March 28, 2012

RU Ready 4 Some Football?

A good friend of this blog refers to the off-season as "seven months of darkness," but the Manning acquisition has certainly livened things up in Denver. A very warm spring has caused me to procure my new wardrobe early this year. I bought two of each of these, one for me and one for the lovely bride. We plan to wear both with pride.

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I heard some talking sports heads last night discussing rule changes, specifically the overtime rule. And I am proud to tell ThreeSourcers that I have the perfect solution.

Everybody dislikes the significance of the coin toss. Percentages show the game rests more on heads or tails than offense and defense. All the proposed solutions mitigate this with guaranteed possessions, &c. &c.

The jk solution is to eliminate rather than mitigate the toss. Home team gets the ball first. Playoffs or regular season, it becomes part of the home field advantage. But the best part is the lack of randomness. The home team might play for overtime, but the visitors know they'd better wrap it up. The home crowd would love it, and the playoff seeds take on an even greater importance.

Boom baby! Now to sort out that Israeli-Arab thing...

Sports Posted by John Kranz at March 28, 2012 10:05 AM

Heh. Tebow gets you coming or going.

Here's a good article on John Elway's latest "drive" - the one to sign Peyton Manning. That is, it's good if you are a Broncos fan.

Posted by: johngalt at March 28, 2012 11:00 AM

Didn't s'pect I'd be buying Jets gear. Yet I must admit, in a foreshadowing of future Rand appreciation, that I really liked Joe Namath when I was a lad. My whole family detested his "arrogance." But I thought that things seemed to go his way pretty often.

Worry not, gentle readers, my allegiance will not wander from Dove Valley. The Tebow shirt is iconic; Manning is fandom.

Posted by: jk at March 28, 2012 12:39 PM | What do you think? [2]