old rules that were deleted that should be brought back for LOLs

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Bring back the flying wedge

sweating like Cathy *aaaack* (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 13:44 (two months ago) link

tough call between taunting and celebrations but in the end taunting is cooler

lag∞n, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 14:06 (two months ago) link

voting for intentionally fumbling forward, no way that would do anything but make football much more fun

another plus: it will piss off fantasy players

comedy khadafi (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 14:50 (two months ago) link

posts you thought were on ilx

i know nothing about any of this but i voted for "TUCK RULE IS BACK" because goddamn the hell with athletic cups, ATHLETIC GAFFS. that's right. every single one of those guys needs to learn to tuck. teach that shit in school, that's what i say. i don't need to know how to put a condom on a banana! i never fucked anybody with a banana, and even if i did, bananas just are not a high risk for passing on STDs, and an _extremely_ low risk for unplanned pregnancy. that's my new rule. all AMABs need to know how to push their testicles back into their inguinal cavity. done.

anyway i guess y'all get back to talking about gridiron football

Kate (rushomancy), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 15:40 (two months ago) link



We tried running this when I was in high school and totally screwed it up.

earlnash, Thursday, 22 September 2022 01:45 (two months ago) link

A touchdown is 4 points, a field goal is 5

if a *drop-kicked* field goal were 5 i might have to think about this

mookieproof, Thursday, 22 September 2022 02:24 (two months ago) link

xp my high school successfully executed it in the rain and won a game in which they were underdogs on the road. It was wild!

octobeard, Thursday, 22 September 2022 17:36 (two months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 30 September 2022 00:01 (two months ago) link


Already happened.

Mr. Snrub, Friday, 30 September 2022 03:43 (two months ago) link


Kind of a stupid idea if you ask me but at least they’re trying.

Mr. Snrub, Friday, 30 September 2022 03:45 (two months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 1 October 2022 00:01 (two months ago) link

i would start watching the nfl again if the whole thing went to flag football

Imagining the baseball-esque cheating that would ensue

stank viola (Neanderthal), Sunday, 2 October 2022 13:56 (two months ago) link

Doctoring the flags with grease

stank viola (Neanderthal), Sunday, 2 October 2022 13:56 (two months ago) link

Supergluing flags to butt

stank viola (Neanderthal), Sunday, 2 October 2022 13:56 (two months ago) link

Wearing extra flags

stank viola (Neanderthal), Sunday, 2 October 2022 13:57 (two months ago) link

The ball is spotted where previous play ended (even if right next to the sideline) - no hash marks. even for field goa

kinda into this 1

johnny crunch, Sunday, 2 October 2022 21:49 (two months ago) link

Going back to the hash marks would be interesting instead of resetting to the middle.

People get so absurd about the kicking game now, adding anything to make it more difficult might cause a few more fan deaths a year.

Might be worth it.

earlnash, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 16:45 (two months ago) link

I would love more missed field goals tbh

stank viola (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 4 October 2022 16:46 (two months ago) link

In general, I think they should go back to letting the DBs beat the crap out of the WRs. At least allow as much contact as they would in basketball in the lane.

I hate that short dink and dunk passing game that is modern football. RUN THE BALL!

earlnash, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 16:47 (two months ago) link

Basically make the no contact rule after 10 yards instead of 5, make them actually GO OUT FOR PASSES.

earlnash, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 16:47 (two months ago) link

it is kind of hilarious that it's lead every QB that is moderately average or slightly above to have massive passer ratings, whereas your Elways/etc were in the upper 70s/lower 80s.

I guess the QBR is the new sabermetric version?

stank viola (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 4 October 2022 16:48 (two months ago) link

M. Stafford 32/48 254 0 1

Just look at this game from last night...

earlnash, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 16:52 (two months ago) link

Dan Marino threw for over 4000 yards constantly throwing 15-20 yard passes.

Mark Duper career 17.4 a catch
Mark Clayton career 15.4 a catch

earlnash, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 16:54 (two months ago) link

They can f' off that some of these modern guys are REALLY better than guys like Marino or Dan Fouts, who also played when you could beat the crap out of the QB.

earlnash, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 16:55 (two months ago) link

Kenny Anderson was completing 60 percent of his passes actually throwing them down field meanwhile Lyle Alzado and LC Greenwood was bouncing his dome off astroturf over concrete every week.

I'd like to see 45 year Dorian Gray Brady play a December game in Three Rivers circa '78 and do such.

earlnash, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 16:58 (two months ago) link

Kenny Stabler would be doing just that while smoking a Pall Mall and taking a hit of hooch out of a flask on the sideline.

earlnash, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 17:00 (two months ago) link

This is what an old QB looked like back then.


Dude did not even bother with the Grecian Formula let alone Botox.

earlnash, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 17:01 (two months ago) link

there are some QBs with mega strong arms who can throw a good deep ball, but nowadays deep balls are more "i got 1 on 1, I'm gonna throw it up, hopefully we at least get PI" whereas your Marinos or Elways would throw a deep ball to a dude in double coverage with the intent to complete it and succeed.

part of the problem is how terrible offensive lines are nowadays, like it's mind-boggling how the Bengals got to the Super Bowl with their line. QBs don't have anywhere near the time to let a deep route develop anymore, the deep game often emerges after dinking and dunking a team for hours which makes the defense go more man to man eventually.

whereas at one point of his career, Marino went 19 games without being sacked (an NFL record). his line was so good he constantly had time to look downfield and he could put it where only the WR could get it.

Miami against Cincy had the type of inexperienced/mediocre CB pairings (due to injuries) that a deep-throwing old school QB would have loved to toast, and Burrow didn't really take advantage (ironically managing to throw his one 'bomb' against Pro Bowler Xavien Howard instead).

stank viola (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 4 October 2022 17:05 (two months ago) link

I remember Bill Parcells a few years ago talking about the Green Bay sweep style running and how that type of running play you really cannot do it anymore in some ways because lack of 'reps' and constant turnover. It has to be precise to work and the players change year to year, where in the old days you could have a core line stay together for a few seasons.

earlnash, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 17:12 (two months ago) link

It is illegal to use radios to communicate w/ players on field

i want to watch the players on the field either calling their own game or having to read baseball-esque hand signals all game

stank viola (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 4 October 2022 17:31 (two months ago) link

i remember when the golden snitch could be drop kicked for field goals, oh how we roared with delight

i'm intentionally vague, intending to front multitudes (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 4 October 2022 17:51 (two months ago) link

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