In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, the NFL had a big problem: Its players were being injured.
So when the storm hit, the league began to plan a new protective gear for its players.
The new equipment included fiberglass reinforcement polyethyline (FPRE) foam.
“FPREs are incredibly strong, but they’re really, really soft,” said Bill Dolan, the chief executive officer of the NFL Players Association.
“We wanted to put some extra padding around the ball of the football.
So we added a fiberglass foam ball, and that ball would absorb some of the impact.”
The foam ball was meant to be the “Big Ball” of the game.
And while it’s the “big ball” that’s designed to keep the ball from breaking, it was still more than enough to hold the ball in place during the storm.
The NFL said the ball was made from a high-strength nylon-reinforced plastic called “COTTON” (pronounced “cotter”), which is a flexible material.
The ball was also designed to hold in water.
The balls were also designed with the ball’s diameter to be approximately 1.5 inches.
(In football terms, that means the ball is about the size of a pencil eraser.)
The NFL’s new “Big Balls” have been around for years, but the company says it now has three-quarters of a million made and distributed around the NFL.
The company also created a new brand called “Fiberglass” and marketed it as the ball that holds up during a hurricane.
“The new ball is designed to be water-resistant and to have a high degree of elasticity,” said Jason Wroblewski, the company’s chief marketing officer.
The foam balls have been in use for years and have even been sold at Target.
But the company said the balls were made specifically for Hurricane Sandy.
It’s important to note that “FITX” is not the same as the foam balls used in Hurricane Katrina.
While the foam ball will absorb some damage during a storm, it will not stop a hurricane entirely.
Hurricane Sandy is one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded and the ball won’t last forever.
The storm made landfall near New York City on October 29, 2012, and caused major damage to the New York subway system and the surrounding area.
It made landfall on October 31 and was still going strong by December 15, when it made landfall in the Eastern Seaboard.
“That was an extremely strong storm,” said Dolan.
“It could have been much worse.”
The National Weather Service in New York also issued a hurricane watch for parts of the East Coast and advised people to stay home until after Christmas.
“These are things that are going to be critical to the stability of the city,” said Weather Underground’s Brian McNoldy.
“What is critical is that people know that they should be prepared.”
The NFL had to scramble to make the new ball, which the company is still calling “FIS.”
But the NFL said it is now using a special process that allows it to produce the ball and to distribute it.
“So when we’re out in the field, the ball can be in the game,” said McNoldys.
“They can use it for training purposes.”
The company said it also has used the new balls in the past to keep its players safe from potential injuries.
“During a major storm like Hurricane Sandy, there are certain things that happen that are not easily replicated by a standard football, and those things are things like the way in which you are wearing your helmet,” said Wrobleski.
“But the ball itself is a very, very strong material.”
That’s why the NFL says it has been able to get the ball into the hands of NFL players.
In the event of an injury, the football will be used to help the players heal and to provide support for them.
And in the event the player needs to go to the hospital, the player can use the ball to make sure the player is OK.
“With this material, you’re able to use it to support the players, provide support and protect the players,” said Landon Taylor, the senior vice president of marketing and communications for the NFL’s National Football League team.
“There’s a lot of things you can do with this material that you would not normally be able to do.”
The new ball has also helped keep players in shape.
“When we are out in practice, we’re wearing these balls,” said Taylor.
“And they are really, very light.
And so you don’t really notice the difference in our bodies, even though we are carrying the ball.”
The league said the new “Frisco” ball has been designed for a variety of purposes, including footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, golf balls, tennis balls, soccer jerseys, soccer boots, soccer cleats, soccer helmets