I have a friend who wants to take his son to an NFL game. However, the son is under the impression that just like in baseball a fan can catch a foul ball, in football a fan catch a football.
And the father wants to let the kid down gently, by telling him that in football, for the most part, fans don't get a football that's thrown into the stands.
I told him that is nonsense. And gave him a sure-fire way to have his kid catch a football in the stands.
Here's how: You take the kid to the next Jet home game. You make the kid wear the opposing team's jersey. Whenever Mark Sanchez drops back to pass, you have the kid stand up and yell "I'm Open!".
If he does that, there's a 50/50 chance that the kid will go home with an NFL used football.