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 […]
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.
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 […]
“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 […]
It’s time to take a look at the NFL Draft winners and losers from the 2020 draft. The most-watched draft in NFL history brought us into NFL coaches’ homes up close and personal. After seeing Kliff Kingsbury’s house, more than a few of us wondered why we didn’t consider football coaching as a profession. But […]
We’ve got the Super Bowl quotes, FAQs, and fun facts to prep you for the big game. America, if not the whole world, makes the time to watch the game. It’s the pinnacle of the NFL season. The Super Bowl now ranks right up there with Christmas, Hannukah, Halloween, and New Year’s Eve as one […]
Our Lamar Jackson FAQs will shine some light on this year’s NFL’s breakout player. In last night’s game against the Jets, Lamar Jackson threw five touchdown passes and virtually locked up the league’s MVP award. It was Jackson’s third five-touchdown performance this season. Jackson, a nightmare match-up for even the savviest NFL defense, has truly […]
By now, many of you have heard about the Minnesota Golden Gophers walk-on Redshirt Sophomore Casey O’Brien. Let’s take a deeper look into Casey’s journey and the challenging obstacles he beat to realize his dream of playing for the Minnesota Gophers. Nightmare Turned into Dream Come True Both his father and grandfather played football for […]
Who doesn’t love a good college football or NFL game? We spend Saturdays glued to the television watching College Football. Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays are devoted to a heavy dose of NFL games. We think about football pretty much 24-7. The Story Behind College Football and the NFL When you’re thinking about the game, it’s […]
Here’s the story of a University of Tennessee t-shirt design that went viral. It was just another day at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Students were rushing to classes with their books and computers. Professors were reviewing their notes for their upcoming lectures. Everything seemed normal, but far away events would change that drastically. […]