Saturday, September 10, 2011

NFL 2011 Why We Care About Pro Footballs New Kickoff Rule

A kick return, when it goes right for the return team, is 15 seconds of total excitement: a soaring ball; a thud into the returner's arms; a crescendo of flying bodies, balletic blocks, juking moves, and open-field exhilaration; paroxysmal announcers.

But it's also one of the most insanely dangerous plays in an insanely dangerous sport: superbig, superstrong, and superfast athletes hurling themselves into one another at school-zone speed limits.


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