Matthew Slater

Don't tweak the NFL overtime rule, fix it

Don't tweak the NFL overtime rule, fix it

The NFL’s theater of the absurd is once again working overtime.

At the owners’ meetings in Chicago on Tuesday, the league finally made a change to the dumbest rule in sports.

Except it’s still the dumbest rule in sports.

The owners agreed to shorten the league’s onerous overtime period from 15 to 10 minutes, which is a little like wrapping garland around a dumpster.

The thing still stinks. The NFL overtime is still patently unfair, competitively unbalanced, and wretchedly unreasonable.

It’s beset by a flaw so basic, even a group with zero collective common sense should be able to understand it, yet despite all sorts of tweaks and twists, the NFL owners...

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