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Old 02-05-2017, 10:43 PM
 
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Grid rid of advantage how?
By crafting a rule that would allow both teams to touch the ball in OT?

 
Old 02-05-2017, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Imagine if you picked Atlanta in Vegas and you were sitting pretty with a 25 point lead (plus the 3 point spread). Heart breaker!
 
Old 02-05-2017, 10:51 PM
 
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By crafting a rule that would allow both teams to touch the ball in OT?
College lets both teams touch the ball but its not fair at all. I don't think it's easy to come up with a fair rule that won't result in some exceeding long overtimes.
 
Old 02-05-2017, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Earth
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I still can't even process this.
 
Old 02-05-2017, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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College lets both teams touch the ball but its not fair at all. I don't think it's easy to come up with a fair rule that won't result in some exceeding long overtimes.

I have an easy solution:


Make it like soccer: They do play two 15 minute periods where there can be as many goals as possible. If it's still tied after that than they go to PK's


NFL: Make it a 15 minute quarter. There can be multiple scores in that OT period, and then if it's still tied make it sudden death. If it's still tied after a 15 minute quarter, both teams would have possessed the ball and matched each other, so in that case it would be perfectly acceptable for a "next score wins" type deal.


For a team to NEVER GET THE BALL in an overtime period of a CHAMPIONSHIP GAME is completely ludicrous and NEEDS to be revamped! Maybe the Falcons thrown an interception or fumble the kick off anyways, but at least they would have gotten the chance to get the ball
 
Old 02-05-2017, 11:05 PM
 
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NFL: Make it a 15 minute quarter. There can be multiple scores in that OT period, and then if it's still tied make it sudden death. If it's still tied after a 15 minute quarter, both teams would have possessed the ball and matched each other, so in that case it would be perfectly acceptable for a "next score wins" type deal.
But both teams "matched each other" during regulation. Why the need for an entire 5th quarter for it to be fair?
 
Old 02-05-2017, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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Like I said before, you can't just assume what would happen in the most important game of the year. The other team AT THE VERY LEAST deserves a chance on offense once. Things can get heated real quick in sports and assuming they wouldn't score isn't good enough.
They had a chance to put the offense on the field. All they had to do was keep the Patriots out of the end zone on their first drive.
 
Old 02-06-2017, 12:34 AM
 
Location: 130 Miles E of Sacramento
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The Falcons blew a lead like Hillary Clinton did when she was running for president.
 
Old 02-06-2017, 12:38 AM
 
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NFL: Make it a 15 minute quarter. There can be multiple scores in that OT period, and then if it's still tied make it sudden death.
That would be fair for sure. I think they think that 15-30 minutes of OT in Football is just too much from an exhaustion & injury perspective, especially for regular season games. I think it would be ok for superbowl though.

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If it's still tied after a 15 minute quarter, both teams would have possessed the ball and matched each other, so in that case it would be perfectly acceptable for a "next score wins" type deal.
It was tied after 60 minutes. Both teams possessed the ball many times and they matched each other for a full game. So by your own argument "next score wins" should be perfectly acceptable after that. And it's not even next score wins, it's next TD wins.
 
Old 02-06-2017, 12:47 AM
 
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What an awesome SB !! Congratulations to the Patriots and Patriot Nation.
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