Why is a football often called a "pigskin"?
How many lace holes in an NFL football?
How many laces in an NFL football?
Footballs were originally inflated with the bladders of swine. These bladders were placed inside a leather cover, giving rise to the term “pigskin". All modern NFL footballs are made from cowhide with a vulcanized rubber bladder.
NFL footballs have 16 lace holes, but only 1 lace.
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