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1. Both conferences were created as part of the 1970 merger with the rival American Football League (AFL), with all ten of the former AFL teams and three NFL teams forming the AFC, and the remaining thirteen NFL clubs forming the NFC.

2. The Falcons joined the NFL in 1965 as an expansion team, after the NFL offered then-owner Rankin Smith a franchise to keep him from joining the rival American Football League (AFL).

3. In 1964, he began calling National Football League games for CBS television, following a four-year stint doing telecasts of the rival American Football League for ABC, which included the 1962 AFL Championship game between the Houston Oilers and the Dallas Texans—at that point the longest game ever played.

4. Both conferences were created as part of the 1970 merger with the rival American Football League (AFL), with all ten of the former AFL teams and three NFL teams forming the AFC while the remaining thirteen NFL clubs formed the NFC.

5. That season, the NFL added several semi-pro teams to their ranks, mostly to keep them out of the rival American Football League.

6. By 1965, the rival American Football League obtained a new NBC-TV contract and had signed a new superstar in Joe Namath.

7. From the merger with the rival American Football League (AFL) in 1970 up through 2013 and since 2017, it is officially called the AFC–NFC Pro Bowl, matching the top players in the American Football Conference (AFC) against those in the National Football Conference (NFC).

8. The Super Bowl, the NFL's championship game, started as a "world championship" between the champions of the rival American Football League and NFL in the same way many college bowl games bring together the champions of different college conferences.

9. The Colts fell to second place in the NFL West the following season, the first year a Super Bowl was played between the NFL champion and the winner of the rival American Football League.

10. Following his outstanding 1965 season, in which he made about $35,000, Brodie was courted by the Houston Oilers of the rival American Football League.

11. Coming out of college, Olsen had offers from both the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League and the Denver Broncos of the rival American Football League.

12. On October 10, 1941, the New York Americans of the rival American Football League announced that they had signed Harmon to play in the final four games of the 1941 season for around $1,500 per game.

13. That same year, Dallas businessman Lamar Hunt led the formation of the rival American Football League, the fourth such league to bear that name, with war hero and former South Dakota Governor Joe Foss as its Commissioner.

14. Four days later on June 7, the eight franchises of the rival American Football League (AFL) voted unanimously to add two teams in 1966, an AFL franchise was awarded to Atlanta the next day.

15. The NFL's war with the rival American Football League began to increase as the two leagues competed for the top players coming out of college.

16. However he signed with the San Diego Chargers of the rival American Football League instead of with the Philadelphia Eagles.

17. The rival American Football League also played on Thanksgiving in the 1960s, as did the All-America Football Conference in the 1940s and the original AFL in 1926.

18. From 1964 to 1967, the company had a license from the National Football League to produce trading cards of leading football players, while Topps produced cards for the rival American Football League (AFL).

19. In 1926, the Rock Island Independents left the NFL to play in the rival American Football League (AFL).

20. The team subsequently reached the playoffs three times in the late 1980s, but fell short of playing in the Super Bowl, the inter-league championship game between the NFL and the rival American Football League (AFL) that started in 1966.

21. With their first round draft pick, the 49ers drafted Lance Alworth but he opted for the San Diego Chargers of the rival American Football League.

22. The rival American Football League was founded in 1960.

23. However, all three chose to sign with teams in the rival American Football League.

24. Incidentally, the champions of the rival American Football League that year were also based in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Quakers.

25. After the 1925 season, Johnson moved the team to the rival American Football League.

26. However, it was the rival American Football League which initiated both concepts at its formation in 1959.

27. By 1965, the rival American Football League was firmly established, with a new NBC-TV contract, and a new superstar in New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath.

28. Upon becoming NFL commissioner, Pete Rozelle worked to ensure that every team got all its games on TV. When the rival American Football League (AFL) began in 1960, it signed a 5-year television contract with ABC.

29. That same year, Dallas, Texas businessman Lamar Hunt led the formation of the rival American Football League, the fourth such league to bear that name, with war hero and former South Dakota Governor Joe Foss as its Commissioner.

30. When the rival American Football League (AFL) began in 1960, it signed a 5-year television contract with ABC.