Ah, the sacred rite of handing out the game balls. A locker room tradition rarely glimpsed by fans, coaches reward those who contributed most to the victory by giving them the balls used to play the hard-won game.
Each game ball given is met with cheers, applause and the general assent of the rest of the team. Players love to see hard work and outstanding performance recognized, especially in service of a victory.
These game balls are met with comments and—I hope!—props.
All the best players, performances and game-winning efforts of the NFL's Week 3 deserve another round of applause. Even if it means your team got handed a loss or if you think the balls are getting handed to the wrong players, check out this week's "Handing Out Game Balls for Week 3."