NFL @ 100: The Golden Age of Football
Hey! Hey! Tampa Bay fans. I got a question for you. Can you feel it!? I’m asking CAN YOU FEEL IT!? Yes, you know what time it is. It’s almost football season and this season of the National Football League is a special one with the league going into its 100th season Anniversary. For all fans of football, congratulations on making it to year 100. The NFL was founded in 1920 in Canton, Ohio under the name of the American Professional Football Association with the famous Jim Thorpe as the first president of the league. The league changed into the National Football League in 1922.
The NFL’s history is known worldwide and the league is only going to keep on growing. The NFL sis the top sports professional league out of the four major leagues (NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA). The league has been through its ups and downs but has survived to still be the top American professional football league. The only league who gave the NFL its toughest challenge was the American Football League in the 1960s. Both leagues decided to put away their differences and merge in 1970. This move helped create a league that started with five teams and grew into 26 teams during that time and it now currently stands at 32 teams.
The Buccaneers were the NFL’s twenty-eighth franchise that started in 1976 in the AFC West division. The Bucs then moved over to the historically known “Black & Blue” division of the NFC Central. Their last move moved them to their current division of the NFL South that started in the 2002 season. The conclusion of the season was the Buccaneers winning their first Super Bowl title in Super Bowl 37 against the Oakland Raiders. Raiders former Head Coach Jon Gruden was the youngest head coach to win a Super Bowl.
For its 100th season, the NFL featured a very amazing Super Bowl ad that had players from almost every decade of it. The league is going to continue to honor its players of past and present and all of the coaches and staff that made the NFL into what it is today. So congrats on 100 years NFL!!!!