If Larry David plays fantasy football, chances are he’s in a league that doesn’t roster kickers. The Curb Your Enthusiasm star has about as much fondness for the kicking game as Antonio Cromartie does condoms. In fact, if David were running the league, one of his first tasks would be to remove kickers from the game.
“They don’t have football skills, they’re not players,” said a ranting David to Rich Eisen.
We made Larry David the #NFL Commissioner (much to his delight) and the first thing he did was ban kickers & remove the goal posts — hear him out, we ended up on board:#CurbYourEnthusiasm@nflcommish @NFL pic.twitter.com/nFfIXh56Xq
— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) October 20, 2021
During a Wednesday appearance on The Rich Eisen Show, David commented that, “Feet are deciding games and they shouldn’t.”
Eisen asked David what he would do if he were named commissioner, prompting his anti-kicker rant.
“Why should this one player who does nothing but kick a ball be deciding games,” David mused.
“…When you have 52 other players who are actually playing and this one person, this 53rd person is deciding games? It makes no sense whatsoever.”
David also appears to be in the same camp as Ohio State football coach Ryan Day, who recently commented that he would be in favor of eliminating kickoffs. Day cited safety as the reason he’d like kickoffs to make like Jimmy Hoffa and disappear, though David has a different reason behind his take.
“No more kickoffs. There’s no more returns anymore,” David told Eisen. “They all kick it over the goal line.”
In this case, David’s got a pretty, pretty, pretty good point.
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