Originally posted by scopur49er:Originally posted by valrod33:Originally posted by scopur49er:Originally posted by lamontb:Originally posted by valrod33:
leave it the way it is.
Dont give me that s**t about its not fair blah blah blah. Its the defenses fault if they lose they get paid to stop the other team.
It's a new world of soft ass people where everything has to be done fairly. My question is how long is gonna take for folks to say well regardless of a TD the other team should still get a chance to match that. it's unfair
Sports evolve over time and rules sometimes need to be changed to keep up.
The competition committee and nearly all owners agree and that's why they're the ones making these decisions and not a bunch of bitter, curmudgeonly fans that are stuck in their ways.
Change that promotes competition and fairness is a good thing and disagreeing with it because you think people are getting "soft" or they're just not tough like back in the olden days is just laughable.
Hell while we're at it why don't we bring back those tiny leather helmets, get rid of shoulder pads and play ironman style so we can be gritty and hard like pappy used to be!
well since you couldnt stop the other team lets give you a chance to score a td, cuz thats whats fair
if a game is tied in the 4th quarter with 2 minutes to go and one team leads a drive and kicks a FG with no time left are we gonna give the other team a chance to score?
The rules for overtime aren't "First team to make a defensive stand wins". It's "First team to SCORE wins" and the way you score is primarily on offense. A team that doesn't recieve that opportunity is getting shorted.
During the 4 quarters of regulation time there are plenty of opportunities to both stop the other team AND score hence your example = fail.
Because overtime is sudden death, it's basically like starting the game over again and resetting the score so what you're saying is that, by comparison, it would be fair if we just eliminated all 4 quarters and the 60 minutes of regulation playtime from the game and just made it so the first team to score wins and a coin flip decides who gets the first opportunity to score because that's essentially what happens in overtime right now.
They are getting shorted because the defense failed. Its a team game. If the Defense cant stop the opposing teams Offense that team should lose. Not give the other team a shot because the D failed at their job that they get paid millions of dollars to do.