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Pylons In The End Zone

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1975 was the first year pylons were used by all teams in the NFL, but a few were using them in 1974.  I believe the only game they were used for in 1973 was the Super Bowl.  The first pylons were on a post and inserted in the ground, so that they did not fall over when run into.

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^ Thank you for shedding some light into this subject. :)

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On 1/30/2019 at 4:15 PM, CBH said:

1975 was the first year pylons were used by all teams in the NFL, but a few were using them in 1974.  I believe the only game they were used for in 1973 was the Super Bowl.  The first pylons were on a post and inserted in the ground, so that they did not fall over when run into.

I remember being a kid in the early 90s, and after high school football games, I used to would run and dive into the pylons just to see if they would ever fall over.... Nope. Never happened. Those suckers were screwed into the ground!

 

Good times!

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On 3/20/2017 at 2:43 PM, Sec19Row53 said:

Or there was always this. Ouch

 

 

 

Who seriously thought that was a good idea to place the posts there lol 

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^ No idea. The goalposts are still on the goal line in Canada, for obvious reasons.

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^ The goalpost collisions are rare, but on occasion the 13th man on the field will absolutely flatten someone.

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Those flags in the end zone just look dangerous. Surprised no one got stabbed by them suckers.

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