The alternative is a playoff system that would give more of the top teams a chance to be named the NCAA football national champion. A playoff system would give the NCAA Division I football postseason a little more than twenty meaningless bowl games and a national championship game to wrap up the season, but to get to that I should first explain how the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) formula works to determine the top twenty-five teams in the nation. First there are eight computers that are used in the BCS computer system today to determine this part of the ranking system. Out of the eight computers only the seven highest rankings are used for one team, then the seven rankings (worst ranking dropped) are averaged out respectively. All of these computer rankings are determined through eight newspapers and sports specialists.
It has now become reality, for the Denver Broncos are participating in Super Bowl XLVIII. This paper’s main focus is to provide information on the Denver Broncos history, players, coaches, its super charged offense, and the Broncos’ road to the Super Bowl. According to Broncos history, the Denver Broncos first joined the National Football League (NFL) in 1960 with a dismal season winning only four out of the 14 games under the helm of Head Coach Frank Filchock. It took 17 years until the Denver Broncos made it to their first Super Bowl XII. Colorado embraced this team and nicknamed them the “Orange Crush” named after their perilous defense.
They defeat the Dallas Cowboys 21-19 in the playoffs and win the conference title by beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9-0. In their first Super Bowl, the Rams take a 19-17 lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers into the fourth quarter, but give up two touch downs and lose by the score of 31-19. Yet another first for the NFL the Rams were the first team to move west and back to the east. In 1995 the Rams moved
The First Super Bowl Many football fans may not know that the first super bowl in 1967, was not officially named Super Bowl I. The third super bowl game, played in 1969, became the first officially titled “Super Bowl” game. In the previous two years the championship game was titled “AFL-NFL World Championship Game”. (Packers Beat) Many fans would ultimately agree that the title “Super Bowl” is a much more riveting name to the game then its previous title. During the middle 60’s, the game had grown to such a high level of competition between players and fans of both the National Football League and the American Football League there was talk of a merger.
The next year 1971 we improved to 6-8, you could say that was because “in the 70’s Pittsburgh picked into the Baltimore Colts roster and grabbed running back Terry Cole and tight end Ara Person all on waivers.” (writer) “As well Pittsburgh drafted Terry Bradshaw in the 70’s draft First Overall.” (NFLDraft) In 1972 Pittsburgh went an impressive 11-3, “winning their first tile in the 40th try to the chargers. They also beat the Raiders in the divisional playoffs despite the loss of starting receiver Frank Lewis with a broken collarbone” (Writer, Steelers Win First Tile in 40th Try), but then loss in the conference championship to the Dolphins 21-17. This could have been because of the draft pick we had made in 1971 and 1972, “Jack Ham linebacker in round 2 of 1971 and the first round of 1972 Franco Harris.” (NFLDraft) In 1973 Pittsburgh dropped down to 10-4 we made it to the playoff... ... middle of paper ... ... Washington Post (1976): D1. The People History. 2004/2014.
It cost twenty-five dollars to open a franchise(Treat, 23). The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers joined the League in 1921 to make one of football’s greatest rivalries. The American Professional Football Association changed its name to the National Football League (NFL) in 1922(Tuttle, 61). By 1923, there were 20 teams in the NFL(Treat, 34). During the 1920’s, mostly due to the depression, the NFL began to drop to only 12 teams(Treat, 35).
The most vociferous and combative aficionados would agree that “Super Bowl” is a far better, far snappier name for the sport’s ultimate contest the “AFL-NFL World Championship Game” (Cosgrove). It was actually called, “AFL-NFL World Championship Game”, for the first ... ... middle of paper ... ...mmitt Thomas, Bobby Bell, Buck Buchanan, and long-time coach, Hank Stram (Cosgrove). A one-minute television commercial sold for $75,000 to $85,000; pocket change compared to the millions spent on air time now (Alder). The Packers collected $15,000 per man and the Chiefs $7,500 – the largest single-game shares in the history of team sports (Super Bowl). Finally, Green Bay was coached by none other than Vince Lombardi, subsequently immortalized in the big game’s ultimate symbol: the big, silver, Vince Lombardi Trophy (Cosgrove).
The huge night that everyone looks forward to is a “billion-dollar economic engine that is bigger than the Gross Domestic Product of many nations” (John 3). Although the Super Bowl is only played once a year, it is the biggest, most-widely known game in American history and the most-widely viewed television spectacle in the world. It all started in 1920 with the fourteen-league American Professional Football Association. The league broke into two competing rivals, the National Football League and the American Football League. The NFL conquered the sport until the 1960s when a new, more dominant and competitive AFL formed.
The next year the Cowboys were moved to the Eastern Division and made their first draft pick which was Bob Lilly. The Cowboys also recorded their first victory as a franchise on September 17, 1961 against the Pittsburgh Steelers with a score of 27-24. This year would not end successful either with a record of 4-9-1. The seasons... ... middle of paper ... ...ave an overall record in the playoffs of 32-24 with a win percentage of 57. With these accomplishments the Cowboys have also had seventeen players inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame and the Cowboys Ring of Honor (Fleming 2).
The 49ers are the best ream in the NFL because of all the great success, great players, and great moments. One of the main reasons why the 49ers could be considered the best team in the National Football League is because they are tied for second place with the most superbowl victories. SanFrancisco won the superbowl in 1981, 1984, 1988, 1989, and 1994. A superbowl is won each year by the best team in football and every year a team strives to get to the playoffs. The 49ers are one of the only eight teams in the NFL to win back to back superbowls in 1988, and 1989.