The Sporting Iconoclast
Challenging the conventional wisdom, sowing new ideas, sending some old ones to the compost heap

Posts Tagged ‘shootouts

Way better ways to break ties in soccer, hockey and college football

March 8, 2009

Imagine if a baseball game were tied after nine innings and instead of playing extra innings the contest was decided by … a home run derby. Each team would send its five strongest sluggers up to the plate. Each hitter would get three swings at balls lobbed in by his own team’s pitching coach. Whichever […]