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.
I am a HUGE fan of the change, however, not because the old way was not "fair." Let me explain...
The old "sudden death" rule changed the entire fabric of football. Typically (barring time constraints) nobody drives down the field hoping for a field goal. The object of the game is to score a TD and the field goal is what teams end up settling for. But under the old OT rules this concept was turned on its head. Teams would drive down 40 yards, become conservative on purpose so they could kick a field-goal. That is not the way football is played for the other 60 minutes (barring time restrictions). Why change it?
Also, sudden death still applies equally to both teams. A TD wins whether it is done on offense, defense (see Packers/Cards playoff game), or special teams (kick off return). and finally, all facets of the game are involved and equally important still as opposed to college OT.
Suffice it to say the new OT rules are a big improvement and should be universalized.