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Originally posted by slip:
Originally posted by SofaKing:
Originally posted by darlo49ers:
How does the NFL work. Do all teams play each other during the season? Or do you only play west coast teams until the playoffs?

Oh boy. I'll try and explain it the best I can.

Each team plays 16 games during the season. There are 32 teams. All teams do not play each other in a single season. Teams are divided evenly into 2 "conferences", the AFC and the NFC. Each conference has 4 "divisions" or "groups" each consisting of 4 teams. Each team plays the team in their division twice, home and away, for a total of 6 games. The 10 other games are on rotation year-to-year, so each team plays each other at least once every 3-4 years.

Hope that makes some sense. The NFL is one of the most confusing sports to explain to a newcomer. So many rules and nuances lol.
And every playoff game is an elimination, unlike other football codes that may give a top of the ladder team a second chance if they lose their first finals game.

Yes. After the season the playoffs start, which is single-game elimination. The top 6 teams in each conference, AFC and NFC, qualify for the playoffs. The teams play within their own conference until there is one team left. The Super Bowl is played between the AFC and NFC teams who advance that far.
Originally posted by 49ERSMASTERFAN:
Originally posted by SofaKing:
Oh boy. I'll try and explain it the best I can.

Each team plays 16 games during the season. There are 32 teams. All teams do not play each other in a single season. Teams are divided evenly into 2 "conferences", the AFC and the NFC. Each conference has 4 "divisions" or "groups" each consisting of 4 teams. Each team plays the team in their division twice, home and away, for a total of 6 games. The 10 other games are on rotation year-to-year, so each team plays each other at least once every 3-4 years.

Hope that makes some sense. The NFL is one of the most confusing sports to explain to a newcomer. So many rules and nuances lol.

That is unbelievably confusing. Are the divisions ranked at all or just random?

Mainly by geography
Originally posted by 49ERSMASTERFAN:
That is unbelievably confusing. Are the divisions ranked at all or just random?

Yes, it's very confusing. Generally speaking, the divisions are determined based on the teams' geographical location. Each conference (AFC, NFC) has 4 divisions (North, South, East, West).
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Originally posted by SofaKing:
Originally posted by 49ERSMASTERFAN:
That is unbelievably confusing. Are the divisions ranked at all or just random?

Yes, it's very confusing. Generally speaking, the divisions are determined based on the teams' geographical location. Each conference (AFC, NFC) has 4 divisions (North, South, East, West).
That means the 9ers will never meet the Seahawks in the Superbowl, only teams from the other conference. So, pre 1967 still exists, in that the NFL is still split in two competitions.
Originally posted by slip:
That means the 9ers will never meet the Seahawks in the Superbowl, only teams from the other conference. So, pre 1967 still exists, in that the NFL is still split in two competitions.

Right. The Super Bowl is always played between an AFC and NFC team.
So New York will never play SF until the playoffs?
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Originally posted by SofaKing:
Originally posted by slip:
That means the 9ers will never meet the Seahawks in the Superbowl, only teams from the other conference. So, pre 1967 still exists, in that the NFL is still split in two competitions.

Right. The Super Bowl is always played between an AFC and NFC team.
You prefer that? In other football codes your team could play anyone of the other teams in the Grand Final (Superbowl). What's the point of a rivalry if you can't play your rivals in the biggest game of the year, which does go along way in creating a rivalry.
Originally posted by darlo49ers:
So New York will never play SF until the playoffs?

They can and have played during season, but the schedule is on rotation, so they might not play every year.

There are also two New York teams, the Giants and the Jets. The Giants are in the NFC, and the Jets are in the AFC. The 49ers are in the NFC, so the only way they play the Jets in the playoffs is if it's in the Super Bowl. They could play the Giants in one of the playoff rounds preceding the Super Bowl.
Originally posted by slip:
You prefer that? In other football codes your team could play anyone of the other teams in the Grand Final (Superbowl). What's the point of a rivalry if you can't play your rivals in the biggest game of the year, which does go along way in creating a rivalry.

We've gotten used to it. It's tradition. The 1st Super Bowl was played in 1966. At that time, there were two separate football leagues, the AFL and the NFL. The top team in each league played in the Super Bowl. In 1970, the two leagues merged together to form the NFL we know today. The AFL teams formed the AFC conference, and most of the NFL teams formed the NFC conference. That is why we continue to have the SB played between the top AFC and NFC team.
[ Edited by SofaKing on Jan 11, 2014 at 1:57 AM ]
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Originally posted by SofaKing:
Originally posted by slip:
You prefer that? In other football codes your team could play anyone of the other teams in the Grand Final (Superbowl). What's the point of a rivalry if you can't play your rivals in the biggest game of the year, which does go along way in creating a rivalry.

We've gotten used to it. It's tradition. The 1st Super Bowl was played in 1966. At that time, there were two separate football leagues, the AFL and the NFL. The top team in each league played in the Super Bowl. In 1970, the two leagues merged together to form the NFL we know today. The AFL teams formed the AFC conference, and most of the NFL teams formed the NFC conference. That is why we continue to have the SB played between the top AFC and NFC team.
Wow, today has been educational. Thanks lol Let's hope the 9ers can win their 6th title.
No wonder they made a TV show called "Educating Yorkshire". The lack of knowledge is embarrassing, why not read up a bit before coming onto a website and making fools of yourselves?

This applies to the niners as well, have a read up on how much Leeds are hated and are a non entity these days. You should have teamed up with the Leeds Rhinos, at least they have had some recent success.
Originally posted by London_Pride:
No wonder they made a TV show called "Educating Yorkshire". The lack of knowledge is embarrassing, why not read up a bit before coming onto a website and making fools of yourselves?

This applies to the niners as well, have a read up on how much Leeds are hated and are a non entity these days. You should have teamed up with the Leeds Rhinos, at least they have had some recent success.

You f**king wot m8
Leeds fans might be interested to know how many fans get stabbed at the 'stick. It might be safer for you to visit Turkey.
People

There has been some extraordinarily ignorant posting going on, both in this and the other thread. A lot of people, both new and veteran, felt the need to demonstrate their unpleasantness and lack of knowledge.

SF and LU have linked up in what has been called a strategic partnership. Which is why the threads were opened.

Read the rules to this forum before posting. They apply to everyone.

If you don't like the thread, football or this partnership, stay out of the thread.
Originally posted by London_Pride:
Leeds fans might be interested to know how many fans get stabbed at the 'stick. It might be safer for you to visit Turkey.

Why you bringing up stabbings you little Bell End

Originally posted by London_Pride:
No wonder they made a TV show called "Educating Yorkshire". The lack of knowledge is embarrassing, why not read up a bit before coming onto a website and making fools of yourselves?

This applies to the niners as well, have a read up on how much Leeds are hated and are a non entity these days. You should have teamed up with the Leeds Rhinos, at least they have had some recent success.

If we're such a non-entity why are you logging onto a SF 49er's forum to have a pop at us? That tells me we're a big deal. At least in your eyes or why would you trouble yourself



Come on then Cockney Bollocks. Who's your team?
[ Edited by darlo49ers on Jan 11, 2014 at 2:54 AM ]