Thanks to Gary Price's ResourceShelf for this gem from the National Science Foundation:
Resources for Educators - The Science of NFL Football
In America, the autumn season means two things--back to school and back to football. To celebrate both events, NBC News' educational arm, NBC Learn, is teaming up with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Football League (NFL) to release the "Science of NFL Football"--an informative 10-part video series that explores the science behind America's most beloved sport. Made especially for students and teachers as they head back to the classroom, these videos are aligned to lesson plans and national state education standards, and also are available to the public cost-free on www.NBCLearn.com and www.science360.gov ...
There's lots more in the full article. Link to it HERE at the ResourceShelf blog.