I think they just called icing in hell. I actually agree with ESPN talking doofus Colin Cowherd about something.
Cowherd was blow-holing today about the NFL taking under advisement its playoff overtime rule, which came under fire for some reason after the New Orleans Saints won the toss and scored on their first overtime possession to beat the Vikings in the NFC title game under the current sudden-death system. There was great hue-and-cry afterward because Brett Favre never got his hands on the football.
Cowherd thinks this is a dumb idea, on account of there's nothing wrong with the NFL overtime system as it is.
I have to agree.
Look: If the Vikings wanted to give Favre a crack at it in OT, all they had to do was stop the Saints. That is, after all, why you have a defense.
The Vikings didn't stop them, so they lost. How is that unfair?
As Cowherd noted, even the best offenses in the NFL only score about 25 percent of the time. So, theoretically, the team that wins the toss in overtime doesn't really have an advantage. If anything, the defense does.
Sudden death has been around in many different sports forever. Now it's suddenly unfair just because Brett Favre was involved?