The following is taken from today’s Charlotte Observer Forum –
“The six field goals John Kasay recently kicked against the Saints offer the latest evidence of a problem sports officials have lacked the gumption to address. Place-kickers are not real football players. Who wants to watch them kick sure-thing field goals and PATs? Kickers don’t tackle or block. Neither do they run with, throw or catch the ball. But they score perhaps nine times out of 10. Boring! Solutions offered to date include outlawing kicking tees and moving uprights closer to each other — much too little, much too late.
Since the time of Red Grange, fans have felt compelled to tear down goalposts. Shouldn’t somebody take that bit of sublimated wisdom to the next logical step and tear down the goalposts permanently? Kickers who can play football should do so. But those who can’t cut it should take their skills back to soccer.”
Hmmm, I guess they would have to rename the sport, after all it is called ‘FOOT’-ball. (which will probably make “Soccer” fans very happy)