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The following FAQ entries may contain spoilers. Only the biggest ones (if any) will be covered with spoiler tags. Spoiler tags have been used sparingly in order to make the page more readable.
For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for Leatherheads can be found here.
Leatherheads is based on an original screenplay by Sports Illustrated columnists Rick Reilly and Duncan Brantley with input by filmmakers Steven Soderbergh, Stephen Schiff, and director George Clooney. The character Jimmy "Dodge" Connelly (played by Clooney) is based on the life of Green Bay Packers Johnny "Blood" McNally, and the plot is loosely based on Chicago Bears coach George Halas's signing of University of Illinois pro halfback Harold "Red" Grange.
A crusty bob is the act of putting a nasty handful of mud in an opposing player's pants, preferably in the back.
The pig in the poke was hiding the ball under the jersey. A 'poke' refers to a sack or a bag. Hence the saying, "never buy a pig in a poke", which means don't buy something until you've checked it thoroughly.
The Man I Love sung by Ledisi Young but made famous by jazz singer Billie Holiday [1915-1959].
A custom-built 36-volt electric-powered 1918 Indian replica designed by movie vehicle builder Eddie Paul.
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