Football season is now officially underway. Our McNeese cowboys are off to a great start, so I thought we'd take a look at football today. Now, I'm not a real hardcore fan, but I do enjoy a good game, and there are a few teams I follow.

I'm pretty familiar with the rules, but there's plenty I don't know about the sport. I decided I'd improve my education, so I've turned to the folks at Mental Floss to help me write this. Let's face it, the more you know about a sport, the more fun it is to watch.

Did you know that back in the early days of the sport, a field goal was actually the way to win a game because they were worth more points than a touchdown? We also love it when a player gives some kid in the stands a ball, but did you know that the NFL fines players up to $5,000 for doing that?

Well, if you're a football fan, or if you just want to know more about the game, then this video from Mental Floss will certainly fill the bill. Enjoy and GO Cowboys! (NcNeese that is)