The NFL is looking to move the point after further back…

The expression if it isn’t broke don’t fix it certainly applies to the NFL. The NFL is a 9 billion dollar business, it has the most single watched event in sports …the Super Bowl. It has replaced Baseball as the nation’s pasttime.Yet the NFl feels the need to tinker with something that doesn’t need tinkering or fixing something that isn’t broke.
Now the NFL is looking to change the extra point or more to the point push it further back to make it more difficult. In the following report on yahoo sports:

In January, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell began hinting that the days of the extra point as we know it are numbered, in large part because the conversion rate is a staggering 99.6 percent. “Are there any plays in the game that really are not consequential?” Goodell said at the time. “You want to add excitement with every play.”

The proposal floated then would have eliminated the extra point entirely and allowed for an attempt to go for an eighth point, with the condition that a failure of that attempt meant a team dropped back from seven to six points. If you find that confusing and annoying, you’re not alone.

Enter: this new proposal, which would force teams to kick from the 25-yard line, a 42-yard attempt. As Deadspin notes, the conversion rate for a field goal from that distance has hovered between 80 and 90 percent for the last few decades, which is enough uncertainty to inject a little more life into the process. Consider also that two-point conversions work at least half the time, even more so on running plays, and suddenly the moments after a touchdown become that much more strategically important.

As a fan of the game, regardless of the crazy numbers that you can use to support the change, this is one change that should not take place. Yet the NFL is looking to fix what isn’t broken. They are also looking to clean up the lauguage on the field for one reason only…so they can have mikes pick up all conversations on the field to give you that wow I’m listening in to the goings on in the huddle or on the side lines or after a play is done on the field look. It’s one thing to tweek something if your product is lacking, but in the NFL’s case things couldn’t be better, so why are they trying to fix it?

Published by bklynboy59

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5 thoughts on “The NFL is looking to move the point after further back…

    1. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. And yes there are looking to intrude on the playing field which is why they want to clean up the language as well. Goodell should stick to cleaning up the players with dometic abuse issues and gun toting rather than worrying about pushing field goals further back.

      1. NP. We go back a long ways now Jerry and I wouldn’t respond unless I enjoyed the reads which I always do..You put a lot of time and hard work into these pieces and I hope the reception and traffic is paying off for you. You deserve it!

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