Game of Football

Football is a beautiful and sometimes very physical game. The perfect spiral, the fingertip grab, the amazing run…they are all part of football's history.

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The Real Story Behind We Are Marshall

The story told in "We Are Marshall" sounds a little like the invention of a screenwriter, but the airplane crash that took the lives of college football players really took place. Learn the real story behind the film "We Are Marshall."

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

Who makes up the "third team" in a football game? Learn all about the responsibilities of an NFL officiating crew.

A Week in the NFL: Patrick Kerney Speaks

Take an inside look at a working week in the life of one of the NFL's top defensive ends, Patrick Kerney of the Atlanta Falcons, as told to us by Kerney himself.

How the Super Bowl Works

Super Bowl Sunday is a football fan's dream: The game of games, where the champion of the entire season is decided in four short quarters and there is no rematch. Read all about the biggest football game of the year.

NFL Players In Their Own Words

Have you ever wondered what it's like to play professional football? We have, so we called up players Takeo Spikes, Carlos Emmons, Jonas Jennings, Fred Beasley and Willie Anderson to find out.

How does the NFL salary cap work?

With the recent NFL draft, players are now negotiating contracts. Learn how the NFL's salary cap works, and how teams work under the salary cap with trades, signing bonuses, and other financial maneuvering.

How the Physics of Football Works

There's a reason why some of the quarterback's passes miss their target and others land perfectly in the receiver's hands -- it's physics! Learn the science of football and take a look at the game from a whole new angle.

How do retractable roofs in convertible stadiums work?

Ballparks are just as trendy as clothes and hairstyles. Today, a new trend in stadiums has led to the demolition of the Kingdome and the likely demise of the Astrodome. The latest trend in sports stadiums is the retractable-roof stadium.

How the First-Down Line Works

The virtual first-down line that you see in many televised football games is something of a computer-generated miracle that home viewers have come to love. Find out how this line gets "painted" on the field without painting the players.

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?

How do they superimpose the first-down line onto the field on televised football games?

Advancements in technology allow the home viewer to see all kinds of information that the fan in the stadium can't see. Learn how do the broadcast stations superimpose the first-down line on the football playing field.


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