09 September 2008

Brilliant!

ESPN.com columnist Gregg Easterbrook is an outspoken proponent of aggressive football - playing to win, rather than not to lose. One of the most obvious outgrowths of his philosophy is the idea that teams do not go for it enough on fourth downs.

So why, in his latest column, is Easterbrook applauding the Cleveland Browns for making what seems a really boneheaded move in kicking a field goal when down three touchdowns and faced with fourth-and-three from inside their opponents' twenty?

(In case you're unfamiliar with chess notation: ! indicates a good move; !! indicates a brilliant move.)

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