National Football League
See also Unplug the NFL.
The National Football League (NFL) is a politically correct sports league that is subsidized by taxpayers to the tune of $1 billion per year, and is so heavily influenced by the liberal media that overwhelmingly Christian players are typically not even allowed to express their faith. The league relies heavily on emotional gambling and monetary gambling, as well as violence, for its popularity among television viewers. Due to its dependence on the pro-gay media, the NFL typically promotes the homosexual agenda.
Poor cities are routinely looted by NFL owners under threat of moving the team to another location, which leaves the cities with huge bills to pay on empty stadiums. Minneapolis taxpayers had to pony up $500 million in 2012 to prevent the Vikings from moving to L.A., and $350 million in taxpayer funding was not enough for St. Louis to keep the Rams. Detroit has had to sue to seek repairs of safety and zoning violations at the abandoned Pontiac Stadium, which hosted the Super Bowl in 1982.
|NFL-related activity||Amount in Revenue|
|Fantasy football (gambling)||$11 billion per year|
|Televised games and team sales||$10 billion per year|
|Taxpayer subsidies||$1 billion per year|
No other sports league bilks the taxpayers as much as the NFL does, and 29 out of 31 current stadiums were built using millions of dollars in taxpayer funding. "Taxpayers have spent nearly $3 billion on the 16 stadiums that" hosted the NFL games that opened the 2015 season. "Field of Schemes" is a website that exposes many of these ripoffs of the public by the NFL, such as how the Democrat governor of Missouri is "proposing to hand $400 million to [the] Rams owner," including $100 million to pay off the debt on the last stadium that was built for the team.
As an NFL game ends and fans begin leaving the stadium, it is best to avoid the nearby roads. One study showed that the average fan at many NFL games has a blood-alcohol level higher than safe level for driving as recommended by the NTSB.
The league is composed of 32 professional football teams from the United States. Teams play sixteen regular season games. Each team also receives a "bye" week in which it doesn't play, resulting in a 17-week regular season. Twelve teams qualify for the playoffs, which culminates in the NFL's championship game, the Super Bowl.
The origins of the NFL go back to a single game of soccer played between Rutgers and Princeton on November 6, 1869. The game used modified London Football Association rules that began the distinction between (American) soccer and rugby. The NFL was originally formed in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association but in 1922 it officially adopted the name of the National Football League as it is today. George Halas, of Chicago is credited with being the father of the league and is compared to George Washington by many enthusiasts of the game. Most of the original teams in 1922 no longer exist, but some like the Giants are still around. In 1960, Kansas City businessman Lamar Hunt founded the American Football League (AFL) to be a competitor to the NFL. By 1970, the two leagues merged with most of the original NFL teams becoming the National Football Conference and the AFL teams plus the Baltimore Colts, Pittsburgh and Cleveland becoming the American Football Conference. During the 1970s, the league had many electrifying quarterbacks like Johnny Unitas, Roger Staubach and Fran Tarkenton. In the 1980s, one dynasty emerged as predominant- the 49ers led by Joe Montana, although the 1985 Bears went 15-1 and won the Super Bowl with a top 3 all-time defense. Dallas Cowboys, with running back Emmitt Smith, were a dynasty that won 3 Super Bowls in the 1990s. The 2000s had more parity
List of Teams
|East Division||North Division||South Division||West Division||East Division||North Division||South Division||West Division|
- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/taxpayers-nfl-stadiums_55f08313e4b002d5c077b8ac One of the exceptions is Giants Stadium, where taxpayers are still paying for the old stadium that was torn down.