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Old 02-06-2017, 10:06 AM
 
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When the Super Bowl ended regulation in a tie, I figured the best was yet to come. When the Patriots won the flip of a coin at the beginning of overtime, I did not realize that they had just acquired a huge advantage. I was not listening to the game, just watching the plays. I missed the mention that if the Patriots should score a touchdown, the game was over. The Falcons would not be afforded the same opportunity simply because they lost the coin flip. When the touchdown was scored by the Patriots, it took me a good 30 seconds or so to realize that the Patriots were not just celebrating a touchdown. They were celebrating a victory.

I didn't care who won, I was just dumbstruck that the overtime was set up to give such a monumental advantage in such an important game, to the winner of a coin flip.
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Old 02-06-2017, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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seems more unfair that Brady always plays on New England
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Old 02-06-2017, 10:47 AM
 
Location: AriZona
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When the Super Bowl ended regulation in a tie, I figured the best was yet to come. When the Patriots won the flip of a coin at the beginning of overtime, I did not realize that they had just acquired a huge advantage. I was not listening to the game, just watching the plays. I missed the mention that if the Patriots should score a touchdown, the game was over. The Falcons would not be afforded the same opportunity simply because they lost the coin flip. When the touchdown was scored by the Patriots, it took me a good 30 seconds or so to realize that the Patriots were not just celebrating a touchdown. They were celebrating a victory.

I didn't care who won, I was just dumbstruck that the overtime was set up to give such a monumental advantage in such an important game, to the winner of a coin flip.
If there's a better way to begin OT, the NFL would appreciate hearing about it. The coin flip merely decides which team gets the ball first -- not WHO wins the game.
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Old 02-06-2017, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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I didn't care who won, I was just dumbstruck that the overtime was set up to give such a monumental advantage in such an important game, to the winner of a coin flip.

You must not watch much football... this has always been the case in the NFL... as it such should be. Falcons defense needed to do its job.
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Old 02-06-2017, 10:53 AM
 
Location: SC
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When the Super Bowl ended regulation in a tie, I figured the best was yet to come. When the Patriots won the flip of a coin at the beginning of overtime, I did not realize that they had just acquired a huge advantage. I was not listening to the game, just watching the plays. I missed the mention that if the Patriots should score a touchdown, the game was over. The Falcons would not be afforded the same opportunity simply because they lost the coin flip. When the touchdown was scored by the Patriots, it took me a good 30 seconds or so to realize that the Patriots were not just celebrating a touchdown. They were celebrating a victory.

I didn't care who won, I was just dumbstruck that the overtime was set up to give such a monumental advantage in such an important game, to the winner of a coin flip.
I think the coin flip is a huge advantage to the team that gets it too... But then again, the Falcons had 60 minutes to put the Patriots away and didn't, so I guess they really only have themselves - and a better opponent to blame.
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Old 02-06-2017, 10:58 AM
 
Location: SWFL
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When the Super Bowl ended regulation in a tie, I figured the best was yet to come. When the Patriots won the flip of a coin at the beginning of overtime, I did not realize that they had just acquired a huge advantage. I was not listening to the game, just watching the plays. I missed the mention that if the Patriots should score a touchdown, the game was over. The Falcons would not be afforded the same opportunity simply because they lost the coin flip. When the touchdown was scored by the Patriots, it took me a good 30 seconds or so to realize that the Patriots were not just celebrating a touchdown. They were celebrating a victory.

I didn't care who won, I was just dumbstruck that the overtime was set up to give such a monumental advantage in such an important game, to the winner of a coin flip.
You must not watch hockey either. Another name for OT is SUDDEN DEATH. It has always been the first team to score wins the game.
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Old 02-06-2017, 11:17 AM
 
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You must not watch hockey either. Another name for OT is SUDDEN DEATH. It has always been the first team to score wins the game.
What??? Hockey is ping pong, both teams are bound to touch the puck within any OT period. I have never seen a OT game where the puck is not on both ends.
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Old 02-06-2017, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Always a great deal of discussion about the OT rules and they did change it so a FG wouldn't end the game unless both teams had a possession, but if a team gets a TD, game over. As stated, up to the defense to make a stop.
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Old 02-06-2017, 11:22 AM
 
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Always a great deal of discussion about the OT rules and they did change it so a FG wouldn't end the game unless both teams had a possession, but if a team gets a TD, game over. As stated, up to the defense to make a stop.

College Football got it right, the NFL did not.
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Old 02-06-2017, 11:27 AM
 
Location: SWFL
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What??? Hockey is ping pong, both teams are bound to touch the puck within any OT period. I have never seen a OT game where the puck is not on both ends.
That's not the point. The point being the first to score wins.
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