NFL to celebrate 100th anniversary with year-long celebration

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The NFL will launch NFL100 to commemorate its centennial season. The year-long celebration intends “to bring generations of football fans, players, communities, and all 32 clubs together for a unique line-up of programming and activities.”

“Over nearly 100 years, the NFL and the game of football have continued to evolve and grow,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “NFL100 is a chance to celebrate how far we’ve come and look ahead to the next 100 years.”

The campaign will kickoff during Super Bowl LIII with a commercial entitled “The 100-Year Game,” which will pay tribute to the many iconic moments, players and images from the NFL, both past and present. Nineteen Hall of Famers are featured in the ad.

“I hope the ad will remind everyone of the passion and excitement surrounding football as well as the rivalry and unexpectedness of the game,” NFL Hall of Famer Barry Sanders said. “In my wildest dreams, I could have never imagined so many players and NFL stars all coming together to run around in tuxedos for three days. The energy and camaraderie across generations on that set as we filmed was incredible and bodes well for what fans can expect in the NFL100 celebration ahead.”

The celebration’s events officially kickoff during the NFL Draft and build leading up to the first game of the 100th season at NFL Kickoff in 2019. The NFL100 celebration will culminate at Super Bowl LIV in Miami.

16 responses to “NFL to celebrate 100th anniversary with year-long celebration

  1. What a great year for,one of the founding clubs to reclaim their relevance and win the big game.
    Bear Down!

  2. Only the Packers are left from the original clubs. All the others either changed their name or their city.

  3. The Packers are older than the NFL and thus why Green Bay had their 100th season last year.

    The Packers are the oldest franchise in the NFL with continuous operation in the same location.

    #GoPackGo!🧀

  4. And the NFL will try to suck every last dollar they can from the fans that follow the NFL. You might have a NFL jersey but do you have a NFL jersey with a patch that say “100 years” on it.

  5. I hope they do the throw backs for the season like the niners did in 94 for the 75th

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    Thats actually a really good idea. Every week, have teams wear throwbacks to a certain date. So week 1 is the uniforms from when the team was founded. Week 2 is the current uniform. Week 3 is 1/8 of the teams history (so for the founding teams, this would be 12 years into the team, for the AFL squads, it would be the 8 year uniforms for the team) and so on through the decades. Some teams would be repeating uniforms a few times, some might not have a proper throwback.

    Another fun idea with this, is to have the teams playing the 3 night games a week to wear nike designed “uniforms of the future”. Designs with a modern take that have nothing to do with the current ones.

  6. “The Packers are the oldest franchise in the NFL with continuous operation in the same location.”

    That is true. But the Cardinals were founded in 1898 and the Bears in 1919 (as were the Packers). Those are your three oldest franchises in operation today, for what it’s worth.

  7. They can do a video on Roger’s 100 biggest screwups. With the good news being they have so many options they can do the video for the 200th celebration at the same time.

  8. Wasn’t the NFL founded on September 17th, 1920? So technically the 100th birthday of the NFL is 9/17/2020, which is a Thursday night. I believe the league will open Las Vegas Raiders stadium on that night.

  9. “That is true. But the Cardinals were founded in 1898 and the Bears in 1919 (as were the Packers). Those are your three oldest franchises in operation today, for what it’s worth.”

    Nope … they either moved or changed their name. The Pack is the only one that has the same team name … at the same location.

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