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jbc [TotalFark]
2014-03-22 08:11:37 PM
Two possible fixes: only draft players who act like they've been in the end zone before, or raise the crossbar 5 feet. I'm fine with either one.
 
2014-03-22 09:03:31 PM
Nobody wants to see Jimmy get injured

lh6.ggpht.com
 
2014-03-22 09:08:28 PM
Just raise it up 5 more feet like the article says.

/Matt Prater would like that
 
2014-03-22 09:11:38 PM
Just make a goal post your average athlete can't set askew by simply jumping on it..
 
2014-03-22 09:14:21 PM

R1mbaud: Just make a goal post your average athlete can't set askew by simply jumping on it..


This.  Either make it a double-based one again, or realize you don't have people rushing the field in pro ball like you do in college football and make it a helluva lot sturdier.
 
2014-03-22 09:23:02 PM
Audio?
 
2014-03-22 09:26:52 PM

jbc: Two possible fixes: only draft players who act like they've been in the end zone before, or raise the crossbar 5 feet. I'm fine with either one.


How should a player act if he might never get in the end zone again in his life?  I ask because I'd like to see a smug self-satisfied answer that hasn't become cliche.
 
2014-03-22 09:27:50 PM
Honestly, I don't even have a problem with the dunking. There's no freaking point to this other than to dehumanize what's going on on the field. That and the other celebrations. I want to have at least some reminder that there are human beings under those pads as opposed to interchangeable robots aside from one of them screaming in pain on the ground.

What's next, ban the team nicknames and refer to teams as 'NFC North Team #2' and whatnot? Maybe mandate that all the home teams play in white with black trim and the away teams play in black with white trim? We're already most of the way through the cookie-cuttering of all the stadiums.
 
2014-03-22 09:31:03 PM
Electrify it. Plus it'd be kinda cool to see it arc like a jacob's ladder.
 
2014-03-22 09:31:44 PM

ski9600: Just raise it up 5 more feet like the article says.

/Matt Prater would like that


TFA proposes increasing the length of each upright (ostensibly to make it easier for refs to determine if a kick attempt passes between within them), not the height of the crossbar.

While raising the height of the crossbar to 15 feet (currently set at 10 feet) would immediately end "dunking" a football, it would not only make long FG attempts significantly more difficult, but seriously fark with the continuity of the established rules (and records) of the NFL. Its not going to happen.

Meanwhile, raising the height of the crossbars by 5 feet would still leave potential doubt on those balls kicked above that modest increase. Instead, I propose a camera-line based solution. Leave the goal posts as they currently are, and utilize the same technology that allows virtual 1st down markers to appear on the screen. In the once-in-10,000 occasion when a ball is kicked so far above the uprights as to be in dispute, a simple booth review could resolve it.
 
2014-03-22 09:31:50 PM

ski9600: Just raise it up 5 more feet like the article says.

/Matt Prater would like that


Well, actually the article mentions lengthening the uprights by 5 feet, not raising the crossbar.

/Why? I don't know.
//Oh, because hoodie wants it.
 
2014-03-22 09:32:26 PM
Not to be a spoilsport, but the article does not say they are considering raising the crossbar by five feet, but extending the uprights by five feet so that refs can make better judgements whether a field goal was good or not. Though it would solve the dunking problem if the crossbar was raised higher.
 
2014-03-22 09:33:33 PM

Gosling: Honestly, I don't even have a problem with the dunking. There's no freaking point to this other than to dehumanize what's going on on the field. That and the other celebrations. I want to have at least some reminder that there are human beings under those pads as opposed to interchangeable robots aside from one of them screaming in pain on the ground.


Eh, this is one of the few bans of celebrations that DOES serve a legitimate purpose, especially if guys actually knock the posts askew and then there has to be a delay to fix them.

/but I agree, just raise the bars another 5 feet and it solves itself, while also making kicks tougher, something the league seems to be obsessed with.
 
2014-03-22 09:35:34 PM

HaywoodJablonski: Audio?


DOINK
 
2014-03-22 09:35:44 PM
So, the crossbar being knocked sideways happened once ever, so of course it's an epidemic that must be stopped.

I really hope this is just stupid speculation, and not something that the NFL would ever seriously consider.
 
2014-03-22 09:36:25 PM

Cheops: jbc: Two possible fixes: only draft players who act like they've been in the end zone before, or raise the crossbar 5 feet. I'm fine with either one.

How should a player act if he might never get in the end zone again in his life?  I ask because I'd like to see a smug self-satisfied answer that hasn't become cliche.


Besides... Graham would just do what Brees does now. Go for the layup.
 
2014-03-22 09:42:35 PM

zamboni: ski9600: Just raise it up 5 more feet like the article says.

/Matt Prater would like that

Well, actually the article mentions lengthening the uprights by 5 feet, not raising the crossbar.

/Why? I don't know.
//Oh, because hoodie wants it.


Because a lot of balls go directly over the upright and refs are retarded
 
2014-03-22 09:48:39 PM
Just put rows of nails along the top of the crossbar like many downtown buildings and structures do to keep birds away.  Jimmy will learn soon enough
 
2014-03-22 10:11:21 PM
People are always desperate to not be entertained while spending money on entertainment.

/give them 30 seconds, no props, nothing vulgar; otherwise go for it and style points for being creative
 
2014-03-22 10:34:13 PM

Lith: Electrify it.


This is the kind of out-of-the-box problem solving that won the cold war.
 
2014-03-23 12:19:56 AM
Considering that nearly everyone celebrates a touchdown in one way or another, "act like you've been there before" is meaningless, since that really just means "continue to celebrate like you've done for other TDs"
 
2014-03-23 12:32:12 AM

Lith: Electrify it. Plus it'd be kinda cool to see it arc like a jacob's ladder.


If the ball gets vaporized by the bolt, does the kick still count?
 
2014-03-23 01:07:37 AM

Funbags: ski9600: Just raise it up 5 more feet like the article says.

/Matt Prater would like that

TFA proposes increasing the length of each upright (ostensibly to make it easier for refs to determine if a kick attempt passes between within them), not the height of the crossbar.

While raising the height of the crossbar to 15 feet (currently set at 10 feet) would immediately end "dunking" a football, it would not only make long FG attempts significantly more difficult, but seriously fark with the continuity of the established rules (and records) of the NFL. Its not going to happen.

Meanwhile, raising the height of the crossbars by 5 feet would still leave potential doubt on those balls kicked above that modest increase. Instead, I propose a camera-line based solution. Leave the goal posts as they currently are, and utilize the same technology that allows virtual 1st down markers to appear on the screen. In the once-in-10,000 occasion when a ball is kicked so far above the uprights as to be in dispute, a simple booth review could resolve it.


Yes the NFL would never make any rule changes that fark with the continuity of the records. It's a complete coincidence NFL offensive records have been destroyed in the last 5 years or so, and has nothing to do with rules changes designed to favor the offense.

Raise the bar, make the goal posts sturdier, ban players from celebrating completely. Doesn't matter, people will still watch.
 
2014-03-23 03:08:57 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Considering that nearly everyone celebrates a touchdown in one way or another, "act like you've been there before" is meaningless, since that really just means "continue to celebrate like you've done for other TDs"


That what people say who are stuck in a joyless life sucking job and can't stand to see people have fun doing their jobs.
 
2014-03-23 03:46:55 AM

germ78: Lith: Electrify it. Plus it'd be kinda cool to see it arc like a jacob's ladder.

If the ball gets vaporized by the bolt, does the kick still count?


I'll go with nope, if it doesn't cross whole, no points.
 
2014-03-23 03:50:25 AM
They must spend hours, nay, months in the NFL office every year trying to figure out how to make the game more bland.
 
2014-03-23 07:45:59 AM

Old Huntstein: Nobody wants to see Jimmy get injured


JIMMY'S DOWN! !!!!
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2014-03-23 08:33:35 AM

UNC_Samurai: People are always desperate to not be entertained while spending money on entertainment.

/give them 30 seconds, no props, nothing vulgar; otherwise go for it and style points for being creative


Who over the age of say, 7, is entertained by seeing a football player attempting to dunk a ball?
 
2014-03-23 08:42:55 AM

natural316: Old Huntstein: Nobody wants to see Jimmy get injured

JIMMY'S DOWN! !!!!


Jimmy's gonna get you, Kramer!
 
2014-03-23 08:44:56 AM

jbc: UNC_Samurai: People are always desperate to not be entertained while spending money on entertainment.

/give them 30 seconds, no props, nothing vulgar; otherwise go for it and style points for being creative

Who over the age of say, 7, is entertained by seeing a football player attempting to dunk a ball?


People who don't have a stick up their ass.
 
2014-03-23 09:02:03 AM
Why would the NFL ban the dunk. A timeout to repair the goalpost simply allows even more commercials.
 
2014-03-23 09:08:32 AM
Barry Sanders would just score..... and hand the ball to the official. That's classy, it means he's been there before.

/ personally I love to see the "HEY LOOK AT ME " guy blow out an ACL while trying to be cool
 
2014-03-23 09:15:42 AM

tampaflacouple: Barry Sanders would just score..... and hand the ball to the official. That's classy, it means he's been there before.

/ personally I love to see the "HEY LOOK AT ME " guy blow out an ACL while trying to be cool


Riggins did the same.  I will admit I do love when I see one of the big O or D linemen try to do the dunk when they finally get that chance to score.

How about the NFL allows the scoring player to remove his helmet after scoring a TD and actually get some facetime on TV.
 
2014-03-23 09:34:28 AM
I like celebrations, ban the stupid diving into the fans in the end zone one though.
 
2014-03-23 10:42:42 AM

Waldo Pepper: tampaflacouple: Barry Sanders would just score..... and hand the ball to the official. That's classy, it means he's been there before.

/ personally I love to see the "HEY LOOK AT ME " guy blow out an ACL while trying to be cool

Riggins did the same.  I will admit I do love when I see one of the big O or D linemen try to do the dunk when they finally get that chance to score.

How about the NFL allows the scoring player to remove his helmet after scoring a TD and actually get some facetime on TV.


If a player wants to do it like Barry Sanders, so be it.  That's their choice.  But if they want to give the crowd a little show, that should be their choice, too.  I'd be willing to bet Billy "White Shoes" Johnson and Ickey Woods could attribute some of their post-football success to the fact that people remember their celebrations.
 
2014-03-23 11:21:27 AM
They mentioned it in the article, but I am honestly waiting for someone to get injured during a Lambeau Leap.  The league will quickly move to crush that from being possible I am sure.
 
2014-03-23 12:34:58 PM

ChrisDe: natural316: Old Huntstein: Nobody wants to see Jimmy get injured

JIMMY'S DOWN! !!!!

Jimmy's gonna get you, Kramer!


JIMMY HOLDS GRUDGES!!!
 
2014-03-23 12:42:23 PM
I propose we just duct tape Roger Goodell to the goalpost to solve all of these problems.
 
2014-03-23 05:12:38 PM

UNC_Samurai: jbc: UNC_Samurai: People are always desperate to not be entertained while spending money on entertainment.

/give them 30 seconds, no props, nothing vulgar; otherwise go for it and style points for being creative

Who over the age of say, 7, is entertained by seeing a football player attempting to dunk a ball?

People who don't have a stick up their ass.


Or people who like seeing people show some emotion and show that they enjoy doing their jobs.
 
2014-03-23 05:16:11 PM

tampaflacouple: Barry Sanders would just score..... and hand the ball to the official. That's classy, it means he's been there before.

/ personally I love to see the "HEY LOOK AT ME " guy blow out an ACL while trying to be cool


Why are dorks on the internet so damn concerned with everything being classy.
 
2014-03-23 08:47:12 PM

bel4sucks: Why are dorks on the internet so damn concerned with everything being classy.


The people concerned with being classy when you achieve something are the people who haven't achieved anything and don't like it rubbed in their faces.

If it bugs you, just think less of the person privately. No one cares what you think.
 
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