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While You Were Working: 12.6.12

Goodell discusses removing kickoffs, edible cell phones, Jamal Crawford's alley-oop to DeAndre Jordan, and new Big KRIT.

By James Carr December 06, 2012, 02:48 PM EST

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Today, a story emerged that Roger Goodell is thinking about removing the kickoff from the NFL.

 

 

His proposal is based on Greg Schiano's suggestion from May.

Goodell and McKay discussed an idea brought up by Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano in which a team, instead of kicking off, would get the ball at its own 30-yard line in a fourth-and-15 situation. The team then would punt the ball away or, to replace an onside kick, could go for it and, if they failed to get a first down, the opposing squad would start with great field position.

 

This debate is bound to heat up, particularly in light of studies like these: Of 35 NFL brains autopsied, 34 showed signs of CTE, a side effect of repeated concussions that leads to confusion, depression and dementia.

This conversation is far from over.

 

Kobe and Leo Messi compete on an plane.

Here are the Rap Grammy nominees.

 

Stop the presses: Ever get hungry while on the phone? Never again.

 

LeBron picks up his SI award, hangs out with Hov and Coach K and offers 17-year old LeBron some advice.

 

Carmelo Anthony is a game-time decision after needing five stitches in his middle finger.

 

Kyrie Irving is two weeks away from returning to practice.

 

Jamal Crawford and DeAndre Jordan make magic in alley-oop format.

 

 

Which NFL exec was philandering around with hookers? Deadspin is taking guesses.

 

Byron Scott has taken rookie hazing to new levels. Respect.

 

Big KRIT dropped a track with Slim Thug, "Now and Then."

 

Jetlife

James Carr wrote for The Shadow League. 

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