Today's Tidbit… The Return of the Weighted Football
A few weeks ago, I posted a story about George Allen inventing weighted footballs for quarterbacks and long snappers to build arm strength. Manufactured by Voit, they gained use in the 1960s before falling from favor.
I have since learned that a friend, Ron Pomfrey, has in his collection an unused Power Arm ball in the original box. The ball is an absolute beauty!
The white panels connecting the usual white stripes may have been for branding purposes only. Still, since the Power Arm is not a regulation ball, the stripes help ensure the ball would not be inadvertently used in games or scrimmages.
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