National Football League

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National Football League

(NFL) The only major professional outdoor football league in the US, made up of 32 teams.
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They joined the Racine Cardinals of the fledgling Canton, Ohio-based American Professional Football Association and moved with the team when it became the Chicago Cardinals.
The latter's NFL association began with its 1920s precursor, the American Professional Football Association, for which Thorpe played and served as its first president.
He then spent the 1920-21 seasons with the Buffalo All-Americans of the American Professional Football Association before becoming head coach at Columbia.

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