This may be due to the talent of the players and the new rules of the draft. The Draft began in 1936 and had nine rounds, however there were only 81 picks all together. That is extremely different from todays draft where there are only seven rounds, but now there are 256 picks in today’s draft. The very first draft was a result of teams trying to release players on their current roster for new fresh faces to their organizations. This however was shot down by Joe F. Carr President of the NFL at the time.
Without a debate the most known athlete of his time, Thorpe helped improve reliability to the sport. Although it wasn’t in the news in 1920, the league's creation was the start of a journey that has made the NFL this country's preferred sport (1). Pro football originally started in 1892 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania after previous Yale star William "Pudge" Heffelfinger was funded a notable sum of $500 to play in a single game for the Allegheny Athletic Association on November 12(“NFL Founded”1). For the next 30 years, pro football faced its highs and lows as the game was played primarily in small towns throughout western Pennsylvania and the Midwest of America(1). Many complications overwhelmed the game of pro football with increasing regularity (“NFL History by Decade” 1).
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).
Namath did not know it, but his decision would later change professional football in America as they knew it. In his rookie season, Namath lead his team to the “big championship game”. In the beginning, the Super Bowl wasn't even “the Super Bowl”. It was merely the AFL-NFL World Championship Game, a hastily organized affair played before a half-full stadium in Los Angeles in January 1967. (www.shmoop.com) Every year the Championship game was dominated by whatever team was representing the NFL.
It all began in 1967 at the first Super Bowl and will focus on main points, such as the players, the AFL and NFL ties, the key plays, and the scores. The first of these “Super” contests pitted Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers (13-2) against Hank Stram’s Chiefs (12-2-1) (Alder). The game was played before 61,946 fans in Los Angeles’ 100,000-seat Memorial Coliseum (Alder). The television audience for this game was estimated to have been approximately sixty million viewers (Alder). This was the only one to not sell out in all the Super Bowl history (Cosgrove).
All of these computer rankings are determined through eight newspapers and sports specialists. These computer rankings are how these eight sources rank the top twenty-fi... ... middle of paper ... ...eight-team or sixteen–team playoff would incorporate properly into the college football season. A playoff would give top teams that are not ranked number one or number two an opportunity at winning the desirable title of NCAA Division I national football champions. With the BCS system in operation until 2006 the college football playoff system will have to wait a few years until it can be initiated into the world of the NCAA. “Works Cited” Brewer, Breck.