Who doesn’t like to watch Football? Well, do not mistake it to be Soccer. Even though soccer is famous as football in the rest of the world, the continent of America calls it Soccer. In the vicinity of America, football is the one that is played by top most players of the league like Odell Beckham Jr, Tom Brady, Julian Edleman, etc. The players in both sports are very fit. But one thing that stands out in football is the endurance. Players need much more endurance to score points. Touchdown is one of the most difficult tasks in the game. If made at the right time, it will immediately fetch your team a win. It is also one of the highest-earning sports league in the world. The viewership of American Football and the NFL is mind-boggling. Let us look at some of the interesting facts of the NFL.
The Rising Problem Of Concussion
This was not such a problem before the 21st century. In the 21st Century, a lot of players were not doing mentally. They aged very quickly. Disease like Alzheimer’s plagued them at a very young age. This was more than unusual. Hence, doctors, physicians and other psychiatrists tried to figure out the causes for the problem. They were able to find out that it is due to the collision of the helmets. Even though the players wore helmets there was a level of stress that entered the layer of the brain that became weak due to the impact. A long term effect of this is that players suffered a direct injury to the brain because of the lack of shielding membrane.
Helmets Till 1943
Well, you are in for a surprise because in the American Football helmets were not used till 1943. Just imagine the situation back then. It would have been rough. Players life span would have drastically declined. But to be entirely true that was not exactly the case. It is still puzzling as to how the players and the League owners managed to tackle the problem of impact.
The viewership in the NFL is one of its biggest advantages. NFL players keep making history because of their extraordinary signing of deals. The highest earned player in the NFL is estimated to earn about 40 million dollars every year just from the franchise that he plays. That would give us an idea about the craze of the game. It is estimated that over 100 million people watch American Football every year.
Number Of Teams
The number of teams in the NFL is another interesting facet of the game. The league has in total of 32 teams. Well, just like the NBA, it is divided into two different conferences. The AFL and the NFL. Well, the initial run of AFL is very impressive as the teams in AFL were more competent and won more championships. But the situation is equally as of now. So, watch out for who will win the coming league.