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Check Out Some of the Huge Changes to the NFL Over the Last 100 Years

If you for some unknown reason have missed it throughout the preseason as well as the first week of the regular season, the NFL is in the midst of celebrating their 100th season of football.

The game is celebrated by millions of viewers each and every week, and thousands of fans go to stadiums all over the country to take in their favorite teams battles on the gridirons.

The league though has undergone tons of changes since it started 100 years ago, some of the changes small while others have been game changers.

Today we take a look back at some of those massive changes that has shaped the NFL into the game today that we all know and love.

The first thing that shaped the game is that of the Super Bowl, which will is played on the first Sunday in February between the champs of the AFC and NFC, and checking Betway you can see just where the odds leading up to the game sit at.

The Super Bowl is a global event watched every year by over 100 million fans. There’s also the fact that people have parties to celebrate the game, and there’s the economic impact on the city that gets the chance to host the game.

This year that city is Miami, which is a great place to have the annual game that every player dreams of one day getting to.

While the Super Bowl is massive, another change to the game is that of the NFL Draft.

The draft use to be held in a hotel conference room and was never on television or radio, and fans had to wait till the next day to find out what players from college their favorite team may have selected.

It use to be before 1936 that teams would bid on college players going usually into wars to try and get players to join their team.

Now the way the draft is run today is one of the most compelling events of the NFL calendar, and fans are excited to see what players are going to go to their favorite teams.

A last huge change to how the NFL is different over the last 100 years is that of the annual 16-game schedule for all 32 NFL teams.

The way teams use to do it back in the early years of the NFL was franchises played against anyone they could manage to arrange a fixture against, including teams from outside of the league.

Finally things got a little bit more under control, and teams started to get together with those that ran the league to try and figure out how to make it more even for teams to play each other.

Now as we sit in the 100th season of the league, the release of the schedule is yet another event that fans look forward to.

For more breakthrough things that have changed the game over the last century, check out the infographic below!


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