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The Spring League - Overtime

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ElvisLives:
For the NFL, treat it just like a regular 15:00 period. Have a kickoff - everything. But, but BOTH teams have an opportunity for possession. I.e., Deadskins kickoff to Cowheads. Play continues by rule, except both teams must get the opportunity to score a TD. If the Cowheads score a TD, then they kickoff to the Deadskins, so the Deadskins have the opportunity to score a TD. If, after both teams have had the opportunity to score TD, and they are still tied, play continues as any other period, until one team takes the lead (after a try, if a TD is scored).

Example:
Deadskins kick off. Cowheads return kick to the B-40. Cowheads have scrimmage series at the B-40. Cowheads score a TD, plus a Try field goal. Cowheads up by 7. Cowheads kick off to the Deadskins (touchback). Deadskins get a scrimmage series at their 20. Deadskins score a TD, plus a Try field goal, to tie. Play continues as normal. But, the next team to score wins.

Example:
Deadskins kick off. Cowheads return kickoff for a TD, plus score a Try field goal. Cowheads kick off to Deadskins - touchback.  Deadskins have a series from their 20. They fail to score after a 4th down. Game over, Cowheads win.

Example:
Deadskins kick off. Cowheads return kick to the B-30. Cowheads have scrimmage series at the B-30. Cowheads fail to score, and punt on 4th down. Deadskins begin a series at the B-15. Deadskins kick a field goal. Game over, Deadskins win.

Just like hockey, play continues for up to 15:00. Then a 10 minute break, and do it all over, if necessary.

What's wrong with that?

ncwingman:

--- Quote from: ElvisLives on May 28, 2021, 12:02:42 PM ---For the NFL, treat it just like a regular 15:00 period. Have a kickoff - everything. But, but BOTH teams have an opportunity for possession. I.e., Deadskins kickoff to Cowheads. Play continues by rule, except both teams must get the opportunity to score a TD. If the Cowheads score a TD, then they kickoff to the Deadskins, so the Deadskins have the opportunity to score a TD. If, after both teams have had the opportunity to score TD, and they are still tied, play continues as any other period, until one team takes the lead (after a try, if a TD is scored).

Example:
Deadskins kick off. Cowheads return kick to the B-40. Cowheads have scrimmage series at the B-40. Cowheads score a TD, plus a Try field goal. Cowheads up by 7. Cowheads kick off to the Deadskins (touchback). Deadskins get a scrimmage series at their 20. Deadskins score a TD, plus a Try field goal, to tie. Play continues as normal. But, the next team to score wins.

Example:
Deadskins kick off. Cowheads return kickoff for a TD, plus score a Try field goal. Cowheads kick off to Deadskins - touchback.  Deadskins have a series from their 20. They fail to score after a 4th down. Game over, Cowheads win.

Example:
Deadskins kick off. Cowheads return kick to the B-30. Cowheads have scrimmage series at the B-30. Cowheads fail to score, and punt on 4th down. Deadskins begin a series at the B-15. Deadskins kick a field goal. Game over, Deadskins win.

Just like hockey, play continues for up to 15:00. Then a 10 minute break, and do it all over, if necessary.

What's wrong with that?

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This is what I've always pushed for, and it was the Arena League OT rules too. The whole "except if the first team scores a TD" thing is dumb. Both teams should get at least one play from scrimmage, unless they score on the free kick or a turnover.

bama_stripes:
The NFL OT rule was yet another “made for TV” compromise that was passed as part of the “3-hour window” philosophy.

HLinNC:

--- Quote ---The NFL OT rule was yet another “made for TV” compromise that was passed as part of the “3-hour window” philosophy.
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Easily fixed if they would bring back some more balance with the run game.

OkieZebra:
Didn't watch any of it, but I'm a big fan of "you cut, I choose" in general, and think that it's a good idea in theory. (But I also think high seeds in the playoffs should have to pick the team they'll play out of the other teams who made the playoffs)

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