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Sir Loin

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Un-useful information about balls.

Did you know that the NFL footballs ( pigskin ? ) are actually made from steer hide? :roll:

The National Football League is the only major sports league whose balls are manufactured in the United States. The footballs get their start on the backs of cows taken from feedlots in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska. Young, lean steers are preferred over fat dairy cows because the leather is more resistant to stretching. When the cowhides arrive in Ada, they are received from our tannery that treats them with the Wilson exclusive recipe and are stamped with the Wilson 'W' to authenticate our NFL leather.
Source: http://www.wilson.com/en-us/football/nfl/wilson-and-the-nfl/factory/
I didn’t know that!


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Do you know what a “Nittany” is ? As in Nittany Lion.
“The Nittany Lion is the mascot of the Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania,” but what is a “Nittany”?
 

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The word Nittany is derived from the Algonquian language word Nit-A-Nee meaning "single mountain". Mount Nittany is a Penn State University landmark. The athletic teams and the mascot of the school, the Nittany Lion, are named in honor of the mountain and its history.

Didn't know it, got it from Wikipedia...
 

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Thanks!

Here are some other questions that came up while watching the SB that may help you win a side bet.

What is the max. air pressure allowed in an NFL football? Max length, and circumference?


What was the first stickum used and when was stickum banned from the NFL?

A. Unconfirmed from 3 old time high school ball player ( early 60s )who went on to play college ball and used this stickum.
They all used the same paste they saw teachers using to put on their fingers to turn pages and sort through papers. It was not only put on their finger but also the palms of their hands.
I don’t know the name of it.

The use of stickum was banned in 1981.
SL
 

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Bryceville said:
The word Nittany is derived from the Algonquian language word Nit-A-Nee meaning "single mountain". Mount Nittany is a Penn State University landmark. The athletic teams and the mascot of the school, the Nittany Lion, are named in honor of the mountain and its history.

Didn't know it, got it from Wikipedia...


but Penn is nowhere close to Algonquin Park :lol:
 

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