New NFL Overtime Rules: A Different (And Maybe Better) Idea

March 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For the longest time, I've thought that the NFL overtime rules were as good as they could possibly be.
Each team has plenty of time to win the game in regulation, so if one team doesn't get an offensive possession because the other team scored first, it's their own freaking fault for not playing better. After all, if you're team is truly worthy of the win, they'll play well enough that they won't need overtime at all, right?
Apparently, the NFL owners don't completely agree with that sentiment.
In case you haven't heard, they passed the proposed overtime rule change. True, it's only for the postseason right now, but they've agreed to discuss extending its scope to the regular season when they meet again in May.
I'm sure that you're familiar with the proposal, so I won't rehash it here. In the unlikely event that you don't know the details by now, there are plenty of search engines that can find it for you.
I understand the thought process to a certain extent. ...

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