ARMAGEDDON FOOTBALL—-AN AUCTION TO SEE WHO GETS THE BALL FIRST IN OVERTIME IN THE SUPERBOWL? I posted here about the asymmetry in the Armageddon Chess that is the ultimate tiebreaker in world championship chess matches. In the post I endorsed the proposal that â€œArmageddon Chess is a fair tie-break system only if the two players bid for how much time Black should have…â€
It turns out that there is an analogous proposal to remove the unfairness of the coin flip in the NFL. Rodger Sherman writes:….”the Quanbeck brothers, have proposed to the NFL a system in which one team would choose the field position to open overtime and the other team would choose whether to play offense or defense from that spot. The Quanbecks have other proposals, based around auction-style systems where teams choose field position or the ball.” Here is the link that Sherman gives to the Quanbeck proposals.