Thursday, March 29, 2007

Spike This, Bitch!

This is all the competition committee can do?

The only notable rule that was adopted or changed at the annual NFL meetings created an additional penalty. Players who spike the ball in the field of play will be penalized 5 yards.

Rich McKay, chairman of the competition committee, was disappointed that a proposal to move opening kickoffs for overtime from the 30 to the 35 had to be tabled for a lack of support.

"We'll keep working the issue, but I'm not exactly confident we'll get 24 votes" needed to pass it.

Tampa Bay withdrew its proposal to expand replay to include reviewing penalties, and the idea to increase game-day rosters from 45 was killed.

So, to review: We still have phantom interference calls that can decide a game, still have a moronic sudden-death overtime that all good coaches hate, and still have rules like the injured reserve keeping good players off the field for no solid reason.

And Rich McKay is trying to move the kickoff forward five yards. In overtime.

But at least those naughty, naughty players have to run off the field of play to spike the ball.

Mr. McKay: You are a tool. Please go and become the chairman of the competition committee of the WNBA. Love, Free Tank Carter.

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