According to The NFL Network, NFL owners passed several rules changes at their league meetings yesterday (March 28th) with the goal of speeding up games and improving player safety.
Among the changes: referees will now watch replays on the field using tablets instead of looking under a hood at TV monitors, and will give input to league officials in New York, who, instead of the referee, will now make the final decision; and players leaping up to try to block field goals or extra points are no longer legal. The owners put off a decision until their meetings in May about giving players more freedom to be creative in their on-field celebrations, with Commissioner Roger Goodell saying he wants to meet with players about it first.
The NFL has been the No Fun League. SMH.