Or at least in college football there are some changes coming.
The NFL may have voted against changing its overtime rules this week, but the same can't be said for college football. The NCAA voted yesterday to make significant changes to college football's overtime format, and those changes will start with the upcoming season.
Here's a rundown of how OT will work from now on:
Both teams will still get possession starting at the 25-yard line
Teams will now be forced to go for a 2-point conversion if they score in the second overtime period (previously required in 3OT)
If the game goes to a third overtime period, teams will be forced into a 2-point conversion shootout (previously required in 5OT)
These tweaks are probably not going to be for everyone -- a lot of people love the occasional marathon overtime games in college ball (myself included) -- but the NCAA has been pressured to make changes after several multi-overtime games put players in positions where they were more likely to be injured.
It's the NCAA's responsibility to protect its players but, man, I'm gonna miss watching 72-72 games in the wee hours of the morning with all of Twitter.