to come up with 'DEE-FENSE' first. Who was it?

How Patriotism and American Pro Sports Became Allied

The relationship between pro sports and expression of patriotism, like playing the National Anthem, is a uniquely American phenomenon. And a fairly recent one.

How Super Bowl Commercials Work

Most people like watching the Super Bowl every February, but there's always that one guy who insists that he's just watching "for the commercials" -- and with good reason. Find out how all the ad hype gets generated here.

10 NFL Busts

Lofty expectations and huge sums of money don't necessarily lead to success. That's just one of the things these 10 players proved.

How to Get Super Bowl Tickets

Want to see the big game in person? It won't be easy. But we'll show you how to get into the best position to catch the Hail Mary.

Top 10 Tailgating Supplies

It's time for the big game, so grab your friends and family and head for the stadium. But what should you take along? Check out these 10 must-haves for the ultimate tailgate party.

How NFL Review Rules Work

Review rules have sometimes generated controversy, and some fans and team owners would prefer to keep the human factor in the game. But instant replay rules give the officials on the field another set of eyes to get calls right.

How the NFL Pro Bowl Works

Football in the U.S. is big business. And making the roster of the NFL Pro Bowl can establish a player as one of the best at his position, raising his visibility and leading to lucrative contracts and endorsement possibilities. So who gets to play, and how did this exhibition get started anyway?

5 Super Bowl Party Games

Think throwing the perfect Super Bowl party is all about fun and games? Well, it can be. Get ready to tap into the competitive mood of your partygoers with some challenging activities sure to spark your festivities.

5 Super Bowl Party Ideas

Television working? Check. Friends invited? Check. Since Super Bowl Sunday is only the biggest party day of the year, you might want to plan a little something extra if you don't want your bash to be a bust.

How NFL Quarterback Ratings Work

If you're a football fan, you probably want to know every detail about your favorite players. But do you know how your team's quarterback is rated?

Football Pictures

Randy Moss and LaDainian Tomlinson are some of the most exciting players to watch on the football field each Sunday. This gallery features photos of these and other pro football players in action.

Doak Walker

Doak Walker, one of the greatest college football players ever, went on to excel with the Detroit Lions. He was selected for five Pro Bowls and named All-NFL four times. Walker entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1986.

Bill Walsh

Bill Walsh, the winningest coach ever for the San Francisco 49ers, knew how to meet his team's needs. He won three Super Bowls and and six NFC West titles. Walsh retired with a record of 102-63-1, the best in 49er history.

Jack Lambert

Jack Lambert was named All-Pro seven times in a nine-year span and played in nine straight Pro Bowls. His career was cut short due to a turf toe injury that destroyed much of his speed and agility.

Tom Landry

Tom Landry coached the Dallas Cowboys through 20 consecutive winning seasons from 1966-85. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990 with a lifetime record of 270-178-6. Learn about legendary Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Tom Landry.

Dick Lane

Dick Lane set the all-time interception record with 14 in a 12-game season, which no one has topped, even in a 16-game schedule. He built a reputation for handling ball carriers and receivers roughly. Learn why Lane was a feared opponent.

Willie Lanier

Willie Lanier one of the best middle linebackers to play was All-Pro All-AFL or All-AFC every year from 1968-75. He was known for chasing ball carriers down with a ferocity that was unmatched by other players at the time. Learn about Willie Lanier.

Steve Largent

Steve Largent held six major pass-receiving records by the time he retired. He was known for his precise routes sure hands determination and concentration. Check out which records are held by Football Hall of Famer Steve Largent.

Dante Lavelli

Dante Lavelli -- called "Gluefingers" for his ability to hang onto a football -- was the greatest clutch receiver in pro football. He caught 386 passes in his 11 year career. Lavelli played in three Pro Bowls and was twice All-NFL.

Bob Lilly

Defensive tackle Bob Lilly was the first Dallas Cowboys player elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was best known for sacking quarterback Bob Griese for a 29-yard loss in Super Bowl VI. Learn about the adroit Bob Lilly.

Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi said "Winning is not everything but making the effort to win is." This philosophy helped Lombardi turn the dormant Green Bay Packers into NFL champions five times. Lombardi died in 1970. Learn more about legendary coach Vince Lombardi.

Ronnie Lott

Ronnie Lott had speed strength and a knowledge of the game that set him apart from other defensive backs. He'd sense the direction a play was about to take and disrupt it any way possible.

Sid Luckman

Sid Luckman won four NFL championships during his 12-year career with the Bears, including a 73-0 win over the Redskins. He was given the reigns to the unique offense developed by George Halas and the success was almost immediate. Learn Sid Luckman's secret.


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