Coin Toss

081220-N-7090S-110I think

It’s rather


That a trip

To the Super Bowl

Came down

To a

Lucky guess

On the flip

Of a coin.

The Packers

Should not

Have allow it

To come down

To a case

Of heads

Versus tails,

But since it did,

I feel the need

To speak up.

Do you really want

Your NFC Champion

To be

The team

That had

The better luck?

The Seahawks

Surely earned

The victory,


How hard

They fought

To come back.


Don’t you think

The Packers

At least deserved

A chance

To match

Their overtime


In a perfect world,

Playoff overtime

Would be

A full quarter

Of football.

Let the

Better team win,

Not the

Luckier one.


Tells me

Vince Lombardi

Is pacing

The sidelines

In Heaven,


And raving

About the

Overtime rules.



You won

The coin toss…

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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19 Responses to Coin Toss

  1. markbialczak says:

    Or maybe the Packers defense could have stopped the Seahawks’ first drive in overtime, Austin. Just saying.

    Nevertheless, I suggest not a rules change to not a full quarter, but 7:30. And if it’s still tied, play on until somebody scores.

    You were right when you said the lack of 1Q TDs in the red zone would haunt the Pack. That’s what did it in the end.

    It sure was an exciting fourth quarter, though. Quite unlike the dang Patriots-Colts game right now. 😦

    • Austin says:

      Regardless of why the game made it to OT, I just think that when the stakes are a trip to the Super Bowl, both teams should at least get one possession in OT…

  2. Louise says:

    just caught the last ( YAWN) 1/4 of the Indianapolis/ new England game. who is the guy ‘Brady” trouncing around for new England? god it looks worse than Mick Jagger on stage. And why does one guy( called the coach) get all the kudos when its very obvious there are heaps of other people calling the shots for each team. Why is the grand final ( oops Superbowl) being played in such a place as the stadium in Arizona. Why do you not just play it in Wisconsin or Wyoming or south Dakota???

  3. Louise says:

    sorry mark just read your comment about keep playing until someone scores.. Why do you not just have a kick off like in soccer or rugby. Is’t you r game long enufff???

  4. Joseph Nebus says:

    Well, maybe instead of flipping a coin they could roll a die instead, and the teams could get possession based on whether it comes up odds or evens, then?

  5. No matter what, those last two minutes were the ride of the season.

  6. NotAPunkRocker says:

    How about guessing a number between one and ten?

    I like the idea of a set OT time to play. Maybe not a full quarter but half like Mark suggested.

  7. Fried Chicken And Metal says:

    They COULD have played defense in overtime… I don’t think the rule should change for the playoffs (except for the obvious rule about the game not ending in a tie).

    • Austin says:

      You don’t think both sides should get a shot? A baseball game doesn’t end in extra innings without the home team getting last licks…

      • Fried Chicken And Metal says:

        Well they did alter the OT rules to allow that a few years back as long as the team with the ball doesn’t score a TD first or the other team get a safety. I don’t think they should mess with it. Defense is an equal part of the game. You wanna win, stop the other team, flip the field position, get the ball back. I like the rules as they are, personally.

      • Austin says:

        I guess. I just want more football, so I say play another quarter. 🙂

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