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January 26, 2014

Column: NFL is just crazy about changing rules

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Mr. Goodell is thinking about this change because he finds PATs almost automatic, thus boring. Yet while they succeed 99 times out of 100, it is the one missed kick that is the essence of sports. Besides, when it comes to boring, nothing beats the referee going under the hood to review a play and perhaps Skype with his mother.

Yes, I know some of the rule changes are designed to stop concussions, and that is commendable, but the NFL has a good game and the league dates back to the 1920s. It’s past time to settle on the rules for the sake of sofa dwellers everywhere.

Reg Henry is deputy editorial-page editor for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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