NFL National Football League
Each team in the NFL can put a maximum of 53 players on their team sheet, but they may only choose from 45 to play each week during the regular football season. Unlike Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League and the National Basketball Association, the NFL has no full-time football teams in Canada. Most teams are based in the eastern half of the United States of America; 16 teams are in the Eastern Time Zone and 10 others in the Central Time Zone. All of which introduce new NFL merchandise each season which is available from the DieHardFans NFL shop. At approximately $1.6 billion, the Dallas Cowboys are the highest valued American football franchise and the second only to English soccer club Manchester United as the most valuable franchises in worldwide professional sports. Dallas Cowboys NFL merchandise is also available in abundance at the DieHardFans NFL shop. Following the preseason, the 32 NFL teams embark on a 17 week, 16 game schedule, with the extra week consisting of a bye to allow teams a mid-season rest. The regular football season begins the Thursday evening after Labor Day with a primetime Kickoff Game shown on NBC. Fans looking to support their team can own NFL merchandise from DieHardFans, the unofficial NFL shop.