Short answer? Nope. And yet because it was Tom Brady and the Patriots, the rules now have to be changed because it isn’t “fair.”
— Maria Taylor (@MariaTaylor) January 22, 2019
"I'm sick of it. Just because I'm 'gifted' enough to say 'heads or tails,' … this team gets the ball and the other team doesn't touch it. How is that football? You know darn well when Brady won the toss it was over."@DeionSanders proposes a new overtime rule for the NFL pic.twitter.com/8C6QRmDEmN
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) January 22, 2019
Nick Lachey even weighing in
If college football can get overtime right, why can’t the @NFL ? A whole season comes down to OT and your MVP QB doesn’t even touch the ball? Ridiculous. Should it really be determined by a coin flip? It’s not that hard guys! #AFCChampionshipGame
— Nick Lachey (@NickLachey) January 21, 2019
— sciencetells (@sciencetells) January 21, 2019
NFL needs to go the rest of the way with overtime rule. Mahomes should have gotten a chance to match.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 21, 2019
And there’s a bajillion more. Look, I’m not going to sit here and say I don’t agree because I do. I think the NFL overtime rule is one of those things that fans universally hate and wish they would change. I concur that it makes no sense that the other team’s offense may not have a chance to have a rebuttal. I mean hell, even in beer pong you get a rebuttal! I don’t care if they change it to the college rules or if they just make it one ten minute quarter (fifth?) or what, but yeah, they probably should tweak something.
My issue here is that if the Chiefs won the toss and Patrick Mahomes marched them down field and they scored without Tom Brady and the Patriots touching the ball, you wouldn’t hear boo. You can bet your ass you wouldn’t hear “Oh Tom Brady and the Pats deserved a chance to take his offense down the field too!” No! You’d hear about how incredible it was that Patrick Mahomes drove the Chiefs down, made some insane third down passes to keep the drive alive and scored to go to the Super Bowl.
Bear in mind I am not a Patriots fan. I’m a Giants fan so I’m actually pretty neutral on the Pats and if I’m being honest, I was probably hoping for the Chiefs to win because I wanted the Super Bowl to be a replay of that insane Rams/Chiefs Monday night game a few weeks ago. I am just sick and tired of hearing all these haters bitch about the Patriots shouldn’t have won because it wasn’t fair. It’s the rules! The rules suck, but it’s the rules! Get over it! Maria Taylor, Deion Sanders, Nick Lachey (LOL), ProFootball Talk, everyone else, you’re sounding like Andy Bernard. Which is hilarious when you’re being ironic, but it’s just sad when you’re serious. Suck it up.