Moving the NFL Hash Marks

In 1972, the NFL’s competition committee and the league owners and the television networks all agreed that the game needed more scoring, and more excitement.  Their remedy was to move the hash marks on the field closer to the middle of the field.  Their hope that by doing this, pro quarterbacks across the league would be able to throw the ball more often to their increasingly open wide receivers.  Discover what actually happened when the hash marks moved in this week’s edition of The Pigskin Past with Joe Zagorski.

Joe Zagorski is the host of this show, and he is an author of 3 books revolving around the NFL in the 1970s.  Here, you can learn more about Joe and Pigskin Past.

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