5 things about the NFL that football fans may not know

  • There are a few things about the National Football League (NFL) that many football fans might not know. 
  • Until 2015, the NFL was classified as a non-profit for 73 years. That means the league did not pay taxes on an estimated $10 billion in annual revenue. 
  • NFL icon Tim Mara was a bookie in his early life, which at the time was a legal profession, and later founded the New York Giants. His family still owns half the team.
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EDITOR'S NOTE: This video was originally published on January 16, 2016. 

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