When the NFL opened in 1994, the NFL was still in its infancy, with no Asian-American owners or a full-time commissioner.
The league’s first All-Star Game was held in New Orleans, which also had no team in the league at the time.
But then the NFL took off in 1998, thanks to the NFL Network and the All-American Football Network.
Since then, teams have played in China, Japan, Korea, India, the Philippines, and Australia.
In 2015, the New York Giants announced plans to build an all Asian team.
In 2018, the Seattle Seahawks announced plans for an all Chinese team.
There are a lot of places in the world where teams have competed for championships.
But in the NFL, where teams are so small, a team like the Arizona Cardinals, a small team, would have trouble competing.
There is no Asian team in Major League Baseball.
The Arizona Diamondbacks, a struggling team, did not compete for the National League West Division title in 2018.
The San Francisco Giants did not make the playoffs in the NL West in 2018, either.
And the Los Angeles Dodgers did not qualify for the playoffs for the first time in over a decade.
The only Asian-owned team that has ever played in the major leagues is the Houston Astros, who played in their first-ever World Series game in 2001.
The Atlanta Braves also have never played in a World Series.
There were two Asian teams that made it into the NFL’s first season in 1995.
The Oakland Raiders did not enter the league in 1996.
And then there was the Oakland Raiders, who never played a single game.
It would have been impossible to have two teams in the same league with the same logo and uniforms, said Mike Garafolo, the executive director of the Asian-Americans in Sport Foundation, a nonprofit that supports Asian- American athletes and coaches.
“The problem is there’s no one to speak for them,” Garafol said.
“We know that’s what happened in the NBA.”
In 1995, the league decided to change its logo to a “H,” but the logo was never changed again.
That same year, the Los Angels Angels of Anaheim bought the Cleveland Browns for $2 billion.
That deal did not happen until 1999, when the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks signed a new multi-year deal worth $5 billion.
The NFL and NBA have long been criticized for not being open to diverse teams.
And, Garafoli said, there’s been a lot more discussion about the problem since then.
In 2017, the American Basketball Association released a report stating that in 2018 there were a total of just 13 Asian-based NBA teams.
That number has decreased to just two teams, the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Vegas Sparks, in 2019.
Garafolia also pointed to the recent signing of the New Orleans Pelicans, who are the first Asian- and African-American-owned NBA team.
Garabolo said there is a lot to be done to change the perception of the league.
“There’s a lot that we can do to create more awareness about the league, and there are still barriers that exist,” he said.
For now, the biggest challenge Garafolin said the league faces is finding a way to recruit and retain Asian-born players.
Garajolo said he wants to see a more diverse league, with more Asian-oriented logos, more team colors and uniforms and a better understanding of the history of the game.
“It’s a really difficult and difficult issue, but I think there is some hope,” he added.
“I think there are a few good players out there who would love to play in the NHL.”