The AFC West, or The American Football Conference – Western Division, is one of four American Football Conference (AFC) divisions in the National Football League (NFL). This competitive division features the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Las Vegas Raiders, and Los Angeles Chargers. The AFC West was established in 1960 as the American Football League’s […]
Inspirational Football Stories
You'll find interesting football stories on individual players and coaches. You'll find insights on how players think about the game.
Check out our fun and interesting features on pros like Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers. Or, learn about NFL teams like the Cowboys and Broncos, college teams and youth squads. We cover topics like the history of college football and fun facts about the Super Bowl.
Many of our readers enjoy stories of players overcoming obstacles. For example, read about the cancer survivor who went on to play D1 college ball. Or, another example, you might like the Iowa Hawkeyes tradition of players, coaches, and fans acknowledging hospital patients. And, we have fan guides for pro and college teams. There's even an article with some winning tips for your Thanksgiving game of touch.
And, that's not all. One of our favorites is a story on the homecoming queen who kicks a winning field goal. Also, find out all you can about one of the rising stars of the NFL: Lamar Jackson. We take a deep dive into his bio, quotes, and fun facts.
Tom Brady is regarded as the greatest quarterback of all time. His astounding success has led him to seven Super Bowl rings. That total is more than any other player or coach in NFL history. Winning six Super Bowls with Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots, Brady moved to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and […]
No game in the NFL is easy to win. That is especially true in the playoffs when the season is on the line. The NFL playoffs pit the best teams against each other in a single-elimination format, the only league to do that of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States. It […]
The NFL is in a league of its own for a number of reasons. One of those reasons is that there are so few games. How many games are there in the NFL season? Despite having so few games, the NFL still rakes in money. The league made over $14 million in revenue in 2019, […]
Many factors influence the length of a football game, no matter what league it may be. For example, in professional football, quarters are 15 minutes. But the average professional football game is 3 hours and 12 minutes. Playing time can be lengthened by weather, sideline antics, the time between plays, and more. In addition, if […]
The reason American Football Day is called American Football Day and not just “Football Day” is elementary. In Europe, Football is Soccer. In Canada, it is Canadian Football. While in Australia, it is Australian Rules Football. People often refer to Rugby as football. So, to differentiate it, it is American Football Day that is celebrated […]
Man coverage is a simple yet challenging to play defensive strategy. It isn’t used on every play, but man coverage is an essential part of football. What is Man Coverage in Football? Man coverage, or man-to-man coverage, is a style of defense that is common in football. A defensive player is lined up to guard […]
Football slang has some pretty strange terms. Many of the terms have meanings outside of football, such as bye, scramble, and shotgun. But within the game – especially to coaches, players, and serious fans – the football slang terms take on meaning. Here is our collection of some of the more interesting football jargon. Common […]
Let’s be honest about NFL Quarterbacks. Very few followers of the NFL are qualified to understand and grade talent like a pro scout. That’s why easy-to-measure physical qualities like hand size are used to gauge future success among quarterbacks. It might be easier to understand Bret Favre’s success for his 10.38” hands rather than understand […]
“He was not simply content with being successful. He wanted to be great.” So said Cornel West, Professor Of Public Philosophy at Harvard Divinity School, as he awarded Colin Kaepernick the W.E.B DuBois Medal for contributions to African American culture and the life of the mind. Colin Kaepernick’s solid resumé From the very start, no […]