Electronic Arts has long established itself as an industry leader in sports video games, but for a completely different spin on the game with pigskin, they launched the NFL Street series to moderate success.
For example, if you're a huge pigskin fan and have been playing the Madden Football series for years, you can probably jump right into Madden NFL 2006, even if you've never played it before.
The first few seasons didn't really have real players or the pizazz that we've come to expect, but it's been 20 solid years of tossing around the old pigskin in a virtual fashion.
Instead of simply tapping a button to throw the football to a particular receiver in Madden 07, you make a throwing motion with the Wiimote to toss the ol' pigskin.
But this year, NCAA Football '06 impressed me and now, with a portable chance for pigskin play, Madden '06 for the PSP offers a lot of fun for your handheld.
After you've done that, you can see how good of a place kicker you are, sending that pigskin through the uprights for the win.
But on top of that, refinements abound, and gamers now expect all kinds of features and goodies in their pigskin games.
Because horses were becoming scarce, the parent company of Hush Puppy Shoes wanted to create a pigskin leather.
A football toss challenges the football fans at the party to show off their pigskin throwing skills.
An appendix that gives some account of the "Pigskin Library" which he carried with him for daily reading in the heart of Africa is a surprising exposition of the wide range of his reading.