Grab your pigskin because it's time for football trivia. How does the QB make that ball spiral? Wouldn't "handball" make a better name than "football"? Pad up and get on the field ... the football quiz field, that is.
How long is an official NFL football field?
100 yards (91 meters)
140 yards (128 meters)
120 yards (110 meters)
An official NFL football field is a rectangle that is 120 yards (110 meters) long and 53 yards, 1 foot (49 meters) wide.
The football is an oblong sphere and is 11 to 11.5 inches (28 to 29 centimeters) long. It has a lengthwise circumference of about 28.5 inches (72.4 centimeters) and a widthwise circumference of about 21.5 inches (54.6 centimeters) in the middle of the ball.
The helmet rule is nicknamed after which NFL player?
A player cannot remove his helmet on the field unless it is to adjust his equipment. This rule is dubbed the "Emmitt Smith rule" because Smith, who holds the record for most rushing touchdowns, was famous for ripping off his helmet to celebrate a touchdown.
According to the NFL Rules Digest, how many new footballs must be marked with the letter "K" by referees?
Twelve new footballs, sealed in a special box and shipped by the manufacturer, will be opened in the officials’ locker room two hours prior to the starting time of the game. These balls are to be specially marked with the letter "K" and used exclusively for the kicking game.
If a punter increases the angle at which he kicks a football from 45 degrees to 60 degrees, which factor will decrease accordingly?
As the angle of the kick gets steeper, the ball hangs in the air longer and goes higher. Also, as the angle of the kick is increased, the distance traveled by the ball increases to a maximum (achieved at 45 degrees) and then decreases.
Which of the following is NOT a type of fantasy football league?
In a salary cap game, the player acts as a virtual owner with a virtual bank account to draft players whose weekly game performances translate into points. In pick 'em leagues, the player picks who he or she believes will win between the two opposing teams in each of the NFL's weekly regular season contests. The managers' league is not a type of fantasy football league -- though it sounds good.