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Doug4Troy
02-11-2013, 08:10 PM
NFL has considered widening the playing field 35 feet, and reportedly may revisit the idea


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(USA Today Sports Images)

The NFL reportedly might consider widening the playing field to Canadian Football League standards, a drastic idea that would be one of the bigger rules changes the game has seen in a long time if it comes to pass.

The National Football Post reported that the league has talked about widening the field sideline-to-sideline from 160 feet to 195 feet, which is the CFL standard, and the league might look into the idea again this offseason...

Complete story: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/nfl-considered-widening-playing-field-35-feet-may-190404198--nfl.html

Jericho Johnny
02-12-2013, 12:33 PM
As the article discusses, the potential impact on seating and other ($$$) issues should keep this from happening. I hope so. I wouldn't like such a fundamental change to the league.

I do like watching Canadian football on occasion though. I still can't decide if my favorite team is Calgary or Saskatchewan but I think I lean towards the Roughriders because of their scrappy nature and the fact that they are community-owned.