Re: Overtime Rules Change?
- From: "Dr. Winston O'Boogie" <quarrymen4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 21:50:02 -0500
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"Dr. Winston O'Boogie" <quarrymen4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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Of course, since Peyton and Colts lost in overtime without getting
their hands on the football, a hew and cry has gone on to change the
overtime rules. My favorite is Peter King's whine about "the NFL MVP
standing on the sidelines, never able to touch the ball with the
season on the line." (Mea culpa -- King does through a quick
comments about the "Jets/Pats game" before going back to his crying
about Manning not getting to play in OT).
But this has been a sore spot for everyone. I hate when a team wins
the toss in OT, then marches down the field fot a score. Especially
because they usually play for a field goal, and so it's slightly
easier that usual. Part of me says, "just play defense and stop
complaining." So here's my proposal for overtime --
The overtime rules are exactly the same as they currently are, with
the following lone exception:
- If the team that receives the opening kickoff in overtime scores a
field goal on the opening drive, then that team must kick off. If the
opposing team scores a touchdown, the game is over. If the team
scores a field goal to tie the game, then they kick off an the game
goes to sudden death (next score wins).
What this does is say that if you are the defense and give up a
touchdown, then f*** you, you deserve to lose. If you are the offense
and turn the ball over that leads to a score or give up a defensive
touchdwon, then f*** you, you deserve to lose. It's only if you take
the opening drive and score a field goal that the other team gets a
chance. And after the first series, we're back to normal since each
team had a chance.
Some form of this idea has been around for a while, but this is a
relatively small change to the overtime rules.
Why not play another full OT period, even if it's only a 5 or 10 minute
period? That way the game continue until time ran out, hopefully with
one team be able to score more points that the other.
Guys are so gassed at the end of a football game, I think some 'sudden
death' type rule is appropriate. You really can't ask them to play
another period, even if only a 10 minute one. And 5 minutes isn't
necessarily enough time to even mount a full drive down the field.
For millions of dollars, yes, the can be asked and expected to play that
That's kinda what I thought, and there are over 40 players on the sideline.
They aren't all "gassed" at the end of regulation.
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