Sunday, November 16, 2008

A What? A "Travesty??"

No surprise that no sooner have the Jets won than Time puts it forth as an example of how overtime doesn't work:

"Just such a travesty unfolded during Thursday night's high-stakes prime-time game between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots. The Jets blew two leads — 24-6 in the first half, and 31-24 with three minutes left in the game — before the Pats forced overtime with a stunning last-second pass from Matt Cassel to Randy Moss. The Patriots had mounted two impressive comebacks and the Jets were visibly deflated.

But New England's momentum quickly disappeared. The Jets won the coin toss and marched down the field to kick a field goal. Give New York credit for scoring, and sure New England could have gotten the ball back if its defense had "won" that particular part of the game. But why shouldn't the NFL give the Pats, and other teams like it, a chance to score too?

Um, no. Hell, no. At the risk of sounding like some griping, whining, bleeding heart, would the issue have been as redolent had the tables been turned, had the Pats "and other teams like it" won the toss?

Well, lessee, I, uh...


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