There are a lot of innovations (or perversions, depending on your perspective) that have come into sport that seemed goofy at first, but have enhanced fan enjoyment.
Examples: Overtime, The 3-point play, The NFL adapting the college game's 2-point conversion, instant replay, wild card playoff teams, the dunk.
Our sports aren't based on Scripture, folks.
People who get too stuck in one place...end up buried by 6 feet of sand.
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