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By Kornheiser & Wilbon  |  March 19, 2009; 11:16 AM ET  | Category:  NFL Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Here's how overtime could easily be reformed. If the first score is a touchdown, you win immediately. If you score only a field goal, the other team gets one chance to move the ball down the field. If they score a touchdown, they win.

A simple change like this would give teams a strong incentive to go for touchdowns instead of field goals, which would be both more exciting and more fair. There is nothing worse than watching a great comeback get ruined by an anticlimactic overtime.

I know the NFL is concerned about the length of games, but this is a real problem which needs to get fixed...

Posted by: jerkhoff | March 24, 2009 1:37 PM

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