Lee S asked in SportsFootball (American) · 1 decade ago

why is a touchdown worth 6 points?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    A touchdown is worth 6 points because that is the current rule. Seriously. Originally scores by kicks were more highly valued than touchdowns. As the game evolved and became more distanced from rugby, touchdowns became more valuable and kicking scores were devalued. In the late 1800's and early 1900's the scoring sytem underwent many changes until about 1912 it became what it is today.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It's twice as hard to get a touchdown as it is to get a field goal, so it's worth twice as much

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  • 1 decade ago

    No other sport (American) has a goal of 6 points. So that's probably why they decided to make football's scoring 6 points:-)

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  • 1 decade ago

    why is a "3 pointer worth 3" who knows. thatsjust they way the game was made i guess.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Because the world would come to an end if we changed it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    just the way the game was designed i guess?

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