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NFL quietly passes ‘Hot Potato’ rule for coin toss

NFL flipping coin (Dallas Cowboys)

The NFL has circumvented the typical rule-revision process and is making a rule change that will affect the opening coin toss, according to a league source. “We made the point-after-touchdown try a more exciting play last year,” the source said. “We looked at other parts of the game, and realized that the coin toss was…

Frank Gifford, 1930-2015

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View image | gettyimages.com Frank Gifford, the Hall of Fame running back for the New York Giants in the 1950s and ’60s and longtime broadcaster on Monday Night Football, died at the age of 84, just a week shy of his birthday. Among Gifford’s numerous accomplishments, he started for the Giants in the 1957 NFL…