Options Instead of the Extra Point for the NFL and CFL

In North American football, the extra point is a single point short kick after a 6 point touchdown to give the full 7 point value a touchdown can give a team. The full 7 points also makes the touchdown more valuable than two field goals, at 3 points each, in not only concept but also score. Otherwise, the extra point is also a second chance to cheer loudly for the touchdown just scored if it were your team to have done so.

Once upon a time, the extra point used to require an actual effort so it was not a sure thing by any means. However, these days, it has a success rate of over 99% according to New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick. It has become too easy for the players playing to execute it that it not only becomes boring, it’s also a waste of time. Sports Illustrated’s Peter King feels the same way about it, calling it “the biggest waste of time in sports”. Nothing in sports should be that automatic, basically. What kind of competition is there if the outcome was the same more than 99% of the time?

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Over 200 NFL Team Logo Facebook Timeline Profile Cover Photos

Are there NFL fans on Facebook? You betcha there are!

Would those NFL fans use their team logo banner as the Timeline profile cover photos? We’ll see, I guess.

Below are over 200 NFL team logo Facebook Timeline profile cover photo graphics covering every existing team. Hope I’ve got one you like for your team! Logos are listed in alphabetical order of team city (Arizona first, Washington last). I made these from my large collection of NFL team logo wallpapers customized for varying monitor sizes.

Please click here for more Facebook Timeline Profile Cover Photos of differing themes on this site.

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How Dare They Have a Most Pro Football Passing Yards Award in the CFL?

Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo broke the all-time professional football passing yard records on today, passing Damon Allen who had 72,381 yards. The Montreal and Quebec presses, of course, is playing it all up with articles like how Calvillo is the best and all with articles like this (Montreal Gazette).

But why do they even bother having such a pretentious award considering the Canadian Football League (CFL) is basically a minor league for the National Football League (NFL)? Continue reading

Edmonton Oilers Gets First Pick in 2010 NHL Draft, Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin?

The Edmonton Oilers have just been award the #1 overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

If you were in their management, who would you pick?

Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin?

Someone else?

Trade the pick away?

Beg Gretzky to return?

Do share a thought if you’ve got one in the poll below. I’ve listed the top 5 scouting picks.

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The rest of the lottery picks panned out as follows. Just as the odds had it.

# 2 -Boston Bruins

# 3 – Florida Panthers

# 4 – Columbus Blue Jackets

# 5 – New York Islanders

The way the NHL lottery rules are, there isn’t much of a lottery. If you had to play the lottery that way, you probably wouldn’t ever bother.

It’s been a pretty dismal season for the Edmonton Oilers, and this fan. I’ve been a fan since the 1980s when I came to Canada and, being a little guy, was thrilled that a little guy could succeed so well. Gretzky has been my inspiration ever since. The way the Oilers are going, putting the Great One back in uniform couldn’t hurt them!

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