View Full Version : Wider playing field for NFL?

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

(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.