August 29th I visited the Wilson football manufacturing plant in Ada, OH.
I was lucky enough to have the plant manager give me a tour and education on how to make a football. They construct all the footballs for the NFL and most of the colleges. I’m looking forward to getting an OSU football.
Interesting note – while I was there they were making the NFL game balls for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Here is a trivia answer for you sports fans. All authentic Wilson footballs have W’s stamped into the leather. Gotta look close, it’s really small. See the leather photo and close-up.
Kinda cool to see something made and then used. More on Wilson and Aug 29th later.