The sports equipment store is called "Sportacus".
Lenny's T-shirt says "Sit on it," a popular phrase from the show.
Lenny's comment about Homer being "Dy-no-mite!" uses Jimmie Walker's catchphrase from the TV series.
Homer can be seen wearing the Tom Landry hat he bought while he is coaching the team
Hank Hill makes a cameo at the football match.
The Football Bart costume is from this episode.
A clip from this episode is used.
Joe Namath plays football with Bart, much like he did with Bobby in the episode "Mail Order Hero".
The main plot - misfits forming a pee-wee football team, with an older family member coaching - and several storyline aspects are taken from the film.