Alston Vs NCAA Explained Simply

In June of 2021, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in the case of NCAA vs Alson. This decision was very narrow because the judges tried to stick to the facts of the particular case. For example, the Ohio State quarterback should be able to accept a good laptop or a post-graduate scholarship. … Read more

Who Invented The Play Action Pass?

The Los Angeles Rams are touted as masters of the play action. It’s one of the factors that got them to the 2022 Super Bowl. But the Rams didn’t invent the play action pass. Early versions have been in the game since the 1900s. But who was the original inventor? If you’re not familiar with … Read more

What Is The Play-Action Pass In Football?

It’s common to hear the term “play-action pass” or simply “play-action” used by commentators calling an NFL game. To the casual observer, these play-action passes don’t look any different from other pass plays. So what makes a pass play a play-action? What is A Play-Action Pass? A play-action pass is a play that starts out … Read more

Why Did The NFL Introduce A Salary Cap?

The NFL’s salary cap determines whether teams can sign and keep good players. It’s rarely talked about, but how an NFL team handles the salary cap determines its present and future success. What Is The NFL Salary Cap? The NFL salary cap is a rule that was agreed on between management and the players union … Read more

The Forward Pass In Football (A History)

The forward pass was illegal in the early history of American football. Several visionaries believed that bringing in the forward pass would reduce injuries and deaths in college football and save the sport from being banned. This article runs through the history of the forward pass. Who invented it? Who threw the first pass? Read … Read more

Is The NFL Rigged? (Arguments For And Against)

A cry sometimes heard from NFL fans when a call doesn’t go their team’s way is that the NFL is rigged. Is there anything to this? Or is it just disgruntled fans losing their sense of perspective? And what about recent accusations by Brian Flores of a franchise losing matches for better draft picks? Two … Read more

History Of Helmet Radios In the NFL

Most people are aware that radio communication is used everywhere in the NFL. Coaches all wear microphones with headsets. They send play calls onto the field through the radio receivers in the quarterbacks’ helmets. It would be reasonable to think that this high-tech approach is a relatively new thing, but it isn’t. Radio helmets go … Read more

How Many Players On An NFL Team? (Explained)

This article reviews the breakdown by position of the number of players on an NFL roster. We also discuss how many are dressed for a game and the numbers that take to the field at the same time. Depending on the coaches and strategies, the numbers will vary slightly across different NFL franchises. They will … Read more

Why Do Quarterbacks Say Hut? (And Other Phrases)

In a football game, the teams line up to snap the ball to start every non-kicking play. Before the ball is snapped, the quarterback can be heard yelling a series of colors, numbers and nonsense words. The prhase usually ends in one or more “Hut”s. It could be something like: “White 80! Set! Hut!” What … Read more

Why Are NFL Player Careers So Short? (Explained)

NFL player careers last on average from 3 to 3 ½ years. This article looks in depth at why NFL careers are so short. It’s not just the physical toll of a collision sport. There are other factors, including economic and psychological reasons. How Long Is The Average NFL Player’s Career? These are the latest … Read more