Well I get that perspective, although I personally like shootouts in hockey & soccer so obviously…
Aaron Fredgant

Yeah, I hear you, and I don’t have an easy fix. It’s not like basketball, hockey, and football, where you’re switching off offense and defense seamlessly, or baseball where you go to the end of the inning.

Personally, I don’t really like ties, and, if I’m being honest, I didn’t mind it how it was before, even if it gave a big advantage to the team who won the kick-off. It was just part of the game.

To be honest, I don’t mind the current rules. They’re a little convoluted, but they basically do what they intended to do — give both teams a reasonable shot at winning regardless of the coin toss. The increase in ties seems to speak to that.

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