What is the Pigskin in Football?

The pigskin in Football is another name for the game ball used in the sport. The nickname for the ball originates during the creation of the ball in which the game ball was made of inflated animal bladders, including that of swine. Eventually, the ball was covered with leather, but the nickname stuck. After the creation of vulcanized rubber by Charles Goodyear , the original bladder interior of the football was replaced with this new material. Though we still call the football the pigskin, there is no actual pig products in the ball. The leather around the football is actually cowhide while the interior of the ball is now rubber.

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