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Time was when men were men, football players were football
players (all your future points about the sport's misnomer are
accepted and agreed to), and everybody played offense and
defense. Now, specialization has taken the game to a point
where kicking extra points is the domain of wispy, dweeby
engineering majors who make the 10 yard kicks with the
regularity of swiss time pieces. To the football watching
public, this is now taken a signal to get up and visit the loo.
Where is the drama?
I say the point should be kicked by the fellow who scores the
touchdown. At a minimum, this will increase the drama under
most circumstances, as receivers and running backs will
struggle to make 70 percet of said kicks- enough uncertainty
to make it interesting.
But the real fun occurs in those more rare instances when a
great buffalo of a defensive lineman recovers a fumble and
tsunamis his way 30 yards for a touchdown. Now, imagine that
his team is down by one, and his team needs him to make that
kick. He has not even attempted a kick since training camp,
he is winded from what was for him a half-marathon, and the
game rests upon his elephantine foot. Now there's drama.
||Simple, only allow a few substitutions during the game as in real football.
||Good idea, have a croissant.
||It's called football and the field is
measured in yards. Go figure.
||Perhaps a better solution is to adopt the system currently used in rugby - anyone can kick the conversion/extra points but the kick must be taken from a point that is directly 'back' from the point where the try/touchdown was scored. Makes the angles more interesting and encourages the play to move through the middle.
||"Annoyed my"? Are you trying to say that you're the one behind all this follery?
||I meant to type "foolery", but I think I like it the way it is.