NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would like to get rid of the extra point. The CFL possibly will be doing the same thing.
Via Mike Zwolinski of the Toronto Star, the CFL has discussed dumping the one-point PAT — and could continue to do so.
“Our rules committee discussed the idea of eliminating or altering the convert several years ago and as recently as last year,” CFL V.P. of officiating told the Star. “We plan on continuing to explore this idea, but no change is imminent.”
The possibility of the NFL’s interest in dumping the one-point conversion spreading to the CFL gives rise to another intriguing question: Would it trickle down to lower levels of American football?
In college and high school football, it’s far less automatic to convert the point-after kick. But if the goal is to eliminate opportunities for contact and thus injury, college and high school governing bodies could choose to make a touchdown worth seven points, with the ability to risk one point in the hopes of picking up an eighth by going for two.