New year, new rules: Rule No. 7

Updated: December 15, 2010, 11:11 AM ET
ESPN The Magazine

Rule No. 7: Put icing on ice

This September, after Pitt kicked a last-second field goal to tie Utah, the Panthers had the rare opportunity to rue -- then thank -- NFL coach Mike Shanahan. Just before kicker Dan Hutchins split the uprights, Utah coach Kyle Whittingham had called a timeout, erasing those three points from the board. He called another for kick No. 2, just before it sailed wide. Finally, Whittingham backed off, and Hutchins nailed try three.

The farcical finish ...

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