My Two Cents: What a bunch of pussies! What’s next, no contact at all? I thought this was a game for rugged men not prima-donnas and divas afraid of injury. To be fair, it’s not the players that want this, just the league and owners who want to protect their investments (athletes). Well geniuses, let’s see how much profit you turn when the game is played on a 100-yard mattress with flags dangling from the wastes of your slowed-down stars in their inflatable sumo costumes. Players know the risks when they put their jerseys on, they don’t have to play but they choose to regardless. I should write an article on this bullshit. Americana has been damn near emasculated by even entertaining this idea! End Two Cents.
If you haven’t caught on yet, I’m describing the opening kickoff of a football game.
Kickoffs, kickers and kick returners alike will always be a part of NFL football.
New York Giants co-owner John Mara begs to differ. He believes in a future where kickoffs will no longer be a part of the NFL.
“There’s no consensus on it right now,” Mara told Giants.com. “But I could see the day in the future where that play could be taken out of the game. You see it evolving toward that.”
No, Mr. Mara, I don’t.
It scares me that a member of the NFL Competition Committee has such a terrible view on one of the most exciting aspects of football.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and his campaign to make the league safer at all costs is slowly turning the most physical sport into a game of two-hand touch. Last year, NFL owners voted to move kickoffs up from the 30-yard-line to the 35.
Five yards has changed so much.
CONTINUED at Isureveille.