thistlintom posted:mangiare posted:
Does anyone think both teams should get the ball in sudden death overtime? In a championship game with 2 weeks to rest, should they not play a full quarter?
Each team should have at least one shot with the ball. I much rather see it end with the college version of tiebreaker rather than the NFL version.
Absoulutely Mangiare. CFL OT rules: Under the current rules, if the score is tied at the end of a game, each team gets an opportunity to scrimmage from its opponent's 35-yard-line, until it makes a score or loses possession. If the score remains tied, the procedure is repeated at the opposite end of the stadium.
The outcome of the Pats game is a joke, as is the other. Between the bad/missed calls that were game changers in the final minutes of the game and the coin toss for a single team to get the receiving advantage, the result is that 'best two teams' going to the Superbowl is simply a flawed concept at best.
The sudden death OT approach of the NFL is the equivalent of giving one European football, a.k.a. soccer, 5 penalty kicks and if they get any, they win. Beyond stupid.
Sadly, all that will be remembered if Pats win again is how great Brady was, not the missteps that got them to the game. Would be better if the team that wins got there of its own accord (without refs determining the outcome) and in on a level OT playing field.