Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pigskins & Pearls 101

Today we are resuming a series we started last year, Pigskins & Pearls 101.  While we love gameday fashion and recipes, we also LOVE the game of football.  The holding, the stiff-arms, the blocking, the passing, so we we came up with this series to help explain some of the basic, and not so basic, rules and play calls of our favorite sport. 

 pigskins & pearls

Holding (Offensive) - A foul in which an offensive player keeps a defender from advancing by grasping him with his hands or arms. Offensive linemen are allowed to use their hands as long as they keep them to the inside of a defenders body, but if they get to the outside of the defender's body, it is a penalty

Pass Interference - A penalty that occurs when a player interferes with an eligible receiver's ability to make a fair attempt to catch a forward pass. Pass interference may include tripping, pushing, pulling, or cutting in front of the receiver or pulling on the receiver's arms