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Steve Czaban is a 25 year sports radio veteran, who hosts an afternoon drive show in Washington D.C. "Czabe" also writes and edits his own commentaries for www.czabe.com and other on-line and print publications. He can be reached at czabe@yahoo.com.

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    Tick Tock

    Czabe u couldn’t be more wrong about overtime in your lifetime.

    To play a brutal blood and guts 16 week season with more up and downs than a roller coaster at 6 Flags for it to be decided by a flip of a coin by a zebra is a crime.
    The rule is ridiculous. If u wanna keep the rule for the regular season fine, whatever!
    There is too much at stake for the game to b decided by a coin flip.
    Don’t give me the u win as a team u lose as a team that’s a cop out!! Chicken shit bush league.
    Why not in OT just have each kicker start kicking FG’s at the 35 yard line until one misses. At least then u can fault your own kicker and not rely on a coin flip that may or may not rotate in the air. Of course I’m being sarcastic on the FG,,,,,, sort of.
    It was the Packers 4th, 5th and 6th WR’s.
    Do your homework, you’re better than this.

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      You’re missing the point. The coin flip did not decide the winner of the game. The coin flip decided who got the ball first. The fact that Arizona made a big play in overtime and Green Bay couldn’t stop them decided the game. Not the coin flip. Green Bay had 60 minutes to beat Arizona and they couldn’t do it. That’s their fault. If you don’t want the coin flip to be part of the outcome of the game then beat the other team in regulation. (Maybe go for two at the end of regulation) And the comparison to baseball makes no sense at all. It’s a completely different game that is structured completely differently. In baseball you can’t score any runs while you are on defense so of course you need to have an at-bat.

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    Tick Tock

    So according to your rational czabe seeing as we had 60 minutes of “fair” it was time to go home. Does that then translate to us have 9 innings of “fair” it’s time to go home when a team scores in the top of the 10th.? or does the other team get to bat in the bottom of the 10th.? Ya know as you say it’s a team sport.

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    Exactly right Czabe. In sudden death the coin flip is paramount because the offense only needs to get to the 40 or so to kick a FG. The current OT gives any halfway decent defense a chance. Sorry, Pack, but c’mon, you have your Hail Marys and your Lombardi trophies already, don’t be so greedy! Some of us want one title for pete’s sake. And Please, God, never let it go college rules, which is like playing in the backyard — final scores would be 77-70, and you need to count to “5 Mississippi” before rushing the QB.

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    Prime Time

    Rodgers was 22-41 for 160yds 1 int 1td before that last drive. Rodgers had to be hurt right?? Regardless, they didn’t deserve to even go to OT. If their defense could make a stop, they could get their “superstar” the ball.

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    Jonny Mo

    1 Jordy Nelson. 2 Randall Cobb. 3 Davante Adams. 4 Ty Montgomery. That was the depth chart to start the year. Looks like he did do his homework.

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    Tick Tock

    My bad on Montgomery,,,
    Forgot about him and his 9 catch’s.

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    Let’s just keep tweaking the overtime rules until the Packers can actually win one. The Packers went for 2 points 6 times this year and converted 4 times, that’s a 67% success rate. Under MM they are 0-7 in overtime games, that’s a 0% success rate. If you can’t trust your offense enough to punch it in from 2 yards out with your season on the line then you don’t deserve to win.

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    Tick Tock

    yo jim,
    that 67% success rate didn’t come with their 5th, 6th, 7th WR’s and back up TE on the field.
    Little different running a play that will end your season with them guys whom most likely had no 2 point conversion reps at all under their belt.


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