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Great Football Players

From the legendary coaching of Vince Lombardi to the all-around iconic player of Mike Ditka, these football greats carried the game of football from its inception to the present. Learn more about the Red Granges and Jim Thorpes of football's yesteryears.


How can I meet my favorite football team?

How can I meet my favorite football team?

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Top 5 Tailgate Tips

Top 5 Tailgate Tips

Are you looking for some new tailgate tips? Visit HowStuffWorks to see the top 5 tailgate tips. See more »

5 Tips for Supporting Your Favorite Football Team

5 Tips for Supporting Your Favorite Football Team

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10 Tips for Hosting a Fantasy Football Draft

10 Tips for Hosting a Fantasy Football Draft

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Down! Set! Hut! Football Quiz

Down! Set! Hut! Football Quiz

How much do you know about American football? Test your knowledge of the nitty-gritty of the gridiron with this football quiz. See more »

Great Football Players

Great Football Players

Football legends of all time include the likes of Mike Ditka and Joe Montana. Learn about great offensive and defensive football legends. See more »

I heard someone mention a third team in a football game. What is that? Who are these guys and what do they do?

I heard someone mention a "third team" in a football game. What is that? Who are these guys and what do they do? See more »

How the Physics of Football Works

How the Physics of Football Works

There's a reason why some passes miss their target, and others land right in the receiver's hands -- it's physics! Take a look at the game from a whole new angle. See more »

How do retractable roofs in convertible stadiums work?

How do retractable roofs in convertible stadiums work?

I've noticed a lot of new sports stadiums using retractable roofs. How do these convertible stadiums work? See more »

How are the college football rankings determined?

How are the college football rankings determined?

I keep seeing the sports page refer to a college football team's rating as its "BCS Ranking." What does this mean? See more »