A Tie? In the NFL? No Way!

T.J. MorrillCorrespondent INovember 17, 2008

A tie? A TIE? You've got to be kidding me! There is no way they should allow a tie in an NFL football game unless the weather doesn't permit the rest of the game to be played. I mean really, why can't there be a second overtime?

Ties are part of what draws me away from sports like hockey and soccer. I still like hockey a lot, especially now that they have the shootout. I just can't stand ties, there's no way to react, you didn't win but you didn't lose. Like kissing your hot cousin or something.

Ties are the most frustrating things in any sport. This is why I love sports like baseball, where a tie just isn't heard of, ever. You just can't have a tie, it messes up the standings; it screws with the fans minds.

Trust me if my Dolphins had a tie, I would just be like "What just happened? Is that good or bad?" It's one of those things a truly competitive player hates because a better team wasn't decided, many people would rather lose than tie.

Why does the NFL even time OT? Why not just play until somebody scores regardless of time? A baseball game can go on forever why can't a football game? After one overtime it most likely should not take more than one more period to get somebody so much as a field goal. When was the last time you saw a game that ended 0-0? Somebody will eventually score, so don't time it.

Sure, it may add to the drama in the NFC East right now, but in reality, is it worthwhile watching a game and not knowing who comes out on top? You might as well not even play the games if you can't choose a clear out-right victor in the end.

Ties are just flat out ridiculous. If you don't want to do a second overtime, just do rock-paper-scissors or something stupid like that to finish it off. Sheesh!