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A Couple Of Questions About The NFL  
User currently offline777kicksass From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2000, 668 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1285 times:

First of all can i make it clear that i am from england so my knowledge is very limited and i am trying to know more! Here are somne questions i have:

1)Why is the NFL split into the NFC and the AFC??

2)New York teams- I know there are the Giants and the Jets but i have heard them called the Jerseyites and the 'Sopranos' respectively. Are they both in New Jersey? Any teams actually around the city?

3) Is they a major team in CHicago?? i have yewt to have heard of one. What about Boston? DO they all go to Foxboro to see the Patriots?

Thanks

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User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1282 times:

Boston is home of the New England Patriots...last year's Super Bowl Champions. There is infact a major team in Chicago, I can't believe you haven't heard of the Chicago Bears, the Monsters of the Midway!

B4e-Forever New Frontiers


User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1279 times:

Whoops, sorry, Foxborough, not Boston. Well, yes, they like the rest of New England get the Patriots.

B4e-Forever New Frontiers


User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1278 times:

Here's a link to info on Gillette Stadium, home of the Patriots.

http://www.sportsvenue-technology.com/projects/cmgi/index.html

Also see http://www.newenglandpatriots.com

And for the Bears...http://www.chicagobears.com

B4e-Forever New Frontiers


User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1277 times:


Here are answers to the best of my knowledge:

1) Most of the original NFL teams are in the National Football Conference. In the '60's, the American Football League was created to compete with the NFL. The Super Bowl was created in 1967 to define a national champion by pitting the cahmpionship teams from both leagues. However by Super Bowl 3 in 1969, the fledgeling AFL was being merged into NFL, with all AFL teams making up the American Football Conference. Two original NFL teams were shifted to the AFC to balance things out, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore (now Indianoplis) Colts. Super Bowl 4 was the first championship game of the merged NFL.

2)Jersyeites and Sopranos? That's new to me. Both teams originally started playing in New York, the Giants in the Polo Grounds (home of the the New York baseball Giants) and later Yankee Stadium, the Jets playing in Shea Stadium (home of the baseball Mets). In the 70's, (can't remember the exact year) Giants Stadium was built in East Rutherford, NJ (just across the state line from New York). The Jets moved into Giants Stadium in the early '80's. These are the only two teams in the league to share the same stadium.

3) The Chicago Bears are one of the oldest franchises in the NFL, having been around since the 1920's. They have a total of 9 league championships, including a Super Bowl victory in 1986. Boston's team is the Patriots. Originally the Boston Patriots of the AFL, they shared Fenway Park with the baseball Red Sox. They were later moved out to Foxboro and renamed the New England Patriots.

Hope this helps.....





User currently offlineI LOVE EWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 852 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1277 times:

To answers your questions

1) The NFL is split into two Leagues the AFC and the NFC for a number of reasons. Before the NFL the AFC and the NFC were competing Football Leagues. Meaning the teams in the NFC played each other and the teams in the AFC played each other. The NFC and the AFC would then crown a champion in their repective league. However under a very innovating man, Pete Rozelle, the two leagues the AFC and the NFC were merged to from the NFL. The champ from the AFC plays the champ from the NFC in the Super Bowl. However teams from both conferences also play each other during the regular season as well.

2) There are two teams that play in New Jersey, the New York Giants and the New York Jets. They play at Giant Stadium in East Rutherford NJ, confused yet?  Smile The teams used to play in New York City, the Giants at Yankee Stadium, the Jets at the Polo Grounds however New Jersey was able to entice them to play in New Jersey at a brand new Stadium back in the 1970s they still play there today. East Rutherford, NJ (where Giant Stadium is located) is about 10 miles and 15 minutes with no traffic to New York City.

3) The Chicago Bears are from Chicago and the New England Patriots play in Foxboro.

I appreciate your interest in the NFL if you have anymore questions email me or post them here.

Merry Christmas!!


User currently offlineI LOVE EWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 852 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1269 times:

CactusA319 is correct the Jets did play their games at Mets Stadium NOT the Polo Grounds.

BTW the Jets just play their games at Giants Stadium they practice at Hofstra University out in Hempsted Long Island.

The Giants have practice facilities at Giants Stadium.


User currently offline777kicksass From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2000, 668 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1264 times:

So the Giants and Jets still share the stadium?? Crazy!!

Is Foxborough near Boston?? What/where is New England!??

And thinking about it yes i have heard of the Bears!!

Thanks!


User currently offlineAirworthy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1258 times:

>>So the Giants and Jets still share the stadium?? Crazy!!<<

Actually there are other sports teams thart share the same stadium. The LA Lakers share Staples Center with the Clippers in basketball and the Mets and Yankees shared Shea Stadium for baseball for one season while Yankee Stadium was being remodeled. There are a ton of NFL teams that share the the same stadium with MLB teams. Most of the time cities don't have the money to build seperate stadiums, so the sports teams share it.

>>Is Foxborough near Boston?? What/where is New England!??<<

Yeah, it's not far from it. New England is made up of the "New England states" which include Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachsetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.


User currently offlineAirworthy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

Oh yeah, Jets fans have a sore spot for Giants Stadium. But the stadium goes to great lengths to prepare the place for Jets games. For all Jets games the walls are painted green and all the Giants stuff is taken down and replaced by Jets stuff.

Also, the Clippers play on a different floor than the Lakers for basketball.


User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1253 times:

Airworthy makes a good point. There are various cities where football and baseball teams share the same stadium. However New York is the only city with two NFL teams currently sharing the same facility.



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