Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Today's Lesson on the Concept of Irony

The NFL recently voted to change its overtime rules for playoff games, but leave the existing rule in place for regular season games. Mark Maske reports in today's Washington Post:

Competition committee members have said they didn't propose the new system for regular season games in part because of wariness that the possibility of longer games would increase the risk of injuries being suffered by players.

The NFL seems intent on adding at least one, possibly two games to the regular season, which would increase the number of plays by approximately 150 per game, yet is worried an extra dozen or two plays a year (few teams play more than one overtime game each season) will be too risky.

Of course, they can charge for the two extra games; overtime is free football, and, in the NFL, ain't nothing free.

1 comment:

Charlieopera said...

If they keeping games to the regular season, they'll become another NBA ... everybody is in the playoffs and nobody cares about the regular season.

It'll be interesting to see how they deal with the concussion issues (that real brain damage may result from the "hundred car crashes a game" [never mind practices]) while adding more games to the schedule.

Das Capital, my brother ...