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In the NFL, It’s a Sad Day for Coins

The NFL announced yesterday that, after years of resistance, they will switch the overtime rules next year, making it so both teams get a possession or a touchdown is required to win, whichever comes first. (Oddly, it only goes into effect during the playoffs.) The move isn't popular with coaches, but the league's owners finally bowed to public pressure and a sad Brett Favre. (Amusingly, the Vikings voted against the measure.) SI's Peter King has the full rundown on the rule's nuances and says it might even be enacted next season. Just in time for Tim Tebow! Whew!

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