Football Rules

As the football season opened, puzzled followers read and reread the new rules and finally fixed these essential changes in their minds:

1) Goal posts will no longer stand on goal lines, but in the same relative positions ten yards back. This shift will prevent injury to players smashing into posts on touchdown plays and will eliminate confusion caused by the old position of posts, often in the way of goal line plays and punts from back of the line. Drop-kickers will have to boot ten yards harder to score three points.

2) Time changes. Attacking teams are limited to 30 seconds between...

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