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Pig-Skin Follies  PhotoA football is an inflated ball used to play one of the various sports known as football. The first balls were made of natural materials, such as an inflated pig bladder, sometimes inside a leather cover, which has given rise to the United States slang-term "pigskin." Modern balls are designed by teams of engineers to exacting specifications, with rubber or plastic bladders, and often with plastic covers. Various leagues and games use different balls, though they all have one of the following basic shapes:
a sphere: used in soccer (commonly called football in large parts of the world) and Gaelic football
a prolate spheroid ('egg-shaped')
either with rounded ends: used in the rugby codes and Australian football
or with more pointed ends: used in American football and Canadian football
The precise shape and construction of footballs is typically specified as part of the rules and regulations.
The oldest football still in existence, which is thought to have been made circa 1540, was discovered in the roof of Stirling Castle, Scotland, in 1981.[1] The ball is made of leather (possibly from a deer) and a pig's bladder.[2] It has a diameter of between 14–16 cm (5.5–6.3 in), weighs 125 g (4.4 oz) and is currently on display at the Smith Art Gallery and Museum[3] in Stirling.
 
A little history (cause I was curious) Now on to the fun stuff: Below are 6 trivia questions, pick your winners.
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 1. Who was the first person in the NFL to rush for over 1,000 yards? (0 points)
11%a. Bronko Nagurski
22%b. Steve Van Buren
44%c. Beattie Feathers
22%d. Red Grange
0%e. FUUUMBALL
 2. What season did the NFL first make wearing a helmet mandatory? (0 points)
11%a. 1940
67%b. 1943
11%c. 1948
11%d. 1952
0%e. FUUUMBALL
 3. What bowling ball-like running back was the Oilers first 1,000 yard rusher? (0 points)
22%a. Don Nottingham
11%b. Norm Bulaich
11%c. Fred Willis
56%d. Charley Tolar
0%e. FUUUMBALL
 4. Who is the only man to be a member of both the Pro Football and Major League Baseball Hall of Fame? (0 points)
0%a. Ernie Nevers
33%b. Cal Hubbard
56%c. Jim Thorpe
0%d. Hugo Bezdek
11%e. FUUUMBALL
 5. Which NFL team was the first to win 3 consecutive championships? (0 points)
0%a. Chicago Bears
11%b. New York Giants
56%c. Green Bay Packers
33%d. Cleveland Browns
0%e. FUUUMBALL
 6. What was the nickname of Miami's first major league pro football team? (0 points)
33%a. Hurricanes
11%b. Tropicals
22%c. Seahawks
33%d. Maulers
0%e. FUUUMBALL

  
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#1 | 504 days ago

TOUCHDOWN! (correct answers, for those of you, that don't get it)
1. Beattie Feathers  2. 1943  3. Charley Tolar  4. Cal Hubbard  5. Green Bay Packers  6. Seahawks  
#2 | 503 days ago

2/6.........guesses..........oooooooooooh well.....................crying
1. Red Grange  2. 1943  3. Fred Willis  4. Jim Thorpe  5. Green Bay Packers  6. Maulers  
#3 | 503 days ago

5/6.........not bad
1. Beattie Feathers  2. 1943  3. Charley Tolar  4. Cal Hubbard  5. Green Bay Packers  6. Hurricanes  

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