Weekly Hypothetical: How To Eliminate NFL Ties
Did you know that football games can end in ties? Okay, so did we, but apparently some players on the field in San Francisco had no idea. Understandably so, considering the whole concept of two teams playing for three hours without anyone being declared a winner is a bit grade school-ish if you think about it (sorry, soccer fans, but draws are boring). Nobody in the NFL wants a trophy for participation as far as we know.
On Sunday, there was no climax, just questions at the end of the Rams-49ers game. Did the Rams blow it? Yes. Did the 49ers blow it? Yes. Did anyone gain anything out of it other than, in Alex Smith’s case, a concussion? No.
It’s almost like a podcast throwing out a hypothetical question to get listener/reader responses, then not having a show because of technical difficulties. **Crickets**
Even though there hadn’t been a tie in the NFL in almost four years, most fans can agree that there needs to be a change. Surely we can find some way to declare a winner in a football game. The players and fans deserve that, Roger Goodell.
That’s where we call upon the JSF audience to save the day in this week’s Hypothetical…
Roger Goodell has heard the rumblings from fans and has decided to eliminate tie games once and for all. But rather than simply playing another quarter of football until a winner is decided, he wants to get creative.
You’re appointed head of the committee whose task is to come up with the most intense, captivating means to conclude what once was a football game. The goal is creating a ratings explosion any time an NFL game heads into overtime and, true to NFL form, nothing is off limits so long as it makes money. What do you go with?
We’ll read the top three answers on Episode 27 of The JoeSportsFan Show this Friday.
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