NFL

1. What does NFL stand for?

National Football League

NFL means National Football League. It is an acronym for the most popular sporting organization in the United States.

The football acronym is not to be confused with soccer, which the rest of the world knows as football. The league was created in 1920 and now consists of 32 teams split up between the National Football Conference (NFC) and American Football Conference (AFC). The winners of the two conferences play each other in the Super Bowl to crown the champion. The NFL is one of the four major U.S. professional sports, along with the MLB, NHL, and NBA.

Example

"What do you like better, the NFL or college football?
Although I love both, the NFL is way better."
The iconic shield of the NFL and the 32 teams that make up the AFC and NFC

The iconic shield of the NFL and the 32 teams that make up the AFC and NFC

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Last Updated: January 23, 2017

2. What does NFL stand for?

Not freakin' likely

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NFL stands for "not freakin' likely," and is used to emphasize how unlikely something is, and in a derogatory manner. It is typically seen in text messages and online in chat rooms and social media.

NFL (when not used for "National Football League") is mostly used by slang-savvy people who use lots of chat lingo to shorten things to be efficient and to just sound cool. They typically use it when they passionately think something won't happen and think that NL (not likely) isn't strong enough.

Since the acronym is obscure, be careful who you send it to since it may just confuse them, and require you to then explain what it stands for. Also, some people may find NFL to be offensive since "freakin'" may also be interpreted as "f******."

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"It's NFL that I'm going 2nite after that incident!"

That NFL look

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Last Updated: January 11, 2021

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