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The NFL wants to sort out its goalposts
The NFL wants to sort out its goalposts .

On March 25, 2014, owners across the NFL agreed to extending the goal posts by five feet but they didn't quite think of the problems that would be associated with this change.

The reason for the proposed change was because of the need to stop instances where the ball travels over the posts themselves, thus making it sometimes impossible for officials to assess whether or not a field goal has been successful.

However, this decision to make a change is all when and good for owners and coaches such as Bill Belichick to suggest, but logistically it might not make complete sense.

You might not think it, but there is such a thing as the goal post industry, because someone has got to supply them. And members of the industry are sceptical about whether or not it will work.

After speaking to members of the industry, The Arizona Republic writer Kent Somers wrote, "For instance, how will heavy winds affect a 35-foot goal post?

"Could it topple, endangering players, fans and officials? Will the base have to be enlarged? If so, the sleeve or other device that holds it in place has to be bigger."

Whether or not the decision to extend works in the long-term, only time will tell. But for now everyone in the league seems set on making the change.

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