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National Football League (NFL)

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The Resume

    (1920- )
    AFL teams added in 1966
    Consists of 32 teams, divided into 2 conferences (AFC & NFC) with 4 regional divisions per conference and 4 teams per regional division

Why National Football League (NFL) might be annoying:

    People outside of the U.S. get upset that it uses the name football, which they use for soccer.
    At one point, college football was more popular and many college players didn't want to play in the league.
    It took the league 20 years to have all the teams play under the same rules (1923).
    The Canadian Football League began to sign NFL players (1954).
    The players went on strike (September 20-November 22, 1982).
    The league has a substance abuse policy that outlaws some over-the-counter (available to anyone) drugs.
    After failing to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, the owners locked out the players (March 9, 2011).

Why National Football League (NFL) might not be annoying:

    It is one of the most popular spectator sports in the United States.
    The Super Bowl is one of the highest TV rating events.
    Advertisers pay millions of dollars to get commercial time during the Super Bowl and air their best commercials then.
    Many teams have cheerleaders, the most famous being the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders.
    Most of the players are good role models and contribute time to the United Way.
    It uses instant replay to make sure the right calls were made.

Credit: The Cheese Head

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Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 404 Votes: 74.01% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 179 Votes: 50.84% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 412 Votes: 48.06% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 775 Votes: 55.35% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 3475 Votes: 80.81% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1190 Votes: 65.97% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 407 Votes: 82.56% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 15 Votes: 73.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 31 Votes: 58.06% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 78 Votes: 64.10% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 51 Votes: 58.82% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 95 Votes: 81.05% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 248 Votes: 59.27% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 104 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 1080 Votes: 66.85% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 894 Votes: 79.08% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 1625 Votes: 80.92% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 293 Votes: 53.58% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 792 Votes: 43.94% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 2145 Votes: 42.10% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 302 Votes: 53.64% Annoying