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10 minutes ago, Woz said:

And this I don't get. It's a play that happens what 8-10 times a game, that interrupts the flow of the game for a situation that regularly leads just a bunch of guys running down the field for no reason?

When I think of football, I think of the forward pass, diving catches, running backs driving through the pile or breaking out on a long run. I rarely ever think of a kickoff as something quintessential to the game. It and the extra point are just television air time during the game to get up and grab some food or drink. Both(*) could be removed and the game would operate as normal.

Disagree. 

Every form of football from its beginnings in English public schools has involved a kick to place the ball into play at the beginning of the game/half and after every score. To me it is quintessential to the game. 

As for the idea that you can "wager" a point on the extra point, that is also a ridiculous idea IMO for similar reasons. 94% or 5% chance, actually "earning" every point is also quintessential to the game. Not only that but the rare miss (no matter how rare) often has a huge impact (think the AFC championship game between Denver and New England a few years ago)

 

As for surprise onside kicks. They will still be rare but if a coach notices that their opponents front line is retreating too quickly the surprise onside kick will remain in the arsenal. 

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Just now, youngosu said:

Every form of football from its beginnings in English public schools has involved a kick to place the ball into play at the beginning of the game/half and after every score. To me it is quintessential to the game. 

I could go on a long post stating why, but I'll just summarize it as we'll agree to disagree on this point. I don't believe it would change the game much at all, you think it would be devastating. Okay. Let's leave it there since I don't see us coming to much common ground.

 

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1 minute ago, Woz said:

I could go on a long post stating why, but I'll just summarize it as we'll agree to disagree on this point. I don't believe it would change the game much at all, you think it would be devastating. Okay. Let's leave it there since I don't see us coming to much common ground.

 

I think you overstate my stance. I freely admit the majority of fans likely agree with you but for me it would likely mean I stop watching. It simply wouldn't be the game I grew up playing, watching, and have spent the last 15 years coaching anymore. 

Agree to disagree. 

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Just now, youngosu said:

I think you overstate my stance. I freely admit the majority of fans likely agree with you but for me it would likely mean I stop watching. It simply wouldn't be the game I grew up playing, watching, and have spent the last 15 years coaching anymore. 

Agree to disagree. 

And that's your prerogative.

Glad we could part amicably here (I mean that honestly).

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