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Old 13.03.2007, 03:11 PM
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just seeing if this works
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why are nfl teams called franchises???
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Old 31.03.2007, 04:51 PM
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[quote author=cablej link=board=12;threadid=8473;start=0#msg630877 date=1175350970]
why are nfl teams called franchises???
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Throughout the years, a number of teams in the National Football League (NFL) have either moved or merged, The Great Depression era saw the movement of most surviving small-town NFL teams to the large cities to ensure survival.

there is more here...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NFL_fra...es_and_mergers

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sorry, seeing as theres no college section and this is just a simple question, how do college teams determine their schedules?
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[quote author=Welsh Patriot link=board=12;threadid=8473;start=0#msg640317 date=1176838128]
sorry, seeing as theres no college section and this is just a simple question, how do college teams determine their schedules?
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i dont know that answer but the 2007 NFL draft section is also the college section so it may be better to post it there.

they changed the name before you joined up.
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Old 19.04.2007, 08:43 AM
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[quote author=Welsh Patriot link=board=12;threadid=8473;start=0#msg640317 date=1176838128]
sorry, seeing as theres no college section and this is just a simple question, how do college teams determine their schedules?
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There are 119 college teams who play at the highest level, Division I. Since it is impossible to play every team, they arrange themselves into regional leagues called "conferences".

There are generally about 10 to 12 teams in a conference. College teams play about 12 games in a season so they also must play "out-of-conference" games.

It's up to the colleges to negotiate the scheduling of out-of-conference games. Schedules and dates are set years in advance. Many teams already know their 2012 schedule, for example.

6 major conferences in Division I usually produce a national champion; Big Ten, Big East, Pac 10 (Pacific 10), SEC (Southeastern Conference), ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference), and Big 12.

Some teams don't belong to any conference, they are called "Independents". The most famous Independent team is Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Two service academies, Navy and Army, are also independent. Independents must negotiate the schedule of every game they play.

Rivalries are intense in college football. Rivals play against each other once a year and fans look most forward to those rivalry games.

Hope that helps.

PS: College section is now called "NFL Draft"





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This may sound really stupid, but i guess this is what this thread is here for, but I have always wondered whos goes about choosing the pro bowl players??
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Old 29.04.2007, 11:21 AM
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The pro-bowl players are largely selected by their peers. I believe that offensive linemen vote for defensive linemen, defensive backs by receivers etc. I also know there's a fan vote and I can't believe the media don't get a vote.
I'm not always convinced that the correct selections are made, it's really a popularity contest, a good example would be Troy Polamalu being picked last season, that was on reputation not on performance
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surely if that happens players votes must count more than the fans votes???
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Old 29.04.2007, 05:26 PM
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The AFC and NFC All-Star squads are made up of the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group's vote counts one-third towards determining the 43-man rosters that represent the American Football Conference and National Football Conference in the Pro Bowl. The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its all-star teams. It was the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting in 1995.

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And last year, there were 70 million total fan votes. Peyton Manning got the most, 1.1 million votes!


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