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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing

THE CURSE OF OVERTIME

By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — Something we can all relate to: Holding a ticket on a 2.5-point dog heading into OT in a pro or college football game is like your gas tank meter being on empty with still 20 miles to reach your destination.

If your team doesn’t win the game outright, or the game does not end in a tie, you’re pretty much out of luck. College football has made it more likely through their change in OT rules as was evident in the Kansas game.

Like a guy who heads to the cashier at the racetrack when his horse turns for home with a 10 length lead, after Kansas scored their second touchdown in OT it was all academic from there.

Editor’s Note: The college football rule is in serious need of a makeover. It’s unfair to settle a game on a series to 2-point conversion attempts at that stage of the game. Furthermore, it’s a total turn off – in more ways than one – for fans who wagered on the game.

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