I'm curious what people would do if the game was played until 5 min left in 4th quarter and the team with1 player in the game was down by 1 or 2 points?
My general standard would be "What was most likely to happen?" but with a wide margin of error. So if it was pretty clear who was going to win, give that team the pot. If there was any legitimate doubt, split it. Maybe if it was somewhere in between, where one team was likely to win but not guaranteed, you split a weighted pot (eg, 75/25).
In the scenario you're describing, it sounds like it could easily have gone either way, so I'd say split it 50/50
this has been my perspective and take from the word go, but it's easy to see SOME of the other perspectives, even if I don't agree with them. Personally, I could never claim a title I KNOW I wouldn't have won.
but you DID win by having more points in Week 17 games.
Would you decline a title if your opponents kicker missed a 19 yd FG?
How about if he got his foot run over by a golf cart just before trying the FG and didn't get to attempt it?
What if the kicker was hurt in warmups after being declared ACTIVE but your opponent only needed 2 points?
What if the power went out in meaningless game at the end of the year and they decided not to play the last 5 minutes?
What if you are up 1 point and your opponent has the MNF QB and he is a surprise inactive and he can't pick up anyone else?
Would you claim the title in any of those circumstance?
Weird stuff happens all the time
, I don't see why all the other scenarios are classified as "them the breaks" and this is some protected class occurance
The only thing I KNOW, is how many points were scored by each teams starting lineup.
That being said, I'm all in favor of the two teams coming to an equitable agreement, that is what I would do personally but it shouldn't be forced.