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--- Quote ---The GFL is partitioned into north and south conferences, each with seven teams. In each conference, every team plays against every other team of its own conference, both at home and away. Each team also plays home and away interconference games against the team from the opposing conference that finished the previous season on the same rank. After the end of the regular season, four teams from both conferences enter the playoffs, to determine the German championship. The winner of a conference plays against the 4th place team of the other group, second against third of the other conference. The final is called the German Bowl. The lowest ranked team of each conference plays against the winner of the second division, and may be relegated if they lose.
The league has been expanded from 12 to 14 teams for the 2011 season. It is planned to further increase the number of teams to 16 in 2012.[2]
Below the GFL sits the GFL 2, formerly the 2nd Bundesliga, which was formed in 1982.[3] It is also divided into a northern and southern division, with eight teams in each. For the 2011 season, both the northern and the southern champions are promoted, while the runners-up of the two divisions will play the last placed team in the GFL division above for another spot in the league in 2012.[2]
For most of its history, the GFL has been divided into a northern and southern division. Only in 1979 was it played in single division format, while, from 1986 to 1990, it was divided into four regional divisions.
As of 2010, the Munich Cowboys have played more GFL games than any other team, 335, followed by the Berlin Adler with 312, the only other team with more than 300 league games. The Cowboys have played 29 out of a possible 32 seasons at the highest level of the game in Germany, more than any other club.[4]
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Very cool, but no German teams named the "Blitz" or the "Panzers"? Seeing a lost opportunity there  8)

I'm still bemused we even have football outside of the U.S.  The rest of the world -- and Europe especially -- seems to be so gung-ho about soccer it's hard to believe football garners any interest over there. 

--- Quote from: Steelgrave on December 21, 2012, 05:28:06 PM ---no German teams named the "Blitz" or the "Panzers"? Seeing a lost opportunity there  8)

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That does seem like a no-brainer, doesn't it?  :P 

PC is big in germany. and most likely most of those teams have or had a lot of us players.

I just stumbled across this one, too - who knew there were that many tackle football leagues outside the US?


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