As football’s overtime format has been debated and changed over the years, it seems each effort to address a particular concern has introduced a new concern of its own. The NCAA introduced overtime in 1996, in part, to eliminate ties from the game. But by doing so, many college football games turn into absolute marathons,
On Veterans Day we honor the people who served in the Armed Forces. Today Andy Piascik highlights several overlooked NFL greats whose careers were impacted by their service in World War II. No event impacted pro football the way World War II did. After Pearl Harbor, there was talk of shutting the pro game down.
During a brutal 1905 football season resulting in multiple fatalities, President Theodore Roosevelt met with college officials to discuss reforming the sport. By December 1905, 62 schools had appointed a rules committee for intercollegiate football. In January, reforms were set in motion, including the legalization of the forward pass and the banning of unnecessary roughness.