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Overthinking Overtime

Discussion in 'Football' started by Bigger Ed, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. Bigger Ed

    Bigger Ed Red Shirt

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    Please read the OP, which I have quoted here. Hopefully, you will see that I don't advocated for alternate possessions from the opponent's 25 yard line.
     
  2. solesrfr

    solesrfr Travel Squad 5 Year Member

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    Follow NHL lead and go with 7 on 7 for OT.

    Timed period with both teams getting a possession, after second teams possession if still a tie the next leader gets the win.


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  3. Elwood von Kiowa

    Elwood von Kiowa Grad Assistant 5 Year Member

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    Well, I don't like sudden death. The new NFL rules make it better, but still it's not a fair way to determine a winner.

    I also don't like when OT is too different from the game (like everyone starts on the 25). And it doesn't seem right after about 5 OTs when it becomes a game of attrition. So here's my proposal:

    1st OT: same as today, start from opponents' 25.
    2nd OT: New coin toss, start at opponents' 35 (coin toss winner can select O or D).
    3rd OT: New coin toss, winner gets choice of kicking off or receiving. Play an 8-minute "quarter" with normal scrimmage rules. During regular season, if it's still a tie, game ends in a tie. During playoffs, I dunno, just flip a coin and let the pollsters determine a winner... (that's where my plan breaks down).
     
  4. David3464

    David3464 Red Shirt 2 Year Member

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    I just wish OT in CFB would start possessions at the 40-45 yard line. They have to make teams at least get a 1st down to even try a FG. The 25 yard line is just not a good starting point to make OT last more than 1 or 2 possessions each. If they do decide to keep it at the 25 yard line, then revise it so that teams have to go for 2 point conversions if they score a TD right from the get-go. My preference though is to just start possessions at the 40-45 yard line.
     
  5. RMR

    RMR Walk On Hero 15 Year Member

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    You had me at "Statistics are meaningless'. :D

    So lets do this in boxing. After a hard fought draw - Boxer one gets to punch the other guy in the face as hard as he can while he stands still. If he does not get knocked out, or weathers the standing 8 count, he gets to hit the other guy. But if he does not get up - boxer "A" wins. You and I are playing poker. We both end the hand with a pair of jacks. So we draw for winner. I go first. If I draw a face card, you lose automatically. No one wants to compete on a level field for an entire game - to a draw - then let an outcome be subject to chance or an unequal field. It matters not that statistics show teams with the ball first were unable to leverage the advantage when they had it. Its an advantage regardless. And that advantage is not warranted.

    Hugs and kisses:Corn2:
     
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  6. CrabHusker

    CrabHusker Blackshirt 5 Year Member

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    Tanner Lee would have lit up OT if it was 7 on 7.

    Sorry. That wasn't called for.
     
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  7. solesrfr

    solesrfr Travel Squad 5 Year Member

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    But damn funny.




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  8. CO4NU

    CO4NU Scout Team 5 Year Member

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    Give each team a chance at ( 1 ) possesion....via kickoff.

    TD beats a FG. FG beats a safety......you get my point.

    No one scores?

    Bring out your sister and give her a kiss.
     
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  9. Greatest Fan of All

    Greatest Fan of All The Legend 10 Year Member

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    UGH! sorry but I don't like that idea much. I thought you were heading toward an idea that I think would have some merit:
    1st OT - each team gets a possession starting at mid-field
    2nd OT -each team gets a possession starting at the 25 yard line
    3rd OT - each team gets a possession starting from the 10 yard line
    *4th OT plus - repeat from the 10 yard line until there is a winner.

    *an alternative for the 4th+ OT is to start at the 2 or 3 yard line getting only 1 play to score a TD (no FG's).

    NOTE; Both teams play the same direction (selected by coin toss) and they never change to the opposite side.
     
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  10. Elwood von Kiowa

    Elwood von Kiowa Grad Assistant 5 Year Member

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    How about having the starting FG kicker from each team line up and see how many passes they can get in the giant Dr Pepper can in 60 seconds?
     
  11. Bigger Ed

    Bigger Ed Red Shirt

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    OT in pajamas?
     
  12. Professor Chaos

    Professor Chaos Recruit 2 Year Member

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    If only the Saints had won the toss, we wouldn't be having this conversation.

    I'm a Vikings fan and remember Brett Favre not getting the ball in the NFC Championship game. Somehow I got over it and Chiefs fans will too
     
  13. cthusker

    cthusker You talken to me? 5 Year Member

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    Since the stats CLEARLY show there is NO statistical advantage to winning the coin toss how do you come to the conclusion it's an advantage?

    Logic and math show it's NOT an advantage but then a man sees what he wants to see and disregards the rest...... Have a wonderful day..........
     
  14. RMR

    RMR Walk On Hero 15 Year Member

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    It's the difference between having an advantage and taking advantage of it. Why do college teams elect to go on defense first on OT? They are both going to get the ball? Why do NFL teams take the ball first when they win the toss? Because it enables an advantage, but that advantage has to be seized/executed. One the other team will not have. Have the last word ct. Have a great day as well.
     
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  15. coherbie

    coherbie Starter 15 Year Member

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    love CFB OT.... can't stand NFL, as both teams deserve at least one possession.
     
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