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1 posted on 12/06/2012 3:51:46 PM PST by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch

Yes, please. Let’s see if we can screw the sport up even more.


2 posted on 12/06/2012 3:53:47 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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Oh Baloney. Why do they want to screw around with this much loved sport? I hate the Baltimore Ravens but give them a big hand for complaining about how the NFL wants to turn the game into a patty cake game for whusses and sissies.


3 posted on 12/06/2012 3:57:37 PM PST by Combat_Liberalism
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I’ll stop watching it if they go this route.

One chance not to change it, that’s all, leave it alone.


4 posted on 12/06/2012 3:58:13 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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GREAT idea. Eliminate one of the potentially most exciting plays in the game, and one that can flip a game on it’s head in a matter of mere seconds.

Stay smart, NFL......


6 posted on 12/06/2012 4:04:15 PM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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The team then would punt the ball away or, to replace an onside kick, could go for it and, if it failed to get a first down, the opposing squad would start with great field position.

Wouldn't punting the ball be like kicking off? Is it the downfield plays they are afraid of? If so, how does punting differ?

7 posted on 12/06/2012 4:04:15 PM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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Sounds like some of the rules we made up playing half-field touch on NYC streets back in the ‘50s.


8 posted on 12/06/2012 4:05:12 PM PST by Roccus
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Kind of curious that "football" really has only four situations where the ball ever actually touches a player's foot: kick offs, punts, field goals and extra points. Now there talking about doing away with one of those.

Regardless of one's opinion of soccer, it should rightfully be entitled to the name "football."

11 posted on 12/06/2012 4:09:37 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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how would you be able to compare stats before and after with a straight face?


12 posted on 12/06/2012 4:12:43 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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Bill Simpson, who is pretty much a self taught genius and has done much of the invention on racing safety equipment, has come out with a helmet that should help a lot:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/will_carroll/08/29/simpson-ganassi-helmet/index.html


13 posted on 12/06/2012 4:13:41 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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Lets just jump right to Sarcastaball - with the tin foil hats and bras when playing the new game.


14 posted on 12/06/2012 4:14:01 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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F#@cking ridiculous!!!!!

Lets just end Pro Football and get it over with!

What’s their plan? Rather than kickoffs, just hand the ball to the ‘receiving team’ on the 30 yard line, and call First Down? STUPID!!!!

If the NFL goes totally over the deep end with this, I can see alternate leagues taking hold and growing rapidly. Perhaps something like that is needed anyway.....


15 posted on 12/06/2012 4:17:16 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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NFL/WWE


17 posted on 12/06/2012 4:26:23 PM PST by MCF
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Maybe the umpire should bounce up the ball at midfield between the teams like a jump ball.

(Oh, wait...)


18 posted on 12/06/2012 4:27:34 PM PST by mikrofon (Aussie Rules)
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20 posted on 12/06/2012 4:42:33 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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Didn’t they already change the kick-off by moving the ball closer to the opposition end zone with the intent that more balls would go out through the end zone than would be run back, thus potentially allowing for more player injuries?

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Maybe they could wrap players in bubble-wrap to protect them. Except that some might get lose and smother a few players. So, they would have to outlaw bubble-wrap.

Maybe they should ban tackling. Just let them play touch football.

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21 posted on 12/06/2012 4:45:54 PM PST by TomGuy
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How about stopping the steroids?


22 posted on 12/06/2012 4:46:05 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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Enough of this sissy stuff! Let’s release 3 bulls on the field as well during the kickoffs to really mix things up and see who gets the ball and where. ;-)


23 posted on 12/06/2012 4:47:53 PM PST by Average Al
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This is what happens when liberals take over an American institution. Negros, Felons, and Liberals, no one else invited.


24 posted on 12/06/2012 4:48:52 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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If Schiano cared about safety he would stop rushing quarterbacks when they are taking a knee.


29 posted on 12/06/2012 5:00:39 PM PST by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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What a jerk this Goodell idiot is. I just hope the sport survives his tenure.


34 posted on 12/06/2012 5:09:39 PM PST by Cuttnhorse
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