(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.