• Jason

Just Touch the Ball

I don't have TV and so we almost never get to watch NFL game live. We used to go to DoubleDaves if the Broncos were playing in primetime so I could watch the games and the kids could eat pizza; that was always fun, but we haven't done that in a long time. I really only follow games through social media or live scores off of google or NFL.com. As Sunday went on I was surprised to see the Cowboys end up with a win based on the majority of posts on social media being negative. I was curious how the Cowboys pulled off the win and I had heard a few things about an onside kick, so I decided to watch the game highlights. It takes significantly less time than watching the whole game and I get the same basic information. The onside kick at the end of the game is puzzling for sure. How can professional football players (the Falcons at least), athletes that have been playing this game all of their adult life and most even when they were kids, NOT understand that they just needed to touch the ball and the game would be over?