Time To Pull Out the Flags and Tutus: NFL Owners Pass Proposed Rules

Phillip BuntingContributor IMarch 25, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 28:  Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys walks off the field after playing the Philadelphia Eagles on December 28, 2008 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Cowboys 44-6.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has announced that the Owners in the NFL have voted upon and passed the proposed rules for player safety.

Here are the rules as follows with a detailed break down:

  1. Onside Kick: Right now on the kicking team you must have four players on each side of the Kicker.  The part that they change is the return team.  Owners voted on this rule that states return teams can no longer line up in bunch formation.  This rule was drawn up to keep player safety in check.
  2. Blindside Block: To improve player safety the competition committee submitted this rule stating that offensive players will no longer be able to block a defender from the blindside.  Referring to the block that Hines Ward of the Pittsburgh Steelers put on Cincinnati's line backer Keith Rivers.
  3. Peel back: This rule states that neither defenders nor receivers will be able to peel off of one another to get open for the ball.
  4. Defenseless Receiver: This rule also extends to player safety, it states that a defender can no longer run into a receiver, shoulder or head first into the head or neck area.  They say too many receivers have injured their necks being hit like this.

So now we have to live in a world of pansified football.  Who the heck asked for this crap, I know the fans didn't. It just doesn't make any sense at all for these rules. Let me ask this question: Who in the world wants to watch football that has added rules of sissification. I mean, yeah, sure people may watch it, but will anyone enjoy it?

Well now it's time for the teams to put on “Flags and Tutus.” I guess certain team owners don't want to get their cry babies hurt.  Cough, cough, Tony Homo of the Dallas Cowboys and all the other media darlings.

Come on man, the Independent Women's Football League doesn't even sissify their football. The NFL should be ashamed of themselves when a women's league plays hard core football. So what are your feelings about all these sissification rules and pansified football?

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