Larry David Has Numerous A+ Suggestions For The NFL, Including Getting Rid Of The Goal Posts

Larry David Wants The Goal Posts Removed From Football Explains Why

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  • Larry David explained on The Rich Eisen Show why he would outlaw field goals and other changes he would make if he were NFL commissioner.
  • The Curb Your Enthusiasm creator also shared what he would do if he was calling offensive and defensive plays for the New York Jets.
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Big time football fan Larry David, the creator of hit shows like Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm, appeared on The Rich Eisen Show on Wednesday to share numerous hot takes on the state of the NFL.

During the conversation, Larry David was asked what changes he would make to the NFL if he were commissioner.

“Number one, and I really don’t care if people like it or not, I’m losing the goal posts,” David replied. “Why are there goal posts? Why are kickers… who don’t have football skills, they’re not football players, but I’m sure they’re wonderful people, why are they kicking the ball through goal posts to decide games? It doesn’t make any sense at all!

“First of all, goal posts are a relic from the old English rugby, I think. You know, when they used to actually run and kick a ball through a goal post, but they don’t do that in the NFL. There’s no need for goal posts. Wouldn’t the game be better without them? Think about it.

“Why not just have leaping frogs to decide games? See if a frog can leap through a little goal post that you set up, okay, on the floor, and if the frog can leap through the goal post then do that… why kick it through a goal post?!

“Feet are deciding games and they shouldn’t,” David continued. “Why should one player, one player with this skill, like the guy on the Ravens… why should this one player who does nothing but kick a ball be deciding games when you have, how how many people on a football team? When you have 52 other players who are actually playing and this one person, this 53rd person is deciding games, it makes no sense whatsoever.

He wasn’t done there.

“Nobody can make an argument for for field goals and even extra points. There’s no argument for it.

“So you’re going forward on fourth down every time?” Eisen asks.

“Yes. If you’re on if you’re on the other team’s 30 yard line, you know you’ve got four downs to get a first down. You’re not playing for a field goal, you’re playing to score a touchdown, and let me tell you something, when you score the touchdown, okay, you’ll be the winner yeah and you’ll be the deserving winner.

“They won’t say, ‘oh, the kick missed by this…,’ no, you’ll score a touchdown the old-fashioned way, the way it’s supposed to. That’s how you get points. This field goal kicking, I can’t stand it. Cannot stand it.”

Larry David also had a few more suggestions for the NFL.

(1) Instead of kicking an extra point, have conversions where if you go from the one yard line, it’s one point, and if you go from the two yard line, then it’s two points, and maybe three points if teams start from the six or seven yard line.

(2) Get rid of the punter.

(3) No more kickoffs. Just start out at the 35 yard line after a touchdown is scored.

(4) Change overtime rules so a coin toss doesn’t have the potential to decide the winner of the game.

David also explains what he would do with the New York Jets if he were calling defensive plays as well as if he were the team’s offensive coordinator.

When all is said and done, really, Larry David as the NFL commissioner instead of Roger Goodell actually ends up sounding like a very good idea. Even if, as Larry David eventually tells Eisen, “By the way, I know nothing about football.”

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