The Rant

JEFFERSON HAGEN

, Last Updated: 8:07 AM ET

What in the name of Bud Selig is going on here?

How can you have a tie game in football?

There are plenty of reasons to love the CFL. And plenty of reasons to scratch your head at the same time.

It's exciting, Canadian and unique. But, at the same time, the league also does some mind-boggling things.

Case in point: The Edmonton Eskimos and Winnipeg Blue Bombers settled for a 39-39 draw Thursday night.

The CFL's overtime format actually promotes ties. In case you missed it, the Eskimos got the ball first and scored a touchdown. Game over? Nope. Gotta give the Bombers a chance.

After they scored a TD, too, the game was back to square one. Two missed field goals later and the game is officially called a draw.

How can this happen?

Since the dawn of time, sports have been about competition and winning. You need a winner and a loser. Ties just don't have a place, especially in football.

Just do it like the NFL -- first team to score wins. Tough luck that you didn't win the coin toss. Your defence should have done the job.


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