Bill Belichick And The NFL's Unexpected History Of Overtime Kick-Offs

Yesterday was 11 years to the day that Marty Mornhinweg declared that the Lions would kick off to start overtime. Chicago scored on its first series, and Mornhinweg wasn't Lions coach much longer. Yesterday, Bill Belichick pulled a Marty Mornhinweg, with better results. » 11/25/13 10:03am 11/25/13 10:03am

Sportswriter Frank Deford Is Taking Your Questions In The Comments Now

Frank Deford, of SI, Real Sports, NPR, The National, and many bestsellers, is in the comments now. He's written a new book called Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter. It's funny and folksy and evocative of a different era in sportswriting. Read our excerpt for a taste, then buy the damn book. » 5/14/12 11:30am 5/14/12 11:30am

Join Us For A Live Chat With Frank Deford At 11:30 a.m. Tomorrow

The legendary Frank Deford, of SI, Real Sports, NPR, and The National, will stop by tomorrow morning to talk about his new book Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter (which we excerpted last week). He'll answer any questions you may have about sports, life, and menswear. So, please, join us, won't you? » 5/13/12 1:00pm 5/13/12 1:00pm

With New OT Rules, Demaryius Thomas Didn't Realize The Game Was Over

So, this new playoff overtime. It's more fair, but it's also confusing. This is because hypotheticals are confusing, and I would rather have Phil Simms orgasm an explanation after the fact than have to keep in mind multiple scenarios while the game is still going on. The new, non-sudden death OT can end with a sudden… » 1/09/12 4:00pm 1/09/12 4:00pm

CFL Slowly Morphing Into XFL

Get rid of sudden death? We'll get rid of extra points. The CFL attempts to out-excitement the NFL yet again, this time considering making the the two-point conversion mandatory in overtime. But what about the rouge?! [TSN] » 3/05/10 11:35am 3/05/10 11:35am

Three Questions About The NFL's New Overtime System

So the league appears to finally be changing the overtime rules. At first glance, the proposal is much better than the old sudden death. But then we got to wondering. » 2/28/10 12:45pm 2/28/10 12:45pm