The NFL Network is owned by the National Football League. The network launched in 2003 and covers both the season and off-season of the NFL 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Continue Reading
The launch of the network was in response to the appetite for professional football in the United States and due to the high broadcasting fees from other networks that threatened to hurt the revenues of the league. The NFL Network's CEO is Steve Bornstein, who used to work for ESPN.
In addition to weekly programming, the network broadcasts one football game a week on Thursday nights during the season. In 2014, the network broadcast these games in conjunction with CBS.Learn more about American Football
National Football League players get paid every week during the regular season. There are 17 weeks in an NFL season. Players are also compensated for each playoff game for which their team qualifies, with greater compensation when they win. Players are not paid during the off-season.Full Answer >
The average number of black players in the National Football League as of 2014 is approximately 67 percent. There are representations of almost every race in the NFL, but African-American's make up the largest percentage.Full Answer >
The Chicago Bears and the Arizona Cardinals are tied for the oldest teams in the National Football League, although both have experienced name changes. As of 2014, they are the only founding teams left in the league.Full Answer >
Ahead of the 2014 season, the National Football League made the decision to raise the full height of NFL goal posts from the traditional 30 feet to 35 feet. The height requirement was raised to make it easier for referees to determine whether a kick has gone through the uprights.Full Answer >