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Danish American Football Federation

The Danish American Football Federation (in Danish, Dansk Amerikansk Fodbold Forbund or DAFF), is an organization for American football in Denmark. Its headquarters are in Brøndby, Denmark. DAFF organizes Denmark's national American football team, which competes in the International Federation of American Football.

Since 2000, DAFF has seen a huge increase in membership, influenced in no small part by Danish television station TV2 Zulu showing of NFL games on Sunday evenings. The sudden popularity of American football in Denmark has been dubbed "the Zulu effect" (after the name of the TV station). As of the 2007 season, however, Viasat has obtained the rights to broadcast the NFL i Denmark, which it uses on both 3+ and TV 2 Sport, owning 49 percent of the latter station.

The popularity of American football in Denmark is also a result of interest in the long and successful NFL career of Danish placekicker Morten Andersen.

Mermaid Bowl

The Mermaid Bowl is the DAFF championship game, the Danish equivalent of the NFL's Super Bowl. The name is taken from the famous Little Mermaid, a symbol of Denmark.

The first final, in 1988, was not played under the Mermaid Bowl name.

Year # Winning Team Losing Team Score
1988 -- Copenhagen Vikings Odense Swans 33 – 6
1989 I Copenhagen Vikings Odense Swans 17 – 13
1990 II Herning Hawks Odense Swans 20 – 14
1991 III Aarhus Tigers Odense Swans 27 – 0
1992 IV Copenhagen Towers Herning Hawks 78 – 50
1993 V Copenhagen Towers Odense Swans 48 – 33
1994 VI Copenhagen Towers Herning Hawks 46 – 7
1995 VII Copenhagen Towers Aarhus Tigers 35 – 20
1996 VIII Roskilde Kings Copenhagen Towers 62 – 48
1997 IX Roskilde Kings Kronborg Knights 56 – 37
1998 X Aarhus Tigers Kronborg Knights 48 – 20
1999 XI Aarhus Tigers Kronborg Knights 28 – 0
2000 XII Aarhus Tigers Roskilde Kings 49 – 6
2001 XIII Roskilde Kings Greve Monarchs 17 – 10
2002 XIV Avedøre Monarchs Roskilde Kings 27 – 25
2003 XV Avedøre Monarchs Roskilde Kings 28 – 14
2004 XVI Avedøre Monarchs Herning Hawks 41 – 12
2005 XVII Roskilde Kings Kronborg Knights 23 – 13
2006 XVIII Triangle Razorbacks Kronborg Knights 21 – 16
2007 XIX Triangle Razorbacks Avedøre Monarchs 32 – 20

Danish American Football Federation Hall of Fame

DAFF opened the Danish American Football Federation Hall of Fame on February 5, 2006, the day of Super Bowl XL.

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