Now, we're talking about AMERICAN football here, not soccer. Since the Super Bowl is tomorrow, article and discussion such as this tends to crop up at this time of the year. This is a transcript on NPR on football physics that some of you might find interesting.
For me, there's not a whole lot of physics/classical mechanics in the discussion that I find interesting. That's too bad, because they could have tackled quite a bit more, especially in the physics of the ball's trajectory through the air (with and without spinning).