It’s hard to decide whether articles containing the name Sepp Blatter should be considered sports news or simply palmed off as some kind of insane hyperbole. He might control world soccer through his urban assault vehicle, FIFA, but after his many blunders there’s no real need to listen to the guy. Of course, we kind of like him as it gives us a comedic angle without having to try that hard, soccer does deserve better though.
The latest news to come out of FIFA is hardly surprising then. Taking the World Cup to Qatar may get an Oscar for comedic value, but the madcap plans don’t stop there.
After what wasn’t the best tournament in South Africa in 2010, Blatter and his team of eggheads have ideas on how to make it more exciting. It involves changes to the game themselves, even down to changing the points you get for a draw or win.
Blatter told the FIFA website: “Its objective is to assess tournaments and the way in which the game is organised.
“Let me give you a few examples. At the moment three points are awarded for a win and one for a draw, which is something we can discuss and decide whether it’s a good thing or not.
“Is extra-time the only option we have when a game ends in a draw? And if we stick with extra-time, how should we end games? Is it worth taking another look at the golden goal? Some people like it, some people don’t.”
Therefore, by that we could have games finishing with a Home Run Derby, Clay Pigeon shoot-out or even a game of limp biscuit at this rate. As for awarding different points for wins and draw, do it on a completely random basis. You wanted to make it more exciting after all, didn’t you?