The AFL, or American Football League, was an official league in the American football scene that lasted between 1960 and 1969. It was officially discontinued and merged with the NFL, National Football League. The NFL is still running today and considered the one of the most watched and popular sports in the United States of America.
Although the AFL ran for only a few years, it gained much popularity and was a favourite of many sports fans in both the United States and around the world. It eventually came to an end when the American Football scene in the United States underwent major changes in the lat 60s and early 70s. The AFL is still fondly remembered by many sports fans, but the majority are happy with current NFL evolution, which is widely considered to be the ultimate evolution of the American football scene.
The AFL was originally formed be a group of American football team owners, who in the 1960s at the time, were denied expansions in the official NFL, or else had only a minor part to play in the proceedings. The AFL was created as a way for teams not seeing success in the NFL to still get major attention, and otherwise have a league of their own. The AFL was initially not very successful, and the competing teams were largely unmatched, creating an awkward, difficult to watch league series. AFL saw low attendance, and many thought that the AFL would be short lived endeavour.
This soon changed by the mid 1960s, as the AFL saw a massive rise in popularity. Contracts with television channels saw the AFL featured in primetime spots, and the growing interest by American football teams that were not seeing success in the NFL quickly drew fans from across the country. The AFL became the preferred league for many, and fans were rapidly being drawn away from the NFL. By the end of 1960s, however, the American Football scene in the United States underwent major changes. The AFL and NFL were in such heavy competition that player’s salaries had become obscene. The AFL was eventually absorbed into the NFL for the best NBA bets.
AFL betting odds may no longer be around, but the NFL is still running strong, and is a hot favourite for bet makers. The popularity of the NFL is focused in the United States, but fans exist to some degree in almost every country in the world. For this reason the majority of online bookmakers offer NFL betting options. There are a few different types of bets available, but most are money line bets, that simply require the bettor to select a preferred team in a given match.
Other types of bets are referred to as spread bets, which balance out a game that is seen as unmatched. The underdog team will be given extra points, and the favourite team will have points subtracted. In this fashion the two teams are balanced, and a bet on the underdog still has a good chance of winning. Note that an underdog bet always offers much higher odds, which mean much bigger payouts.