WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 03: National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell testifies on Capitol Hill on November 3, 2009 in Washington, DC. The hearing focused on doping in professional sports.(Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
The very brass of the NFL have descended upon our backyard this week--Las Colinas, to be specific--for a two-day owners meeting, set to begin Tuesday.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will be charged at these meetings with taking a closer, more thoughtful look at amendments to the overtime rules, which were rushed through at the owners meetings in March, in Orlando, and currently apply to the postseason only.
Under the new format, each team is guaranteed an offensive possession in overtime, a departure from the previous sudden-death format. If the game is tied after each team has had one possession, it once again reverts to sudden death.
The owners will decide on Tuesday whether or not to extend these rules to pertain to the regular season, as well.
Also on the table in Las Colinas this week will be continued labor discussions, and a vote on the site of Super Bowl XLVIII. Representatives from the Jets' and Giants' collective effort to bring the game to New York will deliver a 15-minute presentation to owners, after which the vote will commence.
According to numerous sources, New York will almost certainly land the big game, whether or not it's confirmed this week. Todd Archer at the Dallas Morning News said recently that Jerry Jones and the Cowboys will most likely voice support for the New York Super Bowl bid this week.
Also in the running for Super Bowl XLVIII are Tampa and South Florida.