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16 Things you Didn't Know About the NFL

16 THINGS You DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE NFL 1 During a regular NFL game, you are likely to watch the following: Footballs were never made out of pig skin Pigskin refers to the crude soccer ball or "football" made HITTI HITTII 11 minutes of actual playing from a pig bladder. NFL foot- balls come from cowhide. It 17 minutes of replays takes 3,000 cows to supply the leather for a year's supply of footballs for the NFL DI 67 minutes of players just standing there C 3 seconds of cheerleaders 3. An NFL forfeit results in a 2-0 score Why two-points? The two-point safety is the only score not accredited to any one player, so no player receives the statistic No TV broadcast tapes exist from Super Bowl I The game was simulcast between NBC and CBS, but both networks taped over their film of the game (rumor has it that both films were used for soap operas) The smallest player in NFL history was the size of Carrie Underwood. Jack "Soapy" Shapiro played Blocking Back for the Staten Island Stapletons in 1929 standing at 5'1" and weighing in at 119 pounds The yellow line costs $20K per football broadcast. 16 games x 32 teams 2 teams per game = Ş5,120,000 (or the salary of 4.5 punters) worth of yellow line a year during the regular season. 7. 8. The Dallas Cowboys are the second most valuable sports franchise in the world with a reported value of $1.5 billion. The Madden Curse Oakland originally named their team the Oakland Señors Since 2000, every player to appear on the cover of the Madden NFL video game has suffered a season altering gaff or injury (with the exception of Larry Fitzgerald) The Oakland Señors was the result of a Bay Area contest to name the new NFL team. After endless scrutiny from the media, the name only lasted a month and changed to the Raiders (which finished 3rd in voting) 10 Ronnie Lott cut off his finger After the 1985 season, Lott had his left pinky amputated after it was crushed during a tackle on running back Timmy Newsome 11 On the November 23rd, 1970 edition of Monday Night Football, Howard Cosell was so drunk, he slurred his speech throughout the first half and vomited on Don Meredith's boots at halftime. 12 80% of all Super Bowl tickets go to corporate sponsors 13 Pizza delivery drivers are in more accidents on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year. 9 million slices delivered - 44% more than a normal Sunday 14 The Monday following the Super Bowl, antacid sales 15 An estimated 90 million people flush the toilet during the Super Bowl half time If the average toilet uses two gallons of water per flush, that's 180 million gallons of water flowing at once - or 3 ½ minutes of flowing water on the Niagara Falls increase by 20 percent. Mr. Irrelevant gets a week 16 The final pick in the draft, aka Mr. Irrelevant, and his family receive invitations to visit the annual "Irrelevant Week" in Newport Beach, CA. He also gets to keep this neat trophy:

16 Things you Didn't Know About the NFL

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Think you know everything about the NFL? Do you know when Howard Cosell was so drunk on air that he threw up at half-time (this only happened once, by the way)? Find the answer to that and many more...


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