For anyone who has already moved on and/or forgotten about the botched coin toss prior to overtime in the game between the Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals last weekend, allow The Late Show host, Stephen Colbert, remind you of the epic fail.
This is what happened when the head referee’s coin didn’t flip, resulting in a redo of the coin toss and, ultimately, the ball going to the Cards.
While the coin toss is a silly little thing in most of our minds, when it comes to overtime, it’s actually one of the most important decisions a team can make, with the outcome, typically, determining the outcome of games.
So how does Colbert fit into all of this? Well, he thinks we should get rid of the coin toss altogether—and his options for alternatives are pretty fucking hilarious.
If the NFL does nothing during the offseason to help eliminate helmet-to-helmet hits, protect former and current players from injury or access the terrible refereeing we’ve seen all season long, they should really consider adopting one of Colbert’s ideas to solve the coin-flip conundrum.