Larry David just wants to see change.
With the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm just a few days away, Larry David stopped by The Rich Eisen Show to not only promote the show, but give his take on everything related to the National Football League.
During the conversation, Larry David was presented with the question of what he would change with the NFL if he was the commissioner.
It turns out David is not very fond of kickers.
“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 was hardly finished.
“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.”
With that amazing rant, it’s really shocking he never brought up the roughing the passer penalty that is completely ruining the game. We saw last week Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray simpply being pushed in the back and never hitting the ground as refs threw a flag for the penalty.
It’s getting to the point where we need to put flags on quarterbacks to stop them from being touched, since the league won’t allow it anymore.