The NFL is celebrating the new year with a bunch of news stories.
The league has just announced that it’s celebrating the 50th anniversary of its first television contract.
But before you read any of that, we want to remind you of one thing.
The first contract between the NFL and cable companies, the National Football League, went into effect in 1962.
And the first contract for cable networks was signed in 1983.
If you want to know why you should care, the league and cable networks are now part of the same company.
That means, according to the New York Times, that the league is “the world’s second-biggest pay-TV operator, with $6.6 billion in revenue in 2016.”
So it’s safe to say that, by now, you know what the NFL is going to say about all of this.
But we’re here to tell you something else.
And it’s important that you know this because the NFL will probably be asking you to pay attention to this very important story for a very long time.
And that’s why we’ve created this list of the top 10 things that you should know about the NFL in 2018.
Let’s start with a little bit of history.
What was the National NFL Championship Game?
In 1962, the NFL introduced a new type of game, which is what we call the National Championship Game.
It was a nationally televised game played at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
That was the first NFL game televised by NBC.
And this was the start of what became known as the NFL Network.
In 1964, the AFL announced a merger with the NFL.
It became the NFL, but the merger was not finalized until the following year.
The NFL and its network of networks quickly became a global powerhouse.
The teams became known for their speed, athleticism and creativity.
And in 1965, the Dallas Cowboys became the first professional football team to win a Super Bowl.
Then, in 1966, the Philadelphia Eagles became the second professional football franchise to win the Super Bowl, beating the Washington Redskins.
This was a tremendous year for the NFL — the first of four straight Super Bowls in 1967.
But what the league really wanted to do was make its television deal with NBC, and that’s when it started paying TV deals with cable providers.
The agreement with NBC would have been the most lucrative one for the league, and it was signed after the first two NFL television contracts expired.
The deals were made in 1967 and 1968, but by then the NFL had made some significant investments in the digital world.
The players union was getting ready to go to arbitration and negotiate an extension of its television contract with the league.
So the league got together and formed a company called The Sports Business Group (SGB), which was basically a holding company for all of the television rights for the football league.
The contract with NBC was the final one that the NFL needed to complete before the new contract with SGB was to be signed.
The deal included a new way of measuring TV ratings.
The new ratings system was called the Nielsen ratings, and the new rating system was introduced in the early 1970s.
And as we all know, Nielsen ratings are what’s considered the gold standard of sports television.
Now, if the ratings were what you think they are, the ratings for the first time in history would have surpassed those of the Superbowl.
But they weren’t.
And for the next seven years, they would continue to fall behind.
That’s why, in 1972, the first ratings report was released.
That report showed that the ratings of the NFL were down a whopping 18 percent in ratings from the previous year.
So what happened?
The ratings were down because the games were being played on weekends and there were fewer people watching the games.
There were also fewer commercials in the ratings.
That made it difficult for the networks to get the audiences they needed to make the games, and they also lost money on those games.
So when the NFL began to negotiate with the cable companies in 1976, the cable networks weren’t thrilled with what they were getting.
Cable networks were very concerned about the new ratings measures that were being put in place.
So in 1977, the FCC decided to set the rules for how television networks were going to market their content, which included the use of a certain type of ratings system.
It would be known as “audience research,” and it would be used to measure the audience.
And at that time, the new system was known as a “titanic ratings system.”
But in 1977 and 1978, there were some significant changes to the way the NFL marketed its content.
The networks were no longer using the same methods as the leagues.
The ratings system used by the leagues was now different from what the networks were using.
Now the networks are using a system called “playback data,” which is just a formula that they use to analyze the data that they collect about the audience and their viewers.
That system was created by the Nielsen company,