Don’t tweak the NFL overtime rule, fix it – Los Angeles Times

The NFL’s theater of the absurd is once again working overtime. At the owners’ meetings in Chicago on Tuesday, the league finally made a change to the dumbest rule in sports. Except it’s still the dumbest rule in sports. The owners agreed to shorten the league’s onerous overtime period from 15 to 10 minutes, which […]

Do You Love NFL Games That No One Wins? You Are In Luck. – FiveThirtyEight

The NFL owners on Tuesday approved a drastic change to the NFL’s regular-season overtime format: cutting its maximum length from 15 minutes to 10. With games played as frequently as four days a week, the NFL says it’s trying to avoid the dangerous combination of long games and short recovery periods. The move may also […]

Roster rules: 2nd IR-return spot; no cut to 75 – ESPN

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Two new rules approved by NFL owners on Tuesday will alter the looks of rosters at certain points throughout the season. NFL owners agree to cut OT to 10 minutes NFL owners have approved a rule change that will shorten the regular-season OT period from 15 minutes […]

Odell Beckham Jr. agrees to NFL-record shoe deal with Nike – Washington Post

Odell Beckham Jr. will have some new footwear on when he celebrates his touchdown catches this season. (Al Bello/Getty Images) Odell Beckham Jr. will remain under contract with the Giants at least through the 2018 season, but the shoe deal he signed with Nike upon entering the league in 2014 recently expired, and that set […]

NFL relaxes celebration rules, can still penalize offensive gestures – ESPN

2:26 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment The NFL has followed through on a promise to relax rules for player celebrations, responding to widespread criticism last season for penalties and fines that targeted harmless and spontaneous moments. Moving forward, commissioner Roger Goodell announced Tuesday, players will be allowed to use the […]

NFL announces major changes to touchdown celebration restrictions –

The NFL has angered a lot of fans and players in recent years by cracking down on post-touchdown celebrations. First props were eliminated, then dunking over the goalpost was banned, as well. As it turns out, the league is reversing some of the harsh restrictions on celebrations, allowing props, group acts and snow angels. Following conversations […]

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