Yesterday, at the end of the fourth quarter, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos were tied. That triggered overtime. The referee tossed a coin, Denver's quarterback called tails and it was heads. So Seattle got the ball, scored a touchdown -- and the game was over.
Denver never got the ball, never got a chance to score.
That is stupid, argues the Denver Post. “The winner of a classic football game should never be determined by pure, dumb luck,” writes the losing team's hometown paper.
Seattle fans might have agreed -- if that coin toss had gone the other way.