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Chart Party: Kickoffs are stupid and bad

The NFL kickoff is the stupidest play in sports. It's boring, bad, dangerous, and pointless, and we've got to get rid of it.

I think this is the first argumentative Chart Party I’ve ever done. This is because I don’t hold many strong opinions on sports, and that, in turn, is because I am a coward. But not this time! I’ve sat through far too many pointless kickoffs, and I have to say something about them.

As usual, I relied heavily upon a Sports-Reference site. Pro-Football-Reference’s Play Index was instrumental in looking up NFL kickoff data.

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