You know ... it’s a really dumb thing, this whole coin toss situation between the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders. I’ve written about how dumb it is twice now. The first time, I said it was the perfect way to end a dumb season. The second time, I asked for both serious and joke responses to the question “What should the next tiebreak be, as opposed to the coin flip?”
And since it’s so dumb, the NFL is apparently embracing it, with a big, dumb special coin just for the occasion. One side has the 49ers, and one side has the Raiders. No official designation for heads or tails, as far as I can tell, just a silly coin for a silly purpose that could have huge implications given the value of even a single spot in the top 10 of the NFL Draft.
Don’t mistake this for saltiness — I actually think this is hilarious. It’s a mockery, a dumb mockery, but at least it’s not unfair to either team (unless, of course, there were better tiebreaks than a simple coin flip), and that’s really all that matters to me. I love the absurdity of it. The pomp and circumstance. The pageantry. We’re probably doomed. And I like it.
Let’s be doomed together. Peep the coin below.