(Lunchtime at the STSN office.  John and Craig are discussing the big game last night, which Craig missed.)

Craig – “What was the final score of the big game last night?”

John – “It ended in a tie.”

Craig – “Oh, I am not sure whether to be happy or sad.”

John – “Right.”

The gamed ended in a tie.  What does that even mean?  Oh, neither team was better than the other, I guess.  But, wait, shouldn’t there be a winner and a loser?  Isn’t that the goal of competition?  There’s nothing like putting in the hard work and time preparing for the next game or competition only to have it end in a tie.  What a letdown for everyone involved including the fans.

No, enough is enough!  The tie has to go.  And none of this “sudden death” or “overtime” type of end to a game.  Why should the first team to score be declared the winner?

Now, I know that some underdogs see a tie as a win and may spout off something like,  “A tie is better than a loss.”   I am here to tell you that, no, no it’s not.

I am proposing a novel idea.  All games are to be played until there are a definite winner and loser.

Sounds pretty simple to me.

In every competition, there should be a winner and a loser, no exceptions.

~Craig Lash~