The Rules May Be Bad, But They Are Known

This guy played heroically, but didn’t touch the ball during overtime, and his team lost, 42-36, in an epic clash. A social media firestorm ensued, over the rule that if the first team scores a touchdown, the game is over. That is exactly what happened.

Here is a partial list of those that are not asking me how the rules should work.

  • NFL

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Josh Allen’s quote:

“The rules are what they are, and I can’t complain about that ’cause if it was the other way around, we’d be celebrating, too,” he said. “So, it is what it is at this point. We didn’t make enough plays tonight.”


I am not here to settle which rules are good and which rules are bad. That would require imposing my values or philosophy of something. That is fine for talk at parties. My opinion would also be pure noise. You can get my opinions on the paid Substack.

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If only people would approach financial matters as Josh Allen did. He understood the rules, and prepare. From that point, he understood that there are multiple possible outcomes, even if he can rightfully ask “So I am supposed to improve, from that, in order for us to get to the Super Bowl? Really? Tough stuff.