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OT may be getting shorter

Post by Dames » Wed May 17, 2017 8:30 am

It sounds lke the NFL owners may be shortening the OT from 15 to 10 minutes. Unless they change more OT rules, I agree with the article that it's going to create more ties. I hate that.

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Re: OT may be getting shorter

Post by Cliff » Wed May 17, 2017 9:05 am

Related but unrelated; I wonder how the NFL and advertisers/stations handle overtime. I imagine the NFL has to compensate them if they eat into another show's time or eat up advertising time. I wonder if that compensation factors into this decision.
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Re: OT may be getting shorter

Post by Cliff » Wed May 17, 2017 9:11 am

Also; I don't see it creating that many more ties. I think it'll just make teams play with a little more urgency in the OT period more quickly. I wonder how many overtime games went over ten minutes last year.
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Re: OT may be getting shorter

Post by PurpleMustReign » Wed May 17, 2017 6:31 pm

Cliff wrote:Also; I don't see it creating that many more ties. I think it'll just make teams play with a little more urgency in the OT period more quickly. I wonder how many overtime games went over ten minutes last year.
I think quite a few more than you think. It seems like many of them go down to the wire more often than not. I would rather see them eliminate ties somehow, like maybe a FG kicking contest or something...
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Re: OT may be getting shorter

Post by S197 » Wed May 17, 2017 7:37 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote: I think quite a few more than you think. It seems like many of them go down to the wire more often than not. I would rather see them eliminate ties somehow, like maybe a FG kicking contest or something...
Glutton for punishment I see :twisted:

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Re: OT may be getting shorter

Post by Cliff » Thu May 18, 2017 7:02 am

PurpleMustReign wrote: I think quite a few more than you think. It seems like many of them go down to the wire more often than not. I would rather see them eliminate ties somehow, like maybe a FG kicking contest or something...
If they go down to the wire anyway what's the difference if the wire is closer?
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