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THE ANTI-NEW OVERTIME BANDWAGON

Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
so the two reasons why the rules were changed are

1. they don't want gamed to end on anti-climactic field goals.

and 2. they want the give both teams a chance to win in overtime on offense.


so the team that wins the toss can still get the ball and score a TD and not give the other team offensive possession...... and here's a very realistic scenario..... team that wins the toss is on the opponent 30, 4th and 1. the other team can now play for a field goal.


....so basically this rule change has accomplished nothing.


college rules, except from the 40. and have you to go for 2 if you score a TD .... why can't it be that simple.....

b/c the college rule isn't real football

Originally posted by E-49er:
I agree with the OP. ITs stupid because its a different set of rules in the playoffs than the regular season. You want consistency and having a different set of rules for the playoffs makes it more difficult.

The rule itself is dumb because you are keeping players on the field longer in the playoffs which means more likelihood of getting hurt during a time when you really want to stay healthy. It also lengthens the game which goes against everything they have been doing the past few years to shorten the game.

This IMO is another attempt at Goodell trying to leave his stamp on the league. My message to Goodell:

You wanna leave a stamp on the league? Get the owners and players to agree on a new CBA mothaF****R so I can watch football in 2011!

The owners voted for this and proposed this it has nothing to do with Goodell.
Originally posted by 49ersalldaway126:
i like this rule better
Originally posted by lamontb:
Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
so the two reasons why the rules were changed are

1. they don't want gamed to end on anti-climactic field goals.

and 2. they want the give both teams a chance to win in overtime on offense.


so the team that wins the toss can still get the ball and score a TD and not give the other team offensive possession...... and here's a very realistic scenario..... team that wins the toss is on the opponent 30, 4th and 1. the other team can now play for a field goal.


....so basically this rule change has accomplished nothing.


college rules, except from the 40. and have you to go for 2 if you score a TD .... why can't it be that simple.....

b/c the college rule isn't real football

Originally posted by E-49er:
I agree with the OP. ITs stupid because its a different set of rules in the playoffs than the regular season. You want consistency and having a different set of rules for the playoffs makes it more difficult.

The rule itself is dumb because you are keeping players on the field longer in the playoffs which means more likelihood of getting hurt during a time when you really want to stay healthy. It also lengthens the game which goes against everything they have been doing the past few years to shorten the game.

This IMO is another attempt at Goodell trying to leave his stamp on the league. My message to Goodell:

You wanna leave a stamp on the league? Get the owners and players to agree on a new CBA mothaF****R so I can watch football in 2011!

The owners voted for this and proposed this it has nothing to do with Goodell.

How is the college rule not real football? It's the perfect overtime system for football.

The current NFL sudden death overtime isn't real football, most teams play to kick a field goal when they should be playing for a TD.
Im on the bandwagon
I like the rule.

I DON'T like the fact that it was changed because of BRETT FARVE!
Originally posted by TonyStarks:
I like the rule.

I DON'T like the fact that it was changed because of BRETT FARVE!
Originally posted by lamontb:
Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
so the two reasons why the rules were changed are

1. they don't want gamed to end on anti-climactic field goals.

and 2. they want the give both teams a chance to win in overtime on offense.


so the team that wins the toss can still get the ball and score a TD and not give the other team offensive possession...... and here's a very realistic scenario..... team that wins the toss is on the opponent 30, 4th and 1. the other team can now play for a field goal.



....so basically this rule change has accomplished nothing.


college rules, except from the 40. and have you to go for 2 if you score a TD .... why can't it be that simple.....

b/c the college rule isn't real football

Originally posted by E-49er:
I agree with the OP. ITs stupid because its a different set of rules in the playoffs than the regular season. You want consistency and having a different set of rules for the playoffs makes it more difficult.

The rule itself is dumb because you are keeping players on the field longer in the playoffs which means more likelihood of getting hurt during a time when you really want to stay healthy. It also lengthens the game which goes against everything they have been doing the past few years to shorten the game.

This IMO is another attempt at Goodell trying to leave his stamp on the league. My message to Goodell:

You wanna leave a stamp on the league? Get the owners and players to agree on a new CBA mothaF****R so I can watch football in 2011!

The owners voted for this and proposed this it has nothing to do with Goodell.

Goodell supported it. If you think that didn't sway some votes and that he wasn't lobbying for the change then you are mistaken. I don't think the commissioner should come out and say he supports or doesnt support a paticular rule change before it is voted on but thats my opinion.
I think that this is a tempest in a teapot.
Originally posted by TX9R:
Originally posted by blunt_probe:
Originally posted by YuNGaCE:
it passed. GET OVER IT !

This. Some of you act like your b***hing is actually going to do something.
Why didnt they change it so that they could just play the whole quarter if they were gonna change it?
Originally posted by cubanb:
Originally posted by zillabeast:
Sticky this s**t. This rule change is SO f**kING STUPID!!!! The purpose of overtime is to END THE GAME. Who the hell plays for overtime anyway? Sudden Death is unfair you say?? Well guess what, you SHOULD HAVE WON DURING REGULATION!

If it comes down to OT, and you lose on the opening possesion, well WAH WAH all you want, but you had your chance. You had sixty minutes worth of football to win it and in OT you had better put up, or shut up. This is a farce. I hope it backfires on the NFL like nothing else.
Why would it backfire? It's an evolution of the game. I am sure fans were saying the same thing when OT was first added to the game, but like instant replay it is a needed evolution of the game. As the average kicker's kicking distance has increased over the years, the OT has went from a 50-50 split to favoring the team with ball first.

I agree with the emphasized above: it is an evolution of the game, and the stats around the % of OT wins by the team winning the coin toss do support change.

However, I'm not sure I understand why this particular approach was taken. The team losing the coin toss has every opportunity to stop the offense (unless the team is Detroit, who felt their best chance at winning one OT game was to play D after winning the coin toss).

D1A College rules have a pretty fair system, as both sides get opportunities to play O and D at least once, but I don't know how applicable that would be to the pro game.
its so funny that people are so upset about this. OT games were f**king boring (once OT actually started). This should add some excitement and enables the truly better team a chance to win.

[ Edited by HessianDud on Mar 24, 2010 at 09:42:19 ]
Either way is fine with me. Will be interesting to see the new rule in action
I am definitely opposed. And it sounds like they are almost already to make it a regular season change sooner than later also.

Most fans don't realize this is going to lead to more OT's, and others would actually prefer that.

I would actually prefer no OT in the regular season. This game is at its purest in 60 mins, 4 qtrs. Anything else is a lesser product, and the fact that coaches actually wave the white flag at some point and simply play for OT is a b*****dization of the game.
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Originally posted by zillabeast:
Sticky this s**t. This rule change is SO f**kING STUPID!!!! The purpose of overtime is to END THE GAME. Who the hell plays for overtime anyway? Sudden Death is unfair you say?? Well guess what, you SHOULD HAVE WON DURING REGULATION!

If it comes down to OT, and you lose on the opening possesion, well WAH WAH all you want, but you had your chance. You had sixty minutes worth of football to win it and in OT you had better put up, or shut up. This is a farce. I hope it backfires on the NFL like nothing else.