A tie….I mean, really? A tie?? My San Francisco 49ers, after trailing at one point 14-0 to the St. Louis Rams, fought back with heart and determination to earn a TIE. As you can tell I have never been a fan of contests that end in a tie. There should always be a winner and a loser. I mean how would you address the team? You couldn’t give them a victory speech because they didn’t win. You couldn’t give them a pep talk because they didn’t lose. A tie doesn’t even have a taste. The sweet taste of victory. The bitter taste of defeat. Would that make a tie bittersweet? I think not. A tie is a burning, agonizing outcome. There is no other way to describe it. All it does is asks you the agonizing question of “What if?” And leaves you with the agonizing answer of, “We’ll never know….” No winner. No loser. It’s the same outcome as if the game was never played. Outstanding efforts from both teams though.
I wonder if Mr. Goodell, the NFL commissioner would fix this if he received enough complaints?