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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Says Extra Points Could Be Eliminated
NESN ^ | by NESN Staff on Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 8:18PM

Posted on 01/21/2014 1:40:41 PM PST by Perdogg

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell talked to the league’s network on Monday about a number of different topics, several of which included possible rule changes.

One of the issues discussed was the idea of eliminating extra points after touchdowns, which Goodell says are just about “automatic.”

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1 posted on 01/21/2014 1:40:41 PM PST by Perdogg
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2 posted on 01/21/2014 1:41:46 PM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3114015/posts


3 posted on 01/21/2014 1:41:53 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Perdogg
No more extra credit?

Good. Get it done right the first time.

4 posted on 01/21/2014 1:42:04 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Perdogg

Extra points say Roger Goodell can be eliminated!


5 posted on 01/21/2014 1:42:35 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Perdogg

Give extra points for longer field goals instead.


6 posted on 01/21/2014 1:43:55 PM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: icwhatudo

Great idea.


7 posted on 01/21/2014 1:45:02 PM PST by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: Perdogg

Fine - just as long as you get rid of the female sideline reporters. I can’t hit the mute button fast enough.


8 posted on 01/21/2014 1:45:12 PM PST by dainbramaged (Windage and elevation, Mrs. Langdon; windage and elevation.)
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To: Perdogg

Why mess with something that works

Without it it would be just run, score, kickoff, run, score, kickoff... it is part of the game and there are strategies

There is nothing more exciting than a fake kick of a point after or a muffed kick run in for a two point or fumbled and run back for a touchdown...

You are not so high and mighty and smarter than all else who came before you to decide this.

leave it alone

Might as well get rid of kickoffs too, and just give each team the ball at the 20.

And don’t forget trophies for everyone for participating!


9 posted on 01/21/2014 1:45:29 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Perdogg

Alright!! More time for commercials after that touchdown!!


10 posted on 01/21/2014 1:46:18 PM PST by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: Made In The USA

Down by 5 and someone goes for a 60 yard-5 point field goal.

Would make people stay till end-thats for sure.


11 posted on 01/21/2014 1:46:57 PM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: Mr. K

To me it’s disappointing the league hasn’t moved the kickoff back to compensate for the bigger, stronger, improved technique kickers.

Watching all those touchbacks is a major waste.


12 posted on 01/21/2014 1:47:26 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Perdogg

Shut up, Roger Goodell.
Just leave the scoring system in tact.


13 posted on 01/21/2014 1:49:12 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: icwhatudo

Good idea, graduated for “degree of difficulty”.
Protecting the few NFL jobs held by slow white guys!


14 posted on 01/21/2014 1:50:11 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Perdogg

The idiots should leave the game ALONE!


15 posted on 01/21/2014 1:50:17 PM PST by plainshame
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To: Perdogg

Sure it’s automatic... if the team actually GOES for the extra point, instead of the two-point conversion. THERE lies the drama!


16 posted on 01/21/2014 1:51:44 PM PST by dangus
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To: Perdogg

Soon the morons will turn the NFL into flag football.


17 posted on 01/21/2014 1:52:11 PM PST by plainshame
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To: Perdogg

I think the extra point should be 45 yards, and returnable.


18 posted on 01/21/2014 1:57:40 PM PST by Rennes Templar (Hillary Clinton, you were no Dennis Rodman.)
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To: Perdogg

His goal will be to replace them with several more TV commercials. How else to gain revenue?


19 posted on 01/21/2014 1:58:16 PM PST by PGR88
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To: dangus

During the 2013 and 2012 season 2501 XP were attempted, 2490 were made (99.56%).


20 posted on 01/21/2014 2:01:31 PM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

My suggestion is no field goals in the last 2 minutes of the game.


21 posted on 01/21/2014 2:06:49 PM PST by Digger
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To: Perdogg

I said this on the other thread but I’ll put it here too. Anybody that really thinks the PAT should stay needs to rewatch the Eagles-Lions snow game where conditions lead to only one attempted PAT (after penalty, blocked) and explain how the lack of these automatic kicks made the game worse. That was one of the best games of the year. I’m not sure the plan Goodell is putting out of just giving them the point unless they go for 2 is good, I prefer making them go for 2 every time, but that game shows that getting the boring automatic 1 out of the game won’t hurt it.


22 posted on 01/21/2014 2:07:16 PM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: Mr. K

The non-kicking team cannot run back blocked or missed extra points. Can’t do anything with ‘em, in fact.


23 posted on 01/21/2014 2:07:50 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Perdogg

Kick the extra points from the 20 instead of the 10. It would have three benefits: the extra point would be likely but less automatic, the lower kicking angle would make it possible to block the kick, and it would also make for more two-point tries because the one-pointer would be less of a sure thing.


24 posted on 01/21/2014 2:08:22 PM PST by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: dangus

That drama will stay, what they’re getting rid of is the lack of drama of a kick that succeeds over 99% of the time. All the proposals keep the possibility of going for 2.


25 posted on 01/21/2014 2:08:41 PM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: Perdogg

So I guess that would eliminate that “automatic” two point conversion also.


26 posted on 01/21/2014 2:10:13 PM PST by GreatMan
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To: Perdogg

How about intentional walks in baseball ( I mean actually going through the exercise of the pitcher throwing the pitches rather than waving the batter to first)? I’ll bet each has about the same effect on the outcome of games... every once in a while...


27 posted on 01/21/2014 2:14:24 PM PST by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3
How about intentional walks in baseball

It's way before most people's time, but once Clay Dalrymple, a catcher for the Phillies in the early '60s, was being intentionally walked; he decided to swing at one of the pitches that came close to the plate, and hit into a double play. Back to our regularly scheduled discussion...

28 posted on 01/21/2014 2:17:30 PM PST by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: Mr. K
As Mr. K said: You are not so high and mighty and smarter than all else who came before you to decide this.

leave it alone

Completely agree. The field goal is almost automatic too, why not get rid of that. And all this passing, we could just make everyone kick the ball with their feet!

The NFL is getting WAY to big for their shoulder pads! It's a real sport, with years of tradition. There is currently an excellent continuity between the high school, college and pro games.

29 posted on 01/21/2014 2:18:26 PM PST by Jack Black ( Disarmament of a targeted group is one of the surest early warning signs of future genocide.)
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To: nascarnation
My understanding is that the NFL moved kickoffs up because they don't want the collisions that occur during the returns (someone correct me if I'm wrong).
30 posted on 01/21/2014 2:19:41 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

There’s a theory out there (I call it a theory because I’m not convinced) that the kickoff return results in more injuries, especially head injuries, than any other play. So yes they moved it up to get more touchbacks and fewer concussions. They definitely got the more touchbacks, not sure about the rest because honestly I don’t remember seeing that many guys carted off the field after kickoffs. Passes to the middle seem to be the most dangerous play when I watch.


31 posted on 01/21/2014 2:22:07 PM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: Perdogg

While your at it, make it 2 strikes and your out to shorten a baseball game. If it ain’t broke - don’t fix it!


32 posted on 01/21/2014 2:22:35 PM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: dainbramaged

I thought I was the only one who didn’t like this part of the game. And I’m a woman. It looks like they had to find a job for women sportscasters, so they came up with this.


33 posted on 01/21/2014 2:23:49 PM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: icwhatudo

Like shooting baskets at the three ring line. Kick from 60yds.


34 posted on 01/21/2014 2:24:51 PM PST by SkyDancer (Imagine a world without politicians, lawyers and federal judges.)
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To: Perdogg

If they would get rid of the automatic one pointer, have the 2 point conversion not be an option, but a substitute for the extra point.


35 posted on 01/21/2014 2:25:12 PM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: chajin

I remember Clay! He probably cost Ueker his job.


36 posted on 01/21/2014 2:26:00 PM PST by gusopol3
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To: icwhatudo

I wouldn’t like that because it could reward loss of yardage (in order to make the field goal longer)


37 posted on 01/21/2014 2:28:32 PM PST by dinoparty
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To: icwhatudo

I’ve been thinking that they should move the point after kick attempt back 5-10 yards.

I’ve also been thinking that Roger Goodell is about the worst thing to happen to football since the game was invented.

It’s just about completely unwatchable.


38 posted on 01/21/2014 2:29:36 PM PST by frankenMonkey
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To: 1rudeboy

You are 100% correct, and they did it a MAX of 2 years ago (might even have been this year); not likely to change it back.


39 posted on 01/21/2014 2:30:59 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Perdogg

Four words: Tony Romo in Seattle


40 posted on 01/21/2014 2:31:43 PM PST by dinoparty
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To: Perdogg

They could go back to the original extra-points rule (still used that way in Rugby) where the kick has to be taken on a line with the point where the touchdown was made. That makes it far from automatic.


41 posted on 01/21/2014 2:32:01 PM PST by expat2
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To: Perdogg

He is wrong. THe choice of 1 or two point conversion adds a lot of int3erst to the game.

Id the thinks the PAT kicks are too easy, then move them back.


42 posted on 01/21/2014 2:33:01 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: dainbramaged; murron

I’ve not really noticed the females on the sideline. I mean, I know they’re there, but are they terrible or something? EEO hires?


43 posted on 01/21/2014 2:33:20 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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They could always go to mid-field and use this technique.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI3kGu7MrSk

Nobody would get injured then...


44 posted on 01/21/2014 2:40:21 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: nascarnation

Those 20 yards are sort of like welfare checks. If you’re not willing to work, you still get something of value.


45 posted on 01/21/2014 2:48:52 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: BenLurkin
THe choice of 1 or two point conversion adds a lot of int3erst to the game.

How about making a touchdown 7 points, and then give the scoring team the option of going for 2 more, but if they fail they lose a point?

46 posted on 01/21/2014 2:57:01 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: icwhatudo
"Give extra points for longer field goals instead."

"NFL" becomes........."National FANTASY League"

47 posted on 01/21/2014 3:16:46 PM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: nascarnation

To make extra points more challenging the cheerleaders should shed their tops and dance in the end zone and provide distraction to the kicker.


48 posted on 01/21/2014 3:19:31 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Perdogg
I like that. Also please make penalties reviewable. In the name of safety too many calls were made that were legal hits
49 posted on 01/21/2014 3:27:30 PM PST by skyman
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To: Perdogg

And that would also eliminate the 2 point conversion. Leave it alone, or maybe make it a longer and more difficult kick.

This idea mostly fits into the “if it ain’t broke” category.


50 posted on 01/21/2014 3:31:25 PM PST by Will88
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