The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league, headquartered in New York City. The NFL has been dubbed “No Fan Loyalty” since at least 1995, when several NFL franchises had rumored moves to other cities, destroying a city’s loyal fan base. “No Fan Loyalty” was printed on T-shirts in 2011. The constant player movement in the NFL made for the nickname “No Freakin’ Loyalty” (or “No Fucking Loyalty") by at least 2011.
Other NFL backronyms (back-acronyms) include “National Felons League,” “Not For Long” and “No Fun League.”
Wikipedia: National Football League
The National Football League (NFL) is the highest level of professional American football in the United States, and is considered the top professional American football league in the world. It was formed by eleven teams in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association, with the league changing its name to the National Football League in 1922. The league currently consists of thirty-two teams from the United States. The league is divided evenly into two conferences—the American Football Conference (AFC) and National Football Conference (NFC), and each conference has four divisions that have four teams each, for a total of 16 teams in each conference. The NFL is an unincorporated 501(c)(6) association, a federal nonprofit designation, comprising its 32 teams.
What does NFL stand for?
No Fan Loyalty
8 November 1995, Chicago (IL) Sun-Times, “NFL Owners on Road To `No Fan Loyalty’” (editorial), pg. 47:
It’s getting easier to remember exactly where every one of the 30 National Football League teams rank in the standings than what city they’re playing for at the moment. Or planning to move to. Or preparing to move out of, as soon as the sun sets.
BAD BOUNCES FOR THE N.F.L.
By STEVE WULF/WASHINGTON Monday, Dec. 11, 1995
WHAT DOES THE N.F.L. STAND for? That’s a question pro football fans are asking in Cleveland, Houston, Chicago, Tampa, Phoenix, Seattle and Cincinnati--all cities whose professional football teams are threatening to leave. It’s the same question once asked by fans in Los Angeles, Baltimore, St. Louis, Oakland and New York--all cities whose teams did abandon them in the 1980s and ‘90s. No Fixed Location? No Fan Loyalty? National Flux League?
From High Above the Western Sideline
The NFL stands for No Fan Loyalty
This entry was posted on September 17, 2010 at 5:53 am
It appears as if this weekend the san Diego Chargers are going to have their home game blacked out on local TV.
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11-04-2011, 01:24 PM
NFL stands for No !!in Loyalty in 2011.
03-02-2012, 12:09 PM
Drew is not being a selfish jerk.
The NFL stands for No Freakin’ Loyalty. Remember it’s not personal, it just seems that way.
The NFL stands for No F***ing Loyalty Just Ask Tim Tebow
From the Sporty Mouth of dev4life | On: Aug 04, 2012
The NFL truly stands for No F**ing Loyalty. Tim Tebow may never get the chance to start and by attempting to move Orton, it should let him know they are not sold on his skillset by far. For Tebow, this may be the end of future in Denver before it had a chance to start. Organizations want players to put everything on the line, but it will not earn as much loyalty or support as a player might expect.