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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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.