Saturday, March 6, 2010

NFL to consider rule change---This is change I can believe in!!

WSJ: "In the NFL, Overtime Needs an Overhaul" .  I hate it when the coin toss winner in overtime kicks a field goal to win the game. It just does not seem right that an exogenous variable, luck, should decide a game...
The league is considering a new rule—if approved by 75% of the owners—that could even out scoring opportunities, says NFL spokesman Greg Aiello. The new overtime would still end if the offensive team scored a touchdown, but if it only makes a field goal, the other team would get a possession. If both teams kick field goals, the next team to score would win.  Hold the applause, though. If approved, the rule would be used only in the playoffs.
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