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Are the new NFL overtime rules stupid?

According to reports, the NFL owners are expected to vote in favor of decreasing the overtime period for regulation games from 15 to 10 minutes. Critics of the change are worried that five fewer minutes will result in more ties. However, the NFL is citing player safety in the reduction of time. This would be the second major change to overtime rules within seven years. That's a lot of tinkering. What do you think? 🏈

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The NFL has somehow made a pretty horrible overtime format even worse. Does the league really think taking time off the clock is going to solve anything? The change is going to result in more ties. And for a sport losing viewer interest, wasting fans’ time with draws isn’t going to help.

The NFL had plenty of options to change overtime, like going to alternating possessions until a winner is crowned (like in college), or even going back to sudden death overtime (if they were really concerned with the safety of the players).

The NFL has done some stupid things recently. You can add this to that sad laundry list.

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When you go to work, are you involved in a car crash dozens of times during your day? No? Then you don’t know what it is like to be an everyday NFL player.

For 60 minutes, NFL athletes collide into one another with incredible force. Expecting them to do it for another 15 minutes is just cruel. Reducing that time will give them fewer opportunities to suffer from concussions and other serious injuries with lifetime implications.

NFL fans rail on the league for not taking steps to protect the playersand yet when the NFL does, they whine and complain about it. There may be more ties, but at least players won’t be mangled.

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