NFL Follies

The NFL has decided to reduce head injuries by moving the kickoff up to the 35 yard line, so more kicks will be too deep to return. But every once in a while, some intrepid returner is going to throw caution to the wind and actually bring the rock out of the end zone (and possibly get someone hurt).

So I have a better idea. Choose from the following: (1) Just give the offenses the ball at the 20 yard line after every score and at the beginning of each half, or (2) turn the NFL into a two-hand-touch league.

Given the NFL’s penchant for penalizing even legal hits and its plan to do TSA-type searches of every fan entering the stadium, I think it’s safe to say that the league’s popularity has peaked.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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