NFL: An Idea to Improve Overtime

Posted: 11th September 2009 by Michael Ielpi in NFL
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We've played only game of the 2009 NFL season and the first overtime game has already taken place. The Pittsburgh Steelers won the coin toss and marched down the field for the game-winning field goal. The Tennessee Titans never got to touch the ball on offense. I am not sure how anyone can be a fan of the current overtime system unless their team won the game. I know many will argue that the coin toss winner wins the game only 50 percent of the time. That is true. But, it does not make it fair when a team drives down the field to kick a field goal and ends the game without the other offense getting a shot. In all of the other major sports, each team has a chance with the ball or the puck to score with their offense in either overtime or extra innings. Why does professional football have ...

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