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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.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.