How to Throw a Spiral (Video)
It's an issue that a large but unknown number of American men deal with privately, as most are simply too ashamed to talk about it. We are speaking, of course, about the inability to throw a tight spiral. In the interest of helping out, uh, a friend, we interviewed precision passer and future Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner, the only player in NFL history to throw for more than 400 yards in a Super Bowl. In the video above, the four-time Pro Bowler explains that the perfect pass is achieved through two simple things: Finger placement and a flick of the wrist. "Most people want to have two or three fingers on the laces," he says, though he uses just one. Crucially, the trick is all in a flick of the wrist as you release the ball. "When you throw, your wrist comes out, so you're pushing the football to create the spiral." Watch the clip above to get the full explanation.