Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The "Extra Point" in American Football

A few years ago, I lamented the lack of drop kicks in American football.  Today, with the NFL considering proposals to make the PAT (point-after touchdown, aka "extra point") more difficult, it surprises me that nobody is suggesting the obvious fix:

Instead of a place kick, require a drop kick!

The New England Patriots want the extra point eliminated or placed at the 15-yard line (instead of the current 2-yard line).  No!  This eliminates fake extra points (not that those happen all that often, if ever).  Just require a drop kick!

And... that's pretty much all I have to say about that.

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