Superb Owl XLVIII - NFL Extra Point Debate

  • Aired:  01/28/14
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The gridiron is under attack as the NFL weighs a controversial proposal to get rid of extra-point kicks. (2:31)

[CROWD CHEERING]

>> Stephen: WELCOME.THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU SO MUCH LADIES ANDGENTLEMEN.

AS YOU CAN TELL FROM THE COLBERTNATION MARCH IS ON THE VICTORY

AGAIN TONIGHT.

FOLKS IT IS NIGHT TWO OF MYCOVERAGE WHAT FOR LEGAL REASONS

I'M CALLING SUPERB OWL 48.

THE SAME WAY I COVER HOCKEY'SCHAMPIONSHIP, THE STAN LEE CUP.

[LAUGHTER]FOLKS WE ALL KNOW FOOTBALL'S

AMERICA'S SPORT BUT MY BELOVEDGRIDIRON IS UNDER ATTACK.

>> ROGER GOODELL SAID THE LEAGUEIS CONSIDERING A PROPOSAL THAT

WOULD ELIMINATE EXTRA POINTS.

>> WHY ARE WE DEBATING THEMERITS OF THE EXTRA POINTS.

>> AN EXAMPLE OF THE NFL CAN'THELP THEMSELVES.

THEY'VE GOT TO CHANGE EVERYF-ING YEAR.

>> Stephen: YES, EVERY F-INGYEAR.

FIRST THEY CHANGED THE FIELDGOAL FROM 4 POINTS TO 3 POINTS

IN 1909.

AND NOW THIS.

WHEN WILL IT END.

[LAUGHTER]FOLKS IT'S NOT JUST THE EXTRA

POINTS.

THERE'S TALK THE KICK OFF WILLEVENTUALLY BE ELIMINATED.

COME ON, HOW CAN YOU, I AGREE,HOW CAN YOU EVEN CALL IT

FOOTBALL IFNOBODY TOUCHES THE BALL WITH

THEIR FOOT.

[APPLAUSE]THAT IS LIKE --

THAT'S LIKE SUBWAY CALLING THEIRSANDWICH A FOOT LONG IF THEY

DIDN'T USE THEIR FEET TO MAKEIT.

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, PLACEKICKER WAS THE LAST NFL POSITION

AVAILABLE TO LUMPY MIDDLE-AGEDWHITE GUYS.

LUCKILY THERE STILL MIGHT BE APLACE FOR ME.

CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTERBACK.

I MEAN HOW HARD COULD IT BE.

YOU PUT YOUR HANDS BETWEEN SOMEGUY'S LEGS AND SCREAM.

WELCOME TO MY DAILY STAFFMEETING.

MEETING.

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