For Pete's Sake

NFL proposal would introduce a nine-point touchdown to football

This wasn’t Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck’s reaction after hearing about the team’s proposal for a nine-point touchdown.
This wasn’t Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck’s reaction after hearing about the team’s proposal for a nine-point touchdown. The Associated Press

This defies any logical explanation, but here goes.

Apparently, the Indianapolis Colts are proposing a potential nine-point touchdown.

I know, right?

According to Pro Football Talk, the Colts will propose at next week’s NFL meetings that teams have an opportunity for a bonus point after a successful two-point conversion.

Should the Chiefs trail 30-21 in a game, they could tie the game on one possession. They’d score a touchdown on, say, a 70-yard touchdown pass from Alex Smith to Jeremy Maclin. Jamaal Charles would then run for a two-point conversion.

After that, Cairo Santos would have a chance at a 50-yard field goal that would count as a bonus point. And just like that, the Chiefs would have tied the game at 30-30.

Crazy, huh?

Here is a sampling of the reaction:

As Elaine Benes might say, “I’m speechless. I am without speech.”

To reach Pete Grathoff, call 816-234-4330 or send email to pgrathoff@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter: @pgrathoff.

  Comments