1. Why You Should Go For Two Instead Of a Tie In Overtime

    In college football overtime, teams almost inevitably kick an extra point to tie the game rather than going for 2. This decision is usually wrong...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by ernie cohen about almost 5 years ago 351 reads 3 comments

  2. Was The 54-Hole Closeout Streak Overblown?

    I don't understand why people are so shocked at Tiger Woods giving up a lead in the last round of the PGA. Even though he'd won 14 straight times when leading after 54, this is not the first time he gave up a lead on the last day...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by ernie cohen about 5 years ago 52 reads 0 comments

  3. Eliminate The Personal Foul Limit From Basketball

    Every few years, somebody makes the very rational suggestion of eliminating the personal foul limit in basketball. Critics inevitably complain that this will lead to more fouling, a more physical game, more injuries, etc...

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  4. Enough of the Stupid Crosby-Ovechkin "Feud"

    No sight this spring is more pathetic than NHL writers trying to promote the PIT-WAS series by quoting inflammatory Crosby-Ovechkin exchanges such as the following: Crosby (on goal celebrations): "'Like it or lump it, that's what he does...

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  5. Sweeping Up Aint Hard To Do

    We are again hearing the usual nonsense about how hard it is to beat a team three times in a season. History says otherwise. NFL teams have met thrice in a season, after one team swept the first two, 18 times...

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  6. Eliminate Fumbles From Football

    Enough is enough. I was rooting for the Ravens against Tennessee, but it's time to eliminate the fumble from football. New rule: when you fumble, the ball is dead, right where you fumbled it...

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  7. Don't Be an Idiot: Sneak the Ball on 3rd/4rth-and-1

    In the BCS title game, two Oklahoma drives ended, one at the Florida goal line, by running slow-developing runs on 3rd-and-1. As so often happens, a defensive lineman sneaks in and blows up the play for a loss of two or three yards...

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  8. Football Needs To Cut Back On Its No-Huddle Nonsense

    Watching the BCS Championship, it has become obvious that coaches are starting to abuse the no-huddle offense...

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  9. A Sensible College Football Playoff System

    This is school, right? Why give extra homework to the A students? Why not more football for the bad teams, instead of the good ones? Here's a proposal that's more in keeping with our educational values...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by ernie cohen about almost 6 years ago 53 reads 0 comments

  10. 2008 Stanley Cup Finals: Some Things to Think About

    If you're reading this, you already know all about these teams. So here are some things you might not have thought about: 1) Detroit is the best faceoff team in the NHL, while Pittsburgh has been the worst for years (but has improved slightly of late)...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by ernie cohen about over 6 years ago 1,010 reads 3 comments