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Football rules, uniforms, helmets and protective gear have changed a lot over the years. Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images hide caption

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Why Do We Love Football So Much? Theater Tackles Tough Questions

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Bill Parcells has been coach to the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants, the New England Patriots and the New York Jets. Robert B. Stanton/Getty Images hide caption

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Should Ray Rice Get A Second Chance? 'Maybe,' Parcells Says

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Rafael Nadal (right) shakes hands with Tim Smyczek after winning a match at the Australian Open on Jan. 21. Rob Griffith/AP hide caption

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The Tennis Court Offers A Good Lesson For The NFL

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Tom Brady of the New England Patriots hands the ball off to LeGarrette Blount during the AFC Championship Game. The Patriots are being investigated because of game balls that were improperly inflated. Elsa/Getty Images hide caption

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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, seen here on Jan. 18, says he "had no knowledge" about the controversy over deflated footballs "until Monday morning." Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Panelist Nahshon Ellerbe, a star running back at Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, Texas, warms up before a game against Midland Christian. Jeffrey McWhorter/Trinity Christian Academy hide caption

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A deflated football would have been easier for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) to grip in Sunday's rain. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Scientists Say The NFL's 'Deflate-Gate' Isn't All Hot Air

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Questions over out-of-regulation footballs have come up after the New England Patriots won the AFC Championship Game Sunday. Running back LeGarrette Blount ran for 148 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots' 45-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts. Elsa/Getty Images hide caption

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Boyd Dowler of the Green Bay Packers grabs a Bart Starr touchdown pass in the NFL championship game on Dec. 31, 1967. The "Ice Bowl," played in frigid temperatures, was won by the Packers 21-17. AP hide caption

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As Dallas Comes To Town, Green Bay Remembers Historic 'Ice Bowl'

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Inside the control room, dozens of monitors allow the production team to keep an eye on the live games and the available replays and graphics. Becky Sullivan/NPR hide caption

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7 Chaotic Hours Behind The Scenes At NFL RedZone

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Jerry Dockery checks his frying turkey as he tailgates at Eastern Market before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears in Detroit on Thursday. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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NFL Fans Get Their Fill With 3 Games On Thanksgiving

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