Post by nycrusader2010 on Jul 19, 2016 8:04:39 GMT -5
The more I think about it, the less upset I get at the prospect of this play disappearing from the game. We're already seeing youth turnouts in the toilet around much of the country because of concussion and injury fears? Even an HC recruit recently said goodbye to the game after HS to pursue Division III basketball because of these risks. In the NFL nowadays, the kickoff from the 35 is a joke with almost every boot ending in a touch-back. My biggest concern with eliminating kickoffs is the disappearance of the onside kick scenario which keeps a lot of two-score games close and entertaining into the waning minutes. Because of this, I do believe there needs to be some kind of replacement play that can fill the void. Someone made a great post a couple years back about a kick-off that would effectively serve as a free kick/punt but it would be from midfield and a touch-back would bring the ball out to the 35 instead of the 25. This would incentivize kickers to keep the ball in play, and because of the short field, the hits would occur at a slower speed than on traditional kickoffs.
I think kickoff and punt returns are among the most exciting plays in football. I hate that the majority of NFL kickoffs go into the end zone. That said, I would like to see the data. If the percentage of serious injuries on kickoffs is excessive relative to other plays, it may be necessary to eliminate them to save the sport.
The name of the coffee house in lower Kimball in the late 60's.
Can anyone name the previous coffee house to Apocalypse in lower a Kimball?
Here is the answer......The coffee house in lower Kimball was previously called Limbo in the mid 1960's.
Now back to topic....
you mean 'Kimball Cafe' down the hall from the campus laundry where 5 cent lard fried donunts, smokers and bridge games could be found in mid '60's??? Purgatory was one floor up where the Dean of Men office as well as the bookstore and post office could be found.