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NFL Overtime

Discussion in 'Blinded by the Lombardis: Patriots Forum' started by BaseballJones, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. DennyDoyle'sBoil

    DennyDoyle'sBoil Found no thrill on Blueberry Hill SoSH Member

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    I think the problem with a full quarter OT is that you still have the same problem what to do if the OT ends tied. It's the soccer problem. At some point you make it a war of attrition with no go way to end it except for something that doesn't seem fully satisfying.
     
  2. tims4wins

    tims4wins PN23's replacement SoSH Member

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    You just continue and it becomes sudden death. Both teams will have had opportunities in the first OT. That eliminates the primary complaint about OT right now.

    Only drawback is making these teams play 25%+ more football could have an impact on performance the following week. And of course TV.
     
  3. djbayko

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    So sudden death is acceptable in 2OT but not 1OT? It's logically inconsistent. Either you want both teams to have possession in each "frame" of the game or you don't. Your logic could be applied to 1OT as well - both teams had scoring opportunities in the first 60 minutes.

    Edit: Because 2OT would be rare, I actually agree that people would probably be okay with your proposal...until the Patriots had first possession in 2OT of an elimination game.
     
  4. tims4wins

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    I don't think it is inconsistent. Both teams get opportunities in regulation, yes, but you have to have a winner, and you don't want a coin flip to determine that. Ok. So you play an extra quarter and no one can say a coin toss decided it.
     
  5. djbayko

    djbayko Member SoSH Member

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    How is possession in the sudden death 2OT decided?
     
  6. tims4wins

    tims4wins PN23's replacement SoSH Member

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    You just continue from OT1 like it is changing from the first quarter to the second.
     
  7. djbayko

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    Right. So first possession of sudden death is decided by a coin flip in that case. It doesn't matter that the coin flip happened 3-1/2 hours ago. The end result is the same.

    Edit: I misunderstood. Sorry @tims4wins
     
  8. tims4wins

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    Huh? It's not decided by a coinflip. It's decided by who has the ball at the end of OT1. That's not a coinflip.
     
  9. Bellhorn

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    Ladies and gentlemen, I have the solution to the OT problem.

    Team A gets the ball at their own 20-yard line. Simultaneously, Team B gets the ball (another ball) at their own 20-yard line. 44 total players on the field. First team to score wins. No downs, no game clock, no play clock, just a straight-up race to see if your offense can beat their defense before their offense beats your defense in the other direction. Things might get a little confusing when the teams are around midfield, but hey, that would be part of the fun.

    Lock the fucking thread.
     
  10. Oppo

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    Team A kicks off to Team B
    Team B must immediately punt back to Team A
    Team A gets the ball after fielding the punt, TD wins the game, anything else Team B wins
     
  11. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I can see this in the XFL

    I have no idea how this helps anything
     
  12. djbayko

    djbayko Member SoSH Member

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    Brilliant. And I have a solution for your mid-filed confusion. We just need to introduce a second parallel field during overtime.
    Both teams touch the ball - the main compliant out there right now. Also brilliant.
     
  13. tims4wins

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    I have a variation on this one... the team that wins the toss gets to kick or receive. If they choose to receive, they must score a TD, or else they lose. If they chose to kick, the other team must score a TD, or else they lose. This shortens OT to a single possession and creates an insane level of drama.
     
  14. InstaFace

    InstaFace MDLzera

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    The severed limbs being ejected periodically from the respective massive pig-piles will make for great television.
     
  15. Al Zarilla

    Al Zarilla Member SoSH Member

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    Except for the Patriots (Celebrating what is), how many teams score a TD on the opening possession of OT, or to open games? Seems like with your scheme you’d opt to kick off, unless you’re the Patriots. Intriguing though, and it passes my rule that most fans should be able to remember it.
     
  16. tims4wins

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    The equalizer to this is you have 4 downs. That changes the equation. It’d be interesting.
     
  17. edoug

    edoug Member SoSH Member

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    Russian Roulette-style OT? Nah, way to radical for the NFL.
     
  18. Al Zarilla

    Al Zarilla Member SoSH Member

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    Quick and dirty though. I can hear the first team to lose under this scheme: “terrible gimmick!”
     
  19. edoug

    edoug Member SoSH Member

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    Yep & yep
     
  20. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    And if the kickoff is returned for a TD . . . ?
     
  21. djbayko

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    I guess there wasn’t enough sarcasm in my post. I read it as a non-serious suggestion. I could be wrong.
     
  22. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I have never known Oppo to be sarcastic
     
  23. InstaFace

    InstaFace MDLzera

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  24. joe dokes

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    Already been tried. Here's what it looked like:
     

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