The Host Team and the visiting team each provides 12 balls per game. The balls are inspected before the game to ensure that they meet specifications. Of course each team also has many "non-game" practice balls on hand.
I heard during last night's Super Bowl that they had 140 footballs on hand for the game, but some believe it is 120. For use in the game, the Host Team and the visiting team each provides 12 balls per game. The balls are inspected before the game to ensure that they meet specifications. Of course each team also has many "non-game" practice balls on hand.
Two hours and 15 minutes prior to kickoff, both teams will be required to bring 24 footballs (12 primary and 12 back-up) to the Officials' Locker Room for inspection. Two Game Officials, designated by the Referee, will conduct the inspection and record the PSI measurement of each football.
The prices for NFL game balls will vary depending on the game and the team. Some game balls have sold for as high as $10,000.
National Football League games are timed events. Therefore, the number of drives in a game can vary greatly. That said, the total drives for both teams is usually between 20 and 25.
All balls are NFL balls that are used to play with.
Players in the NFL are allowed to keep the game ball after they score a touchdown. At one point the league charged players $500 for this, but later took the fee away.
I heard on FOX Sports yesterday that an NFL game starts with 36 footballs. They also commented that a rookie quarterback may have a hard time adjusting to the use of new balls in the NFL as opposed to college play. (Never heard that before yesterday)
Umm...I believe it is air! If it were helium there would.....forget it, I'm not going there....
each team has their own balls...from what i've seen each team stamps the name on the side of them..the one I have is a ball from KC, that i got from a front office member at the game in the locker room.
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