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2009-03-25 21:16:05

NFL owners Wednesday approved rule changes designed to make pro football safer, including an expansion of receiver helmet-to-helmet protection. Rules concerning blindside blocks were also expanded and the so-called wedge blocking scheme on kickoffs was abolished. We don't in any way try to pass rules for player safety that affect the game negatively, said Rich McKay, co-chairman of the NFL's competition committee. What we do is pass rules to try and make the game safer. Teams will adjust,...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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