During tomorrow's Super Bowl between the Colts and the Saints, we will see forward passing at its finest. There's no doubt that it will make the game exciting.
Forward passes were not always legal in the game. And Pastor David Maier talks in the beginning of this video about how they came to be legal in the game and how long it took to get coaches to use them. He's the president of the Michigan District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
His sharing of football history was part of a presentation to a leadership summit for his church body in a state that's being challenged with massive economic change. They were starting an examination and recalibration of how they minister in the Great Lakes State.