Wednesday, January 04, 2006

A Draw is better than Overtime

I hate Overtime! Sudden Death Overtime or any other kind of Overtime in Football is stupid.

Last night the PSU vs FSU Orange Bowl game was a prime example of why I hate it. The game was a fantastic football game and BOTH team played their hearts out - it ended in a tie, as it should have. THERE ARE MANY TIMES IN LIFE WHEN THE GAME ENDS IN A TIE.

But instead those playing and watching the game were subjected to this:
NCAA Overtime Rules
When a game goes to overtime, each team is given one possession from its opponent's twenty-five yard line. The leader after those possessions, if there is one, is declared the winner. If the teams remain tied, this continues, switching the order of possessions for each overtime, until one team leads the other at the end of the overtime. Extra points do not count from the 3rd overtime on, making it necessary for teams scoring touchdowns to attempt a two-point conversion.

I turned off the game at the end of regulation - for me it will always have ended in a tie, but those who did not have the force of will that I possess were subjected to 3 overtimes and a game that did not end until 1:00 AM ET.

There should only be "sudden death" overtime in Pro Football playoff game (not the regular season) and there should never be overtime in ANY College Football game.

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