Here’s my five:
FOOTBALL: THE 3 POINT CONVERSION
Let’s say a team scores a touchdown with only seconds left in the game, but are still 3 points behind. To get a chance to tie the game, they must score a touchdown from the line of scrimmage . . . at the 50 yard line!
FOOTBALL: BOWLING FRAM OVERTIME
Similar to college football, but diferent. Each team gets 4 downs. The team that scores the most points, or GAINS THE MOST YARDS if no points are scored, wins the game. Teams start the first down from their own 40 yard line. A teams gains are automatically ended if there is a turnover. (I heard some high school games in Montana are settled this way)
BASKETBALL: THE 3 POINT DUNK
Any dunk by a player under 5-5" counts as 3 points.
HOCKEY: MAKE IT 4 ON 4 THE ENTIRE GAME
Since 4 on 4 overtime is so exciting, why not make it that way the entire game? I would allow for larger rosters for more lane shifts, of course.
BASEBALL: FOUR FOULS AND YOU ARE OUT
To cut down on the ridiculous amount of time it seems to play a game, call a player out after 4 fouls. A third out cannot be scored by this rule, and this rule would be waived in the ninth inning.
What rules would YOU add?