Why are there field goals? How do they happen? Not 'What is a field goal?' mind you... but, how are they ever successful? How, in the name of the High One, are field goals NOT BlOCKED EVERY SINGLE TIME when you can stack your entire secondary with beings that can jump 20 feet in the air?
A posible answer: It's possible to say that field goals in the GFL aren't really about distance anymore... but accuracy. To Beth's point, we should have guys kicking the damned thing through the dome if athletic ability has kept up with the kickers as much as evey other position in football. Maybe a good field goal kicker isnt one that can kick for distance, but one that is good enough to avoid all the flying Skloro, and still make it through the uprights.
Also, GFL may have rules that prevent you from kicking a field goal from too far out... if a guy can boot a 70 (or greater) yard field goal, well, every team would try for the 'gimmee' instead of trying to move the ball down field. However, if GFL regs made you at least get to the oponents 40 or something, it would force you to play football before you tried for the easy points.
Just a couple'a thoughts . I think that GFL is close enough to NFL to be familiar, but far enough to add some 'explainations.'