Well, this week it was a decision between one moment, or one game result.
I guess a game result doesn’t really count, but it’s always notable when there’s a tie (or draw as we call it here in the UK!), because so much is tried to avoid it! The tie happened in the Panthers/Bengals game.
It’s a long held generalisation that Americans hate any sport which can have a tied result, the view being ‘what’s the point in that if there’s no winner?’
It could be argued that the NFL is designed to always have a winner – nothing wrong with that, one of the reasons I love the NFL is the way the sport is designed.
My view though is that there’s nothing wrong with a tie – both teams had the chance to win, both in regular time and in overtime, and if neither team were capable of doing it, then the tie is the genuine result, isn’t it?
Also, as it happens, the tie could end up being a good tie *breaker* between teams at the end of the season, so despite the calls for yet another rule change to stop ties, I think they should be embraced and celebrated, part of the unpredicability of sport!
Ok, since I said a game result couldn’t really count as a ‘moment’, my moment of the week is something else that should be celebrated more – the onside kick…
The onside kick is normally only attempted when the team trying it is so far behind, and short of time. The trouble with that, is that the opposing team knows it’s coming. It’s a much better tactic when used unexpectedly, and the one carried out by the Indianapolis Colts’ kicker Pat McAfee was pretty much perfect.
The kick has to go 10 yards before it can be touched. Not only did McAfee kick it so that it only just went the 10 yards, it went so slowy and right up the middle of the pitch, that he was able to outrun his own kick, meaning he was waiting to drop on it as soon as it crossed the 10 yard mark.
Brilliant, impossible for opponents to do anything about, and well deserving of moment of the week!
Let me know what you think, and I’ll see you next week! (I’m already pretty sure of my moments for week 7 and week 8 even though they haven’t happened yet!)
‘Til Next Time,
Health & Happiness,
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