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NFL History

written by: sdeadlift
 
A quiz on the history of the NFL and its teams.

Question 1:


The NFL started out as the Ohio League.
False
True

Question 2:

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Jim Thorpe was the first elected president of the NFL.
True
False


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Question 3:


Two of the founding members of the NFL are in existence today. What are their original names?
Decatur Staleys and Racine Cardinals
Canton Bulldogs and Akron Pros
Racine Cardinals and Green Bay Packers
Dayton Triangles and Canton Bulldogs

Question 4:


The Detroit Lions entered the NFL in 1929 as the Detroit Lions.
True
False

Question 5:

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The All-America Football Conference (AAFC), formed in 1946, challenged the NFL but went defunt in 1950. Name the three teams from that league that joined the NFL.
Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Colts, SF 49ers
Baltimore Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers, Houston Oilers
Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Los Angeles Rams
Houston Oilers, Dallas Texans, Pittsburgh Steelers


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Question 6:


Art Shell of the Oakland Raiders was the first African American head coach in the NFL.
True
False

Question 7:


In 1936, the NFL instituted the first ever draft of college players. Who was the first player ever drafted into the NFL?
George Halas
Red Grange
Woody Strode
Jay Berwanger

Question 8:


What year was the NFL Players Association formed?
1945
1972
1956
1964

Question 9:


In 1960 after being refused entry into the NFL as an owner, Lamar Hunt formed the rival AFL.
True
False

Question 10:


There was a team in the NFL named the Carpets.
True
False

 


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