I'm just curious what opinion is out there. How many people think eliminating the offside rule once the ball has already across midfield would be a good idea? A friend of mine (from Brazil) thinks the rule should be eliminated completely. However, I think it's still good to prevent players from just hanging down the other end waiting for the long pass. On the other hand, offsides on routine pass plays in the offensive zone are just tedious. Defenders should always be aware where the offensive players are and should not be able to cause offsides by simply moving forward a step or two.