Sport: No Extra Point

Commissioner Bert Bell of the National Football League last week offered a radical suggestion for scoring the professional game: eliminate the point after touchdown and score each touchdown as seven points. As it is, said Bell, the extra point is a "waste of time"; by eliminating it, "we will do away with the one-point spread in which gamblers are so much interested." In case of a tie game he proposed an extra "sudden-death" period at the end of the four conventional quarters. After a scoreless extra period, a tie would presumably be called a tie.


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