The most annoying ‘unwritten rule’ in every major sport – FOXSports.com
Two things that are generally frowned upon when you’ve got a decent lead in a football game are going for two-point conversions and going for it on fourth down.
The latter is more confusing, though, because if you believe you have a good chance to keep possession of the ball by going for it on fourth down, why wouldn’t you?
Some may say it’s disrespectful to go for it on fourth down while leading, but is it more disrespectful than purposefully giving the ball back to your opponent because you think you’re going to win anyway?
If you think you can get the first down, keep the ball as long as you can and don’t worry about hurting anyone’s feelings. As we saw in this year’s Super Bowl, no lead is big enough.
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