Since 1949, plastic helmets have been the standard in the NFL. They were previously banned due to a lack of access to plastics during World War II.
The first plastic helmet was introduced to the NFL in 1939 by what is now the Riddell Company. The models were later developed using polycarbon plastic construction complemented by technologically advanced cushioning systems for extra protection.
Face masks also continued to evolve along with the helmet shell, with the tubular bar introduced to models in 1955. The bar eventually evolved into the vertical cage. It wasn't until the mid-1980s when visors were also added to the helmets to prevent eye injuries.Learn More
The person who has won the most football trophies in the world is Sir Alex Ferguson, who retired in 2013 after coaching for almost four decades. He has a total of 49 football trophies.Full Answer >
The San Diego Chargers have beaten the Oakland Raiders 48 times during the course of the two NFL franchises' histories. The Raiders have a winning record against Chargers, having beaten the San Diego team 58 times. The two teams have also tied twice.Full Answer >
The National Football Conference is one of two football conferences in the National Football League. As of 2014, it consists of 16 teams divided into four divisions: North, South, East and West.Full Answer >
Some good conference names include "Lucies and Ethels," "12 Angry Men," "The Selfies" and ""The Grandpa Corner." One of the attractions of joining a fantasy football league is that team "owners" can still follow the real sport closely, while being part of an alternate league in which almost anything can happen and the unlikeliest teams can win.Full Answer >