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NFL100: A century of determining who gets the ball first

It is a simple procedure. The game can’t begin without it. Before any football game starts the referee has to decide who gets the ball first. That question has been decided by the coin toss for the past 100 years. The coin toss determines who gets the first choice of receiving the kickoff, what goal to defend, or deferring the first choice until the second half kickoff. The process has changed since Woodrow Wilson was president: 1921: The referee tossed the coin in front of the captains. Before that, the captains conducted their own coin toss and reported the results to the

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NFL100: A century of determining who gets the ball first

It is a simple procedure. The game can’t begin without it. Before any football game starts the referee has to decide who gets the ball first. That question has been decided by the coin toss for the past 100 years. The coin toss determines who gets the first choice of receiving the kickoff, what goal to defend, or deferring the first choice until the second half kickoff. The process has changed since Woodrow Wilson was president: 1921: The referee tossed the coin in front of the captains. Before that, the captains conducted their own coin toss and reported the results to the

NFL100: 30 years ago instant replay helped decide the outcome of a game … and it wasn’t pretty

https://streamable.com/u5g78 On Nov. 6, 1989, the Green Bay Packers hosted their hated rival the Chicago Bears. The Bears were having a down season and the Packers showing life for the first time in many years, winning several close, last-minute games and getting the nickname "The Cardiac Pack." The past five years featured several controversial games between the two teams. Bears coach Mike Ditka used William "The Refrigerator" Perry to rub salt in the wounds and run in a touchdown against the Packers in 1985. And, in 1986, Charles Martin injured Jim McMahon in a very late, flagrant hit. So, the Packers and Bears

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