Here's the surprisingly old school way that an NFL football is made

Super Bowl Sunday is only a few days away and all anyone really wants to talk about is deflated footballs. We don't care about any of that. We just like to see how things get made. Here's a NY Times video that shows you the inside of a Wilson Football Factory. They get sewed together, flipped inside out, stitched, shaped and pumped.

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It's so quaint that this ginormous zillion dollar organization still uses such old school techniques for their footballs.


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"How it's Made" covered this factory at some point as well - very cool process and I enjoy that it's still very much a hand-crafted item.

That being said, "How it's Made" is both the best and worst thing ever conceived. I love watching it, but I'll find myself 4 or 5 hours later, covered in chip crumbs with a dozen empty beer bottles surrounding me wondering what the hell just happened.