Hines Ward, who actually played in the last tie in the NFL, says he didn't know a game could end in a tie.
"No, I didn't know," Ward said. "I thought we were the last team to do it when we played the Falcons. I thought we just played it until you have a winner or something. It's kind of weird now that you can still tie ballgames."
Ben Roethlisberger guessed that half the league didn't know.
"I think people are making too big a deal and are being too hard on Donovan because you'd be surprised, I bet at least 50 percent of the league didn't know that at the time," Roethlisberger said. "You'd be real surprised. I think people just assume that the quarterback should know it all and that everyone should know that stuff and it's not necessarily true because who ever thinks about that stuff?"
I guess everyone is thinking about it now Ben...
I want to go back to something Ward said however. "It's kind of weird now that you can still tie ballgames." It really is. I wonder if the NFL will visit this issue after the season? Is there any real reason for a tie to be possible? Obviously it's so rare that teams go through an overtime period without scoring(twice in the last 6 years), so how rare would it be for them to go two quarters? It would be nearly impossible.
Why not just eliminate the tie and play untl there's a winner? I can't see how anyone would have an issue with that.