Sports Weekly Newsletter

Sports newsletter

Top new questions this week:

Is there a rule for when K-Balls are used?

In the NFL, special balls ("K-Balls") are used for kicking plays. These balls are harder and slicker than the balls used during normal play. My understanding is that kickers don't really like using ...

rules american-football nfl  
asked by Daniel 6 votes
answered by Joe 6 votes

Is there a penalty for kicking a PAT from the 2 yard line in the NFL?

This year the NFL changed the way extra points work so that 2-point-conversion attempts are snapped from the 2 yard line as they always were, but extra points are now snapped from the 15. If a team ...

rules american-football nfl  
asked by Daniel 4 votes
answered by Joe 3 votes

Fair catch after football hits ground.

A kicked ball hits the ground before a fair-catch signal is made. After the ball hits the ground the return man signals for teammates to stay away (hands waving below waist), is it legal for him to ...

american-football collegiate  
asked by Brad O 3 votes
answered by Joe 0 votes

Can football players play multiple positions?

Can American football players play multiple positions? I know that in the one-platoon system, the players played both offence and defence. But in modern football can they play other positions than ...

asked by SMSvonderTann 3 votes
answered by New-To-IT 5 votes

What managers write while their team is playing

I always wonder what football (club) managers write on their notepad while their team is playing. In today's games we are presented with all sort of statistics of both individual and team performances ...

asked by nik 2 votes
answered by red_devil226 0 votes

American football delay of game

Scenario: Your team is up by 5. There are 5 minutes remaining in the game. It is 4th down and goal-to-go from the opponent’s 40 yard line (you’ve had a lot of penalties). Your punter can guarantee ...

asked by jsf80238 1 vote
answered by ZsasZ 2 votes

How teams are ranked if they are equals in points in UCL groups

Extract from Uefa rules: If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the ...

football uefa champions-league  
asked by user1236048 1 vote
answered by Philip Kendall 4 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Why do Olympic soccer teams need to be U-23?

Why do Olympic soccer teams need to be under the age of 23? Are there any exceptions about age restriction? Are there any differences between men and women?

rules football olympics fifa  
asked by Dor Cohen 14 votes
answered by Dor Cohen 12 votes

What is "strong side" vs. "weak side" on defense in American football?

What is "strong side" vs. "weak side" on defense in American football? I'm trying to get a basic understanding of this terminology but am getting tripped up.

american-football formations defense  
asked by blaster 12 votes
answered by Tom Au 9 votes
Subscribe to more Stack Exchange newsletters

Unsubscribe from this newsletter or change your email preferences by visiting your subscriptions page on

Questions? Comments? Let us know on our feedback site. If you no longer want to receive mail from Stack Exchange, unsubscribe from all emails.

Stack Exchange, Inc. 110 William St, 28th Floor, NY NY 10038 <3