Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The NFL Didn't "Flip Out" Here...

The NFL suddenly discovered that the team that wins the overtime coin flip goes on to win the game almost 60% of the time. Now, at least in the playoffs, the team that wins the flip must score a touchdown for the game to end on the first possession. No more short drives for makeable field goals. You now have to really earn the victory. This is a better way for the NFL to handle overtime games. I've never been a big fan of both teams not having a shot on offense after regulation ties. This plan is a big improvement. However, I still think the college game offers the best overtime procedure. Both teams have to play both sides of the ball well in order to capture the overtime win. Nevertheless, the National Football league has taken a lot of the chance of a coin flip out of determining the outcome of a ball game and put it back in the hands of the players and coaches.

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