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4) Allow 12 players per team on the field.
In other words, if you want more action, play Canadian football.
I have a simple idea for making NFL field goals and PATs more exciting: Add a crossbar to the top of the uprights, making a retangle through which the ball would have to travel. This would force kickers to adjust trajectory vertically as well as horizontally, and would eliminate any doubt as to whether a kick was good.
Peter King seems to want to take the foot out of football, but for me the most exciting part of an NFL game is the kicking game, especially the field goal. It would be a shame for a team to make a long drive and get no score just because it didn't cross the goal line. One improvement I would like is the reinstatement of the drop kick and making it worth four points.
Peter King was right on, but he forgot to mention the biggest culprit in boring games: TV timeouts. They lengthen the games and stop whatever momentum a team may have been generating. Fans at the stadium have to sit and yawn.
When I was a kid, Thanksgiving Day meant an exciting Lions game in the mud and the snow of Tiger Stadium. Today it's an antiseptic bore on the carpet inside the climate-controlled Silverdome. I used to feel a little extra affection for the Vikings when they played at the old Metropolitan Stadium, with their frozen breath billowing out from underneath their face masks. Today, with their games inside the Metrodome, the Vikings are about as exciting as vanilla ice cream.
When Baltimore lost its beloved Colts in the middle of the night in 1984, the football world lost what one writer described as "the world's largest outdoor insane asylum" and gained yet another sterile house of blandness. I long for a game in the rain and the mud between the Saints and the Seahawks.