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RIP PAT?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Thoughts? A good PR move with little down side, I think, though it would be strange not to have it. Also, at the high school level, they can be an adventure.

    http://mweb.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/24415126/roger-goodell-nfl-considering-proposal-to-eliminate-extra-points
     
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Gotta have that extra 40 seconds to squeeze in more commercials.
     
  3. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Would they get rid of field goals of less than 20 yards as well? Because those are the same distance or closer than a PAT.

    And Dick's right about high school. I've covered teams that go for two every time because they don't have anyone that can kick a PAT.
     
  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Eliminating the PAT would not affect commercials at all. With the mandatory replay of all touchdowns, you still have the sequence touchdown-commercial-return for official's announcement of replay-commercial.
     
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    If you want to make all TDs 7 points with an option for an eighth point, fine. But don't make subtracting points an option too. This isn't the XFL.
     
  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    That would not only defeat the purpose, it would compound the issue being addressed.
     
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Just move it back 10 yards.
     
  8. champ_kind

    champ_kind Member

    coaches have a hard enough time with math with the straightforward system in place now. adding variables might cause someone's head to explode.
     
  9. H.L. Mencken

    H.L. Mencken Member

    Does Goodell just sit around, bored and constipated, thinking to himself: What else can I fuck with in this billion dollar cash cow?
     
  10. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Here is a sport dealing with an increasingly real existential threat that it has become too dangerous to play in its present form. So the Commissioner, bold thinker that he is, is fussing with the extra point. Goodell is really getting to a stage where he's making Gary Bettman look, well, not that bad.
     
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The PAT is stupid, but it's even more stupid to take it away at this point.

    Maybe they'll make it like a carnival game where you get one point if it goes through, but additional points if you hit hanging targets in between the goalposts.

    I'd love the PAT to be a 40-yard kick. The majority of those would be made, but it's far enough where there is some question and it might be enough to make the defense actually try to block it.
     
  12. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    I like the XFL comparison.
    He Hate Me just put down that box of pop tarts and ran 5 extra miles.
     
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