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Old 03-07-2010, 02:48 AM
Location: Highland, CA (formerly Newark, NJ)
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Therefore by acknowledging OT potential rules changes strictly for the postseason, they are admitting the regular season OT regulations are flawed. Personally, I'm old school. Unless it's a playoff game, any game after 4 quarters that's tied should finish in a tie. OT postseason rules should be the same as college OT rules minus this 2 point rule after 3 OT.
Very similar to the old NHL rules. Unfortunately it's not a method for the masses, and in my lifetime, so as long as the male Ashlee Dupree is commish, nothing like what I envision will happen.
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:07 PM
Location: Victoria TX
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I have an idea for sudden death overtime. Instead of a kickoff, the teams bid for ball placement and field position. Here's how it would work.

A team offers to take posession of the ball on any yard line it chooses. The other team then bids to take the ball, but at least one yard deeper in their own end. Bidding continues until one team decides they'd rather let the other team have first possession, but deep in their own end.

The strategy is that I'd rather start overtime with you having the ball on your own 5, than me having the ball on my own 4, so I'd stop bidding. If I can hold you to only one or two first downs, I'd get possession somewhere around my own 30 or 40, and I'd need only a couple of first downs to get in FG range.

It would be interesting to see what the coaching brains would consider the break-even point, on how deep in the field you'd rather let the other team have possession. I would guess maybe around the ten. You wouldn't to be much deeper than that, because of the risk of a game-winning safety.
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