Weird Football Facts


The NFL has a rule that requires all players to wear socks that are at least 3 inches high. This rule was introduced in 2017 to prevent players from hiding unauthorized items in their socks. 

The NFL has a strict policy on celebrations. Players are not allowed to use props or engage in group celebrations. However, they are allowed to celebrate with their teammates as long as it is not excessive. 

The NFL has a “Rooney Rule” that requires teams to interview at least one minority candidate for head coaching and senior football operation jobs.

The NFL has a “Deflategate” scandal that involved the New England Patriots. The team was accused of deflating footballs to gain an advantage in the 2015 AFC Championship Game. The scandal resulted in a four-game suspension for quarterback Tom Brady and a $1 million fine for the Patriots.