I would be interested in knowing if that is an actual football training method… and if so, what exactly are they trying to improve? Last I checked, hiking the ball usually involves taking it in the rear.
#1 – Is there a name for this particular “play”?
#2 – That is just a scary looking woman. And the shades don’t help.
#3 – Because ‘crop’ is nothing more than the corn that grows behind the trailer park.
#4 – Uh, she’s a non-lesbo female isn’t she? Case closed.
Sadly yes, that is a REAL football stretch. The guy standing pulls up on the face mask of the helmet of the guy kneeling to stretch his neck. Fun fact: my high school team successfully got the coach to remove that stretch from our warm ups. We convinced him it was due to risk of neck injury; truthfully, it was because we knew how bad it looked.
#3 is an isometric exercise designed to warm up and strengthen the neck by applying pressure, alternately, to the front, back and both sides of the head. I’ve never seen it look so (homo)erotic.
Ah, yes, the Brit/Aussie/US football debate. They are different games, with different hazards. Before the Brit/Aussie readers pile on, remember that the pads in US football – especially the helmet – are also weapons.
Tangalang, as someone above posted, it’s a neck stretching exercise. Pretty much every high school has that exercise, although I don’t know if they do it at higher levels. You stretch the sides of the neck by putting your helmet against the teammate’s knee, then he puts his hands on top of the helmet and you push up, and then… as the picture shows, he grabs your helmet right above your eyes, and holds on while you try to push down. It always looks awful.
It saddens me that there’s a generation of kids (now adults) who only know Carmen Sandiego from that horrible game show. Before it was a game show, Carmen Sandiego was a series of educational video games that were far more entertaining than that lame show could ever be.