MLB vs. NFL history.
Why is there such a disparity in the history keeping or history telling of these two sports?? MLB seems to hold past accomplishments in very high regard historically with most of the fanbase having some general knowledge of past players and past championships. The NFL, on the other hand, seems to have made a concerted effort to keep the talk about what is happening in the recent past with an artificial cut-off of the 1960's when the AFL began and the Super Bowl started. By consequence, most of the fanbase knows nothing of NFL history prior to that time.
A good example of this might be the Pittsburgh Steelers. Most fans probably know nothing of this team's history prior to the 1970's when they were a powerhouse. The truth is that before that they had been a 40 year perennial losing franchise, established in 1933 and having eight winning seasons before the arrival of Chuck Noll. What a turnaround from then till now!!
Is there a reason why the NFL tends to ignore their early history??