Homer can be seen wearing the Tom Landry hat he bought in the season 8 episode "You Only Move Twice" while he is coaching the team. Tom Landry was a coach for the Dallas Cowboys.
The title of this episode comes from the name of the former Green Bay Packers quarterback and coach, Bryan Bartlett Starr, or his nickname, Bart Starr.
Bart wears jersey number 15, which is the same number as what Bart Starr wore in the NFL.
This episode is based on the 1994 family sports comedy film, Little Giants.
Before Nelson hikes the ball, he yells "5F03! Hike!" 5F03 is the production code for this episode.
Syndicated versions cut the part after Bart is pushed in the mud by Nelson where Ralph says "You're going to heaven."
Homer accuses Marge of being the reason Bart quit the team, as she quit all her jobs in past episodes: when she was a cop, when she was a pretzel vendor in The Twisted World of Marge Simpson, church counselor, professional gambler
Syndication cuts the first part of the Kwik-E-Mart scene where Bart plays a video game called "Cat Fight" where teenaged girls beat each other up ("I'll scratch you" "The hair!" "Slut!" "Loser!").
One of the kids on Bart's football team looks like Jaffee, except in this episode, if it really is him, he has black hair instead of red or orange.
Rod and Todd wear numbers 66 and 6 respectively, and are next to each other in the scene where Homer is about to announce Bart as the new starting quarterback. Standing together, their jerseys ironically form the number "666."
The You're cut scene was quoted/spoofed by Victorian premierDaniel Andrews on his Facebook page about his plan to remove the 50 worst level crossings on the Melbourne Metropolitan rail network. It should also be noted that the reason he refers to Burke Road being gone is due to the fact that work was completed on replacing the crossing with a overpass going over the rail line earlier in 2016.
Hank Hill from King of The Hill appears with his family.