Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Change You Can Believe In

After a thorough scorching on this very blog a few weeks ago, NFL owners approved a change to the league's overtime rules starting with next season's play off games.

Under the new rule, if the team who wins the coin toss kicks a field goal on their initial possession, the other team gets the ball. If the game becomes tied again, the next team that scores in any way will win.

If the team who wins the coin toss scores a touchdown on their initial possession, the game is over.

I think this is a nice first step for the NFL to remove some element of luck from overtime games. I would still love to see them switch to NCCA style format where each team gets an even number of possessions started on at the same distance from the goal line.


  1. If Obama had anything to do with the NFL ovetime rules getting changed then I am atuomatically against it no matter what. When's the next tea party rally?

  2. I still don't think the NFL OT will EVER be what College is, but I do think they should just go to an extra period, like the NBA. Give it 15 more minutes and whoever scores the most, wins. Simple. The injury BS doesn't factor in because the commish himself has said he wants to add at least 2 more regular season games. An entire extra period is much better.