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Rozelle made NFL what it is today

Updated: April 18, 2005, 11:59 AM ET
By Bob Carter | Special to ESPN.com

"I firmly believe that when the final history of the National Football League is written, the all-time hero of the NFL, the man who contributed the most to changing America's Sunday afternoon watching habits, is Pete Rozelle," says Miami Herald columnist Edwin Pope on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series

National Football League owners thought they knew what they were getting in January 1960 when they couldn't decide on a new commissioner and settled for a third option. Split between ...

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