The infamous "loser point"
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09-24-2003, 09:59 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: San Diego
Originally Posted by
Time to pop in my idea again.
The problem with OT now is this perceived "lessening" of the value of a win, a tie etc, as can be seen by "loser point" etc.
So, here's the deal. OT is not an extension of the game anymore. It's a completely separate competition for an extra bonus point. It has no connection with the real game 60 minutes before. It's two teams with an opportunity to earn a bonus point, to let the fans go home happy. Once you get your head around that, it's not so bad.
Tell that to the players on the short end of OT. Yet to see a coach or player post-game who has ever treated it as anything but what it looks and feels like: defeat.
Your idea is an improvement over the current system.
That said, if "fans" need OT in order to go home happy, to heck with them!
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