Both occurred to me today, and one of them seems easy to implement. #1. The delay of game rule....why is this treated so casually? It's simply accepted that it's not precisely enforced, and in today's Balt/Tenn game, the Ravens had like 2 extra seconds. Easy solution: have somebody w/control of the play clock--if the ball's not snapped, they press a button, and a D (for delay....) flashes on the clock. Enough of having these doddering old men on the field trying to figure out if there's a delay. Done. #2. The game rhythm gets totally out of whack with commercial breaks after the kickoffs. Every other break is natural....a timeout, a score, etc. But the "come back from a commercial, have a kick, and then go to commercial again" absolutely sucks. Now, I'm not naive, and I know that when $$ comes into play, there's no going back. But I wonder if the same amount of commercials couldn't be spread into the other breaks? Probably not, for the same reason we would all want that--you know there's another minute of break, so you take your time getting extra nachos. But MAYBE they could sell it to advertisers, right? I mean, after all, the NFL is king. Anyway, just a couple of random thoughts as I watch these horrendous playoff games without the Pats.