My friend has lately been complaining about the nets used in NFL games preventing kicked balls from going to the fans. He says that the NFL is being cheap and lame.
I originally replied that you wouldn’t want those balls anyway, because they are kicker balls, and not the actual balls used by any players that matter. He correctly pointed out that this was a nit-pick position, at best.
So my question is, just how cheap is the NFL being? I searched on google, but could not find, how much the NFL actually pays for an individual football.
So how much is it? Are kicker balls any different in price?
Also of note would be insurance costs other sports have to pay that the NFL may be able to avoid by using the nets. Any info on this?
The only argument I could muster in the original debate was that at least the NFL will never have to face that laughably ugly legal battle MLB caused with the 70th homerun ball. (or whichever number it was.)