Let’s talk football for a second. The NFL wanted to fix something that had become, well, boring in their game. The extra point. For the 2014 season, kickers were hitting at a 99.2 percent success rate. Basically – extra points were automatic.
Jump to 2015 – 94.1%. So, 5 percent doesn’t seem like a drastic change … but, that’s 1 out of 20. Compared to 1 out of 100. And, so far this year, 95.2% success rate.
The interesting thing, for the 2015 season, the number of times that teams “went for two” went up from 58 to 94. Not a game changer, but at least it seemed like teams were going for two a little more often.
So, back to curling. What rule would you change to try and get curling a little more attention? Let us know, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Rule Change.” We’ll read off the best on a future podcast.