08 February 2012
I try to ignore the Freep's resident contrarian and in-house hack Drew Sharp, but I had to post my thoughts after he unleashed another gem of a column. The latest piece de ridiculousness is his suggestion for an NFL rules change.
The league is constantly tweaking the rules, such as charging defensive backs with assault and battery for looking at a wide receiver the wrong way. But the NFL Competition Committee should seriously consider making a field goal of fewer than 30 yards worth two points instead of three.
I stopped reading after that paragraph, as I was choking on laughter.
Now that I've regained my composure, I have 2 thoughts about Sharp's proposal.
1. On a list of 100 problems the NFL has, the worth of a chip shot field goal is number 569. The NFL has several serious problems they need to tackle (from reducing head injuries to improving officiating) instead of worrying over piss ant complaints over games being decided by gimme field goals.
If Sharp seriously feels NFL rules changes are needed, how about championing this instead? Have a rule deciding once and for fucking all what exactly is a catch and not a catch. Eliminate the gray area so Mike Pereira is put out of the job. Enough of the "process of the catch" bullshit. Stab the "process" in the heart, kill it with fire and throw it on the same smoldering trash pile as Matt Millen's GM career.
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