It’s one of the most important measures in recent memory, potentially. The proposed rule to modify overtime for the postseason would change dramatically the manner in which ties are resolved in playoff games. And it apparently has been spurred by the manner in which the Saints advanced to the Super Bowl nearly two months ago.
Earlier tonight, it was reported that the coach of the team who didn’t get a shot at matching or beating that first-drive field goal is on the fence regarding whether the rule should be changed.
His boss, however, has one leg close to the ground.
Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Vikings owner Zygi Wilf currently isn’t in favor of changing the rule. However, Wilf could reconsider before the vote comes on Wednesday.
In the end, only nine nay votes will kill the proposal. We wouldn’t be surprised if the measure is tabled until May, as Lions CEO Tom Lewand suggested on Sunday.