Its not because the hashmarks are directly lined up with the goal posts in the NFL and CFLs are wider making longer kicks from the side hashmarks a much more difficult kick than an nfl kick of the same exact distance from the side hashmark would actually be a couple yards shorter if left to right yardage was counted.
Much harder to be consecutive kicker in the CFL than NFL because of that
Ok. I can’t argue that one way or another. So perhaps I can ask an additional question: does the CFL and the NFL recognize each other’s records across the leagues? In otherwords, would the NFL accept Ward’s record as supersedingAdamVinatieri?
It is probably the most valid… Different rules, different fields and different number of downs has no bearing on field goal attempts like most other records…x number in a row is X number in a row regardless of the size of the field etc
I have heard the comment that it is questionable simply because the assumption is that the average NFL FG is longer, for a couple reasons. I have not looked into that, but the reasoning is:
a kick from the 10 is not the same distance.
CFL has more hesitation on long ones due to return potential.
I am in the corner of “I don’t really care,” but if pressed, no, it is not on the same list. Are we going to start pulling in comparisons with the Mexican league? The AAFL? People, including myself, always state that these are different games. Can’t have it both ways.