Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Instead of the obligatory coin toss...

why not use Rock, Paper, Scissors? According to an article in Fortune (via Dvorak Uncensored) RPS is gaining more respect in the West as a way of use in breaking ties. Although in Asia, where it originated, its use is not just a kids' game. Winning RPS, unlike a coin toss, is not just random chance. To break out of the tedium of the coin toss to determine kickoffs and overtime, if the NFL were to ever to implement RPS instead it would be an extraordinary media event that I am sure ESPN would bring in a Mel Kiper-like analyst to break down the various strategies of the game.