Originally posted by Niners99:
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.
you sound like the one whos going "WAH WAH".
sudden death is dumb. both teams scored the same amount of pts in regulation. the chance to win shouldnt be left up to a coin flip. what, just because you lost a 50/50 game of chance, you should have to be at a disadvantage?
the new rule would make it so the team who won the toss could still win it on their opening possession, they just have to EARN it by scoring a TD. if all they can get is a FG, the other team gets a chance to win or tie. then it becomes sudden death after.
it makes perfect sense.
The coin toss-sudden death was never put into place to be fair. It was put into place to help prevent tie games, while still encouraging the contestants to do everything POSSIBLE to win the game in regulation.
I don't understand why people call the coin toss-sudden death dumb. So are you implying that the people who set up the coin toss rule were retards or something.
Of course a Football game should not be decided by a coin toss. It is assumed that people are smart enough to get that. I guess not. You really should not be calling something dumb when you yourself fail to even understand its purpose.
Overtime Coin Toss - Followed by Sudden death represents a significant advantage that will be granted by chance. By its very nature it is unfair and that is EXACTLY why it was put into place. To discourage the decision makers of a team from playing for a tie at the near end.
The frequency of OT's will increase, and it will be directly related to this change because they removed a huge deterrent.
But now the fans will get 5 more mins of action and more game winning TD's vs FG's.
Clearly, this is an entertainment initiative and nothing more.
[ Edited by danimal on Mar 31, 2010 at 16:26:34 ]